As the development intern, I learned a whole lot about fundraising for nonprofit performing arts companies. I also helped the department create donor campaigns, plan special events and prepare grant materials. Though my focus since then has been on marketing, working in development helped immensely.
Some things I am proud of from this internship:
- Researching the organization’s reach throughout Minnesota, discovering that students from every county attended Ordway shows (a helpful factoid for grants and fundraising).
- Writing program notes on behalf of the organization.
- Editing and shaping individual donation asks and assisting with countless mail merges!