The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

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!