Fundraising Intern

  • Internship
  • Part Time
  • Midwest

Website Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Job Title: Fundraising Intern
Reports to: Finance Assistant
Salary: $15/hour (10 – 20 hours per week)
Location: Must be located in Wisconsin
Start Date: January 2022
Application Deadline: 11/8/2021

About The Democratic Party of Wisconsin: The DPW is nationally recognized as one of the country’s highest-performing and most pivotal political organizations. In the 2021-22 election cycle, DPW will drive a massive program to re-elect Governor Tony Evers, defeat Ron Johnson in order to ensure a Democratic US Senate majority, elect candidates up and down the ballot in spring and fall elections alike, and advocate on policy issues. DPW’s work is grounded in inclusion, respect, and empowerment across race, gender, other dimensions of identity, and the rural/suburban/urban divide. Our work continues year-round, collaborating with partners to build a movement that delivers meaningful change for all Wisconsinites. We seek outstanding applicants who share our values and vision to join the team, help win elections, and build a future where everyone can thrive.

The Opportunity: We are looking for an eager and intelligent fundraising intern to become an integral member within the finance team. In this role you will largely be assisting with donor research to ensure we have accurate data and the best leads. Donor research is the basis for how we decide who is and is not worth calling for money. Once we have enough donor research, we turn that data into actionable items for our various fundraising programs  (i.e. call time, events, etc) that fund our organization. The person in the internship is expected to be based (attending school or living) in Wisconsin.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Research prospective donors to find out details such as donor history, contact information, their background, and other relevant information.
  • Update giving history in NGP to keep track of recent donations.
  • Clean up call sheets to ensure call time runs smoothly.
  • Assisting with virtual events as needed.

Qualifications (Required):

  • Growth Mindset – Ability to take and implement feedback.
  • Relentlessly Goal Oriented – Enjoys working toward and achieving ambitious goals. Keeps calm in stressful situations. Has the capacity and willingness to work long hours during peak season, rolling up their sleeves and getting the work done.
  • Cultural Competency –  Able to build relationships and collaborate with colleagues, voters, and volunteers across lines of identity difference.
    Strong Attention to Detail – Carefully examines work & catches the smallest mistakes.
  • Working Knowledge of Google Sheets/Excel – Familiar with Google Sheets/Excel and can use it to effectively complete basic-intermediate tasks.
  • Research Skills – Propensity for research and finding answers to solutions that are not easily searchable.

Benefits: BetterHelp virtual therapy, intern events to promote career development, career-building sessions, flexible schedule, and a free monthly subscription to Calm.

Equity and Inclusion: The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has a vision for a deeply inclusive and diverse party organization, membership, and electorate. In order to be successful at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin candidates must have the cultural competence to successfully work with a diverse array of constituency groups. We especially strongly encourage applicants with close ties to Black, Indigenous, AAPI, Latinx, Muslim, non-English-speaking, disability, and LGBTQ communities. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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