Event Planning and Program Development


To apply email letter of interest and resume to Angie Kendall, Director of Development and Communication at Angiek@childabuseqc.org 


Job Description: The event planning intern will work with a volunteer committee and professional staff to help with all the logistical aspects of planning the annual Lifesaver Celebration. They will also develop and market a monthly giving program.


Pay Range: Pay is $10-$13 per hour

Hours:  January 2018 – May 2018, Flexible Hours, Approximately 200 working hours total

Scope of Duties:

  •  Work with volunteer committee to plan and execute event logistics including working with hospitality venues for menu planning, set-up requirements, etc.

  •  Work with volunteer committee, staff, and mentor to define the event’s purpose and assure that all elements feed that purpose

  •  Market the event to the organization’s constituents and the broader public through social and traditional media

  •  Contact local businesses and community leaders to seek their sponsorship of the event

  •  Work with the media for event exposure prior to, during and after the event

  •  Contact event attendees following the event to thank them for their attendance

  •  Develop and manage stewardship for event donors including attendees and auction donors

  •  Work with the event committee, staff, and mentor to evaluate the event and plan for future events

  •  Create a detailed event plan with job assignments and timelines

  •  Write a post-event report including lessons learned, ideas for the next year, and any additional follow-up required

  •  Develop and implement a marketing plan for monthly giving program

  •  Develop and implement a monthly giving plan for on-going donor stewardship and recognition

  •  Write donor recognition pieces for social and traditional media platforms

Skills Required:

  •  Strong organizational and planning skills a must

  •  Ability to relate to a variety of constituents

  •  Ability to work well under pressure and with deadlines

  •  Marketing, communication, and public relation skills

The Fundraising Profession: Fundraising professionals raise the money that allows nonprofit organizations to help people. They raise money through letters, phone calls or email requests; personal visits with individuals or companies; written grants to government agencies, corporations, and foundations; and special events.

Fundraising is one of the few professions nationally, locally and regionally where the need for fundraisers is greater than the number of qualified applicants. As such, a fundraising internship can help you land a good job after graduation. You can also meet and work with community volunteers who have important positions in local companies.

Furthermore, as an event planning intern – depending on your specific duties and responsibilities, you will gain experience in the following important transferable skills:

  • Marketing: Creating invitations, flyers, press releases, social media plans, and working with the media

  • Working with all kind of people and local vendors

  • Adhering to a strict deadline

  • Planning and execution of a plan

Special Opportunities: This internship qualifies as an AFP-sponsored internship opportunity. As such, during your internship, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Have a professional fundraiser mentor and lead you through the specific knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties assigned

  • Attend monthly programs of the Quad Cities Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP-QC) at no cost which will allow you to network with fundraising professionals across the community

  • Attend semi-annual conferences sponsored by AFP-QC at a significantly reduced cost which will provide additional education and networking opportunities

  • Attend monthly mentoring programs hosted by AFP-QC at no cost for additional educational and networking opportunities

  • Attend other networking opportunities with fundraising professionals in the community at no cost

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to:

Angie Kendall, Angiek@childabuseqc.org , 309-736-7170

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Moline, IL 61265

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