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Fundraising Associate (intern)

Hope For Life

Sept. 16, 2019, 2 a.m. - Dec. 20, 2019, 2 a.m.

Hope For Life is a grassroots organization empowering materially impoverished youth to seek abundant lives. We support youth with the resources, stability, and education they need so they can obtain flourishing futures for themselves and their communities.WHAT ARE THE ROLE OF STAFF AND WHAT ARE THEIR EXPECTATIONS? Our staff- both volunteers and paid - are a vital part of our organization. They are people that passionately believe in the organization, engage in important work, and help us execute our vision. Our goal is to gather a growing group of committed and passionate supporters of HFL with certain areas of expertise.WE OFFER: Internships that develop a variety of professional skills and offer hands-on experience in the areas of project management, marketing communications, event production, and knowledge in operating a non-profit organization. As a small non-profit, we are able to tailor your internship to areas that you wish to develop in order to help you reach your future professional goals.WE’RE LOOKING FOR:Passion . Strong team members who are passionate about impacting children, and developing opportunities for the materially poor.Communication & Organization . To efficiently run our programs, good communication and organizational skills are required. Staff and interns are expected to be proactive, able to meet deadlines, and open to receiving instruction. Team Players . Every staff invests part of their week towards their area of focus first, and as needs arise, to the other tasks and goals at HFL.Meetings . Staff meet every week (the time/day is predetermined each quarter) for a minimum two hours for collaboration, synergy, and mutual support. If you’re not able to attend the team meeting, you must work with the Development Director to identify another meeting time. Advocacy . As a grassroots organization, we rely on our supporters to help spread the word. As such, we need our team to help lead the way. Share our social media posts. Help us get connected with donors, supporters, companies, schools, NGOs etc. that might be interested in partnering with HFL. FUNDRAISING ASSOCIATE INTERNSHIP APPLICATION The Fundraising Associate will work with the Executive Director and Development Director in planning and implementing new fundraising initiatives. He/she will have the opportunity to lead research, planning and implementation aspects of these projects. The Fundraising Associate must be an excellent communicator, highly organized, and detail oriented.Responsibilities Conduct research and develop materials for peer-to-peer campaigns Create a grant tracking system to help organize applications Assist with research and writing grant applications Research and develop a strategy for outreach, with the primary goal of acquiring new donors Serve as an ambassador to HFL by attending outreach and networking events Assist in donor stewardship activities such as writing thank you cards Work with the Development Director to ensure that all fundraising systems are accurate and up-to-dateRequired Skills Motivated self-starter and initiator Excellent written and verbal communication skills Interest in non-profit organizations, child empowerment and issues surrounding global poverty Proficient with Microsoft Office and Gmail applications The ability to work both independently and collaboratively Excellent time management and organizational skills to meet deadlines Demonstrated flexibility and sense of humor Preferred: Experience in customer service, using a CRM, and outreach Details and How to Apply Supervisors: Executive Director and Development Director Duration: must be at least 10 weeks, may be longer if desired. Type: must be at least 10 hours per week, may be more if desired. Location: Seattle, WA Compensation: Unpaid; Willing to work with school to provide credit hours Please answer the questions below and send them with your resume to Ally Shook, Development Director, at allison@hopeforlife.us. Which position are you applying for? Why do you want to intern at Hope For Life? How does your previous experience/education qualify you for this position? What do you hope to achieve from this internship? Please provide the name of one professional reference and the following information: Your relationship How long your reference has known you Reference’s phone and email

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819 N. 49th Street
Seattle, Washington 98103

Global Climate Strike (September 20)

Fridays for Future

Sept. 19, 2019, 7 p.m. - Sept. 27, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

To date, young people have led the climate strikes around the world. Now we need adults to join us too. On September 20, 2019, Fridays for Future, the Youth Climate Strike movements, and all of our international friends and allies call for a global general strike. Mark and add it to your calendar. Workers everywhere, please: we are asking you to join us and walk away from a system that is destroying our planet and will threaten the survival of millions of people, plants, and animals within the next 10, 20, 30 years. We don’t feel like we have a choice: it’s been years of talking, countless negotiations, empty deals on climate change and fossil fuel companies being given free rides to drill beneath our soils and burn away our futures for their profit. Politicians and fossil fuel companies have known about climate change for decades. They have willingly handed over their responsibility for our future to profiteers whose search for quick cash threatens our very existence. This crisis is very real, and it cannot be ignored any longer. We have learned that if we don’t start acting for our future, nobody else will make the first move. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. Once again our voices are being heard on the streets, but it is not just up to us. We feel a lot of adults haven’t quite understood that we young people won’t hold off the climate crisis ourselves. Sorry if this is inconvenient for you. But this is not a single-generation job. It’s humanity’s job. We young people can contribute to a larger fight and that can make a huge difference. We can't do this with you and everyone you know. So this is our invitation. Starting on Friday, September 20 we will kickstart a week of climate action with a worldwide strike for the climate. We’re asking adults to step up alongside us. There are many different plans under way in different parts of the world for adults to join together and step up and out of your comfort zone for our climate. Let’s all join together, with your neighbours, co-workers, friends, family and go out on to the streets to make your voices heard and make this a turning point in our history. During the French revolution mothers flooded the streets for their children. Today we children are fighting for ourselves, but so many of our parents are busy discussing whether our grades are good, or a new diet or what happened in the Game of Thrones finale – while the planet burns. This moment has to happen. Last year’s UN intergovernmental panel on climate change’s special report on global warming was clear about the unprecedented dangers of going beyond 1.5C of global heating. Emissions must drop rapidly – so that by the time we are in our mid- and late-20s we are living in a completely transformed world. But to change everything, we need everyone. It is time for all of us to unleash mass resistance – we have shown that collective action does work. We need to escalate the pressure to make sure that change happens, and we must escalate together. So this is our chance – join us on climate strike this September. People have risen up before to demand action and make change; if we do so in numbers we have a chance. If we care, we must do more than say we do. We must act. This won’t be the last day we need to take to the streets, but it will be a new beginning. We’re counting on you. As we get closer to September 20th and more local information on events, actions, and strikes are available and get planned we will be sharing them here on Brightest. To search for nearby actions, visit our search tool and our climate action map. To organize, list, or promote your climate strike or event on Brightest, sign up here #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike #StrikeWithUs

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