Fundraising Assistant – Grub Street

GrubStreet is the leading literary arts center in the country. We are a hard-working and creative bunch, and pride ourselves on a warm and supportive environment. We seek a talented Fundraising Assistant to help with fundraising campaigns and assist our executive director with scheduling. Key responsibilities include accurately entering and maintaining donor data with timeliness and confidentiality, helping with list management and all aspects of appeals, and supporting event coordination. Candidate must be organized, resourceful, high-energy, detail-oriented, prompt, communicative, very personable, able to multi-task, and have a passion for creative writing and the mission of GrubStreet.

Enter gift and donor data into database and development report spreadsheets
Assist with processing gift acknowledgements, including sending out thank you letters and creating call lists for thank you calls
Adhere to strict confidentiality agreement related to donor and gift information
Assist with list management and all aspects of annual appeal (labels, printing, etc.)
Create donor reports and donor profiles
Assist with events, including our annual Lit Up gala, and other special projects as needed
Supervise development intern and volunteers
Provide support for foundation work, including creating attachments
Provide assistance to executive director, including scheduling meetings and helping with logistics for board and staff meetings

Strong data entry and database management skills required
Strong organizational skills
Solid interpersonal and communication skills – both oral and written
Skilled in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
Willingness to learn and work well within a team environment
Familiarity with non-profit fundraising a plus
Interest in working with donors
Courteous, helpful, and service-oriented
A quick learner who actively seeks to learn new and complex concepts
Cheerful and has a good sense of humor
Willing to seek help
Experienced in working in a fast-paced, high-energy environment

Entry level

No requirement


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