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Willis Dady Emergency Shelter, Inc: Donor Engagement, IAMNCC
The Willis Dady Engagement VISTA project will further develop our organization’s connection to our donor community through gathering donor focused data from our CRM (constituent relationship manager) system. The goals for this position are: Researching best-practices for donor-centered data, analyzing our historical data, and implementing new donor engagement strategies to reflect gained knowledge. These efforts will help Willis Dady remain independently funded and sustainable for the long-term. This position will work closely with our Development Team to learn about our current donor strategies and how to operate our CRM to collect or interpret historical data. You will succeed in this position if you are comfortable with analyzing data and research, have curiosity on the behind-the-scenes work of fundraising, and can think creatively about targeted communication strategies. Willis Dady was founded in 1987 by Jim Welborn. As a veteran who experienced cycles of homelessness and mental health struggles himself, Jim started a legacy that helps individuals and families experiencing break the cycle of homelessness and build self-sufficiency. This project is part of the Community Corps VISTA Program, operated by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact. The program strives to eliminate poverty through campus-community partnerships by placing capacity building support in higher education and nonprofit organizations. ***Please also send cover letter and resume to supervisor. Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early.***
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Member Duties : There are 3 objectives for the Engagement VISTA that will allow our organization to use our data to it’s fullest potential. Objective 1 is to research data tracking best practices and uses of data for nonprofit fundraising. You will conduct research and create a best practice manual. You will also identify gaps in current strategies to improve donor communications and data collection. Objective 2 is the assessing of historical donor data for specific target audiences in our CRM. This includes analyzing current donor categories and providing statistics to better understand our donors giving histories. You will also set up recurring reports for future analysis and next steps to utilize data for donor cultivation strategies. Objective 3 is to benefit Willis Dady as a whole organization. You will do this by collaborating with the Development team and Development Committee, addressing organizational and administrative needs, and developing resources for our marketing and communication plan.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Homelessness ,  Housing . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Team Work . 
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Willis Dady Emergency Shelter, Inc: Donor Engagement, IAMNCC

Program Start/End Date
10/24/2022  -   10/23/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations IOWA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/17/2022  To  11/10/2022 

Contact Sierra Pope
1247 4th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids   IA   52403

Listing ID 110521


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