Fundraising Fellowship

She Should Run Fellowship

She Should Run is currently seeking applications for the immediate opening of Fundraising Fellow.

She Should Run’s Mission

She Should Run is a non-partisan 501(c)3 that provides an approachable starting place and network for women leaders considering a future run for office and for those who support them. Our mission is to expand the talent pool of women running for office in the United States by providing community, resources, and growth opportunities for aspiring political leaders.  We believe that women of all political leanings, ethnicities, and backgrounds should have an equal opportunity to lead in elected office and that our democracy will benefit from the varied perspectives and experiences that women bring to leadership.

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Fundraising Fellowship Description

The Fundraising Fellowship is a part-time (15 hours/week) professional development experience for students currently enrolled in an institution of higher education (two-year or four-year college or graduate level education); or recent graduates.

The Fundraising Fellow will work closely with She Should Run’s Donor Relations & Partnerships Manager to help expand and ignite engagement in She Should Run’s donor community, and will receive mentorship from She Should Run’s Program and Communications Associate. The Fundraising Fellow will have the chance to learn and practice key skills in nonprofit management, marketing, and stewardship including (but to limited to): donor acknowledgements and relationship-building; email and social media storytelling to build donor engagement; monitoring of long-term financial sustainability; and call/email campaigns to collect gifts.

The Fellow will be asked to:

  • Assist in processing year-end gifts and responding to donor inquiries;
  • Assist in identifying and researching potential prospects, including corporate partnerships, foundation RFPs, and individual donors;
  • Assist in creating materials needed for donor solicitation, including letters, electronic presentations, and informational packets;
  • Provide data entry assistance and maintenance of donor database;
  • Provide support in special event planning, production, and sponsorship acquisitions;
  • Provide other organizational support as requested or necessary.

The current fellowship opening is available for the term of December 1, 2018 - February 1, 2018, with the opportunity to renew in Spring 2019 at the discretion of She Should Run. The Fundraising Fellow will receive a stipend of $500 per each month of the Fellowship term. The Fundraising Fellowship is a work-from-home position with the expectation of regular in-person collaboration and meetings with She Should Run staff. The Fundraising Fellow will need to have access to reliable transportation (car not required but proximity to public transit is), a laptop computer, Wifi access, and a working telephone.

Desired Experience and Qualifications

  • Candidates must be either a current college student, enrolled in a relevant undergraduate program and having completed at least two years of college; a recent community or four-year college graduate; or graduate student;
  • Ability to be located in or near the Austin, TX metropolitan area for the duration of the fellowship;
  • An expressed and demonstrated interest in promoting gender equity in government and a commitment to She Should Run’s nonpartisan mission;
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines efficiently;
  • Self-starter attitude;
  • Excellent research, writing, and communication skills;
  • Comfortability in conducting cold-calls and emails to community members;
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency with Google Docs, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc), and/or other database or campaigning technology;
  • Past internship experience not necessary but preferred.

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and one to two references to, with the title “2018-2019 Fundraising Fellowship Program - Your Name” in the subject line. In the body of your email, please indicate your preferred weekly schedule and availability. In your cover letter, please thoughtfully detail your interest in She Should Run, and how you learned of this opportunity and your qualifications.

Applicants must submit materials no later than December 7th, 2018.

This job description provides a general list of duties and responsibilities that are subject to change.

She Should Run is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and an inclusive culture. She Should Run encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.