LoveYourBrain Development Internship


Overview

The LoveYourBrain Foundation is a non-profit organization that improves the quality of life of people affected by traumatic brain injury and raises awareness about the importance of brain health

We envision a world where everyone affected by traumatic brain injury is connected to a compassionate community and empowered by resources to live a brain healthy lifestyle.

Position

   We are seeking an intern to support the Development Director with fundraising activities including but not limited to:

  • Event and campaign support

  • PR and outreach

  •  Gift processing

Part of the LoveYourBrain vision is to connect those affected by TBI with a compassionate community. For this, LoveYourBrain leverages its relationships with studio partners and its referral networks to host community based events with purpose. We bring people together, build awareness and conversation around the prevalence of TBI, educate on yoga and meditation as healing modalities, as well as empower all to live a brain healthy lifestyle.

Our largest campaign of the year and most effective peer-to-peer effort is MindfulMarch. Established by LYB in 2015 in honor of Brain Injury Awareness month, MindfulMarch is a global fundraiser intended to raise awareness for the invisibility of TBI as well as raise funds for LYB’s growing Yoga Program. Over $100,000 was raised in 2017 by partnering with yoga studios and teachers who offered hundreds donation-based classes (and other creative fundraising ideas for fundraisers) throughout the month.

Key responsibilities

Support LYB events and campaigns

  •  Support the management and organization of project work-plans, such as researching vendors, gathering quotes, setting up Eventbrite and Square, and assisting with outreach strategies

  •   Contribute to meetings and brainstorms

  •   Support local PR efforts, including drafting press releases

  •   Assist with outreach and communications leading up to events/campaigns

  •   Help troubleshoot Classy issues and assist fundraisers with setup questions

  •   Manage post-event tasks such as donation processing, receipts and thank you newsletters

  •  Setting up and running reports from Salesforce and Classy

FY18 Schedule

 Support projects/campaigns such as:

  •  Annual Report (October-Nov)

  •   Giving Tuesday and Year-End Campaign (Nov-Dec)

  •   Community events and fundraisers

    • September 22, 2017: Golf Tournament in Enfield, NH

    • October 6, 2017: Community Event in Ottawa, ON

    • November 3, 2017: Community Event in Hermosa Beach, CA

    • Late March 2018: Community Event in Philadelphia, PA (TBD)

    • April 2018: Community Event in Vancouver, BC (TBD)

    • May 27, 2018: Vermont Marathon

  • MindfulMarch campaign (March)

Manage administrative tasks:

  • Check Classy (online fundraising platform) weekly and thank donors

  • Monitor incoming donations (checks and cash) and draft thank you’s/receipts weekly

  • Manage data entry in Salesforce

  • Gift processing

Selection criteria

This position reports to Molly Barrett, Development Director. The position is unpaid and part-time (5-10 hours per week with opportunities for growth).
Location: Ideally based in Boston, MA or surrounding area

Skills and knowledge:

  1. Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to write effectively for a range of different audiences (i.e., people with TBI, health care professionals, media, general public)

  2. Highly-developed oral communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to modify communication style appropriately for different audiences

  3. Highly-developed organizational skills with a keen attention to detail, and a demonstrated ability to effectively prioritise tasks and meet deadlines

  4. The ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team, and to both take direction and work autonomously where appropriate

  5. Experience with event management is a plus

  6. Experience working with: (required) Microsoft word, Excel, Google Forms, Google Sheets, Google

    drive, (preferred) Classy, MailChimp, Eventbrite and Salesforce

  7. English native speaker

  8. A commitment to being compassionate, open-minded, and authentic

  9. A respectful and non-judgmental approach in all tasks

  10. Willingness to working remotely

Qualifications and experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree (completed or candidate)

  2. Experience as a yoga teacher or practitioner is a plus

Start Date

As soon as possible

To Apply

Please send your application, comprising a cover letter, CV/resume to molly@loveyourbrain.com. Applicants should be available for interview either face-to-face or via video-conference.