RFP – Nonprofits and Fundraising

The Association of Fundraising Professionals at UW-Madison is a forming collegiate chapter affiliated with the international AFP organization. The chapter’s mission is to work with local non-profit organizations to help them maximize their effectiveness and to expose current students to meaningful work.

The collegiate chapter of AFP is interested in projects in which our members can assist with and learn about a variety of topics related to non-profits–not simply fundraising in the most common sense. Projects related to the development of fundraising events, awareness campaigns or other events, as well as other forms of fundraising will all be considered. Again, this project serves not only as a way for the chapter to assist a community-based organization, but also as a learning experience for students. Students in the chapter are not fundraising professionals, but students of the non-profit world.

Currently, students are looking for opportunities to assist in a project beginning during the fall 2010 semester and continuing through the spring 2011 semester. Projects will ideally be completed between March and April, but please keep in mind that UW Madison students have spring break March 12-20 and final exams May 6-14.
If you are interested in having students work on fundraising events or other opportunities on behalf of your organization, please review the following guidelines, complete the attached form, and return it to Justine Marcus (Justine.marcus@gmail.com) by September 10, 2010.

Project guidelines:
1. Application deadline is September 10, 2010.
2. Applicants will be notified by September 27 2010 for a potential interview; however, please note student work will not begin until the end of October 2010.
3. Applications will be judged based on three criteria: learning opportunities for students, clarity of proposal (including description of tasks in project application), and feasibility.

Please direct any questions to Justine Marcus (Justine.marcus@gmail.com or 715.572.6653).

Call for Community Projects – AFP- UW Student Chapter 8-2010 [PDF]

Thanks to Joanna Marks for sending this out!

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About Sylvia Fredericks

Second-Year MPA student at the La Follette School for Public Affairs (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
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