Impact & Stewardship Intern

at International Development and Relief Foundation
Published June 12, 2022
Location Toronto, Canada
Category General  
Job Type Internship  




Listen, identify, and capture donor needs accurately and provide effective and efficient solutions, seeking assistance where necessary

Develop and implement strategies and initiatives to acquire, renew, and upgrade mid-level gifts

Evaluate impact reports, events, projects, email and digital communications and other key outputs via benchmarks and metrics. Ensure key standards are met. Provide recommendations as needed

Ensure gift recognition and stewardship policies and procedures are followed to provide consistency and integrity

Carry out routine tasks such as donor record updates, upgrades, cancellations, and other related donor service activity on organizational CRM system with acute attention to detail

Work closely with all units of the direct marketing team to stay aware and up to date on current campaigns in market

Identify and develop inspiring engagement opportunities for donors to strengthen donor engagement and prospecting

Proactively use prospect identification, research and qualification processes to generate prospects and implement strategies to drive impact

Plan and execute donor relations events, in consultation with the Fund Development team — including volunteer recruitment and management, project management and post-event evaluation. This may include organizing special visits, meetings with award recipients, and other activities designed to deepen donor engagement

In partnership with Manager, Giving & Impact, ensure appropriate donor cultivation, acknowledgement and stewardship plans and strategies are identified and implemented effectively and consistently

Accountable for the information gathering associated with donor stewardship and impact reporting process

Develop and support groups of ambassadors that help close on principle gifts

Support major gift activities as part of the IDRF’s existing events and activities

Attend and respond to third-party requests/events as required

Manage relationships with external vendors as needed

Support with the maintenance and updating of the database regularly

Support with administrative tasks including data entry, pulling reports from the database.



A post-secondary degree or a combination of relevant comparable skills and experience · Demonstrated excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

Demonstrated ability to work with data to drive fundraising results

Excellent interpersonal skills and very strong person to person relationship-building skills

Excellent organizational, planning, and time management skills

Proven ability to exercise diplomacy and good judgment

Ability to work independently using an above-average level of initiative

Proficient in the use of all corporate productivity tools including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook as well as Raiser’s Edge or other database management systems

Understanding inclusive fundraising and accessibility practices an asset

Commitment to and understanding of the mission and values of IDRF

Job Types: Internship, Temporary


How to apply


To apply, please email your Resume and Cover Letter and mention name of the position on the subject line of your email.

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