Intern, Development: Prospect Researcher

BellXcel - Remote - Full time

Position Overview:

The Intern, Development, will be responsible for identifying and qualifying new philanthropic prospects to support BellXcel’s fundraising activities. The intern will be responsible for researching new markets for philanthropic support, qualification of high-yield prospects, writing briefing documents, and developing a pipeline of new opportunities for BellXcel to explore to achieve its philanthropic goals. This internship will provide an opportunity to build knowledge of key segments of the donor acquisition cycle, including prospect research, lead generation, and pipeline management.

Position Accountabilities

  • Support Philanthropy team’s prospect identification activities, specifically focused on new-market segments (edtech, venture philanthropy, impact investors, high net-worth individuals, etc)
  • Develop briefing documents for high-value prospects and a tiered-prioritization of prospects for BellXcel to explore
  • Identify and qualify a pipeline of philanthropic opportunities within these new market-segments

Specific accountabilities include:

  • Identify and research new philanthropic prospects, leveraging available research tools (Guidestar, Foundation Directory, philanthropy and other new sources, publicly available data, etc)
  • Develop rubric to qualify prospects, aligned to BellXcel’s opportunities for philanthropic investment
  • Measure prospects against that rubric, articulating decision-making factors in moving leads to next stage of cultivation cycle
  • Develop briefing documents on qualified prospects, which include prospects’ background, prior giving history, philanthropic interest areas, contact information and proposed next steps
  • Create pipeline of leads/opportunities, tiered by priority, with actionable next steps for each prospect
  • Participate in philanthropy team meetings and work with the team to ensure alignment between prospect research activities and team’s cultivation efforts

Position Requirements:

  • Enrolled in a two- or four-year program at an accredited college or university, with preference to those studying non-profit management, communication, business administration or public administration, or with an interest in pursuing a career in fundraising
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to synthesis information into actionable plans
  • Goal-oriented, solutions-focused, detailed-oriented and results driven
  • Positive attitude and team player
  • Intern applicants must be residents of New England and have a permanent address in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island or Connecticut.

About BellXcel

BellXcel's software platform is the engine for youth programming. Built from decades of proven experience, BellXcel's time-saving digital tools power high-quality programs for youth-serving organizations so they can spend less time dealing with program logistics and paperwork, and more time focused on what truly matters most: elevating the potential of youth. Philanthropic support from foundations, corporations and individuals has been key in supporting BellXcel’s recent evolution to the edtech sector.

Program Overview

The BellXcel Summer Internship Program is designed to give qualified postsecondary students an opportunity to gain experience working for a national youth development expert in the ed-tech sector, while building skills and connections that will serve them in their postgraduate endeavors. The program includes professional development sessions and emphasizes the importance of exploring career pathways while creating impact in the communities BellXcel serves.

The 2023 BellXcel Summer Internship Program will run from 6/12/2023 - 8/11/2023. Interns are expected to work eight weeks, with a week of floating holiday included in the program schedule. The first week of the program will include an onsite at BellXcel headquarters in Westwood, MA. BellXcel will cover all travel costs associated with the onsite.

This is a paid program, open to students residing in New England. Applicants must have a permanent address in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, or Connecticut to be considered. Interns who complete all program requirements are eligible to receive an additional $2,500 scholarship paid directly to their educational institution at the conclusion of the program.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

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