Announcing the NLC Fellowship in Fund Development!

Jen Dodd, Director of Education & Communications Stories

We’re thrilled to announce our all-new NLC Fellowship in Fund Development.

Our CEO, Emily, participated in a Fellowship program early in her career and found the experience transformative: “I was chosen for a prestigious Fellowship in Orchestra Management right out of college, and it influenced my entire career!”

She may have since found her true vocation in fundraising but she’s never forgotten the learning experience that Fellowship afforded her.

WHY a Fellowship?
As a nonprofit capacity-building organization committed to developing and connecting nonprofit leaders to strengthen organizations and our community, NLC is the perfect home for a Fellowship program.

“One of the biggest needs we see in the nonprofit sector is for skilled, experienced fund development professionals,” Emily says. “We also see people struggle to make the move into the nonprofit sector. And what we do best is teach and train.

“We’ve designed a combination ‘learning and doing’ position to meet our own, our sector’s, and a transitioning professional’s needs. At the end of the program, our Fellow will have the knowledge and experience to secure a fund development position.”

And with our own growth, the Fellow will also increase our capacity to serve. The NLC Fellow in Fund Development will fill a critical role in assisting the CEO in Fund Development operations, solicitation, recognition, and stewardship while learning and practicing essential fundraising skills.

All of that and she or he can attend classes, go on fundraising calls, shadow board meetings–and even have his or her own fundraising goal!

WHO would make a great Fellow?
This Fellowship is a full-time, 6-month salaried position with benefits. Strong candidates will have experience in the workplace and a strong desire to transition into the nonprofit sector, specifically in fundraising.

WHAT will a Fellow do?
The six-month position is designed with on-the-job learning components including 8-10 hours of classroom training per month, shadowing of selected board meetings and fundraising calls as well as independent work with specific fundraising goals. The Fellow will also learn key customer service functions and offer support during NLC business hours.

If you’d like to throw your hat into the ring, you’ll find a more detailed description and application instructions in the posting on our Job Board.

Applications for the 2018 Fellowship are being accepted now. We expect this to be a very competitive process so apply early and tell us why you’re the best candidate! Good luck!!