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Events Internship

Events Intern

RLC Overview

The mission of RLC is to redistribute excess food to feed people experiencing food insecurity. Rescuing Leftover Cuisine (RLC) is a nonprofit organization committed to fighting food insecurity and preventing wasted food. We have cultivated a network of dedicated food rescuers who bring food directly from our food donors to nonprofit recipients, letting neighbors help neighbors while reaping the environmental and economic benefits of reducing wasted food. Founded in 2013, our simple, but elegant model has saved over 8 million pounds of food since our inception

To get the full overview of Rescuing Leftover Cuisines' strategy for increasing fundraising, you can read the Development Plan shared with you during your onboarding.

Your Role

As the Events intern, it is your main responsibility to assist the Development Director, Fundraising Team, and Marketing team in planning, organizing, and executing fundraising events for Rescuing Leftover Cuisine. This includes events planning, internal communications, attendee outreach, ticket sales, attendee confirmation, event execution, and any other tasks related to various types of events.
In addition, you will assist in relationship building and communication with current and potential corporate partners to support sponsorship programs for current and future events.


Hours and Schedule:

Hours: 8-10 per week (if possible: 12 per during weeks leading up to the event)

Overall Tasks

-    Online Training and Streamyard Training
-    Read Development Plan
-    Research and Demo on Bloomerang 
-    Brainstorm Fundraising Events
-    Organize and correspondence between departments
-    Prepare event timeline and tasks division
-    Outreach and Stewardship of Corporate Sponsors
-    Any other tasks related to event planning

Goals and Results

-    Successfully plan and execute 1 fundraising event
-    Secure at least 3 sponsors for the event (in-kind or monetary)
-    Ensure follow-up for all Event Sponsors post-event

Other Expectations  

·   Punctuality – Give warning if schedule changes or other plans come up
·   Task Completion in the timeframe it has been set
·   Work Ethics
·   Show progress  
·   Take initiative
·   Contact management know when hitting a roadblock

Tools and Resources

Google Drive

RLC uses Google Drive for its documents and information.
To complete your weekly tasks, you will mainly use the folder named “Fundraising”.
Top Folders/documents you will be using are:

Bloomerang Software

RLC uses Bloomerang as its CRM software. On this platform, we organize all of our donors, with a focus on individual donors. We only include approved grants on Bloomerang.   
There will be in-depth training following the launch of this software, but prior to that, it is expected that you research and watch a few demos on how this software works.

Salesforce // Trello

RLC uses Salesforce for tracking grant applications as well (there is some limitation to Bloomerang) – this is where we track which stage the application is in and who is responsible. This platform is what we use to make formal reports (for example to the Board of Directors).
Trello is the internal platform the grant team uses to track grant progress as well as administrative tasks. We have one ‘board’ for admin tasks, one for HQ/NYC grants, and an individual board for each of the branches. The onboarding will include training. 

 Online Training

NonProfitReady offers free training on Fundraising Essentials where they touch upon what Nonprofit Fundraising is, how to identify and cultivate donors, and how to solicit and steward donors.
At the end of each chapter, there is a test to make sure you have picked up on the most important tips and strategies. You can take the test several times and when you pass you will get a ‘certificate’ – Which you will send to Rachel upon completion.
*Required for all interns in the fundraising department* 
Tentative date for in-depth call: *insert date*

Your point of Contact

Rachel Bergstrand – Corporate and Development Engagement Director
Andrew Creamer – Marketing Director

Students should consult with their academic advisor to determine if this experience can count for academic credit.