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ISO: A few good nonprofits that need fundraising help

Are you a nonprofit in the greater Eugene area? Are you interested in working with a University of Oregon student this spring to develop online fundraising materials?

If so, read on!

Two years ago I taught a class at the University of Oregon called Nonprofit Fundraising Communication. Students worked with Eugene- and Portland-area nonprofits to develop a number of donor-targeted materials, including appeal letters, donor newsletters and annual report infographics.

This spring I’m teaching the course again – with a twist. Instead of focusing on general fundraising, this class will focus on online crowdfunding using a multimedia approach: email appeals, social media and video, among other things.

Time commitment: I’m looking for nonprofits interested in working with students over a 10-week period from early April to mid-June 2017.  Students in this class will be required to volunteer a minimum of 15 hours doing fundraising-related work for nonprofits. This means we’re looking for nonprofits that have the time and capacity to supervise the student-volunteers.

Crowdfunding project: We are specifically looking for nonprofits who need or want to develop an online crowdfunding campaign. Since crowdfunding works best when your nonprofit has an email database of donors and social media presence/following, that would be ideal – but not a dealbreaker. Crowdfunding also works best when you have a specific need to raise funds for (a program, project, piece of technology, etc.).

Is this something you’re interested in? We’d love to work with you! Email PR Instructor Courtney Munther at cmunther@uoregon.edu to learn more.

Things to do if you are “stuck” in Eugene this summer

Spending the summer in Eugene? Take advantage of the hot weather. Go to the coast for a walk along the beach, go on hikes, enjoy the delicious food downtown, or attend a special event. There are so many things happening, I feel sorry for individuals severely afflicted with a fear of missing out!

Take study breaks, be outside and enjoy Eugene over the summer! For a full list of events and details visit eugenecascadescoast.org/events/

Summer events