Being a cold-call fundraiser for a call center includes sitting at a desk, among up to 40 other callers and dialing out affiliates of an institution. I called alumni of New York University to update their contact information, resolve issues, and primarily request donations back to the university to fund student scholarships. The job is mostly waiting for people to pick up their phones, as many folks do not answer unknown numbers, and we were instructed not to leave voicemails. When on the phone with a contact, it was imperative to keep a positive attitude to steer the conversation your way.
For a fundraising intern at the Wesley Food Pantry, your workload will not be that high. I usually came in once or twice a week for an hour or so. I worked in the office with the director, Katie Thomas, who is very easy to get along with. You will be able to work at your own pace, but it is important that you stay on task while you are there and let your supervisor know your progress.
In my last job as working with Fundraisers in nonprofit I worked with keeping track of all donors in a donor database, sending thank you notes, sending tax receipt and researching new fundraiser topics. For example social media fundraisers, you can have a Facebook page and have a DONATE button. Also, keeping a relationship with donors is important. Some people like to be thanked and receive a gift and others wish that the money is used for the cause.