About Wholesome Wave Georgia
Founded in 2009, Wholesome Wave Georgia’s (WWG) mission is to increase access to fresh, healthy, locally grown food for all Georgians. WWG’s Double Value Coupon Program (DVCP) is a unique approach to create access to and affordability of healthy food for SNAP recipients in Georgia. We do this by doubling the value of SNAP benefits at our partner farmers markets. Every SNAP dollar spent at a WWG partner farmers market becomes two dollars for the shopper and for the farmer. This means more money for farmers and more Georgians accessing nutritious, locally grown food.
Currently, WWG operates the DVCP across a network of nearly 50 farmers markets in Georgia and has distributed over one and a half million dollars in fresh, healthy, locally grown food for Georgia’s SNAP recipients and income for farmers.
In 2015, WWG launched the Southeast’s first Fruit and Vegetable Prescription (FVRx) Program in partnership with the Harrisburg Family Healthcare Center and the Veggie Truck Farmers Market in Augusta, Georgia. In 2016, WWG expanded the FVRx to Grady Hospital and Good Samaritan Health Center in Atlanta. Across the three sites, 120 individuals with diet-related diseases are enrolled to participate in programs which run from June through December.
Reporting to, and working closely with, WWG’s Development and Events Coordinator, this internship position plays a key role in strengthening WWG’s fundraising efforts, specifically grant-writing and events coordination.
The Development Intern will support the Coordinator to help execute WWG’s annual fundraising strategy to support existing program operations and future expansion. Additionally, the Intern will help spearhead efforts to expand revenue generating and fundraising activities.
We are looking forward to filling this position with a candidate who is passionate about our mission to create access to healthy, fresh, locally grown food for all Georgians.
Support development and events coordinator in following Responsibilities
Secure and maintain financial support from foundations, corporations, and individuals according to WWG’s annual fundraising strategy
- Write and track grant proposals to foundations and corporate funders
- Prepare reports for funders to meet all reporting requirements
- Assist with design and execution of WWG’s first-ever annual campaign for individual donors
- Implement and manage Customer Relations Management (CRM) software
- Prepare for and participate in bi-monthly WWG fundraising committee meetings
Oversee coordination and execution of fundraising events
- Prepare for and participate in committee meetings for WWG’s annual fundraiser, the Southern Chefs Potluck
- Coordinate all Southern Chefs Potluck logistics and manage execution of WWG’s largest annual fundraiser
- Oversee organization of other donor specific events
Expand revenue generating and fundraising activities
- Investigate possibilities for new funding opportunities with foundations and corporations
- Identify opportunities for other donor specific events
- Successful grant-writing for either foundations or corporations
- Experience coordinating and managing fundraising events
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills: demonstrated ability to express information effectively in a clear and convincing manner
- Excellent organizational and time management skills
- Computer skills, including CRM/fundraising software and Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability to quickly come up to speed on WWG’s fundraising strategy and on existing initiatives
- Flexibility, a positive attitude and willingness to adjust to a rapidly changing landscape and the possibility of unanticipated projects and demands
- High degree of emotional intelligence
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Minimum 1 years’ grant-writing experience
The Development Intern will be based out of WWG’s Kirkwood, Atlanta office. Please submit a resume and cover letter outlining background, experience, and interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.