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Lifesteps Internship Journey


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Salsa CRM – Donor Data Entry

Lifesteps uses a database called Salsa CRM. This database is a cloud-based software that helps non-profit organizations like Lifesteps to enter data about its sponsors and donors. The database can maintain contact data on relationships, interests, demographics, social media accounts,… Continue Reading →

New Prospect List Calls

Today, I made calls to all the prospective sponsors and donors for our golf classic event. Most of the companies I called sent me to voicemail. I left a voicemail introducing who I was, where I worked and gave them… Continue Reading →

Solicit Sponsorship Meeting: Part 3

Today,¬† Jenna and I solicited two businesses in Indiana; The 700 Shop and the Fast Times Screen Printing & Sign Co. Both companies mentioned that they were involved with the Lifesteps Golf Classic event. The owner of the 700 Shop,… Continue Reading →

Public Relations Meeting

Today, Jenna and I went to Butler for an ACT meeting followup. Cassandra, the Public Relations/Development leader headed the meeting. Alyson, Jenna, Julie, a grants writer, Autumn, Director, Donor Development, Taylor, an administrator assistant, and I also attended the meeting…. Continue Reading →

New Prospect List Research: Part 1

Today, I researched our new prospects for the upcoming Golf Classic event. When Cassandra met with Jenna and I last week, she gave us a list of people we can contact and inform them about our event. The new prospect… Continue Reading →

Solicit Sponsorship Meeting: Part 2

Today, Jenna and I met the COO (Chief Operating Officer) of the IRMC Physician Group, Brett Braun. We explained about our organization and gave him the package of information we provided for the other three doctors last week. Brett committed… Continue Reading →

Solicit Commitee Meeting

A Golf Classic event committee member (John Creps) came to our Indiana office to talk about his contacts. He used to work at one of the banks here in Indiana. While there, he solicited a few of his coworkers to… Continue Reading →

Meeting and a Tour

Today, I met with Cassandra to discuss the project I will be working on for the rest of my internship. She wants me to write at least two stories on our individuals from our community homes¬† and adult training programs… Continue Reading →

Solicit Sponsorship Meeting: Part 1

Today, my office co-worker and I met with three IRMC Physicians Group doctors separately to solicit them for our upcoming Indiana Golf Classic Event. We started by preparing a folder with the event information. There are different packages an individual… Continue Reading →

Network Relations Letters

Today I worked on writing letters to people I know in my field who might want to get involved with our upcoming Indiana Golf Classic event. A non-profit organization like Lifesteps needs all the support it can get to fund… Continue Reading →

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