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Building Your Nonprofit Internship Program: First Steps
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When: 8/25/16
12 PM
United States
Presenter: Sophie Penney, Ph.D

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Many nonprofits would benefit from engaging students or professionals seeking a career change as interns. As well, interns benefit from gaining valuable on-the-job experience.
In this webinar, Sophie Penney, Ph.D - Program Coordinator at the Penn State Certificate Program in Philanthropic Leadership and President of SW Coaching & Consulting - will focus on topics such as: goal setting, procedures for developing a program, how to find candidates, and sample projects.
Learning objectives:
  • Develop participants' knowledge regarding internship program goals and benefits.
  • Expand participants' perspectives regarding types of role in which interns might serve.
  • Provide participants with actionable information regarding developing a position description and identifying intern candidates.
  • Provide questions and answers which participants can review to analyze their own nonprofit internship program.


About the Presenter:

Dr. Penney is a professional fundraiser, leader, career coach, consultant, philanthropist, published author, instructor, administrator, public speaker, maven, and community volunteer.

Dr. Penney is a fundraiser who joyfully engaging donors that seek to fulfill their philanthropic passions and:

  • A leader with over 15 years of experience as a front line fund fundraiser or development director.
  • A coach to numerous individuals seeking enter the fundraising profession or advance their careers.
  • A skilled workshop facilitator and author of numerous articles published in Advancing Philanthropy (Association of Fundraising Professionals).
  • A maven -- connecting individuals and organizations that together can enhance one another’s capacity to make the world a better place.
  • A dedicated community volunteer, serving nonprofit organizations through board and committee membership and service.

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