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Marketing intern position for Globalgiving.org

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Do you believe that social media can help change the world? Do you feel passionately about social entrepreneurship and international development? Are you looking for a challenging work experience? GlobalGiving connects social entrepreneurs and grassroots organizations with individuals, corporations, and institutions that have an interest in supporting and fueling significant social impact. Since 2002, GlobalGiving has helped non-profits and social entrepreneurs in 120 countries grow their communities of donors and volunteers to raise nearly $75 million from more than 290,000 individual and corporate donors.

GlobalGiving.org, an online marketplace for international grassroots charities, is looking for a Unmarketing Intern. We’re looking for someone that wants to help us push our brand, voice, ideas, and most importantly our users forward. The Unmarketing Intern reports to the Unmarketing Manager and Senior Champion for Customer Bliss. The intern will support our communications and customer service efforts as part of our social media, marketing, and unmarketing strategy. He or she will help maintain the drumbeat for our “Tribe.” This is a full-time paid position.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Execute strategy: Help execute and refine our unmarketing strategy, and bring your expertise and ideas to the table.
  • Tell great stories: Help us engage with our loyal following, telling the stories of our partner nonprofits on Facebook, Twitter, and other relevant sites. Think creatively about how to use photos from our Project Leaders to help tell your story.
  • Write compelling content: Write blog posts and draft content for our e-newsletters that go to 100,000+ subscribers, helping our nonprofit partners raise funds for their work.
  • Measure: Develop metrics and methods for monitoring and evaluating our unmarketing efforts, and help us learn from our work so that we can improve. Help us build a database of unmarketing efforts.
  • Fill in the blanks: Help us build a better database of our unmarketing efforts, updating our media page, and tagging our media mentions.
  • Copyedit: Help us maintain our style. AP style, that is.
  • Develop our voice: Help us ensure a consistent “voice” (tone, brevity, diction, etc.) in all communications.
  • Help Us say thank you: Collaborate with the Product team develop a better way tothankour incredible donors.
  • Keep our customers happy: Respond to customer inquiries via email, phone, social media, case systems, and any other forms of communication, ensuring a timely and thoughtful response to all users. Summarize user feedback and escalate suggestions, thoughts, and criticisms to the appropriate staff members so that we can respond in a timely manner.
  • Excellent writing, editing skills, and project management skills; ability to multi-task with uncompromising work quality
  • Superior written and oral communication skills; great attention to detail
  • Some background in marketing, graphic design, English, or business
  • Proven experience using Twitter and Facebook; demonstrated use of other relevant sites and networks like Pinterest, WordPress, Storify, Instagram, etc.
  • Passionate about owning and advancing GlobalGiving’s voice and brand across a variety of media
  • Customer service experience and commitment to maintaining a blissful relationship with our donors
  • Sense of humor, belief in our values, and desire to change the world

Required Qualifications

  • Excellent writing, editing skills, and project management skills; ability to multi-task with uncompromising work quality
  • Superior written and oral communication skills; great attention to detail
  • Some background in marketing, graphic design, English, or business
  • Proven experience using Twitter and Facebook; demonstrated use of other relevant sites and networks like Pinterest, WordPress, Storify, Instagram, etc.
  • Passionate about owning and advancing GlobalGiving’s voice and brand across a variety of media
  • Customer service experience and commitment to maintaining a blissful relationship with our donors
  • Sense of humor, belief in our values, and desire to change the world

How To Apply

Interested? Great! We want you to email us your resume, but we also want to hear your voice and see your creativity. So along with your cover letter and resume, send us a sample of some previous work, or take the internship for a test drive and run with any of the tasks listed above. Any and all creative demonstrations are welcome. Here are some ideas:

  • Send us a link to a blog post that you’ve written about a cause that moves you.
  • Edit or improve any page on our website to make it better. (It won’t hurt our feelings.)
  • Show us how you would promote our projects or content on Twitter or on Facebook with some sample tweets or posts.

Please email your cover letter, resume and any files or links to jobs@globalgiving.org with the phrase “Unmarketing Internship” in the subject line. Applications for the Summer (late May – late August) class will be accepted through April 3, 2013.

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Celebrities Volunteering and Giving Back – Nicole Kidman

Celebrities Volunteering and Giving Back–Nicole Kidman

“I find trying to solve problems and saving lives far more important than my film career.”

In 2002, Kidman first appeared on the Austrian rich list published in the Business Review Weekly with an estimated net worth of $122 million. After 9 years, her wealth was listed at $304 million, down from $329 million in 2010. Some of the secretly communist individuals may think, “wow, diamonds must really be her best friend” But not quite so. This Australian actress knows how to use her money. She supports a number of charities such as 21st century leaders, artists for peace and justice, breast cancer care, cinema for peace, FARA, global green plan, jeans for genes, red cross, kids wish network, musicians on call, UNIFEM, UNICEF, the McGrath foundation to name a few.

1. An ambassador and spokesperson of UNICEF

Since 1994, Nicole has been a UNICEF ambassador and spokesperson in Australia for the child welfare organization. She was first motivated to join this international organization when she witnessed the pictures of how the war had affected the children living in Rwanda. Ever since, she participated in several campaigns to raise public awareness about UNICEF’s programs. She donated $200,000 towards UNICEF Australia’s programs for children in the Australian outback and the Asia Pacific region, which was spent for kids in central Australia, East Timor, and Burma. Also, when she received some money as a gift from her friend, Paul Newman, she handed over the check to UNICEF Australia in person during her visit to Sidney over Christmas. “Deciding how to spend the money was incredibly difficult but I have chosen projects close to my heart and home—UNICEF projects that will help make a real difference in Australia and its neighboring countries,” said Nicole. Due to her active involvement, Nicole was honored as a “Citizen of the world” by the United Nations.

2. A goodwill ambassador for UNIFEM

After listening to a BBC radio report in 2005 about UNIFEM’s work in Cambodia to help rural women create economic alternatives, Nicole’s mother persuaded Nicole to work for UNIFEM, a branch of UN specializing in the welfare and rights of women and children. And in January 2006, she was announced as the new goodwill ambassador for UNIFEM. “She called me up and said, ‘you’ve got to hear this!” said Nicole. Soon after, Nicole was addressing international audiences at UN events, raising awareness through the media and testifying before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs to support the International Violence against Women Act. In 2006, she visited Kosovo to learn about women’s experiences of conflict and see UNIFEM’s effort. “I hope I can act as a conduit, that I can be the person who tells some of these stories,” said Nicole. Hoping this will be a lifelong commitment; she also visited Sudan, Congo, Liberia, Afghanistan and Cambodia.

3. Breast Cancer Awareness

In 1984, when Nicole was only a teenager, her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Nicole had to temporarily halt her education and help provide for the family by working as a massage therapist. Fortunately, she survived and ever since, breast cancer has been a cause very close to Nicole’s heart. She recognized the importance of bringing awareness to the illness. At the London premiere of the Interpreter, she proudly showed off a pink breast cancer awareness wristband, which was given to her by a fan. In September 2006, she unveiled a giant pink ribbon on the Stardome at Madame Tussauds in London for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. She sated, “I am honored to mark the beginning of Breast Cancer awareness Month and I hope that this cancer research UK campaign will raise awareness of breast cancer amongst women of all ages and encourage them to report any unusual changes and go for screening if they are over 50.”

Celebrities Volunteering and Giving Back – Madonna

Celebrities Volunteering and Giving Back – Madonna

“It has pretty much taken over my life, and I’m so grateful it has…I’ve started an organization called Raising Malawi…and any of your help would be greatly appreciated by me”

Considered to be one of the “25 most powerful women of the past century” by Time for being an influential figure in contemporary music, Madonna is known for continuously reinventing her image as well as her music. Because she is such an important public figure, some people would reduce Madonna’s philanthropic work merely as an ego trip. However, if you delve into her works more carefully, you’ll see that her attempts cannot be phony in any sense.

1. Warm Heart of Africa—Malawi

Malawi is a tiny landlocked nation situated between Zambia, Tanzanian and Mozambique in central sub-Saharan Africa. It is home to over 16 million people whose primary vocation is subsistence agriculture. After years of living under control of colonial rule, Malawi achieved independence from UK in 1964 and it now has a relatively stable government. However, Malawians sill confronts dire problems stemming from its poverty, disease and lack of critical resources. In 2006, Madonna and Michael Berg founded Raising Malawi, a non-profit organization supporting community-based organizations that provide vulnerable children and caregivers with nutritious food, proper clothing, secure shelter, formal education, and emotional care.

2. Academy for Malawian children

Madonna deemed education as a crucial factor in improving Malawi’s economy and a long term investment that can change Malawi’s future.  However, her plan to build schools for children didn’t go as smoothly as she imagined. The construction of the girls’ academy was delayed over a dispute between her charity and some 200 villagers who claimed they were not adequately compensated for land used to build the school. Madonna’s charity had to pay extra $500,000 in compensation. Again, in 2011, the plan almost collapsed after appending $3.8 million on a project. This was due to change in the board of directors. It’s executive director, Tracy Anderson, left in October amid criticism of his management style and cost overruns for school. “There’s a real education crisis in Malawi,” Madonna said, trying to save the project. However, she could not give a reason why she had not noticed the problems as they began unfolding. Thus she eventually abandoned her project to build Malawi Academy for Girls. However, Madonna persisted that “Our team is going to work hard to address this in every way we can”

Indeed, the fist Raising Malawi School was completed in Kabila on May 24, 2012. With the help of 1426 volunteer hours of work from the local community, the school will be up and running in Kabila with 142 students set to attend the school. Despite the quandary she confronted, Madonna completed a school for Malawian.

3. David Banda Mwale Ciccone Ritchie and Chifundo Mery James.

On October 10, 2006, Madonna filed adoption papers for a boy from the orphanage, David Banda Mawale Ciccone Ritchie. This adoption raised strong public opinion because she did not obey the Malawian law, which requires would-be parents to reside in Malawi for a year before adopting. In order to calm public fury, Madonna addressed this on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Despite what public believed, there were no written adoption laws in Malawi that regulated foreign adoption. Also, Banda needed an immediate treatment for his health. He had been suffering from pneumonia after surviving malaria and tuberculosis when she first met him.

On June 12, 2009, Madonna adopted another child called Chifundo Mery James. Her second attempt to adopt a child from Malawia was also obstructed by the Malawia government’s interference. But the Malawi’s High Court eventually approved her petition to adopt 4-year-old Mercy, despite the fact that she hadn’t fulfilled the country’s 18-month residency requirement. “Madonna has shown that she is bold and compassionate enough to come forward to adopt Chifundo James,” said Lovemore Munlo, the Malawia Chief Justice.