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M. L INLEY B. B ECKNER LEAP S YMPOSIUM 2010 E -P HILANTHROPY AND D EVELOPMENT I NTERNSHIP, N EW Y ORK, N EW Y ORK M. L INLEY B. B ECKNER LEAP S YMPOSIUM.

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1 M. L INLEY B. B ECKNER LEAP S YMPOSIUM 2010 E -P HILANTHROPY AND D EVELOPMENT I NTERNSHIP, N EW Y ORK, N EW Y ORK M. L INLEY B. B ECKNER LEAP S YMPOSIUM 2010 E -P HILANTHROPY AND D EVELOPMENT I NTERNSHIP, N EW Y ORK, N EW Y ORK Image: Marching with IGLHRC in New York Pride

2 W ORKING T OWARD A LL R IGHTS FOR A LL : D EVELOPING E QUALITY How did I work towards all rights for all through my internship with the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)?

3 T HE I NTERNATIONAL G AY AND L ESBIAN H UMAN R IGHTS C OMMISSION (IGLHRC) “Our mission is advancing human rights for everyone, everywhere to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.”

4 H OW DOES IGLHRC ADVANCE THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF EVERYONE EVERYWHERE ? Scale and Scope Cultural Specificity and Local Efforts Programs: Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa Education Activist Institutes Example: LAC—Countering Religious Homofobia Emergency Response Advocacy United Nations Work Full consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

5 E -P HILANTHROPY AND D EVELOPMENT I NTERNSHIP How did my day-to-day work support the overall efforts of IGLHRC?

6 H OW M Y D AY - TO -D AY W ORK M ADE A D IFFERENCE Grant proposals and reports (drafting and editing) Donor acknowledgement Major donor and foundation research Foundation Center Library Event planning and sponsorship recruitment Programs Communications and Research Regional Staff and Offices Interns Associates (Fellows) Executive Director Development (Fund-RAISERS) Other Departments/People (Fund-USERS)

7 W HY D EVELOPMENT M ATTERS How important is the behind-the-scenes work in the overall efforts of nonprofit organizations?

8 W ITHOUT G RANTS AND D ONATIONS, N ON - P ROFITS C OULD N OT F UNCTION According to IGLHRC’s Annual Report, here is the breakdown of the year’s income: Foundation Grants: 71.90% Donations: 12.73% Events: 11.89% Other: 3.49% Reminder of my main tasks: Grant proposals and reports (drafting and editing) Donor acknowledgement and donation management Major donor and foundation research Event planning and sponsorship recruitment

9 HOW I GOT THERE… What prepared me to intern with IGLHRC?

10 P REPARING FOR IGLHRC Coursework International Relations Major Human Rights Focus Diversity and Inclusion WAARP Intergroup Dialogue Global Perspective Leadership Resume Interview (via Skype!) SIT Study Abroad in Argentina Independent Study Project Worked with the Buenos Aires office All Rights for All Blog Mount Holyoke CollegeOther Opportunities

11 B EFORE AND A FTER Were my expectations met? What did I learn?

12 M Y E XPECTATIONS AND W HAT I L EARNED Development is boring Being behind the scenes means being out of the loop Development isn’t as important as programming Development makes it all possible! I found a niche in the non-profit world where I am happy and successful This is the field for me Overcoming challenges BeforeAfter

13 T HE N EXT S TEPS Where do I go from here?

14 M OVING F ORWARD WITH M Y S UMMER I NTERNSHIP E XPERIENCE Senior Project Opportunities such as LEAP Fundraising for Student Organizations Improved Skills, Especially Writing and Editing Networking Maintaining Relationships Informational Interviews Friendly Advice from Professionals Job Opportunities Senior YearBeyond

15 S PECIAL T HANKS My sincerest appreciation to those who helped make this internship possible!

16 B ECKY AND M E AT N EW Y ORK P RIDE WITH IGLHRC Thanks to Rebecca Libed, my supervisor, for her wise advice and for the wonderful opportunity of interning with IGLHRC!

17 M ANY T HANKS TO THE P EOPLE W HO M ADE IT P OSSIBLE ! The CDC, who funded the experience. The Brandon/Bommer/King family, who hosted me this summer.

18 INTERESTED IN INTERNING WITH IGLHRC? Please me, Linley Beckner, at: u INTERESTED IN INTERNING WITH IGLHRC? Please me, Linley Beckner, at: u


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