An Email to Send to Department Heads and the Heads of Student Organizations for PR / Marketing / Communications
A note to the person reading this page:
You can magnify our impact by helping us attract more interns, who can help us reach more nonprofits and donors.
It's easy! Just email the following note to department heads and student organizations whose students focus on PR, marketing, or communications.
Just add the person's name. You might also paste the 'Earth' image from the Banners page of this site to the bottom of the email.
We also have emails for student organizations, for department heads, and for professionals interested in volunteering.
I am writing to share a great internship and volunteer opportunity for students interested in marketing, PR, communications, and social media. It offers a great opportunity to use their skills and make a tremendous positive social impact. I hope you would please share this with your members.
ChangingThePresent is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which helps channel to nonprofits some of the $250 billion Americans spend each year on birthday, holiday, and other gifts, by making the experience of giving a donation in a friend’s name feel like a gift with tangible giving opportunities, wish lists, registries, and beautiful, personalized printed greeting cards. The New York Times referred to the site as an “amazon.com of the nonprofit world.”
You may recognize this as the approach proven by Heifer International, which raises $115 million a year by letting people donate to fund farm animals in a friend’s name. If farm animals can attract that much money, imagine how much is available for nonprofits focused on countless more popular causes.
This is an energetic, creative, and supportive environment with interns and volunteers from around the world.
The Next Phase
We are about to launch the next phase of this nonprofit, which involves inviting the participation of all one million nonprofits, providing each with their own private gift site, and promoting this growing social norm: You don’t have to buy stuff to show your love; instead, you can do something meaningful in a friend’s name.
Interns will work in teams focused on specific causes they care about (women, children, environment, animals, hunger, etc.). They will:
- Develop strategies to grow awareness and participation
- Market and promote this to nonprofits so they join the site
- Research and build strategic partnerships with associations of nonprofits and affinity groups of funders
- Grow awareness through media, social media, organizations, and thought leaders whose audiences care about that cause
- Invite the participation of celebrities who care about the cause
- Undergraduate, graduate student, recent graduate (including OPT), or professionals.
- Outstanding academic record
- Smart, self-starter, quick learner and team player
- Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
We are conveniently located at 7th Avenue and 33 Street. We are within one block of express stops for four subway lines, LIRR, PATH, and NJ Transit.
We provide an overview of our bold initiative and of the positions for which we are recruiting, along with instructions on how to apply, at www.ChangingThePresent-Join.org.
We would be most appreciative if you would please share this with your members. In addition to emailing them, we hope you will share via social media any of the images that appear on the Banners page of that site.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
Very truly yours,