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Non profits Cover letter

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2001 10:22 am
by Archived Topic
I recently read about [your organization]'s search for a development officer in the [periodical]. I admire [your organization]'s efforts to encourage contraceptive use and bring affordable, accessible contraceptive options to those who need them. Through my work with the [my organization], I have learned a great deal about the state of family planning in the world and the need for non-profits to continue to tackle family planning and women's health from every direction.

In my current position as the Development Assistant for the [my organization], I research prospects with a who may have an interest in endowing a institute for contraceptive research. I have particularly enjoyed working with a new start up organization, and with our Managing Director, [DA Name]. My technology and research skills complimented her experience with major donors, and we worked well together to build a strong development organization. Initially my office management responsibilities had to take precedence, but since [my organization]'s move to Rockville, I spend the majority of my time implementing the board's strategic plan to identify individuals who have made a very significant commitment to conservation issues, but have yet to form an interest in population.

Before joining [my organization], I worked in politics, first to organize young people to support the Democratic Party, and later as a voice for young professionals at the [former organization]. As [my organization] enters a new phase of development, I have begun looking for new challenges. I admire [your organization]'s work to bring awareness and contraceptive products to underserved communities. I hope that my experience cultivating major donor gifts, as well as my exposure to population issues would make me a strong member of [your organization]'s development team. I look forward to the opportunity to speak with you about [your organization]. Thank you for your consideration.


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Non profits Cover letter

Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2001 10:37 am
by Archived Reply
Here are a few suggestions (highlighted by the use of asterisks) for you. Good luck!


I recently read about [your organization]'s search for a development officer in the [periodical]. I admire [your organization]'s efforts to encourage contraceptive use and *provide* affordable, accessible contraceptive options to those who need them. Through my work with the [my organization], I have learned a great deal about the state of family planning in the world*,* and *understand/see/believe in* the need for *organizations* to continue *tackling* family planning and women's health *issues* from every direction.


In my current position as the Development Assistant for the [my organization], I research prospects *--strike with a* who may have an interest in endowing a*n* institute for contraceptive research. I have particularly enjoyed working with a new *strike, it's redundant - start up* organization, *name the new org. here*, and with our Managing Director, [DA Name]. My technology and research skills compl*e*mented her experience with major donors, and we worked well together to build a strong development organization. Initially my office management responsibilities *took* precedence, but since [my organization]'s move to Rockville, I spend the majority of my time implementing the board's strategic plan *by* identify*ing* individuals who have made a *strike - very* significant commitment to conservation issues, but have yet to form an interest in population *control*.

Before joining [my organization], I worked in politics, first *organizing* young people *in* support *of* the Democratic Party, and later as a voice for young professionals at the [former organization]. As [my organization] enters a new phase of development, I have begun looking for new challenges. I admire [your organization]'s work to *increase* awareness and *provide* contraceptive products to underserved communities. I hope that my experience cultivating major donor gifts, as well as my exposure to population issues would make me a strong member of [your organization]'s development team. I look forward to the opportunity to speak with you about [your organization]. Thank you for your consideration.



Reply from Kerri Quinton (Wichita - U.S.A.)