IMPACT MARKETING AND FUNDRAISING FELLOWSHIP

The future of social impact in higher education is here.

The Impact Marketing and Fundraising Fellowship (IMFF) will work with talented University of Illinois students at the intersection of marketing, social impact and nonprofit fundraising over the summer. Students will be paired with a mentor and another peer to provide 10 black-led nonprofits in the Chicagoland area with pro bono marketing and fundraising support.

An Overview of the IMFF Fellowship

Week 1 (In-Person Training): Fellows will spend two days in Chicago meeting their cohort, learning digital marketing and fundraising skills  and practicing what it takes to be successful in a client-facing role. The remainder of the week will be virtual.

Week 2 (Virtual Training): Fellows will continue training, meet their mentor and host an introductory meeting with the nonprofit they will be paired with.

Weeks 3-10 (Virtual Project): Fellows will conduct a research assessment, enhance their client’s digital marketing presence and execute a fundraising campaign to support the nonprofit’s mission.

Why get involved in IMFF ?

Students gain real-world experience and confidence necessary to thrive upon graduating

Students develop a vast network of marketing and social impact professionals

Nonprofits receive 2,100+ hours of pro bono marketing and fundraising support

Social impact mentors coach leaders of the future and support their career goals

IMFF Fellows Will...

  • Build skills in social media and email marketing, strategic communications, digital fundraising and brand strategy
  • Create a campaign for a digital fundraiser for a Black-led, Chicagoland nonprofit campaign for a digital fundraiser
  • Receive a stipend for their efforts (amount pending)
  • Work part-time and in collaboration with another student passionate about social impactpartnership with Covalent which has created 110+ digital marketing fellowships for young professionals and served over 70 small businesses and nonprofits in Illinois in two years.time and in collaboration with another UIUC student passionate about social impactled, Chicagoland nonprofi

The Brand HUB is working in partnership with Covalent which has created 110+ digital marketing fellowships for young professionals and served over 70 small businesses and nonprofits in Illinois in two years.

For more information, please contact Susan Muirhead, Associate Director, Brand Hub at muirhea@illinois.edu