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M. Linley B. Beckner

LEAP Symposium 2010

e-Philanthropy and Development Internship, New York, New York

Image: Marching with IGLHRC in New York Pride

working toward all rights for all developing equality

Working Toward All Rights for All: Developing Equality

How did I work towards all rights for all through my internship with the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)?

the international gay and lesbian human rights commission iglhrc
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)

“Our mission is advancing human rights for everyone, everywhere to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.”

how does iglhrc advance the human rights of everyone everywhere
How 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)
e philanthropy and development internship
e-Philanthropy and Development Internship

How did my day-to-day work support the overall efforts of IGLHRC?

how my day to day work made a difference
How My Day-to-Day Work Made a Difference

Development

(Fund-RAISERS)

Other Departments/People

(Fund-USERS)

  • 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
why development matters
Why Development Matters

How important is the behind-the-scenes work in the overall efforts of nonprofit organizations?

without grants and donations non profits could not function
Without Grants and Donations, Non-Profits Could Not Function
  • According to IGLHRC’s 2007-2008 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
how i got there
HOW I GOT THERE…

What prepared me to intern with IGLHRC?

preparing for iglhrc
Preparing for IGLHRC

Mount Holyoke College

Other Opportunities

  • 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
before and after
Before and After

Were my expectations met? What did I learn?

my expectations and what i learned
My Expectations and What I Learned

Before

After

  • 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
the next steps
The Next Steps

Where do I go from here?

moving forward with my summer internship experience
Moving Forward with My Summer Internship Experience

Senior Year

Beyond

  • 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
special thanks
Special Thanks

My sincerest appreciation to those who helped make this internship possible!

many thanks to the people who made it possible

Thank you for everything!

Many Thanks to the People Who Made it Possible!

The CDC, who funded the experience.

The Brandon/Bommer/King family, who hosted me this summer.

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INTERESTED IN INTERNING WITH IGLHRC?

Please email me, Linley Beckner, at:

[email protected]

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