Fundraising Coordinator

About YPFP:

YPFP believes there is an urgent need for NextGen voices to immediately and positively influence today’s critical foreign policy challenges. Our events are carefully designed to assist our members in the ideation process and to help them determine where to focus their efforts for maximum impact.

Affairs of State:

In its 10th year, Affairs of State is YPFP’s annual gala hosted in Washington, DC. The event raises awareness of the organization and celebrates its achievements while raising valuable funds to help our nonprofit grow in years to come. The Fundraising Coordinator will get a front-row seat to the ins and outs of the gala planning process and play a crucial role in achieving YPFP’s revenue goals for the event.

This position reports to the Gala Coordinator with additional supervision from senior members of the Affairs of State project team. This position runs from May to October 2017.

Position Description:

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Work with the Affairs of State project team to identify potential donors and maintain master tracker of donation solicitation

  • Take the lead on reaching out to the majority of donors and work with Affairs of State project team to ensure that all potential donors are contacted

  • Ensure that all donation procurement planning, execution, and follow-up is conducted in a timely manner


  • Goal-oriented approach to projects

  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to convey YPFP’s mission to a range of potential donors effectively and enthusiastically

  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team

  • Creative and committed to the YPFP mission and fundraising goals for the gala

  • Ability to commit 5-10 hours per week (assume an increase in time commitment closer to the date of the gala)

How to apply

To apply for this position, please email recruiting@ypfp.org with a letter of interest and resume. Please include the position title in the subject line.