Development Assistant Cover Letter
Development Assistants provide administrative support to employees responsible for fundraising activities. Typical duties of a Development Assistant include: cultivating donor relationships, finding ways to secure additional funds, helping to organize fundraising events, performing research, writing reports, analyzing data, sending invitations, processing donations, answering to donor inquiries, doing paperwork, maintaining donor databases, and preparing media and donor kits.
Those interested in a Development Assistant position should be able to demonstrate the following abilities throughout their cover letters:
- Fundraising skills
- Excellent networking and relationship cultivation abilities
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Organization and planning
- Reporting and recordkeeping
- Computer competences
- Attention to details
- Being able to work independently
- Work prioritization
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Dear Mr. McDonnell:
Upon learning of your need for a Development Assistant, I was eager to submit my resume for your review. As an organized and self-motivated professional with a variety of administrative support experience and exceptional interpersonal abilities, I am prepared to significantly contribute to your organization’s goals and objectives.
My professional experience incorporates challenging internship and support roles, including development positions with The Cedar Wood House and Blooming Tree. From performing research and coordinating mailings to processing donations and maintaining databases, I excel at prioritizing tasks, collaborating with peers and management, and facilitating the ongoing growth and profitability of non-profit organizations.
Highlights of my experience include…
- Supporting development teams with comprehensive administrative tasks—such as research, promotions, correspondence, event planning, phone support, donor outreach, and fundraising efforts—while ensuring optimal departmental performance.
- Providing overarching support on special projects such as annual donor mailings, holiday parties, board of directors meetings, and donation receipt management.
- Excelling at balancing multiple tasks while providing top-level project coordination, organization, and communication skills.
- Demonstrating a steadfast commitment to providing outstanding support within fast-paced environments.
My skills in general administrative and development support, along with my dynamic collaborative abilities and my positive attitude and work ethic, position me to excel in this role. The chance to offer more insight into my qualifications would be most welcome. Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Mason D. Clark