Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Guest Writers on TPF Blog

As September fast approaches, we at TPF are gearing up for the new season with some exciting developments.
In the coming months, you'll be able to read about philanthropy and TPF's work on our blog by various guest writers. Leaders in philanthropy, education and civil society will share their thoughts and experiences about giving. Our first guest blogger will be Elmira Bayrasli, Vice President of Policy and Outreach at Endeavor, who has joined our communications team. Her post will appear on September 13th.
To make it easy for you to follow these updates, please subscribe to our blog. In doing so, you will receive an email alert when a new post appears. You can also find recent news and information on TPF's Facebook Fan Page, and on Twitter. Please become a fan or follow us to stay connected!
If you would like to become a guest blogger or recommend a guest blogger, please email us at blogs@tpfund.org. We are always open to new ideas and suggestions.

Friday, August 6, 2010

TPF seeks an energetic social cause marketing intern!

Turkish Philanthropy Funds (TPF, www.tpfund.org) taps into and unleashes philanthropic giving from the Turkish Diaspora and friends of Turkey. It empowers these groups to take action in four key areas: gender equality, economic development, education and arts & culture. 
We seek an energetic intern who will assist with TPF's social cause marketing.
Founded in 2007, TPF was a group of individuals eager to make a difference for future generations of Turks and Turkish-Americans. In three years it has garned the excitement of a community that is eager to take the organization to the next level. TPF is eager to hire an intern to be a part of the TPF's team as it widens its reach with an outreach and communications program.
Hours are flexible, but will require a focus on keeping on top of current events, both in Turkey as well as the philanthropic giving circle, communicating with like-minded organizations and individuals via social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter and assisting TPF's senior management with outreach efforts.
This is a great opportunity for someone eager to own a social media portfolio and help TPF build a presence on Facebook and Twitter.
The intern will work closely with seasoned professionals, who will act as mentors and guides for professional development. It is an opportunity for an intern to widen his/her social network by meeting new people, as well as becoming a social media expert. The internship also gives interns a chance to become acquainted with Turkish non-profit sector, organizations, their people, projects and business models.
Your successfully completed internship should provide you with an excellent portfolio of deliverable projects you can use to demonstrate your social media savvy to potential employers.
  • Social media/social networking, outreach, monitoring, experimenting
  • List management and communications
  • Website updates
  • Research
  • Stats and reporting
  • Growing marketing ideas in the social Web/media arena
  • Strong interest in TPF's mission and vision
  • Commitment to social change
  • Interest in how social media and traditional media work and what is newsworthy
  • Interest in how media and communications strategies advance a public interest agenda.
The intern should be energetic, reliable, detail oriented and organized. Excellent writing skills are required. Experience in social issue organizing, communications, or journalism helpful. Knowledge of Turkish is recommended, but not required.
How to Apply
Please email a tailored cover letter, resume, 1-3 social networking profiles and availability to Senay Ataselim, COO at senay@tpfund.org