Monthly Mailings to Bereaved Families
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Location: 1000 Jorie Blvd., Suite 140 Oak Brook, IL 60523
Project Details

Administrative Support
Every month, The Compassionate Friends mails up to 2,000 cards to families that have lost a child of any age from any cause. In order to provide the maximum amount of free services available to families who have lost a child, there are only 4 paid staff members in the office. Each month we mail a card to a family to give them comfort when their child's birthday happens or when it is the anniversary of their child's death. We need help applying labels to envelops and stuffing the envelopes with the appropriate card.

Grant Writing and Research / Fundraising
The organization has minimal staff with no dedicated development staff. The funding of the organization has relied strictly on individual donations and a very few corporate sponsors. There is a development committee, however no one on the committee has grant writing experience. The organization needs help with getting starting on who to apply with and how.

Customer Service
There are hundreds of emails, Facebook posts, and private messages that need answered daily. These tasks could easily be done by a volunteer, even remotely. By having a volunteer for these activities, the office staff can attend to more strategic planning.

Database Administration
The organization has Blackbaud products but is not fully utilizing their functions, There is not enough time to learn what is necessary due to the daily demands of inputting information. Help is needed in tutoring on the products and also with inputting information.

Reporting and Dashboards
There are available metrics from many activities. There is not anyone with the ability or time to develop standard reports or dashboards. The organization needs someone to help develop these tools.

General requirements
  • Orientation or Training
  • As available
Computers & Technology
Crisis Support
Skills Area
Database Administration
Reporting & Dashboards
Grant Writing / Research
Administrative Support
Customer Service