“ The most memorable part about fundraising is how we can help more people with the money we have raised. “
Why did you choose to intern at The Red Pencil (Singapore)?
In the past decade, I have been working in financial institutions in China, primarily in sales management. This time, I came abroad to pursue my master's degree, and the school allows for internships. Therefore, I chose to do an internship. Having worked in commercial organizations for a long time, I am eager to explore working in the NGO sector, as it can make a greater social impact.
Is this your first time assisting a charity with its fundraising efforts? How has it been?
This is my first time working with a charity organization on fundraising. Under Corporate & Partnerships Manager Joey’s guidance, we conducted research on a total of 695 Singapore-listed companies and reached out to relevant contacts via email, awaiting their responses. I have thoroughly enjoyed this experience and am more than willing to contribute my effort to help others as it brings me great joy.
What is your day-to-day job scope as a fundraising intern?
My typical tasks involve conducting research on listed companies. I gather relevant information about them and draft cover letters and appeal letters to introduce our project in the hopes of gaining their support. I also maintain records of our existing donors and express our gratitude to them through appreciation letters.
What is the most memorable part of your internship?
It is my first time working at an NGO, and the most memorable part through fundraising is how we can help more people with the money we raised. I find joy in helping others through the process.
“I find joy in helping others through the process."