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Business Impact NW is now hiring!

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Position Summary: Development Officer

Business Impact NW (BIN) is one of Washington State’s leading community development and business assistance organizations. BIN invests in people and their communities to create economic equity, create jobs, and create wealth for entrepreneurs. An integral part of our mission is to meet the unique business education, training, and financing needs of non-bankable business owners. Duties include:

Grant writing and grant prospecting as needed

Implement a comprehensive fund development program, including, but not limited to:

  • Annual/Monthly Giving b. Event Fundraising
  • Corporate Giving and Event Sponsorships
  • Major Gifts Program e. Planned Giving Program
  • Capital Campaign h. Capital/Program Grant Proposals
  • Effective and meaningful donor recognition

Develop department budget, using data-driven metrics and analytics to prioritize fundraising resources and maximize return on investments

Oversee and ensure sound practice in donation tracking, pledge and payment monitoring, reporting and benchmarking with eTapestry (donor management system)

Serve as staff liaison with the Fund Development Committee to:

  • Work on strategic planning and goal setting
  • Mobilize and engage board of directors to participate in fundraising activities
  • Provide fundraising updates for committee and board meetings
  • Develop and revise fundraising policy and guidelines as needed

For more information about the position, please see Job Description & Qualifications (PDF)
To apply, send resume and cover letter to Amanda Putnam. The deadline to apply is April 15th, 2017. This position is full time.

Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

Each year, Business Impact NW offers a limited number of internship opportunities to students and community members.

We are looking for inspired and passionate people, dedicated to participating in a non-profit, micro-lending culture which targets under-served demographics within our community. Partnered with the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, we offer interns the opportunity to gain a working knowledge of what it means to own and operate a small business in the Pacific Northwest. Collaborating directly with all levels of staff and our management team, you will handle portfolio management for existing clients, accompany senior management on-site to local small-businesses in the Seattle area, produce branded copy for our media outreach program and be granted exclusive access to all BIN educational courses and seminars free of charge.

Ideal candidates include current or post-graduate students with a Business or relevant emphasis, and anyone thinking of starting their own business who wants an inside look at the operational side of owning your own company. Hours are flexible and depend upon the position applied for.

Internship I - Portfolio Manager

Works primarily with our lending team as a portfolio manager, focused on data entry and strong organizational/ technical skills.

Internship II - Administrative Assistant

Works with office staff to assist with clerical duties as well as the implementation of online programming and day-to-day tasks as assigned.

Internship III - Communications

Works with Marketing and Upper Management accompanying staff on location to gather material for written copy and blog articles. Must have strong creative writing skills and reliable transportation.

Article Contribution

We are constantly on the lookout for engaging material to publish on our business blog. If you would like to appear as a guest editor for articles involving your local small businesses, please reach out to our Social Media Management Department.

Internship and Volunteer Application Process

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Must be able to lift 20 lbs and sit at a desk for 2+hours
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Student status preferred but not required

Send Resume

When you have selected the internship that you would like to apply for, submit resume and cover letter to:

For creative writing internship opportunities, please include a sample of your work, an article, essay, or creative piece that reflects your style as a writer, you may submit non-published, or previously published content.


If selected to move forward with our internship process, a member of our team should reach out to you within two weeks. If you would like to change the position for which you are applying, or if you would like to apply for another position, please re-send your information with the preferred opportunity in the subject line. Our interview process takes roughly an hour and potential interns should adopt a business casual dress in accordance with our office atmosphere.