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Sample Project:  Implement a new Donor Database


Name of Organization:  Portland Nonprofit

Tell us about your organization:  We are a medium sized nonprofit with a mission to raise awareness of the environment and the actions individuals and corporations can take to reduce their footprint on this earth.

Project Title:  Implement a new Donor Database

Time commitment:  Large project, estimated hours between 150 - 200, to be completed within 8 months of start date. Flexible hours.

Work Environment/Location:  ~ 50% of time at nonprofit location (address), 50% from home.

Project Description:  Our nonprofit has selected a new donor database application for implementation. We are looking for a seasoned IT expert to help us to configure, operate, and fully utilize the capabilities of our new application. This will involve understanding the software, our nonprofit practices and processes, and reporting requirements. As well, you will be instrumental to helping us fully utilize the software by creating processes and training our staff.

Key Deliverables:

  • Working with our leadership team, key staff members, and external IT vendors to define the key objectives and then implement the new database.
  • Map existing impacted processes and redesign to align with the new database.
  • Document all processes and train the staff.
  • Identify key reporting requirements and develop the reports in the new database.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:  Strong understanding of business process and database functionality, excellent oral and written communications skills, experience with project management.

Education/Experience:  At least 5 years of experience in IT, system management or software development. Experience with project management.

Resources:  Access to our leadership team individually and as a staff will be provided. Desk space and a PC will be provided when working onsite.

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