Philamplify Graduate Research Fellowship


The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth, opportunity and power, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness. NCRP urges foundations and other grantmakers to adopt practices that best serve the common good through research, communications and advocacy activities. Founded in 1976, NCRP has a staff of 14. For more information, visit


This fellowship provides a superb opportunity for up to two fellows to work on NCRP's cutting edge initiative, Philamplify, as well as other key related functions in our communications and development departments. Philamplify provides "honest feedback to improve philanthropy" by conducting thorough assessments of leading grantmakers that incorporate extensive feedback from nonprofits, peer funders and other stakeholders. To learn more about the project, visit

The position is based in our Washington, D.C. office. The fellows will be part of a team that includes both locally-based and outstationed members. Supervision will be a combination of in- person and virtual.


  • Conduct online research about foundations.
  • Develop and implement surveys and interviews about foundation practices, and analyze survey and interview data.
  • Assist with preparation of reports based on these data.
  • Compile and analyze statistics related to NCRP websites, email marketing, news mentions and social media.
  • Update relational database, websites and mailing lists.
  • Create and/or find graphics and prepare presentations and marketing materials.
  • Assist with fundraising data tracking and grant proposal and report preparation.


The ideal candidate is a proactive, detail-oriented team player who is able to multi-task with the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Prior volunteer, internship or employment experience, preferably with a nonprofit organization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Proficiency with Salesforce or other membership or relational databases.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (especially Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Ability to use web and other resources to quickly research an issue and synthesize findings clearly in writing.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Commitment to NCRP's progressive vision of philanthropy as a means to advance social and economic justice.


20 hours per week for the 2015-2016 academic school year.


$15 per hour.


Email all materials to [email protected] with “Graduate Research Fellow” in the subject line. Attachments should be in MS Word or PDF format.

Please include the following:

  • Cover letter (with date of availability, salary history and salary requirements)
  • Résumé
  • Writing sample

No phone calls or email inquiries please. Because of the large volume of applicants, only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. Thank you for your interest. NCRP is an equal opportunity employer.

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