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In this job I assisted the Institutional Advancement office at Olmsted with their Raiser's Edge database, with event preparation, and with general office duties. I researched and updated constituent addresses, designed invitations, prepared guest lists, helped re-organize the Raiser's Edge database, printed and mailed invitations, and helped organize the office.
Skill developed here included proof-reading letters, using an automatic address machine, and using the mail-merge feature in Word.
I worked at Houghton over the summer part-time in 2005 and 2008, and over the summer full-time in 2006 and 2007. I worked in the Advancement (Fund raising) office, where I helped manage a Raiser's Edge database of alumni contact information, answered phones, filled in as receptionist, wrote donor letters, called potential donors, helped prepare guest lists for banquets, and did numerous other general office tasks.
Skills I developed in this job included the ability to use Raiser's Edge, Excel, Word, and AlumniFinder, as well as learning to use numerous office tools, such as the fax machine and copy machine.