University of Wisconsion - Eau Claire




Talk to alumni and raise money for UWEC!

30 hours

Community partner: UWEC Foundation
Supervisor: Nicole Marie Lindberg
Beginning date:
Ending Date:

Service-Learning Proposal Description


Briefly describe the project and the community need to be addressed.

Answer The UW-Eau Claire Foundation is seeking Student Development Representatives to work in our Telefund Call Center. As a Development Representative, you'll contact UWEC alumni by phone to talk to them about campus, update their alumni records, and ask them to donate to UWEC. Donations from alumni and friends are critical to the success of UWEC. Without our alumni and donors, we would not have scholarships and funding for many other important projects and programs at UWEC. Students play a very important role in engaging these donors and raising money for UWEC.


What is the mission of the agency or organization?

Answer The UW-Eau Claire Foundation is an independent, 501©(3) tax-exempt organization whose primary mission is the stewardship of private funds donated to benefit of the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Our goals are to assist in the continued tradition of academic excellence at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and to act as an advocate between the university and the broader community.


What skills are required for this project? 

Answer -Strong communication skills -Ability to speak passionately and positively about UW-Eau Claire -Strong interpersonal skills


What are the objectives for the student learning and service?

Answer -Students will develop an understanding of how donations and philanthropy directly impact their lives, especially in the context of their education at UW-Eau Claire. The majority of students are unaware of the importance of donations at UW-Eau Claire, and this role helps them develop a deeper understanding of this. -Students will also gain valuable communication skills as well as an understanding of fundraising principles and how to build relationships, show gratitude, and more.


What are the availability requirements for the student?

Answer Students must be available to work 6.5 hours each week during our scheduled shifts, which are Sundays (4:45-8) and Monday-Thursday (5:45-9). This amounts to 2 evenings/week (with the option to work more if desired). Students will work alongside a team of 8 other students in a call center setting.


Additional information (not required).

Answer We offer the opportunity to complete service learning as a paid employee of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. We employ about 25 students each semester, and are interested in students who would like to complete their service learning requirement as well as continue working as a paid employee. This means you have the option to be paid while completing your service learning hours. Many of our Student Development Representatives have gone on to have successful careers in the Nonprofit sector (including 5 who work in our Foundation office now!) Please reach out to Nicole Lindberg at for more information.