Sunday, September 21, 2014

Detroit Medical Center hosts FREE Weight-loss and Wellness Community Event 9/27 - RSVP

“Your New Self – The Shape of Things to Come…” promises to be Both Informational and Inspirational...

The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Medical Weight Loss Clinic (MWLC) – which earlier this year announced an exclusive partnership to offer patients, both surgical and non-surgical, a comprehensive spectrum of weight-loss services – today announced plans to host a unique, no-cost weight-loss and wellness community event.

The program, entitled, “Your New Self – The Shape of Things to Come…,” will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel – Detroit Downtown-Fort Shelby. Complimentary valet parking will be available at the hotel entrance at 525 W. Lafayette in Detroit.

The free event, dedicated to informing and inspiring attendees on their personal weight-loss journeys, will include:

- Presentations from and Q&A sessions with board certified physicians from DMC and MWLC

- A fashion show featuring actual weight-loss patients from DMC and MWLC as the starring models

- Success stories and Q&A sessions with DMC and MWLC patients

- Fitness demonstrations from DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan and TrainBetter.org

- On-site evaluation, consultation and enrollment opportunities

- Community networking and support opportunities

- Gift giveaways

To register for “Your New Self – The Shape of Things to Come…,” visit www.harperbmi.org/YourNewSelf or call 1.855.564.7639

“Making the choice to get healthy is a lifestyle commitment and we want people to know that they don’t have to do it alone. The DMC and MWLC are here to help and support them on their journey,” said Michael Wood, Medical Director of the DMC’s Bariatric Surgery program. “This free event will give people a chance to meet with experts, learn about their options, both surgical and non-surgical weight management, and see firsthand real people who have had success.”

DMC surgeons perform weight-loss procedures – bariatric surgery – on men and women who are at least 100 pounds overweight, suffer from related health conditions and have unsuccessfully tried other weight-loss methods. DMC bariatric surgeons use many different surgical techniques to help morbidly obese patients lose weight, regain health and take control of their lives.

“We understand how overwhelming it can feel to need and want to lose a significant amount of weight, and that’s why MWLC and DMC are working together, and hosting this free event,” said David Paull, president of MWLC. “People need guidance, support, information and options, and this event is designed to provide all of those things in one place. We want to set people up for weight-loss success and a lifetime of wellness, and it can all start for them on September 27th.”

“Your New Self – The Shape of Things to Come…"
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel – Detroit Downtown-Fort Shelby.


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Saturday, September 20, 2014

FREE ON YOUR BIRTHDAY: FREE $15 Entree at Bravo! Italian Restaurant

Another year, another birthday, another FREEBIE!

I have been so busy at work and at home that it seems my birthday month is rolling along with no time to redeem my birthday freebies. So yesterday, I took the time to stop and have lunch to redeem a birthday freebie at one of my new favorite restaurants, Bravo!



BRAVO! serves Italian classics with a twist made with authentic old world cooking techniques and the highest-quality ingredients.  The menu includes housemade pasta specialties, pizzas and flatbreads, steaks, chops and seafood. And the atmosphere is elegant and a little quirky with its Roman ruins decor.

I had been going to the Bravo! location in Dearborn, MI for lots of work related functions when I discovered that they had a myBravo! Rewards Program which included a FREE birthday entree in addition to other great perks.  I made sure to signup for the program using my smartphone so that I don't need to carry a rewards card in my wallet.


I received an email before my birthday telling me that a birthday reward had been added to my myBravo! Rewards card. I checked the app on my smartphone and saw that my birthday reward was available for redemption.


To redeem the reward, I used the Bravo! app on my smartphone to pick the location where I was dining for lunch and then I pressed the "Visit Credit" button. The app then produces a unique code that is good for 240 minutes for use only at the Bravo! location where you are dining. Just give that code to your server and up to $15 is taken off the bill for your entree - HOLLA!!!

I currently have other rewards on my card including $10 off my next order so I will be back to Bravo! soon for even more FREE eating.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT myBRAVO REWARDS

Bravo! locations in Metro Detroit include:

LIVONIA | BRAVO Livonia
17700 Haggerty Road
Livonia, MI 48152
(734) 591-5600 Mon-Thu: 11:30am-10pm
Fri & Sat: 11:30am-11pm
Sun: 11:30am-9pm

DEARBORN | BRAVO Fairlane
18900 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, MI 48126
(313) 271-2363 Mon-Thu: 11am-10pm
Fri & Sat: 11am-11pm
Sun: 11am -9pm

ROCHESTER HILLS | BRAVO Rochester Hills
286 N. Adams Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309
(248) 375-9644

LANSING | BRAVO Lansing
2970 Towne Centre Blvd.
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 485-3779 Mon -Thu: 11:30am-10pm
Fri & Sat: 11:30am-11pm
Sun: 11:30am-9pm

There are also Brio restaurants (sister properties with a similar myBrio Rewards Program) located at:

TROY | BRIO THE SOMERSET COLLECTION
2801 W. Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48084
(248) 643-6045 Mon-Th: 11am-10pm
Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm
Sun: 11am-9pm

CLINTON TOWNSHIP | BRIO PARTRIDGE CREEK FASHION PARK
17430 Hall Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038
(586) 263-7310

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FREE Verizon Small Business Webinar with Money Expert Jean Chatzky on 9/24 at 2pm EDT - RSVP

FREE Verizon Webinar to feature Personal Finance Expert Jean Chatzky offering insights on Money Management for Small-Business Owners...

The latest FREE live webinar from Verizon’s small business team on September 24th will feature Jean Chatzky, the financial editor for NBC’s “Today Show” and an award-winning personal finance journalist. She will share strategies for helping small-business owners better manage their money and ensure financial success.

Chatzky is also the AARP’s personal finance ambassador, the host of “Money Matters with Jean Chatzky” on RLTV, a longtime magazine columnist and the best-selling author of eight books, the latest of which is “Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security.”

Chatzky believes that knowing how to manage money is one of the most important life skills for people at every age and is dedicated to help simplify money matters by increasing financial literacy.

The Verizon Small Business Ready Webinar Series is designed to keep small businesses informed to help them gain a competitive edge. All live webinars are recorded and available for on-demand replay. To view past webinars visit www.verizon.com/webinar.

WHAT: Verizon Webinar Series: “Money Rules for Small Business Owners.”

WHEN: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 2 p.m. ET/1 p.m. CT/12 p.m. MT/11 a.m. PT

WHERE: Admission to this live webinar is FREE, but please register at least one hour before the webinar’s start to receive an “e-vite.”

To register, visit http://vz.to/1uHvLf2

WHO: Jean Chatzky, personal financial expert, award-winning personal finance journalist, author and motivational speaker.


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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

DEAL: Starbucks BOGO FREE Autumn Drink Event 2-6pm daily until 9/21

Can You Say 1/2 Priced Starbucks?

Here's a deal for all the Starbucks lovers.

Buy any Pumpkin Spice Latte, Teavana® Oprah Chai Tea Latte or Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino® and get one FREE 2-6 pm daily through September 21, 2014.

Let the Starbucks lovers rejoice!!!


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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

GIVEAWAY: Chuck Gaidica's 2 Kids Books Help Raise Money for Grace Centers of Hope - ENDS 10/3

Detroit TV personality and kid's book author Chuck Gaidica donates 20,000 copies of his books to raise money for the homeless.... 

WDIV-TV 4 news reporter and former weatherman Chuck Gaidica has donated 20,000 copies of his books, Tommy Starts Something Big: Giving Cuddles with Kindness, and Cuddling is Like Chocolate, to help raise funds for Grace Centers of Hope. One of southeast Michigan’s oldest and largest homeless shelters, Grace Centers of Hope provides homeless and rehabilitation services for nearly 200 men, women and children on any given day.

“We are so blessed to have an ally like Chuck Gaidica who truly cares about making a difference in his own community,” said Pastor Kent W. Clark, CEO of Grace Centers of Hope. “Through his generous donation, we will be able to raise funds to help support the life-saving programs and services for the men, women and children who call Grace Centers of Hope home.”


Tommy Starts Something Big: Giving Cuddles with Kindness is a heartwarming children’s story about a young boy named Tommy who faced his own challenge in life by deciding to inspire others in their times of need. The book, which features beautiful watercolor illustrations by Mary Gregg Byrne, reminds children and adults about the positive change that can happen when people help people.


Gaidica penned Cuddling is Like Chocolate as a short book for adults to address the many health and wellness benefits of cuddling. It includes inspiring stories, cuddle facts and humorous illustrations by Jeff Covieo to encourage readers to reach out and cuddle with someone they love.

Gaidica is an Emmy Award–winning television and radio personality who created the phrase "Cuddle Alert" as a fun call to action during cold-weather outbreaks. The alert is a platonic reason to cuddle with somebody for warmth and much more: a healthful connection of two souls. Gaidica has spent years researching the connection between cuddling and wellness. As a former weather forecaster, Chuck has issued "Cuddle Alerts" on TV and radio for nearly 30 years.

"I am so happy to use my books to help touch and restore the lives of others,” said Gaidica. “My children's book encourages kids to think bigger than themselves to help other people. It's like I wrote a book about the mission of Grace Centers of Hope."


Grace Centers of Hope provides a comprehensive range of programs and services to help individuals and families overcome issues of homelessness, addiction, neglect, physical abuse, poverty and spiritual emptiness. One hundred percent of the nonprofit’s revenues are generated through private support, fundraising initiatives and its four thrift stores. Last year, Grace Centers of Hope provided more than 45,000 nights of stay for men, women and children who sought help from the nonprofit organization.

Tommy Starts Something Big: Giving Cuddles with Kindness and Cuddling is Like Chocolate can be purchased throughout the year at all Grace Centers of Hope Thrift Store locations:

- 23105 Coolidge Hwy., Oak Park
- 43584 Van Dyke, Sterling Heights
- 26740 Dequindre Rd., Warren
- 5919 Highland Rd., Waterford Township

The books also can be purchased by calling 1-855-HELP-GCH or online by visiting the Grace Centers of Hope website at this link

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GIVEAWAY
Ten (10) FREEISMYLIFE readers will WIN a set of Chuck Gaidica's children's books - Tommy Starts Something Big: Giving Cuddles with Kindness, and Cuddling is Like Chocolate - A $20 Value - HOLLA TO THE FREE!!!

To Enter -

- Fill out the information in the form below.

- One entry per person please. Duplicate entries will be removed.

- USA addresses only.

- The contest ends on Friday, October 3, 2014 at 11:59am EST.

- The 10 winners will be selected by random number generation.

- Prizes will be mailed to the winners by the PR company for Grace Centers of Hope.


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- Answering the Chuck Gaidica "Cuddle Alert" question at this link.

- You can get 1 extra giveaway entries for tweeting the following message on Twitter "I entered the Chuck Gadica Book GIVEAWAY to benefit @GraceCenters on @freeismylife
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Monday, September 15, 2014

FREE McCafé Muffin and Coffee for 1st 500 customers at Campus Martius McDonald's on 9/17

Southeast Michigan McDonald’s to Perk Up the Morning of 500 Commuters with Free Breakfast in Downtown Detroit...

Celebrating the debut of McCafé fresh baked muffins by Quaker, Southeast Michigan McDonald’s will treat 500 commuters to a free breakfast. From 7 to 10 a.m. those traveling by foot or vehicle will receive one free McCafé muffin and small coffee. Baked in-house daily, McCafé muffins are available in four flavors: Blueberry, Berry Bran, Cranberry Orange and Double Chocolate. Offer valid while supplies last, no purchase necessary.

To accompany the new line of fresh baked goods and coffee offer, McDonald’s will host live entertainment by the Dennis Lee Trio featuring Gwen Foxx, and offer commuters giveaways.

Customers also can stop by a participating McDonald’s restaurant during breakfast hours Tuesday, Sept. 16 through Monday, Sept. 29 ­– National Coffee Day – for a FREE small cup of McCafé Coffee.Limit one per customer per visit, no purchase necessary.


Free Breakfast:
7 - 10 a.m. – Wednesday, Sept. 17 at Campus Martius Park, 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Free Coffee:
Tuesday, Sept. 16 – Monday, Sept. 29 (National Coffee Day) at participating McDonald’s restaurants (click here for more details of FREE McDonalds Coffee offer)


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Sunday, September 14, 2014

FREE Small McCafé Coffee during breakfast hours at @McDonalds 9/16 - 9/29

Coffee lovers can enjoy a freshly brewed, rich and smooth tasting McCafé coffee... for FREE!

From Sept. 16 through 29, guests can get a FREE small McCafé coffee during breakfast hours at participating McDonald’s restaurants across the country. This event builds on McDonald’s first-ever Free Coffee Event launched in March, when the company gave away millions of cups of free coffee during the two-week period.

“We know our guests are busy, especially during the morning, and a free cup of coffee goes a long way in helping get their days started,” said Greg Watson, senior vice president, McDonald’s US Menu Innovation. “That’s why we want to treat customers once again so they can taste for themselves just how great their mornings can be with a cup of McCafé coffee and freshly made breakfast.”

To celebrate two additional weeks of free coffee, McDonald’s is calling on people across the nation to “sip and tell” their embarrassing pre-coffee moments on social media with @McCafe using the hashtag #SipandTell. Select social media fans with morning mishap stories like missing the last train to work on Monday or leaving the house with mismatched shoes will be surprised by @McCafe with custom gifts and experiences to help start their morning off right.

McDonald’s first launched its McCafé line in the U.S. in 2009. The collection included McCafé signature blend coffee and quickly expanded to include iced coffees, espresso-based drinks, such as lattes and mochas, blended-ice beverages including smoothies and frappes as well as limited-time seasonal offerings. This holiday season, customers can again enjoy the White Chocolate Mocha, in addition to the new White Chocolate Latte and Hot Chocolate, for a limited-time.

McCafé fans will soon be able to enjoy their coffee whenever they want, including at home. McDonald’s recently announced a collaboration with Kraft Foods Group, Inc. to offer a variety of McCafé ground, whole bean and single cup coffees in grocery stores and other retailers nationwide starting in early 2015.


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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Detroit Restaurant Week FREE Appetizers & Drink Specials Preview at Top of the Pontch on 9/15

Detroit Restaurant Week returns for the Fall with Preview Event at Top of the Pontch ...

Detroit Restaurant Week returns September 19th - 28th for Fall 2014.

Leading up to the Fall Detroit Restaurant Week is the third "Drinks & Appetizers with DRW" happy hour event- a fantastic evening of complimentary appetizers, unbeatable drink specials and lively conversation on Monday, September 15th at Top of the Pontch

PREVIEW EVENT: DRINKS AND APPETIZERS WITH DRW

Monday, September 15, 2014 - Top of the Pontch
2 Washington Blvd., Detroit 48226
Time: 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.



Visit www.DetroitRestaurantWeek.com for the latest updates about menus and upcoming events.


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TRAVEL REVIEW: Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando CityWalk - AWESOME!!! #FamilyForward

The Family Forward Blogger Retreat at Universal Orlando provides bloggers and their families with hotel, food, park passes, and unique experiences at a significantly reduced price. All opinions are my own.

Seeing the Blue Man Group was the highlight of my son's trip to Orlando
Blue Man Group Orlando is Fun, Exciting, and Great for all Ages...

When I found out that as part of attending the Family Forward Bloggers Retreat over the long Labor Day weekend at Universal Orlando that my son and I would be seeing the Blue Man Group show, I was very excited. I had never seen the Blue Man Group perform live before but I had heard of their high energy show that is part comedy, part music, and part outrageous.

But I did wonder how my 14 year old son (who has a short attention span) would fare during the almost 2 hour show.  Well I should not have worried because he L-O-V-E-D the show as much if not more than I did. I can honestly say that the show is awesome and I could not believe how fast the time went by. And how people of all ages were loving The Blue Man Group.


If you have never been to a Blue Man Group performance then all I can say is you don't know the fun you are missing.  The show started out with hilarious messages flashing across the monitors, one of which reminded us that we would be embraced if cell phones and cameras were used during the show, so all my photos that you see in this post were taken during the show's over the top finale which involves lots of toilet paper and 6 foot bouncing balls.

And speaking of embarrassment, don't show up late to a Blue Man Group performance because they have a surprise waiting for an unlucky latecomer that will make you the butt of many jokes.


The show was highly entertaining and was kind of an all out assault on the senses.  The music was loud, the colors were brilliant, the comedy was off the charts, and there was tons of flying paint. My son laughed so hard that I thought he was going to fall out of his seat. And the 3 year old and 5 year old boys sitting behind me were laughing so uncontrollably at times that they actually did fall out of their seats.



It's all about Family...
The Blue Man Group Orlando show likes to make fun of how we tend to use technology to connect online with people instead of connecting with friends and family in real life.  So the overall message of the show is that we get more "happiness hormones" by being in a group together and by sharing group experiences.

Since the Family Forward conference was all about families connecting through shared experiences, this show fit right in to the overall theme that families can bond better by communicating less through smartphones and more through human connections.



For families who come to the show, the Blue Man Group website has added a special page for parents with FAQ's to explain who the show is appropriate for and how to prepare your kids for the show. The website also has links for activities that are inspired by the show's content that families can do after the show. And there are also lesson labs for educators that go into the science and technology that is used during the show.

Can you tell that my son enjoyed meeting the Blue Man Group?
After the show was over, we all were given the special opportunity to meet the Blue Man Group and take photos with them.  I think you can tell by the photo above that meeting the Blue Man Group was one of the highlights of my son's trip to Orlando, so much so that I had to get him a Blue Man Group t-shirt as a souvenir of the evening.

If you will be vacationing in Orlando I highly recommend checking out the Blue Man Group show at Universal Orlando CityWalk -  It will be an experience that you will not forget.


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EMPLOYMENT: Michigan Nonprofit Job Center - September 12, 2014

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!!!

Program Grant Writing/Research Specialist (Inkster)
Primary Purpose:

Develop the agency’s capacity for program grant writing opportunities. Have the initiative and prior expertise in creating an efficient, results oriented grant writing function for the agency. Extensive experience in working with program staff to produce fundable agency program initiatives required.

Education and Experience Required:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field required. Development experience is preferred.
A minimum of five years’ experience in nonprofit (preferably human services), government grant writing required.
Previous experience working with mental health services is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

Extensive knowledge and experience with Grants.gov (including how to upload/submit applications via the Grants.gov website), the Federal Register, DHS Bid for Michigan, and other government sites strongly preferred. Experience writing grants to support mental health services is preferred.
Excellent written, editing, research and oral communication skills including persuasive and versatile writing styles. Ability to communicate in writing to a variety of audiences.
Knowledge of human services and non-profit management.
For more information and to apply visit: www.starfishonline.org or email resume and cover letter to: hr@sfish.org


Operations Manager (Detroit)
Apply Now: http://applyweb.co/operations-manager-34

Position Title: Operations Manager
Organization: Living Arts
Location: Detroit, Michigan

JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director of Administration, the Operations Manager assists with all operational aspects to help ensure the efficiency of the central office and Living Arts administration and programs. This position supports office operations, finance, human resources, development, marketing, and data management, and serves as the first point of contact for phone and visitor inquiries about Living Arts.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree required. Experience in GiftWorks and/or QuickBooks and ability to speak and write in Spanish as well as English are preferred. Experience in the arts/arts education field and familiarity with the Detroit non-profit world are plusses.

COMPENSATION

Living Arts offers a competitive salary commensurate with your qualifications ranging from $25,000 to $35,000 and a comprehensive benefits package.

Apply Now: http://applyweb.co/operations-manager-34


Director of Marketing (Alpena)
Director of Marketing: The Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan (CFNEM) is seeking a Director of Marketing responsible for planning, developing and implementing an overarching marketing strategy for CFNEM, including all marketing communications and public relations activities. They will oversee development and implementation of all collateral materials and services and direct the CFNEM staff efforts to align and support the brand and coordinate at the strategic and tactical levels with the other functions of CFNEM. Bachelor’s Degree required with at least three years of experience in nonprofit marketing. Qualified candidates should forward a letter of introduction and resume to 100 N. Ripley, Suite F, Alpena, MI 49707 or bfrantz@cfnem.org.


Senior Program Officer (Detroit)
The Skillman Foundation, located in Detroit, MI, is committed to improving the lives of Detroit Children. The Foundation is seeking a Senior Program Officer to lead our Youth Development strategy work. In collaboration with the Vice-President of Program & Policy and the Program Group, the Senior Program Officer role manages the strategic grantmaking of the Foundation as well as distribute the grant resources.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Managing Grant Portfolio
Leadership and Advocacy on behalf of Children
Data utilization and management
Develop and refine grantmaking strategies, goals and objectives
Cultivate key relationships
Provide trustee support
Generate leverage support
Qualifications for Senior Program Officer:

Master's degree required with a minimum of 7 year of relevant experience
Experienced in leading youth development programs, leveraging additional fund partners and building systems around the work
Strong involvement in working with poverty and/or education issues; grassroots work experience and/or community partnerships.
Deep content knowledge in one of the Foundation’s core strategies
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to listen effectively, respond appropriately, and maintain mutual comfort level while relating to a diverse workforce.
Strong project management and organizational skills
A complete job description is available at www.skillman.org. The Skillman Foundation has competitive salary offerings and excellent benefits. If you are interested, please send a cover letter and resume to hr@skillman.org. No phone calls please. Responses to this job posting are requested by September 26, 2014.

The Skillman Foundation is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


Marketing & Communications Director (Ann Arbor)
North Star Reach

Job Title: Marketing & Communications Director Salary Range: $47,000 to $63,000

North Star Reach (NSR) provides life-changing camp experiences for children with serious health challenges and their families. NSR is seeking a full time Marketing & Communications Director. Preferred candidates will have extensive knowledge of non-profit fund development and marketing strategies.

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

Steward the NSR brand
Adhere to and enforce communication policies and procedures
Recruit, orient, and manage Marketing Committee volunteers
Network within the marketing, public relations, and communications community
Provide writing, messaging, creative support, design, and layout for NSR print materials
Create and maintain additional NSR collateral materials
Develop effective communications to reach target audiences and increase brand awareness
Provide analysis and metrics for all communications against development goals/revenue.
Write press releases and coordinate public relation efforts
Online community manager that will schedule, monitor, post, and report on online activity
Plan and execute monthly e-communications and newsletters
Oversee maintenance of organization website
Support NSR events with collateral materials, public relations, advertising, and marketing
Develop and provide media training and resources for Board members, staff and volunteers
Marketing liaison to SeriousFun Children’s Network
Manage contractual and/or marketing vendors
Execute co-marketing and co-branding with strategic corporate partners
Assist with the annual marketing budget
Qualified candidates may submit a cover letter and resume to: HR@northstarreach.org (Reference “Marketing & Communications Director” in Message Line)


Executive Director - Capital Area Health Alliance (Okemos)
The Capital Area Health Alliance (CAHA), in Lansing, Michigan, is seeking an accomplished non-profit executive leader to build on its 20-year history of success in improving regional health. The Executive Director (ED) will be responsible for strategy, program development and execution, organizational integration, financial management, fund development, human resources oversight, relationship management, business development, and external representation. CAHA seeks a health leader to serve as an entrepreneurial visionary and be passionate about community partnerships as a strategy for health improvement. The ED must communicate effectively to maintain relationships across communities, disciplines, professions, and institutions. A skilled administrator and fundraiser, s/he will ensure the organization has the resources it needs to achieve the mission and board-defined goals. The ED reports directly to the Board of Directors and is the organization’s voice to the public. CAHA will offer a salary with a guaranteed minimum, containing incentives for performance.
For more information, visit CapitalAreaHealthAlliance.org

To apply send the following materials. We will maintain the confidentiality of your information:

•Letter of up to 2 pages describing your interest in the position and your qualifications. Your résumé or CV (3 pages maximum); •Names for 3 references, with a brief explanation for why you included each person. References will not be contacted references without your permission); •Two writing samples that demonstrate your ability to write for diverse audiences.

Application review begins on September 20, 2014. Send your information and/or address questions to:
Executive Director
Capital Area Health Alliance
CAHealthAlliance@aol.com
517-347-3377


Business Development Specialist (Detroit)
First Children’s Finance - MI
Business Development Specialist

Mission and Organizational Background
The mission of First Children’s Finance (FCF) is to help children thrive and learn by forging relationships that bring economic power and viability to the business of child care. www.firstchildrensfinance.org

Purpose
The Business Development Specialist works closely with the Michigan Regional Director, along with other FCF Corporate staff to promote and insure the effectiveness of FCF’s core programs in Michigan.

Responsibilities

Work with the FCF MI State Director to develop, promote and implement programs, services and resources to support the mission of FCF.
Provide child care business and financial training and consulting/technical assistance to strengthen ECE programs and providers.
Assist with resource development activities including grant writing, contract development, and program development and report writing.
Experience

Consulting/technical assistance
Training/public speaking
Working with small businesses, preferably in the nonprofit sector
Experience working with or for early education or child care
Reports To: MI State Director Status: Part-Time/Full-Time, Non-Exempt

Salary: Salary range is $55,000-$65,000
Submit Resume to: Monica@firstchildrensfinance.org


Administrative Assistant (Warren)
Part Time Administrative Assistant for a nonprofit, 2 - 3 days/week with usual admin responsibilities. Must be experienced with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and some knowledge of Access). Please send your resume to dtaylor@reallife101.org.


Girls Tutoring Program Assistant (Detroit)
Under the supervision of the Director of Girls’ Programs, the Girls’ Tutoring Program Assistant is responsible for assisting with MEP’s Literacy and Life Skills tutorial program for girls in grades 1-12 held at Mercy Education Project. The Program Assistant position is a temporary, part-time position and is not eligible for benefits.The work schedule is 2:30pm – 7:30pm, Monday – Thursday. Position begins September 22, 2014 and will continue through May 30, 2015.

Responsibilities:

Work with Program Director to plan for successful after-school tutoring program and related activities / events.
Develop supplemental activities / incentives to assure student goal achievement.
Help manage and supervise tutors. On a daily basis, greet tutors and assist them in preparation for tutoring. Assist with tutor trainings.
Direct youth to appropriate activity and assist with activities as needed. Assure that youth are behaving appropriately.
Provide substitute tutoring and homework assistance, as needed.
Assure that student and tutor attendance is tracked.
Perform administrative tasks such as mailings, filing, data entry, typing, phone calls, etc. as directed.
Qualifications

Excellent verbal communication skills
Ability to guide/direct behavior of elementary, middle, and high school age girls
Clerical skills and knowledge of MS Word and MS Excel.
High level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness.
Spanish-speaking, a strong plus.
Mercy Education Project is an equal opportunity employer. Compensation is up to $14.00 per hour.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Mary E. Madigan, MEP Associate Director, at job_opening@mercyed.net by September 15, 2014


Office and Events Coordinator (East Lansing)
The Quello Center at MSU is seeking a highly motivated and outgoing individual to serve as an Office and Events Coordinator. In this role the successful applicant will work closely with the Director to coordinate all academic and outreach activities and events, such as seminars and lectures for the Quello Center. This includes day-to-day visits and reception, events at the Quello Center, and events and activities in other locations in the US and abroad. This person will receive visitors to the Center, assist the Director with his calendar and meetings, manage the offices on a day-to-day basis, support public outreach through print and online media, and work with the Director to support the planning, administration and conduct of all Center events, seminars and lectures. Working with members of the Center, such as visiting faculty and students, and administrative staff within the Department of Media and Information and College of Communication Arts and Sciences is essential. Other contributions to the overall functioning and outreach of the Center are expected.

Please refer to http://cas.msu.edu/places/cas-deans-office/jobs/ for job requirements and additional information. To apply, submit your cover letter and resume to Teresia Hagelberger (sielofft@msu.edu) by September 26, 2014.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


Director of Finance (Royal Oak)
Director of Finance
The Detroit Zoological Society is seeking a full-time Director of Finance. The Director of Finance will be responsible for the management and oversight of the budgeting process, management reporting, strategic planning, Capital Project management, and general administration. The ideal candidate will possess a degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration and/or an equivalent combination of training and experience. He or she should have 7 to 10 years of solid experience in an equivalent level management position, including a proven track record in effectively managing finances and assets in a medium-to-large organization. Additionally, he or she will have 7 to 10 years of solid experience in budget management, financial reporting and capital project management. The candidate should have strong leadership ability, presentation skills, and the ability to translate financial terms and information for managers and staff. He or she will be a problem-solver and decision-maker with strategic and tactical orientation and balance and solid, demonstrated financial and analytical skills. The ideal candidate will have an understanding of computerized financial management/database systems and must be extremely proficient with the use and operation of MS Excel.

To view complete job descriptions and to apply online, please visit www.detroitzoo.org. The direct link to the jobs page is: http://detroitzoo.applicantpool.com


Financial Analyst (Royal Oak)
The Detroit Zoological Society seeks a Financial Analyst to be an integral part of the Financial Planning and Analysis Division of the Finance Department.

The Financial Analyst is responsible for timely and accurate revenue and expense analysis, and functions as a back up to the Payroll Manager and will process payroll regularly. The Financial Analyst provides accounting support to budget managers throughout the organization. Knowledge of accounting and audit practices, procedures, regulations and laws as well as financial and development area software is essential.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance and 3-5 years of experience in an accounting department working with reconciliations and a month-end close. The candidate should have knowledge of accounting principles and practices and the analysis and reporting of financial data, good follow-through skills and the ability to resolve issues in a timely manner. He or she must have the ability to work independently as well part of a team, be an effective communicator with a strong attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments. Finally, the candidate must have at least an intermediate understanding of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Accounting Systems.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities include:

Revenue and Expense Analysis
Capital Project Accounting
Budget Development, Monitoring, Support for Budget Managers
Grant Monitoring and Reporting
Payroll Processing
To view complete job descriptions and to apply online, please visit www.detroitzoo.org. The direct link to the jobs page is: http://detroitzoo.applicantpool.com.


Managing Director (Flint)
New nonprofit in Flint seeks a skilled fundraising professional who is looking for a career growth opportunity. Ele’s Place, a healing center for grieving children with branches in Lansing, Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids, is opening a new branch in Flint.

Primary responsibilities for the Managing Director include:

Build and maintain excellent personal and organizational reputations in the community. Serve as the primary spokesperson and ambassador for Ele’s Place in the Flint region.
Cultivate donor relationships with major gift prospects; solicit gifts and pledges from individuals, businesses and foundations; and steward relationships with major donors.
Inspire and work effectively with Board members, engaging them in community networking, outreach and fundraising efforts.
Oversee the daily operations of Ele’s Place in Flint in a professional, efficient manner, in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Reports to the President & CEO.
Qualifications for the Managing Director:

At least five years’ experience in a nonprofit fundraising position, particularly major gift development.
Superior writing and public speaking skills.
Experience in a leadership role.
Experience working with and inspiring a Board of Directors and other volunteers.
Experience building an effective, motivated, committed staff.
Send cover letter & resume to:
Elizabeth Webb,
Director of Operations
Ele’s Place
1145 W. Oakland Avenue
Lansing, MI 48915
Or email this information to: ewebb@elesplace.org

Ele’s Place is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Development Associate (Bloomfield Hills)
This position is responsible for Donor and Member Stewardship, for Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum related to the Annual Fund and Membership programs. This person will work with the Director of Annual Giving and the Director of Development in support of the Annual Fund and Membership programs to develop appropriate cultivation strategies. Responsibilities include communication, recognition and fulfillment, as well as managing an effort to establish new and meaningful affiliates programs. This position must provide a high level of professionalism with the Academy’s and Museum’s patrons, alumni and volunteers and coordinate effectively with staff from program delivery, PR, events, finance and the development offices across the campus. Requirements: A Bachelor’s degree is required, along with experience that demonstrates ability to work within a complex organization and provide outstanding customer service to donors and members. Experience in a museum, independent school or other non-profit setting and/or deep familiarity with the Cranbrook campus will be favorably considered. Computer proficiency in Word, Excel and database management required in order to create mail merges, manage complex spreadsheets, navigate the development database, and maintain and run development reports. Knowledge of donor software programs preferred. An understanding of- and prior work demonstrating knowledge of basic accounting principles required. Demonstrated ability to effectively multitask and manage deadlines. Strong interpersonal skills with ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of donors, volunteers and staff are essential.

For consideration please email your resume to humanresources@cranbrook.edu along with a completed employment application, found at http://www.cranbrook.edu


Development Manager (Brighton)
Development Manager
Reaching Higher
Reaching Higher’s mission is “To motivate young people to live a life of awakened purpose with passion and confidence.” Our 8 week leadership and social skills development program is delivered in schools and community organizations.

The main objective for the Development Manager is to coordinate, implement and maintain designated fundraising initiatives to drive forward the mission of Reaching Higher. The successful candidate will have a high degree of autonomy in his/her work and the ability to work a part time, flexible schedule, of 30 hours per week, reporting directly to the COO.

Responsibilities:
Work with staff, Board of Directors, and Fund Dev. Committee to reach fundraising goals.
Identify, develop relationships with, and solicit new potential donors.
Assist grant program including identifying prospective grant opportunities, writing/submitting grants, and regular correspondence with funders.
Maintain and deepen relationships with current donor base.
Monitor Standard Operating Procedures for grant tracking, donation tracking, and donor relations.
Maintain contact and donor database in Salesforce.
Communications with donors such as thank you notes, replies, annual appeal, and other forms.

Essential Qualifications:
Strong interpersonal skills.
Must have an expansive network with a natural affinity to connect with others.
Knowledgeable and passionate about Reaching Higher.
BA/BS in Business, Management, Organizational Development or related field of study.
3-5 years of business, fundraising, or other applicable experience.
Excellent organizational skills.
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office/Excel.

Additional Qualifications:
CFRE designation.
Experience with Salesforce.

Salary: $30,000.
EOE.

TO APPLY: Submit resume and cover letter to: info@reachinghigherinc.com.


Early Childhood Quality Improvement Specialist (Warren and Detroit)
Responsible for training and resources for childcare providers to support their quality improvement. Must be able to provide individual and small group training and coaching to adults. Must be able to support adult learners. Will serve as the agency's primary contact and lead for the Great Start to Quality initiative. Will work with Center and Home-based Childcare Providers.
Must be able to faciliatete groups for parents/childcare providers and children birth - 5 years focusing on early learning.
Must possess a working automobile, be able to work soem evenings and Saturdays. Work is based in northeast Detroit and south Macomb county.
Position includes comprehensive benefit package. Send resumes to: ddorsz@leapsnbounds.org


Executive Director - Michigan Chapter (Madison Heights)
Provides the overall leadership and management for those strategies designed to create cost effective and on-going sources of revenue, community presence, as well as support for mission enhancement for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)within Michigan.
Is responsible for managing chapter human and financial resources through the development of an annual Budget and Plan of Operations. These activities are conducted in conjunction with the Chapter Board of Trustees and with the approval of the Society President/CEO, Chief Campaign & Field Development Officer and/or designee(s).
Major Responsibilities: Fund Raising, Chapter Development, Community Involvement & Public Relations, Administration, Liaison with National Headquarters office.

To apply for this position, register with NPPN online (www.nppn.co/candidates/) and upload your resume and a cover letter addressed to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


Inventory Clerk (Detroit)
Motown Museum was founded in 1985 to showcase a legacy surrounding music, history and unity across the globe.

Motown Museum has an opening for a part-time Inventory Clerk. The ideal candidate must have a minimum of two years experience in a retail environment performing inventory and cashiering duties such as, shipping and receiving, stocking, pricing and tagging merchandise, maintaining stockroom and sales floor inventory levels, assisting in inventory counts, processing transactions using a POS system and other duties as assigned.

If you have a great attitude and work ethic, then Motown Museum is the place for you!

Qualifications:
-High School Diploma or equivalent
-Customer service and cashier experience preferred

If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit our website at www.motownmuseum.org/careers.

Motown Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Executive Assistant/Project Coordinator (Detroit)
Motown Museum was founded in 1985 to showcase a legacy surrounding music, history and unity across the globe.

Motown Museum has an opening for a full-time Executive Assistant/Project Coordinator to support the museum's Chief Executive Officer/Chief Operating Officer (CEO/COO).

As an Executive Assistant/Project Coordinator the ideal candidate will provide high-level administrative support to the CEO/COO by conducting research, preparing reports, handling information requests, managing projects and performing clerical functions such as receiving correspondence, receiving visitors, developing grant proposals, monitoring the grant process and answering phones. The position presumes the person is an extension of the CEO/COO and therefore representing that person in terms of their actions, professionalism, temperament, efficiency, discretion, and communications; both oral and written. The individual shall possess the desire to strive for excellence and continuous improvement in all areas of their personal work; along with a knowledge and passion for the music, story, and legacy of the Motown Museum.

Minimum Skills & Abilities:

A self-starter, forward thinker, and problem solver who works with minimum supervision
Strong organizational, verbal and written communication proficiency
Ability to visualize the "big picture" in daily work and executive assignments
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Qualifications:

Minimum two (2) years of college preferred. Practical experience may be taken into consideration -Previous experience in a museum, arts, corporate or non-profit organization preferred
If you are interested in this position and meet the requirements and qualifications as state above, please apply online at www.motownmuseum.org/careers.

Motown Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Chief Development Officer (Dearborn Heights)
Vista Maria is looking for a dynamic, innovative Chief Development Officer who is knowledgeable and has a passion for supporting at risk youth and their families, has a developed diverse donor network and thrives in a results driven collaborative team environment. The CDO is responsible for the establishment, direction and implementation of the Agency's fundraising and marketing strategy. As a key executive in the organization, the CDO collaborates with Agency and Board leadership to ensure the long-term financial stability of Vista Maria in support of the Agency’s vision and mission and key strategic initiatives. Responsibilities include: annual campaign; major donor development; corporate & private foundation relations; special events; planned giving and capital campaigns; cultivation and stewardship of relationships with major donors grant applications; staff liaison to Board Fund Development, Marketing and Board Development Committees; organization's brand image and public relations efforts; selects,leads, supervises, and develops Marketing and Fund Development personnel and other staff who serve in the functions of Volunteer Services, Public Relations, Marketing, Events and Donor Relations.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration/Marketing or equivalent on the job experience.
Eight years progressive experience in Fund Development, Marketing and Public Relations directing all aspects of a comprehensive Fund Development Department.
Two years experience in human service or other related organization.
Effective presence, verbal/written communication and presentation skills to interact with a variety of internal and external constituencies.
Experience in successfully submitting and securing public and private grants.
Demonstrated ability to interact positively in a culturally diverse environment.

Interested applicant can apply by submitting a cover letter including a summary of qualification related to the job description and salary history with expectations, and a resume to jwillard@vistamaria.org.


Alumni Development Officer (Ann Arbor)
Telluride Association seeks a motivated, dynamic, and flexible early- to mid-career professional for new part-time position of Alumni Development Officer based in our office in Ann Arbor, MI. Founded in 1911, the Telluride Association offers free educational programs for high-school and university students in intensive residential settings. The Alumni Development Officer will work in consultation with the Administrative Director, the Michigan Program Director, and our board’s Development Committee to manage a systematic approach to alumni communications and donor cultivation, implement improvements to our annual fundraising, and develop and execute a mid- to long-term strategy for development in our organization. Responsibilities include producing and supervising alumni communications and publications, managing our annual giving campaign, and assisting in the creation of an annual development plan and strategy and multi-year development plan. Qualifications include at least 3 years of development and/or nonprofit experience, excellent interpersonal, written communication, research, and organization skills, and interest, enthusiasm, familiarity with donor management software, and affinity for fundraising. Occasional evenings and weekends will be required. Competitive hourly salary. Possibility for growth. Telluride Association does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other legally protected category and is an affirmative action employer. Position includes benefits. For more information about Telluride Association and the position please see www.tellurideassociation.org. To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and names of three references to careers@tellurideassociation.org by September 12, 2014. On-site interview weekend in mid-October.


Business Manager/Bookkeeper (Owosso)
The Owosso Community Players is seeking a Business Manager/Bookkeeper in a part-time capacity. The ideal candidate for this part-time role must have at least 2+ years of recent experience in full cycle Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Bank Reconciliations, Month-end close, payroll data entry and processing, audit preparation, cash-flow management and financial statement preparation. A degree in accounting is not necessary, but the above listed experience is required.

Reports to: Executive Director

Compensation/Hours: 20 hours per week, competitive salary

Minimum qualifications:
• Minimum of two years’ experience in full cycle Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Bank Reconciliations, Month End Close, Payroll data entry, Audit Preparation, Cash Flow Management and Financial Statement Preparation • Ability to handle and manage confidential information • Experience using QuickBooks, including budgeting and generating standard and specialized financial reports • Work experience with non-profit bookkeeping desirable • Ability to apply generally accepted bookkeeping principles and practices in performing duties.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail in all areas of work • Ability to follow through on tasks and meet deadlines with minimal supervision • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to info@owossoplayers.com, or mail to Owosso Community Players, 114 E. Main St. Suite 222. Owosso, MI 48867.


Sr. Director, Partner Relationships - Corporate Partnership (Southfield)
Job Description:
Leads the pursuit of new opportunities, directly managing and cultivating relationships and driving involvement of accounts to achieve ACS mission and income efforts. Accountable for significant income targets. Influences the strategic implementation of local, nationwide, and global initiatives across corporate, social, and public sectors. Ensures goal achievement through the effective leadership and management of diverse staff, and the engagement and mobilization of volunteers. Provides leadership for corporate account managers serves as the primary lead for the CEOs Against Cancer (CAC) chapter where applicable, which includes being accountable for chapter performance, increasing market penetration and engagement of priority CEOs and their corporations.

Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent education and experience, plus a preferred six years successful experience in fundraising, corporate engagement, and executive relationship development with distinguished partners, preferably with a multi-million dollar organization.

Please apply by visiting www.cancer.org/careers. Search for positions in the Southfield, MI location.

Any issues applying, please contact Emily Marlin, Sr. Recruiter


Volunteer Manager (Pontiac)
Type: Full Time, 40 hours per week
Compensation: Salaried position - $30,000 with benefits
Travel: Moderate

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
The Volunteer Manager supervises volunteers and provides direction, coordination, and consultation for all volunteer functions within the organization. This includes the recruitment, processing, retention and coordination of all Habitat volunteers, including construction, committee, and office volunteers. The Volunteer Manager works closely with all staff members and volunteers to create a positive and productive atmosphere for all.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop and maintain a wide range of volunteer opportunities within the organization
Produce written informational and educational materials for volunteer outreach
Communicate with volunteers on a regular basis through email, phone, and face-to-face.
Maintain volunteer records and volunteer database
Oversee and implement volunteer appreciation program
Perform on-site coordination and support
Other responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor and Executive Director
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

Enthusiasm, teamwork focused and strong customer service orientation
Comfortable using various social media programs
Must be able to adapt to technology and quickly learn the current database
Must be able to work on certain Saturdays and evenings when there are special events, and early mornings, as scheduled
Must have own reliable transportation to travel to the different sites
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE:

BA/BS Degree
2 years experience in the field of volunteer management or equivalent combination of experience, education and training
Personal volunteer experience
To apply please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to families@habitatoakland.org


Advancement Communications Coordinator (Ypsilanti)
The Eastern Michigan University Foundation is seeking an Advancement Communications Coordinator. This person will play a significant role in shaping a robust program of content-driven communications, marketing tools, and services designed to promote fundraising priorities and enhance the EMU’s ability to connect with donors.

Essential Duties:

Coordinate Advancement communications, including; new media, integrated content development and website.
Coordinate production of publications; such as the EMU Foundation Annual Report and specific fundraising campaign materials.
Develop integrated content to support the efforts and initiatives of the EMU Foundation.
Facilitate the strategic communication needs of Advancement program areas; i.e. Annual Giving, Donor Relations and Engagement, Planned Giving and unit-based initiatives.
Manage the print and mail service process for EMU Foundation fundraising and marketing materials.
Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Communication, Integrated Marketing, Public Relations or a related field.
2-4 years of communication and/or project management experience
Strong writing and editing skills
Must possess the ability to work collaboratively and to lead project groups toward a common goal
Must have ability to integrate multiple concepts, tasks and media into a cohesive, strategic communications plan
Experience with web content management systems and e-mail marketing management systems
High-level of internet proficiency, including use of third party social media tools and websites, such as Facebook, Twitter and/or LinkedIn
Experience in print management and media relations desirable
Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to: emuf_communications@emich.edu


Director, Michigan Center for Nursing (Okemos)
The Michigan Health Council is seeking a masters- or doctorally-prepared nurse to direct the Michigan Center for Nursing. The Center for Nursing works to promote and support Michigan’s nursing professionals, enhances nursing workforce capacity, and leads efforts to implement the Institute of Medicine’s Future of Nursing recommendations.
The Director will be responsible for leading the work of the Center, with a focus on education, practice, leadership, diversity, workforce data, and interprofessional collaboration.

The Michigan Center for Nursing is a service of the Michigan Health Council, a 501(c)(3) non-profit in Okemos, Michigan, committed to developing great products and innovative services in order to build a culture of health with health care professionals at the heart of the delivery system.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and CV to Melanie Brim, Michigan Health Council President & CEO at Melanie.Brim@mhc.org by October 3.

Learn more at michigancenterfornursing.org/director


Contract Program Support (Detroit)
Knight Foundation is seeking program support for our resident Program Director serving Detroit. This is a flexible, up to 20 hour per week, position filled on an independent contractor basis. You may be asked to work onsite at times, but will have the opportunity to also work virtually.

Major work activities include but are not limited to:

Administrative duties: 1) scheduling and coordinating meetings including community meetings, and in-town/out-of-town meetings and events 2) making travel and other reservations as needed, and 3) updating data base information.
Supporting the Director at local events, conferences, meetings (e.g. managing attendee lists, greeting attendees and working with caterers).
Crafting correspondence related to queries, proposals, grants, rejections, payments and other matters.
Organizing, preparing, and disseminating documents and reports including program-related documents and publications.
Researching new proposals, projects and ideas.
Analyzing data and making recommendations on how to use the data.
Working with social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Ability to post content and keep social media pages up to date is a plus.
Visiting grantees, monitoring and supporting project activities in order to drive positive results.
Requirements:

Previous experience as an independent contractor is preferred.
Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
Organizational, time management and project management skills desired.
Strong verbal and written communication skills desired.
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Google Chrome.
Please send resume and cover letter to: recruiter@knightfoundation.org. No telephone calls, please.


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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

FREE eBook: What would Judy Say? Be the Hero of Your Own Story by Judge Judy

Pick up Judge Judy's new eBook for FREE!

I had just turned off my work computer and turned on the TV when I saw on the show "Inside Edition" that Judge Judy has just released an inspirational eBook - and she is giving it away for FREE.

Says Judge Judy - "My gift to you is my new book.  I hope it will help you negotiate life with greater ease while creating a journey that is exciting and satisfying"



Just go to this link to download "What Would Judy Say? Be the Hero of Your Own Story" by Judge Judy

NOTE: The download will place a folder containing different versions of the eBook on your computer.

To read the book on your Kindle or any device with the Kindle app (I like using my smartphone to read my Kindle ebooks), find your Kindle device's email address in your Kindle settings, and email the mobi version of the eBook to the Kindle's email address.


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The Shirt Box gives FREE bottled water to cars stuck in traffic near Farmington Hills store 9/11

photo credit: @Doug88888 via photopin cc
The Shirt Box in Farmington Hills will put “BOTTLE” in “BOTTLE”NECK on September 11th for drivers sitting in construction on Northwestern Highway...

As the interchange at Northwestern Highway, 14 Mile and Orchard Lake roads undergoes a substantial makeover, drivers are sitting, backed-up for miles during rush hour.


Ron Elkus and Rod Brown, co-owners of the men’s haberdashery The Shirt Box, has decided to do something to help put drivers at ease. The men purchased cases of bottled water and are passing out the bottles to drivers stopped in front of its shop. They were inspired by the “random act of kindness” philosophy.

The Shirt Box will be out in full force on Thursday, September 11, 2014 passing out FREE bottled water to thirsty drivers between 4:30-6 p.m.  So be on the look out if you are in the area.

The Shirt Box
32500 Northwestern Highway
Farmington Hills, Michigan
http://theshirtbox.com


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