Saturday, February 28, 2015

FREEISMYLIFE March 2015 Calendar - All the March FREE in 1 List

FREEISMYLIFE March 2015 Calendar - Don't you just love FREE?

Keep reading to see all the great March FREE and low cost events, deals, contests and more in Detroit and beyond...



Late Night Happy Hour at Bahama Breeze features 1/2 Priced Appetizers & Drink Specials every Sunday through Thursday from 9pm to close

Start Saving at the Pump with the FREE Shell Fuel Rewards Card

DEAL: 99 Cent .COM Domain Registrations at GoDaddy with special offer link for a limited time

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

Earn FREE Google Play Credits just for taking Short Surveys with the Google Opinions Rewards App

SCHOLARSHIPS: Metro Detroit Youth Day Scholarship deadline is 5/1 - APPLY TODAY!


3/01 - FREE Small McCafé Coffee during breakfast hours at Southeast Michigan @McDonalds 2/16 - 3/1

3/01 - Nino Salvaggio hosts International Weekend 2/27- 3/1 with FREE Global Food Samplings

3/01 - FREE Cooking Classes at Williams-Sonoma Sundays in March - 3/1 - Spring Baking: Bundt and Layer Cakes - RSVP

3/01 - 3/02 - Redbox 10 Days of Deals Promo Returns 2/21 - 3/2

3/02 - Buffalo Wild Wings celebrates new Royal Oak location with FREE wings for a year to 1st 100 Guests 3/2

3/02 - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - March 2nd - Gone Girl (2014)

3/03 - IHOP celebrates National Pancake Day with FREE Buttermilk Pancakes on 3/3

3/03 - GIVEAWAY: LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Movie: #JusticeLeague vs. #BizarroLeague - ENDS TODAY AT NOON EST

3/06 - FREE Admission to Cranbrook Institute of Science after 5pm 3/6 - Bloomfield Hills

3/06 - FREE eBook listed TODAY and every week on the Nook Blog for Freebie Friday

3/07 - Get 50% off Clothing at The Salvation Army Thrift Stores for their "March Mayhem" Sale - 3/7

3/07 - FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop 3/7 - Build a pair of Sports or Flower themed Bookends

3/07 - FREE Junior Chef Classes at Williams-Sonoma Saturdays in March - 3/1 - Lunch box Lessons: Sandwiches and Wraps - RSVP

3/08 - FREE Cooking Classes at Williams-Sonoma Sundays in March - 3/8 - Spring Roasting - RSVP

3/08 - FREE Admission to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 3/8 1-5pm

3/09 - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - March 9th - The Judge (2014)

3/13 - FREE eBook listed TODAY and every week on the Nook Blog for Freebie Friday

3/14 - FREE Ford Rouge Factory Tour and Henry Ford IMAX® Educator Open House 3/14 - RSVP REQUIRED

3/14 - FREE Junior Chef Classes at Williams-Sonoma Saturdays in March - 3/14 - 52 New Foods: Presents Pancake Party - RSVP

3/15 - FREE Cooking Classes at Williams-Sonoma Sundays in March - 3/15 - Knife Skills - RSVP

3/15 -LAST DAY for Walmart Rollback Prices on Chef Boyardee Canned Meals #LowPriceMeals

3/15 - SCHOLARSHIP: Junior League of Detroit is awarding 10 College Scholarships - DEADLINE 3/15

3/16 - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - March 16th - Whiplash (2014)

3/17 - FREE Comerica Java & Jazz Concert Series at Detroit Main Library starts on 3/17 with Straight Ahead

3/20 - FREE eBook listed TODAY and every week on the Nook Blog for Freebie Friday

3/20 - GIVEAWAY: WIN a $20 GIFT CARD to Yardbird Restaurant in West Bloomfield area - ENDS TODAY 3/20 AT NOON

3/21 - FREE Junior Chef Classes at Williams-Sonoma Saturdays in March - 3/21 - Easter Baking - RSVP

3/23 - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - March 23rd - Birman (2014)

3/27 - FREE eBook listed TODAY and every week on the Nook Blog for Freebie Friday

3/28 - FREE Junior Chef Classes at Williams-Sonoma Saturdays in March - 3/28 - Egg- cellent Egg - RSVP

3/29 - FREE Cooking Classes at Williams-Sonoma Sundays in March - 3/9 - Brunch Entertaining - RSVP

3/30 - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - March 30th - Song of the Sea (2014)


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EMPLOYMENT: Michigan Nonprofit Job Center - February 27, 2015

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!!!

Development Manager (Bingham Farms)
Development Manager - Full-time Professional
Join HAVEN’s team of professionals whose mission is to eliminate domestic violence and sexual assault through treatment and prevention services across Oakland County, Michigan and surrounding communities. We are looking for a key professional to manage our day-to-day fundraising and marketing initiatives.


Assist in the development of annual fund goals and coordinate a program for donor identification.
Cultivation and stewardship including regular, on-going contact for various campaigns and constituencies.
Responsible for the planning and production of all signature fundraising events including creative concept, budget, securing sponsorship, auction oversight, committee recruitment, event logistics and details.
Responsible for maintaining the HAVEN website.
Management of the HAVEN social media presence.
Support of brand building and management.
Creation and production of marketing materials.

Bachelor’s degree required; preferred in administration, public relations or related field.
Experience in development operations, non-profit fundraising, special events, public relations and communications.
Outstanding interpersonal skills including ability to deal with business and community leaders and build relationships.
Excellent organizational skills.
Demonstrated leadership success and experience managing committees.
Excellent writing skills.
Must be articulate, persuasive and persistent.
Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.
Must be available to work a flexible work schedule including evenings and weekends as needed.
Salary commensurate with experience plus competitive benefits package.

E-mail resumes including salary requirements to:

Visit our website at:

Director of Employment and Talent Management (Detroit)
Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO), a large and diverse, Detroit-based nonprofit human service organization, seeks an experienced Director of Employment and Talent Management to lead the organization’s people functions. Responsibilities include strategic human resource planning to provide NSO with the best people talent available and to position NSO as the Employer of Choice. Position will be the designated Change Agent to develop and implement programs to drive culture and performance, workforce planning and leadership development. A master’s degree in human resources, organizational development, organizational psychology and/or social work human resources and at least 5 years’ progressive leadership experience, with a majority in the key functional areas of recruiting, performance/talent management, and employee relations is a must. SPHR Certification preferred. Excellent change management and strategic human resources planning skills required. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Please submit resume via email to

Administrative Assistant (Farmington Hills)
Part time Administrative Assistant for a small, busy, non-profit educational organization in Farmington Hills. Educational program administration and correspondence, answer phone, and some event planning.

Applicant needs an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree with strong people skills and an ability to work well with professionals. Non-profit experience preferred. Must have a willingness to learn, be a self-starter, able to compose correspondence, and have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products. Organizational and communications skills are necessary with an ability to handle multiple tasks.

Interested individuals may send a cover letter, resume and references to

Executive Vice President of Development (Farmington Hills)
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan is seeking an Executive VP of Development This individual will be responsible for all fundraising and marketing activities for the organization. Reporting to the President & CEO, this individual will lead a team of four professionals in an effort to ensure the organization’s short-term and long-term fundraising and communications goals are achieved.

Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Develop, implement and evaluate all fund development activities on behalf of the organization
Serve as a member of the senior leadership team for the organization
Manage the development and communications team, which currently includes four team members
Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts prospects on behalf of the organization
In coordination with the Executive Vice President & COO, work with individual Clubs to develop and implement individualized fund development strategies for each Club
Ensure the organization’s communications channels, including its presence on the Internet and in social media outlets
Work with the organization’s President & CEO and the Board of Directors to secure funds for the organization

Significant (7-10 years) experience in fundraising, with progressively responsible job duties
Experience with strategic marketing and communications
Excellent oral and written communication skills
The ability to work individually and as part of a professional team
Experience leading a team of professionals towards the successful achievement of organizational goals
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
CFRE preferred
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Review of applications will begin immediately.

Volunteer Services Supervisor (Brighton)
The Huron-Clinton Metroparks, located in Southeastern Michigan, is a five county regional parks system that hosts nearly 9 million visitors each year at 13 Metroparks covering 25,000 acres. The Metroparks offer ten golf courses, two marinas, scenic nature trails, beaches, pools, educational activities and winter sports.

The Metroparks is seeking an experienced professional to serve as its Volunteer Services Supervisor. This position performs a variety of professional, technical and managerial duties related to volunteer services and operation of nature centers, farms, museums and anywhere volunteers are utilized within the Metroparks.

Compensation range is $80,083 to $88,444 annually, and includes an excellent benefit and pension package.This position will remain open until filled. A full job description can be obtained by contacting Human Resources as listed below. To apply please forward cover letter, resume, and references to or mail to:
Attn: Human Resources
Huron-Clinton Metroparks
13000 High Ridge Dr
Brighton, MI 48114

Development Coordinator (Ann Arbor)
Part-time position available. Development Coordinator sought to manage large non-profit donor database, insuring prompt accurate donor records and correspondence. Position is responsible for maintaining well functioning office, supporting department events and interacting with both staff and public.
Requires high school or general education degree. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Must have a minimum of three years’ experience in finance, gift processing or development preferably in a non-profit environment. Requires attention to detail with superior skills in technology and fundraising databases. Raiser's Edge preferred.
If interested and qualified, email resume and cover letter to with the subject line HR-PDC-WEB. No phone inquiries. EOE.

Administrative Assistant (Detroit)
We have multiple exciting opportunities for Administrative Assistants to join our team of talented professionals. We will consider full or part-time. Individuals should have at least three years subsequent experience. We offer our employees a competitive salary; full time employees receive a paid time off package and health benefits. Positive Images is seeking an Administrative Assistant for the Executive Director, an Administrative Assistant with Personnel experience and an Administrative Assistant with medical experience.
Positive Images, Inc., located in Detroit, MI is a licensed substance abuse treatment program. Our services include traditional and intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment, residential treatment and a Maternal Infant Health Program.
Demonstrate the ability to navigate Windows based products such as MS Word, Excel and have skills with electronic recordkeeping.
Must be able to create and maintain accurate administrative reports, supervision records, create and maintain personnel and client files, collect data and maintain client satisfaction reports.
Excellent organizational skills (oral and written) and the ability to excel at details, multi-tasking and working under pressure.
If you are interested in one of these positions, please submit your resume to

Consulting Analyst (Ann Arbor)
Richner & Richner is seeking yet another new member for our team. Our latest open position, Consulting Analyst, is designed to provide an opportunity for the right person to grow with our firm. We are committed to developing the full range of the talents of our next colleague through formal training and mentorship.

Do you know of a smart, energetic, capable person who:

would enjoy working in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment?
has experience in non-profit fundraising as a volunteer or employee?
likes to write and communicate through the written word?
can coalesce large amounts of data and summarize the findings?
enjoys making people feel good by providing outstanding service?
enjoys variety and multi-tasking every day?
is stimulated by intellectual challenge?
wants to make the world a better place?
Please send them our way!

For the complete position description, please visit

We request that interested candidates email a cover letter and résumé, including salary history and professional references, to by March 6, 2015.

Communications Coordinator (Lansing)
Job Title: Communications Coordinator Reports To: Executive Director

Purpose & Summary: The Communications Coordinator is a part-time staff position that is responsible for enhancing the public’s awareness of the Leslie Science & Nature Center (LSNC) and its events, activities, grounds and programs. This position is also responsible for guiding organizational messaging, in concert with the Executive Director, administrative staff, and Board of Directors, with the goal of building broader audiences and more connected constituents and contributors. This individual will develop and implement comprehensive communication campaigns for LSNC.

Weekly schedule will vary 20-25 hours per week. The ideal candidate is willing to work weekends and participate in LSNC special events.

To see full job description visit:

To apply:
Send your resume, cover letter, LSNC application-, any applicable representation of your work, and a list of references to with “Communications Coordinator” in the subject line by 4:00 p.m. March 11th.

Development and Communications Director (Detroit)
Are you looking for a challenge? Boys Hope Girls Hope is a thirty-year old institution, a midsized college-preparatory nonprofit searching for a Development & Communications Director.

I'm going to be extremely honest here. This position will not be easy for most fundraisers. Our donor base is strong, loyal, and generous - primarily because they believe in our mission. The thing is, we've been surviving off them for years. . .and as a result, we've done a poor job of marketing our programs to new donors. A large portion of this job will entail cultivating new stewards (foundations, corporate, and individuals). Many of your core responsibilities will encompass creating development and communications processes from scratch. All this to say, you MUST feel comfortable with this type of entrepreneurial work. . .AKA "creating" and “innovation” must be in your blood.

The good news? We have some mind-blowing programs here, producing actual, measurable results. We’ve also got a killer Board of Directors with deep connections. Additionally, we’ll give you as much freedom as necessary to market our award-winning programs to the community.

Base salary starts in the low-$50k, includes full benefits, and incentive-compensation bonuses of up to 50% of your salary based on achievement of mutually agreed-upon, pre-existing fundraising goals. In short, you work hard, hit your goals, and you’ll earn $75k, easy. We don't participate in percentage-based compensation, but trust me, you raise us the money, we'll raise your salary.

Job Description:

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Administrative Assistant (Dearborn/Inkster)
The Administrative Assistant is a professional who works directly with the Associate Executive Director and department heads on all tasks related to planning and execution of operations. The Administrative Assistant provides confidential administrative and secretarial support while carrying out multiple administrative duties, works as the liaison between various departments and is paramount to the smooth operation of Zaman business.

Essential Job Functions

Relieves Associate Executive Director of administrative detail on projects and programs.
Handles inbound and outbound mail, prioritizing action.
Validates purpose codes for monetary donations and processes and distributes donations.
Professionally addresses donor management inquiries.
Coordinates internal and external meetings.
Assists event coordinators and vendors, manages timelines and provides updates to the Associate Executive Director and Executive Director.
Manages and updates the organizations yearly calendar, prepares correspondence and reports, builds organizational database, manages campaigns, manages website and newsletter, updates statistics and performs many routine office tasks.
Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's in Business Administration
2-4 years of experience as Administrative Assistant,
preferably in non-profit arena
Human Resource experience helpful
Public Relations experience helpful
Skills required:

Strong organizational and communication skills (both
written and oral)
Critical thinking skills
Ethical decision making skills
Maintain confidentiality
Ability to prioritize projects and goals
Works independently and as a member of a team
Knowledge of Microsoft suite
Arabic & Spanish skills a plus
Interested individuals may submit a resume and cover letter to

Manager of Communications (Detroit)
The Manager of Communications is responsible for branding of Focus: HOPE through written, electronic and visual communication. The Manager develops key messages communicated about Focus: HOPE internally and externally and manages the public relations, marketing and advertising, publications, video production, website and social media functions.

Manage the Focus: HOPE brand through strategic communication initiatives.
Develop key messages for Focus: HOPE’s three primary areas of impact, as well as specific programs and initiatives.
Develop and manage budget for publications, advertising, website, and other communication vehicles.
Develop strategies for effective e-communication, using website, e-newsletter, facebook and other social media
Work cooperatively with other departments to evaluate their communication needs. Produce brochures, flyers, press releases, web postings, etc. required to meet those needs.
Develop marketing and advertising initiatives to effectively recruit students and promote the Focus: HOPE brand.
Manage media and public relations efforts •Manage design, navigation plan and content for Focus: HOPE website and social media.
Develop methods for tracking the effectiveness of public outreach.
Oversee video production
Skills and Abilities:

Strong commitment to civil and human rights.
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office software
Education, Training, and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications or related field or equivalent education
Minimum of five (5) years experience in a related work setting.
Supervision Received:

Perform duties under supervision of Chief Development and External Relations Officer.
Interested applicants may send application documents to 1355 Oakman Blvd., Detroit, MI 48238, 313-494-4775

Lighthouse of Oakland County is hiring (Pontiac)
Volunteer Resource Coordinator - responsible for all of the volunteer activities.The coordinator will establish and implement systems that identify, recruit, screen, orientate, assess and develop relationships with individuals and institutions (faith based, corporations, schools, etc) that will help Lighthouse achieve its mission. For more information about this full-time opportunity go to:

Community Ventures Program Specialist - responsible for the execution of activities associated with the Lighthouse Community Ventures Program, an initiative from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to provide to the structurally unemployed full time, stable employment. The specialist will assist clients in identifying barriers to maintaining employment, as well as working collaboratively to provide wrap around services to promote retention and the development of self- sufficiency skills. For more information about this full-time opportunity go to:

Development Donor Database/Administrative Specialist - responsible for ensuring a high quality database of donor records. Strong computer skills in word processing spreadsheets, data entry, database management as well as experience with Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge. For more information about this part-time opportunity go to:

Full Time Parent Organizer (Detroit)
Responsible for working with assigned DPS schools to ensure there is a strong parent organization, multiple parent strategies to increase engagement and opportunities to support parents with a focus on student achievement. In addition, must provide programming support and recruitment for the Parent Resource Center.

Build and maintain relationships with assigned DPS schools’, principals and parent leaders
Recruit and maintain relationship with parent leaders from each school
Work with Parent Leaders to increase parental involvement at their school minimally 10 percent above the previous school year
Assist schools and parents with conducting federally required Title 1 parent involvement meetings
Assist schools and parents with planning and implementing a strong parent involvement program, activities and procedures
Assist schools and parents with development and or revisal of school parent compact which outlines shared responsibility for improved student achievement
Communicate and address challenges and barriers based upon school’s needs
Provide support and staff Parent Resource Centers
Collect and Secure required documentation from your parent organization of record meetings (officers, meeting dates, bylaws, monthly agendas, minutes, sign in sheets and other documents) and submit on a monthly basis
Review the previous and current year needs assessment to identify gaps and develop service strategies
Qualified candidates will hold a two-year associates degree or, or equivalent experience.

Full time Salaried - $25,000 - $32,000

Applicants must email a cover letter and resume to No phone calls will be accepted.

Director, Philanthropy Operations (Detroit)
The Children’s Center of Wayne County leads the way in providing an integrated approach to community mental health that treats the whole child and the whole family.

Together with our community partners, we offer meaningful solutions that address mental, physical and behavioral health, abuse and neglect, and poverty challenges currently faced by over 100,000 children in the Greater Detroit area.

The Children’s Center of Wayne County is seeking a Philanthropy Operations Director in our Philanthropy Department:

This position will be responsible for ensuring the integrity of donor data and accurate, timely reporting of philanthropy metrics and analytics in addition to overall department budgeting, reporting, analysis, project/events revenue/expense management and strategic plan execution.

To qualify for this position you will need a Bachelor’s degree; MBA preferred, experience in Raiser’s Edge donor database and have five to seven years’ experience in business operations and project management.

We offer a Comprehensive Benefits Package, some of our benefits are:

Medical & prescription coverage with a minimal employee contribution
100% employer paid dental & vision coverage for all full time staff members & eligible dependents
403(b) thrift plan with employer match after 1 year; fully vested after 2 years
Continuing education & full licensure stipend
160 hours of paid time off year 1, 200 hours year 2, up to 280 hours
10 paid holidays
If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please submit your resume on-line by logging onto our website at
Equal Employment Opportunity

Executive Director - Part-time (Rochester)
The mission of KidzKare (, is to create, support, and provide programs to optimize the physical, emotional, social, and educational well-being of children and youth in the greater Rochester area. Founded in 2011 by a local pediatrician and child health and wellness advocate. Recipient of Michigan Healthy Community Award in 2013. Strong community support and respect for KidzKare founder provides the opportunity to become a "community owned" program quickly. Current programs include:

organic community garden supporting local food pantries (,
annual child health fair,
childhood literacy promotion, and
health education presentations.
Prior grantors include The Home Depot, Crittenton Hospital, and RecycleBank.

According to the US Cenus Bureau, there is more poverty in suburban and rural than in urban areas in Oakland County. More than 25% of Rochester Community School students qualify for at least one form of federal financial assistantce. The greater Rochester area historically provides strong philanthropic support of programs that support local needs.

REQUIREMENTS: Candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills along with comfort with Microsoft Office and social media; experience in non-profit management; BS in Non-Profit Management or related field not required but a strong plus.


TO APPLY: Send resume and cover letter to Full job description available upon request. Questions welcome!

Vice President of Finance (Southfield)
One of the nation’s premier adoption and foster care agencies, Spaulding for Children, based in Southfield, MI. is recruiting for a VP of Finance/Business. Preference will be given to candidates with a CMA or an MS in Accounting. Knowledge of federal grant reporting is also preferred. Strong writing and analytical skills required. For more information, and to apply for this position, please go to

Executive Director, Playworks (Detroit)
At Playworks we believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid.

Playworks is a national nonprofit organization that improves school climate, reduces bullying and increases student engagement in school through play and physical activity. Through both our training programs and our on-site direct service, Playworks teaches children to resolve their own conflicts that arise at recess and carry over to the classroom, restoring valuable teaching and learning time. We help transform recess into a safe, fun and inclusive time that gets students active and engaged so they can return to the classroom focused and ready to learn. For more information, please visit

We're looking for a dynamic, entrepreneurial and talented leader to lead our organization in the Detroit, Michigan area. The Executive Director will be responsible for the financial sustainability and growth of the program by developing local funding sources, increasing the number of school partnerships and leading the team that delivers excellent Playworks programs for schools throughout the local districts. This position requires demonstrated success in fundraising, board support and staff leadership. Successful candidates must bring a strong knowledge of the public school system, ability to lead/develop teams and proven experience managing the day-to-day operations of a growing direct service organization. This position reports to a regional executive director and is located in Detroit, Michigan.

Interested candidates should review the position description and requirements at

Manager of Events (Dearborn Heights)
As a direct report to the CDO, the Manager of Events spearheads the planning, managing and execution of the agency’s premier Tier I fundraising events, Annual Meeting and provides counsel for the agency’s Tier II (3rd party) fundraisers. These events serve as a gateway for strengthening existing relationships with key stakeholders as well as serve as an introduction to new donors and friends of Vista Maria.
The Manager of Events responsibilities are:

Manage,organize and execute the agency’s events; creation and implementation of comprehensive plans, timelines, budgets and reports, coordination and oversight of committee members.
Provide creative direction and oversee production/distribution of events materials such as promotion, agendas and meeting materials, speeches, volunteer training and support materials.
Evaluate event outcomes, monitoring continuous quality improvement with the CDO to develop long-range strategic plans for special event platform.
Lead volunteer committees in identifying, researching, cultivating and soliciting corporate event sponsors.


Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Liberal Arts or related field. Master's Degree preferred.
Three (3) years experience in fundraising, events, corporate relations, marketing, and working with volunteers or a leadership position with similar responsibilities, preferrably in Hospital or University setting. Proficient in Raiser’s Edge.
Proven ability to manage, motivate and develop effective relationships with event committees.
Excellent organizational skills, high attention to detail and ability to work in a timely and efficient manner.
Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
Demonstrated ability to interact positively in a team & culturally diverse environment.

Send your resume and cover letter:; Fax (313)-441-1685 attn: MFD

Intern, Project Management (Lansing)
Position Summary
The Project Management intern works as a member of the Project and Process Management Unit to support a range of ongoing activities and assignments for the Senior Project Manager, Project Manager and PM Associate, as well as other colleagues at MVU. The focus of this intern’s service includes general administrative support for the PPM unit and its projects, including but not limited to timely and accurate event scheduling, document reproduction, research and short-term project assistance. Where experience and training permit, supervised leadership of a project will occur during internship.

Joining Our Team
Full consideration will be given to applications received by March 20, 2015. Interested candidates are requested to complete an application at

Assistant Director - Great Start to Quality (Lansing)
The Early Childhood Investment Corporation is seeking a qualified candidate for an Assistant Director for Great Start to Quality, Michigan’s Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement system.

The primary responsibility of this position is to manage and lead the operations of Great Start to Quality through a team of professionals who support the implementation of the system through a statewide network of locations. The Assistant Director will lead and provide technical assistance to support the continuous quality improvement of operations, performance management, data analysis and progress reporting throughout the network. The position will oversee the on-going implementation of projects that support Great Start to Quality.

To excel in this position, the candidate will have a bachelor’s degree with 5 to 7 years of related experience in supervision, operations management, project management, building relationships with internal and external partners, facilitation and training of groups and certification or training in continuous quality improvement principles and practices.

This is an exempt, full time position based in Lansing. Compensation is competitively based on experience and includes a benefits package with health, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, short- and long-term disability as well as employer paid contributions to a 401A pension plan.

The Early Childhood Investment Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please click the link below to apply.

Director of Development (Ann Arbor)
North Star Reach's mission is to provide a life-changing camp experience for children with serious health challenges. The organization is finishing a comprehensive capital campaign to support the construction of a medically based camp and secure initial operating funds. NSR is supported by partnerships with regional children's hospitals, and is a provisional member of SeriousFun Children's Network of camps.

The Director of Development will work closely with the CEO to plan, develop and maintain a comprehensive fundraising program to grow and sustain the financial capacity of NSR.

The Director Of Development will lead the strategic implementation of diversified fundraising programs, including the organization of volunteers, staff, special events and donor programs and organizational publications and communications. This person will internally lead, inspire and manage a multi-year fundraising plan/strategy to obtain philanthropic capital support to finish building the North Star Reach facilities and provide $3M in ongoing annual support to ensure sustainable programming and operations.

Key responsibilities for this position include:
Providing fundraising leadership for the organization Cultivating and managing donor relations Oversight and reporting of the Department of Development operations Leadership of the communications, marketing and public relations strategies

Qualified persons will possess:
Baccalaureate degree
Five years or more of progressively responsible development experience at a senior level in a non-profit setting Proven experience in securing six-figure gifts Experience in capital campaigns, building endowments, grants and major donor cultivation

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to

A full position description is available at

Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer (Dearborn)
ACCESS is seeking a full-time person for the position of Executive Assistant to Chief Operating Officer (COO).

ACCESS is looking for a mature, polished, and highly professional Executive Assistant for our Chief Operating Officer (COO). We desire an analytical, technically savvy individual with a strong track record of success and the ability to have an immediate impact on the overall agency operations through their advanced administrative, organizational and communication skills. This role will provide executive level assistance to senior leaders while ensuring the office is consistently run at optimal levels with the highest level of professionalism.

ACCESS is dedicated to empowering and enabling individuals, families, and communities to lead informed, productive, culturally sensitive and fulfilling lives.

ACCESS has been serving the community for more than 40 years. Started by a group of volunteers in 1971 out of a storefront in Dearborn's impoverished south end, ACCESS was created to assist the Arab immigrant population adapt to life in the United States.

ACCESS continues to honor its Arab American heritage while serving as a nonprofit model of excellence ' an organization dedicated to community-building, focused on service to those in need, an advocate for cultural and social entrepreneurship, and the values of community service, health, education and philanthropy.

To view the entire job posting, please visit: or

Executive Director (Flint)
The Flint Children's Museum is seeking an Executive Director to lead the Museum as it seeks to implement a fund development plan to support new exhibits and a relocation or renovation, foster community partnerships to enhance Museum services and strengthen operations and financial performance.

The ideal candidate will possess have strong organizational knowledge, proven non-profit management experience, along with superior leadership and strategy skills. A working knowledge of museum operations is desirable. ED will plan and direct the functions and activities of the Flint Children’s Museum (“Museum”), in accordance with Board of Directors policies, in the following areas, including but not limited to: developing Museum goals and objectives; managing finances; developing and maintaining exhibits and educational programs; seeking, submitting and administering grants and awards; and implementing operational changes, policies, programs and membership and fundraising initiatives to attain Museum goals and mission; and provide leadership and training for Museum staff and volunteers. ED must like children.


Bachelor degree in public administration, business, marketing, museum science, education or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum three (3) years management experience.
The complete position posting and job description can viewed at

Vice President for Finance (Greenville)
Responsible for administering the business affairs of a complex nonprofit corporation that has over fifty grants, over 200 employees, and operates in 8 counties. Directs and coordinates formulation of administrative budgets for controlling funds to implement program objectives of the corporation. Directs control and review of the budgets. Supervises accounting staff and work distribution. Bachelor's degree in accounting, business, or public administration, and five years related experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Executive-level or management-level experience with grants. salary TBD. Submit resume/application to Personnel Manager, EightCAP, Inc., 904 Oak Drive, Greenville, MI 48838. EOE/ADA

Executive Director (Port Huron)
The Council on Aging, Inc., serving St. Clair County is seeking a proven leader to do the visioning for and administration of a county-wide senior services network. Masters degree preferred, Bachelors degree required. Previous senior management experience required. Submit resume by March 16, 2015 to

More detailed information about the Council on Aging, including a position posting is available at

Affordable Professional Office Suites Available (Okemos)
Conveniently located off of I-96, Okemos Road exit. Private suites available in a quiet office building.
Rent includes utilities, building maintenance, and furnishings (phone and internet are tenant’s responsibility).
We also offer a fully equipped large and small conference room, waiting area, kitchenette with break room, and ample parking. Furnished or unfurnished suites are available. One year lease terms starting at $425/month.
Call us today and schedule a tour! (517) 349-6226 or email Aneta Kiersnowski:

Vice President of Fundraising (Clinton)
Holy Cross Children's Services, a non-profit childcare and family preservation agency, is seeking a full-time Vice President of Fundraising.

This position develops, implements and maintains the Agency's fundraising goals, strategies and programs. Oversees the operations and staff of the Agency development department, and coordinates all fundraising and development plans and activities with the Agency mission, public relations and all appropriate licensing and governmental requirements. Identifies major gift and foundation resources and solicits funds.

Related MA and 5 years paid related work experience in fundraising; extensive travel required; valid and current driver's license.

Please apply on-line at: (Job. No. 14-0105)

Executive Assistant (Lansing)
The Michigan Fitness Foundation (MFF) is seeking an Executive Assistant to support the CEO, senior management, and the organization as a whole, in all aspects of administration. The Executive Assistant will assist in oversight and coordination of complex projects, programs, events, meetings and initiatives of the organization; create and maintain a variety of databases and spreadsheets; coordinate schedules and meetings; assist with governance matters; make and implement recommendations to improve existing administrative operational systems and procedures; and research and compose complex and non-routine letters, emails, and documents.


Ability to exercise a high degree of confidentiality and discretion.
Advanced Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook skills.
Advanced internet research skills.
Communication excellence (interpersonal, written, oral).
Ability to work both independently or collaboratively toward the achievement of common goals.
Demonstrated problem solving, conceptual thinking, and analytical skills.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Ability to work under pressure, balancing multiple responsibilities, deadlines, and changing priorities.
Proficient in standard industry concepts, practices and procedures.
Associates Degree; 2+ years’ experience in administrative support role; Experience may substitute for degree

Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume, indicating “Executive Assistant II” in the subject line, to

A full position description is available at

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position will be open until qualified candidate is found.

Director of Development (Flint)
Job Summary:
The Flint Children's Museum is seeking a Director of Development. The Director of Development fosters a culture of philanthropy within the organization and is responsible for implementing a comprehensive and integrated fundraising program that develops individual and corporate contributed income sources, with an emphasis on donor cultivation, annual fund, capital, endowment, and planned giving. Models a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the Flint Children's Museum (FCM) and the audience it serves.


Bachelors degree or higher and minimum three years experience in development, or equivalent combination of education and related development experience.
Proven success in donor solicitation on the local, regional, and national level.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and familiar with Giftworks is a plus.
For a full job description go to:

Please submit cover letter, resume, and references to:

Administrative Assistant (Ann Arbor)
Richner & Richner is hiring! Do you know a smart, energetic, capable person who:

enjoys working in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment?
has stellar organizational skills?
enjoys making people feel good by providing outstanding service?
enjoys writing, and is an excellent proofreader?
enjoys variety and multi-tasking?
is stimulated by intellectual challenge?
wants to make the world a better place?
Please send them our way! Details @

Public Relations Manager (Clinton Township)
Macomb County Community Services Agency

$53,771.42 - $67,214.27

Under direction, develops, organizes and directs all activities related to public relations, data analysis, marketing, outreach and evaluation associated with county-wide health and community services. Collaborates and coordinates public relations functions for the Health Department, MSU Extension and Community Services Agency; Works directly with assigned Health & Community Services directors to plan and coordinate special projects, and to create a communication plan; Supervises assigned staff and performs related duties as assigned.

Requires a Bachelor Degree in Public Relations, Marketing, Journalism, Communications or a related field from an accredited college or university; and a minimum of five (5) years of experience in the area of public or private sector public relations, public communications or closely related area.

For a complete job description, benefits information and online application instructions, please visit our website at:

Michigan Psychiatric Society - Executive Director (Okemos)
The Michigan Psychiatric Society (MPS), a statewide 501(c) 6 non-profit organization headquartered in Lansing that serves as the advocate and collective voice for over 750 psychiatrists in the state, seeks an entrepreneurial leader to grow the organization. This individual will have strong organizational and communication skills to serve as a staff leader creating a proactive culture of joint efforts within the sector while promoting quality in the delivery of mental health.

Information on the organization’s preferred future and the scope of work is available at:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, salary expectations and resume by March 13 to

UCP MI Assistive Technology Loan Goordinator (East Lansing)
United Cerebral Palsy of Michigan connects people with disabilities to the opportunities and resources needed to live productive and independent lives.


The Loan Fund Coordinator is responsible for all activities involving the Michigan Assistive Technology and Employment Loan Funds. In addition the Coordinator will help to develop and launch a new client ramp building program. Details of the position and application instructions are at Apply by February 27, 2015 to UCP MI is an equal opportunity employer

Qualifications and duties:

College Graduate
Knowledgeable about assistive technology used by people with disabilities.
Process loan applications pursuant to project guidelines.
Pull credit report and assess results according to project guidelines.
Professional client communication skills.
Database management of client records.
Marketing and outreach skills and maintaining community partnerships.
Fundraising and grant writing skills.
Assist with strategic planning for both funds.
Assist with exploring new financial institution partners and/or in-house lending programs.
Blog writing, develop website based materials

Executive Director (Howell/Brighton)
The Arc of Livingston, a not- for-profit organization providing support and advocacy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families throughout Livingston county, is seeking an energetic, committed, and experienced leader.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in human services-related field required, or other relevant advanced degree. Minimum three (3) years proven experience in not-for-profit management, fund raising and leadership in disability/advocacy services.

Position requirements:

Strategic planning, organization and program development, and fiscal management skills.
Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills necessary to supervise staff as well as the ability to network and build relationships within the disability and non-profit communities.
Exceptional verbal, written and presentation communication skills.
Proven fund raising experience, grant writing and contract management skills.
Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Publisher, Word, Power Point, Excel, Quick-books, etc. and social media skills.
Commitment to core values and Mission of the Arc of Livingston.
Proven advocacy skills in all public policy arenas.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
To Apply: Forward your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant skills and experience, minimum salary requirement, and how you meet the minimum qualifications by March 20 2015 to:

Good Luck!

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IHOP celebrates National Pancake Day with FREE Buttermilk Pancakes on 3/3

Flip for Free Pancakes!
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP restaurants have raised almost $16 million to support charities in the communities in which they operate.

On March 3, 2015, IHOP guests from around the country will celebrate a "Decade of Giving" with the tenth annual National Pancake Day at IHOP restaurants and enjoy a FREE short stack of Buttermilk pancakes. 

In return for the free pancakes, guests will be asked to consider leaving a donation for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals© ** or other designated local charities. The Goal this year is $3.5 million for charity!


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Friday, February 27, 2015

Buffalo Wild Wings celebrates new Royal Oak location with FREE wings for a year to 1st 100 Guests 3/2

Royal Oak Buffalo Wild Wings opens to the public March 2nd in expanded new home

Buffalo Wild Wings will relocate its Ferndale restaurant to a larger location at 500 S. Main St., in Royal Oak. The new location, on the first floor of the former Barnes & Noble on Main St., will open on March 2, 2015.

The first 100 guests through the door for the restaurant’s Grand Opening will receive free wings for a year.

“The move from Ferndale to Royal Oak will give us much needed room to expand. We are moving into a 9,100-square-foot space that is nearly 30 percent larger than our previous restaurant,” said T. Michael Ansley, president and CEO of Diversified Restaurant Holdings Inc. “We also love the location in Royal Oak, at arguably one of the busiest pedestrian intersections in the region. It offers the same cool downtown vibe as the nearby Ferndale location, but with more space. We foresee this new location quickly becoming a popular gathering spot for many.”

Buffalo Wild Wings, recipient of numerous best wings and best sports bar awards, provides mouth-watering wings, an extensive beer selection and ultimate sports viewing to local residents on big screens and wall-to-wall HDTVs, satiating hungry buffalo wing fanatics and sports fans alike.

The new location offers Buffalo Wild Wings’ STADIA format, designed to deliver a high-energy and open setting to enjoy watching sporting events and socializing.

While the restaurant’s boldly flavored menu features boneless wings, specialty burgers and sandwiches, finger foods, wraps, salads and Naked Tenders®, the main attraction unequivocally is the Buffalo NY-style chicken wings and 16 signature sauces and five seasonings.

Following its opening, the restaurant will offer two signature events weekly: Wing Tuesdays® and Boneless Thursdays®. Both feature traditional or boneless wings at a special price.

Customers also can choose from a vast variety of domestic, import, craft and specialty draft and bottle beers served from bartenders who are trained in the honored art of ale. Buffalo Wild Wing’s beer is always poured and garnished correctly for the maximum flavor and freshness.

The new Royal Oak Buffalo Wild Wings is now at 500 S. Main St. It will be open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2 a.m., and Sunday 12 p.m.-12a.m.

For the first week of business at the Royal Oak location, 10 percent of all sales will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Oakland County.

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FREE Admission to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 3/8 1-5pm

Bust of museum founder Dr. Charles H. Wright.
Charter One Free Family Second Sunday at The Wright Museum
Sunday, March 8, 2015
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bring the whole family to Rejoice, Relive & Reconnect at The Wright Museum with free admission every second Sunday of the month courtesy of Charter One Bank! Enjoy the many exhibits on display as well as engaging programming for the entire family.


This event is FREE and open to the public. 

The event excludes guide group tours. For more information please call (313) 494-5800.

Check out my review of the Charles Wright Museum during my "Day in the D" tour

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
The Wright Museum™ |


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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download for a Mountain Dew Kickstart Drink on 2/27

Get your coupon this Friday...

This Friday, February 27, 2015 only, you can download a digital coupon for a FREE Mountain Dew Kickstart (12-16 fl. oz size) at

The coupon must be redeemed by Sunday March 15, 2015.  The download will be available between the hours of 12am and 11:59pm PST time on Friday, February 27, 2015.  This coupon is for Kroger rewards members.


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Get 50% off Clothing at The Salvation Army Thrift Stores for their "March Mayhem" Sale - 3/7

It’s the perfect time to pick up great deals at The Salvation Army's Mayhem Sale...

March into Spring with the help of the Salvation Army’s March Mayham Sale. All 34 metro Detroit Salvation Army thrift store locations will offer 50 percent off clothing from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 7th.

All proceeds from the 34 metro Detroit thrift stores benefit The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Centers, independently funded, 180-day residential rehabilitation program for adults.

See the list below to find a store near you -

The following stores are located in Livingston County Michigan:
Brighton Thrift Store

The following stores are located in Macomb County Michigan:
Center Line Thrift Store
Clinton Township Thrift Store
New Baltimore Thrift Store
Shelby Township Thrift Store
St. Clair Shores Thrift Store
Sterling Heights Thrift Store
Romeo Thrift Store
Utica Thrift Store 

The following stores are located in Monroe County Michigan:
Frenchtown Township

The following stores are located in Oakland County Michigan:
Auburn Hills Thrift Store
Clarkston Thrift Store
Highland Thrift Store
Orchard Lake Thrift Store
Oxford Thrift Store
Pontiac - Perry St. Thrift Store
Rochester Hills Thrift Store
Royal Oak Boutique Store
Southfield Thrift Store
Walled Lake Thrift Store
White Lake Thrift Store

The following stores are located in Washtenaw County Michigan:
Ann Arbor Thrift Store

The following stores are located in Wayne County Michigan:
Canton Thrift Store
Dearborn Heights Thrift Store
Detroit - 8 Mile Thrift Store
Detroit - Fort St. Thrift Store
Detroit - Michigan Ave Dollar Store
Garden City Thrift Store
Lincoln Park Thrift Store
Livonia Thrift Store
Redford Thrift Store
Romulus Thrift Store
Southgate Thrift Store


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