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Volunteer Kalamazoo Recognized as Volunteer Center of the Year
As part of National and Michigan Volunteer Week, the Volunteer Centers of Michigan presented the inaugural Volunteer Center of the Year Award to Volunteer Kalamazoo during the annual Giving and Volunteer Celebration at Michigan’s Capitol on April 24, 2013.
The Volunteer Center of the Year Award recognizes the work of one local Volunteer Center that has made significant growth or is engaged in innovative initiatives in their community related to volunteer engagement.
"In the inaugural year of the award, the Volunteer Centers of Michigan is very excited to have presented Volunteer Kalamazoo with the Volunteer Center of the Year Award for their organization's use of new technology and deployment of Days of Service Projects," said Diana Algra, executive director of the Volunteer Centers of Michigan.
Volunteer Kalamazoo’s commitment to service and ongoing innovation has allowed the center to build and strengthen relationships with community partners and increase the engagement of volunteers. Their motto of …”Build…Connect…Promote” is exemplified by their local impact.
For more information about the Giving and Volunteer Celebration and other civic leaders who were recognized, click here to read the press release.
New CEO of Michigan Nonprofit Association Announced:
The Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) named Donna Murray-Brown as president and chief executive officer of the group that serves as the collective voice advocating for Michigan’s nonprofit organizations. Donna Murray-Brown has served the MNA as director, Metro Detroit Partnership since November 2010.
"The selection of Donna Murray-Brown as the new president and CEO of MNA is a true investment in the future of the nonprofit sector in Michigan,” said Sheilah Clay, MNA board chair. “Donna brings passionate and visionary leadership to one of the most economically stabilizing sectors in our state. She is well respected as a champion of change in the nonprofit and corporate communities. We look forward to her inspiring leadership."
For more information, please visit www.mnaonline.org.
2013-2014 MNA Civic Engagement VISTA Program
Do you know an outstanding community member who is looking to make a difference while gaining valuable experience? The Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) Civic Engagement AmeriCorps*VISTA program is recruiting enthusiastic applicants for positions around Michigan. VISTAs may be placed at K-12 schools, higher education institutions or volunteer centers helping to meet education and economic opportunity goals. Serving a year as an MNA AmeriCorps*VISTA
provides valuable personal and professional development, community connections, opportunities for leadership and initiative, and a living stipend and education award. Applications will be accepted through May 1, 2013, though early application is encouraged. For more information or to apply, visit: http://mnaonline.org/mnacivicengagementvistaprogram.aspx.
Has your Volunteer Center considered hosting an VISTA member? Find out about the application process and timeline in the 2013/2014 information sheet!
View VCM's Most Recent Newsletter - January 2013
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