“Here are a few things I’ve done this week for random acts of kindness. We have a food pantry in our county that started out helping about 40 families and today they help 400 families so there is a great need for their services. In addition to food, they accept clothes and anything that would help. I used to be a Mary Kay beauty consultant and in the past few years I would new products that Mary Kay introduced and I would order 2 or 3 of each of them just for myself. There are many I never liked and was planning on selling what stock I have left and just have not gotten around to doing it. So, I thought about your challenge and hoped something would come to mind. A few hours later I thought ‘Give your extra inventory to the food pantry’. You just don’t know how much fun I had putting the items together to give away. It felt like a weight was lifted off of me. The food pantry has an entryway that is always open for people to drop things off. After church on Sunday, I put my Mary Kay in the entryway along with several new shower gels, body lotions and some very nice clothes I don’t wear anymore. In total, the value of my donation exceeded $1,000. I plan to keep going through my clothes to get more ready to give to the food pantry. I also get coffee everyday at a Starbuck’s inside of a Target store. This week I made a point of being extra friendly to the people there that I came in contact with. I did the same at a Wal-Mart today when I shopped there. I guessing that this little extra kindness makes some people’s days and I will continue doing it everyday.”
This is Christine and Jessie’s winter update. While they haven’t been out hiking too much this winter, they are gearing up for a summer of hiking and spreadi…]]>
COMMUNITY RELATIONS DIRECTOR DESCRIPTION:
The Director of Community Relations supports the organization’s mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, respect, personalization, commitment to our community, and accountability and ownership.
The Director of Community Relations is the lead manager responsible for conceptualizing, developing and facilitating the implementation of projects related to commitment to community relations and being a valued neighbor in those communities that we serve. This position requires close coordination and communication with managers and clinicians throughout. In addition, this person is required to work successfully with representatives from various communities, organizations and neighborhoods with respect to the diverse populations and cultures, serves and seeks to serve. This position strives to achieve fulfillment of its community relations mission to the greatest extent practicable. This position reports directly to the Vice President for Marketing. Necessary qualifications include:
• excellent communications skills
• ability to work effectively and independently with various levels of clinical and administrative managers within the hospital and with community leaders and representatives
• strong leadership qualities and experience
• ability to effectively represent in its work with diverse communities
Qualifications/Skills & Knowledge Requirements
1. Bachelor’s Degree in public relations, communications or marketing. Minimum 5 years experience.
2. Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal
3. Ability to work effectively and independently with all levels of Board and volunteers.
4. Strong leadership qualities leadership experience.
5. Demonstrated program development and implementation skills.
6. Ability to represent the company effectively in a variety of settings and with diverse communities. Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for diverse cultures.
7. Ability to work remotely and independently.
At this time, the position of Community Relations Director is a volunteer position but may grow into a full-time position.
POSITION DESCRIPTION CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER:
Comprehensive management skills and experience are required including but not limited to short and long-term planning, evaluation, directing and motivating staff, oral and written communication skills, marketing and financial management, values clarification, organizational behavior and development, and governance.
The position requires demonstrated experience in managing and implementing a comprehensive fund development program and producing charitable contributions. The individual is expected to be a highly competent enabler of volunteers.
Knowledge and experience in the following areas is required: the nature and dimensions of philanthropy, ethics, motivations for giving and volunteering, research and cultivation practices, standard fundraising techniques including face-to-face solicitation, proposal writing, special events, telephone solicitation, and direct mail, and, development office functions including gift processing, prospect and donor histories, and fundraising reporting. The individual is also expected to have demonstrated experience and confidence in asking people to contribute time and money. Familiarity with computer systems is necessary.
The amount of knowledge required would typically be acquired in a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7 years fundraising experience in a professional position.
Walk4Good is a newly formed organization and is just getting off the ground. This position is volunteer to start but may lead to full-time employment.
Established in September 2011 as a non-profit organization, Walk4Good’s sole purpose is to harness the power of positive thinking, of doing good and helping others, one step at a time. By connecting people from different backgrounds, cultures, and walks of life, Walk4Good focuses on creating positive, caring, pay-it-forward momentum through acts of kindness. Walk4Good is funded 100% by donations, grants and sponsorships. Walk4Good has no religious, political or organizational affiliations of any kind. We promote caring, kindness and living in the present moment. Walk4Good is a 501(c)3 organization.
Walk4Good is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliations, marital status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism or other non-merit factors.
All qualified applicants should send a cover letter and resume in PDF form to:
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We are in the process of scheduling many local and regional hikes for the spring, summer and fall – all to fulfill our mission of walking to inspire kindness. It’s an exciting time – not only are we still dedicated to our mission of walking 2,180 miles, but we are also dedicated to raising funds to help grow Walk4Good and to give support to individuals and local charities. Walk4Good received our 501(c)3 status a few months ago. This is great news and now means every dollar donated is tax-deductible.
We are in dire need of fundraising assistance. There are a few ways you can help:
1. Make a tax-deductible donation to Walk4Good. Click HERE to make a donation.
2. Consider asking your employer to become a corporate sponsor of Walk4Good. We have many different corporate sponsorship packages and we are also happy to create a customized package too. Click HERE to learn more.
3. You can make a specific individual donation package. Check them out HERE.
4. We need help on our Board of Directors. If you have corporate fundraising experience and you are interested in helping us, please contact us at email@example.com.
Please continue to share the message of Walk4Good. Please continue to make dedications, donate money and practice kindness. We raised nearly $800 to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. We gave every penny of that money back to the community shopkeepers who were closed down because of the hurricane by purchasing gift certificates and handing them out in some cases to people directly impacted by the hurricane.
Join our Facebook community. Share our message with your family and friends.
Christine and Jessie have walked over 800 miles to inspire people to practice kindness! Join the movement and become a Do-Gooder.]]>