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MNA Annual Report 2010/2011 01 Chair’s Report 02 Advancing the Voice of the Nonprofit Sector 03a Michigan Welcomes HandsOn Connect: The Next-generation Volunteer Management Solution 03b Building Capacity and Collaborations 04 College Positive Volunteers: Leading the Way 05 Michigan Redistricting 06 Donations from Organizations 07 Individual Donors 08 Financial Snapshot 2010/2011 09 MNA Board Members

01: Chair’s Report

The past year has been characterized by change, challenges, and opportunities for the nonprofit sector in the state of Michigan. The state’s economy has put strains on organizations to do more with less. Despite the changes and challenges, nonprofits are moving forward; collaborating, developing, engaging with their communities, and helping those in need. Nonprofit organizations have experienced a 73% increase

MNA is confident Michigan’s nonprofit sector will

in demand for their services in the last twelve months

continue to become more adaptable and effective and

while facing a decline in their financial support. With this

provide the broad-based leadership our state needs.

decrease, nine in ten nonprofits now view volunteers as

We are here to support and help you meet the needs

an integral part of meeting their mission and are looking

of Michigan citizens during these truly challenging times.

to expand their volunteer engagement efforts. Forty-nine

MNA is firmly committed to serving nonprofits to

percent of organizations have also adapted by partnering

advance their missions.

with other organizations to improve or increase the services they offer. Michigan nonprofits are truly leading


the way in adapting to the current economic climate. The Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) has strategically realigned its priorities to provide the resources needed in this new environment. Key capacity building services and opportunities have been refined, new civic engagement programs are engaging

David Eisler, Chair, Board of Directors Michigan Nonprofit Association

volunteers in their communities, and our public policy efforts are working hard to protect, engage, and support both nonprofits and their constituents.

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02: Advancing the Voice of the Nonprofit Sector

Michigan Nonprofit Association’s Metro Detroit Partnership Office partnered with the Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network in the unprecedented Nonprofit Voter Participation study to determine the impact community organizations have on the voting behaviors of the people they serve. Implemented from September to November (2010), the study measured the impacts of nonpartisan voter and civic engagement efforts when integrated into a nonprofit’s work with its community. Seven nonprofit organizations participated in the study by engaging a sampling of their constituents and clients on three activity levels: voter registration contact, voter education contact, and encouragement to vote contact. The positive results of the study are as follows: 1) Fifty-three percent of those in the control group voted, while 71% of those in the voter plus group voted. This 17.2% difference of proportion is statistically significant (in other words it did not occur by chance). The difference in the control group and voter registration only group is also statistically significant but less impressive, 53% compared to 64%.

2) For each additional voter assistance contact a person receives from their service agency, their odds of voting increase by 1.4%, even after controlling for age, gender, education level and minority status. We can also express this as a probability: with each additional contact received from the nonprofit, the client’s probability of voting increases by 9.6%, holding constant all the other factors. Again, this finding is statistically significant.

These results provide us, and other nonprofits, with the reassurance that nonprofits are trusted leaders in the community, and can be extremely effective in building civically engaged communities.

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03a: Michigan Welcomes HandsOn Connect: The Next-generation Volunteer Management Solution The Volunteer Centers of Michigan (VCM), a statewide network of volunteer centers, partnered with the Michigan Community Service Commission (MCSC), the state’s lead agency on volunteerism to bolster statewide engagement in service. Over the last year we have worked together to implement HandsOn Connect in 14 Michigan communities by early 2012. For the first time ever, nearly half of all Michigan volunteer centers will be using the same volunteer management platform. Michigan was home to the very first center in the country (VOLUNTEER Lenawee) to launch HandsOn Connect, which speaks to Michigan’s continued efforts to stay on the cutting edge of volunteer trends. This cohesive approach to volunteer technology includes the development of a statewide volunteer portal. This one stop

access point for anyone to find volunteer opportunities in Michigan is housed on the VCM and MCSC websites ( and and serves as the entry point for volunteers to search for projects from all communities using HandsOn Connect. Here volunteers can review search results at the state level, click through to view project details, and sign up for specific projects at the local level. HandsOn Connect has already proven to be a valuable asset for volunteer centers and as the technology is implemented across Michigan, volunteers and nonprofits will be connected to better serve their communities.

03b: Building Capacity and Collaborations In 2010 the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) was called upon to facilitate a merger of four organizations which support Belle Isle Park, an iconic 982 acre island park in the city of Detroit. Although there are numerous individuals and organizations that volunteer to care for the largest island park in the United States, only four organizations decided to unite to best serve the historic location. The Belle Isle Women’s Committee, Belle Isle Botanical Society, Friends of Belle Isle and Friends of Belle Isle Aquarium were the pioneering organizations that decided to merge, forming the Belle Isle Conservancy. Despite having worked together in the past, the partners agreed it would be advantageous to bring in a facilitator with expertise in nonprofit management and strategic alliances and mergers. At this point MNA was secured to facilitate the merger negotiation process. For seven months employees from MNA’s Capacity Building team assisted the Belle Isle Conservancy with the creation of their mission, vision, and structure of the new organization. The hard work culminated with a comprehensive blueprint to properly begin the Belle Isle Conservancy. Thanks to the facilitation of MNA, the new conservancy will be overseen by a 19-member board, five of which will be filled by City of Detroit representatives. While the City of Detroit will continue to own and operate the grounds they will now have a strong united force dedicated to restoring the beauty, charm, and vibrancy of a first-class park for years to come.

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04: College Positive Volunteers: Leading the Way Across the country, many college students volunteer in youth-serving programs through their postsecondary institutions. Michigan Campus Compact (MCC) has created a curriculum to train those college students to be ambassadors of higher education while serving with youth as mentors, tutors, and event-specific volunteers. College Positive Volunteers (CPVs) are those college students and their administrators who are aware of how they impact the college enthusiasm and readiness of the K-12 youth they interact with as they volunteer in local communities. As a college access program, CPV reflects efforts to increase the college enrollment and success for all students, and especially underrepresented students, by providing them with support and information about college preparation, paying for college, career selection, and financial resources. MCC’s CPV curriculum includes an in-person training module, an on-line training module, a toolkit for each trained CPV with resources and college-focused activities, one-page resources on specific populations who need extra guidance through the college-going process, and a College is Positive video series for first generation students.

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In the last year 1,077 college students, faculty, staff, and National Service members in the state of Michigan have been trained as College Positive Volunteers or curriculum trainers, and 32 of our 44 member campuses are incorporating CPV into programming. In addition, Campus Compacts in Maine, North Carolina, Indiana, and Oregon have inquired about CPV materials and resources to adapt for their state college access and success initiatives.

05: Michigan Redistricting In 2010, MNA worked with about forty organizations across the state to ensure that Michiganders participated in the 2010 Census. In 2011, MNA, along with the Center for Michigan, Common Cause Michigan, League of Women Voters of Michigan, Michigan Campaign Finance Network, and Michigan Voice, convened the Michigan Redistricting Collaborative (MRC) to influence the decennial re-drawing of political district lines. MRC recruited over forty-three organizations to educate the public about the redistricting process and the importance of it to their communities; to ensure that the Michigan Legislature and Governor Snyder held a transparent and accountable redistricting process; to encourage citizen participation in the redrawing of district lines; and to set the stage for long-term reform of Michigan’s redistricting process. MRC held five Redistricting Community Conversations with the help of Public Sector Consultants and the Center for Michigan. Conversations were held across the state in Lansing, Livonia, Traverse City, Detroit, and Grand Rapids; where over 300 people gave the collaborative their thoughts and views on how Michigan should do its redistricting process differently. The idea is that the collaborative would use this information to educate lawmakers, the media, and the general public about the desire for reform and how the state can go about it. The media also started thinking about redistricting as a process that should be transparent and accountable to the voters, instead of the traditional horse-race mentality. The collaborative was able to garner dozens of press hits through inter-

views and stories about redistricting. MRC also held four editorial board meetings with The Flint Journal, The Detroit Free Press, The Battle Creek Enquirer, and The Kalamazoo Gazette. These meetings resulted in the four newspapers calling upon the legislature to adopt the following transparency policy ideas the collaborative proposed: 1. Require redistricting plans to be available on the Legislature’s website for 30 days before passage. 2. Require each chamber to hold at least two committee meetings to receive testimony about the plans. 3. Require the Legislature to hold at least four public hearings around the state to allow direct comment by the public. 4. Require the Legislature to provide a statement for each district explaining why the boundaries were drawn and how the district has been changed. Not only did MRC call for the Michigan Legislature to adopt these principles for transparency, it also worked with collaborative members to influence the redistricting process at the county level for county commission districts. Great strides have been made in this long-term reform issue. MNA and its MRC partners are planning and look forward to continuing the momentum for the 2012 voter engagement effort.

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06: Donations from Organizations MNA would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of our programs and services during the 2010-2011 fiscal year. Chairman’s Society ($50,000+) Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Corporation for National and Community Service Council of Michigan Foundations DTE Energy Foundation State of Michigan The Ford Foundation The Kresge Foundation U.S. Department of Health & Human Services W.K. Kellogg Foundation Trustee’s Society ($25,000-$49,999) Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation Ohio Campus Compact Points of Light Institute President’s Society ($10,000-$24,999) Campus Compact Chelsea Community Foundation Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan Crowe Foundation MASCO Corporation Foundation Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation Meijer Wisconsin Campus Compact Director’s Society ($5,000-$9,999) Abraham & Gaffney, P.C. Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Michigan Detroit Regional Chamber Hudson - Webber Foundation McGregor Fund Michigan Health & Hospital Association Youth Service America

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Blue and White Society ($2,500-$4,999) Battle Creek Community Foundation Captiol National Bank Consumers Energy Foundation Detroit Pistons Detroit Red Wings Gordon Advisors, PC Michigan State Housing Development Authority Mutual of America Plante Moran The Skillman Foundation Western Michigan University Investor’s Society (up to $2,499) Alliance of Nonprofits for Insurance, Risk Retention Group Artserve Berry Moorman, PC Blackbaud Capital Region Community Foundation Chubb Group of Insurance Companies Clark Hill, PLC Cleary University Courtland Consulting Crowe Horwath LLP Detroit Executive Service Corps Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy Dow Corning Foundation eTapstry Fifth Third Bank Franklin Benefit Solutions Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau Grigg Graphic Services HandsOn Battle Creek Ieuter Insurance Group - Non-profit Insurance Specialist Lawrence Technological University Michigan Association of Broadcasters Michigan Association of United Ways MSMS Physician Services, Inc. Paychex The 501 Alliance

07: Individual Donors MNA would like to thank the following contributors for their generous support of our programs and services during the 2010-2011 fiscal year. Investor’s Society (up to $99) Kathy Agard N. Charles Anderson Marilyn Beardslee David Fike Beckie Hawes Jeff Hickox Adam King Rachel Kuntzsch Reggie LaGrand Courtney Parkison Melissa Strapec Jamie-Lee Venable

Blue & White Society ($100-$249) Dr. Ibraham Ahmed Benjamin M. Baldus Carolyn Bloodworth Rob Collier Kathy Cooney Paula Cunnigham Scott Dzurka Ralph & Marion Gorton Susan Greenberg Mike Hansen George & Denise Hubbard Paula Kaiser VanDam William Liebold Shelley & William Long Jane L. Marshall William Mayes Donna Murray-Brown Sharon Parks James M. Pearl David Seaman Kari Sederburg Mark Shaw Christian & Jenee Velasquez Bryan Zocher

Director’s Society ($250-$499) Jim Crisp Gregory Hahn Kathy Hayes Susan Herman David Price John Schneider Jacqueline D. Taylor Dan Thompson Andy Wolber

President’s Society ($500-$749) Michael Boulus Jennifer Goulet Kelley & Daniel Kuhn Anne Rosewarne Lorna Utley

Trustee’s Society ($750-$999) Mary Estrada Richard Rappleye

Chairman’s Society ($1,000+) Diana Algra Edward O. and Debra Blews, Jr. Paul Boyer Kyle Caldwell Sheilah P. Clay David Eisler Liz Siver Janet Tyler Renee Zientek


In our efforts to strengthen the capacity of Michigan’s nonprofits, MNA is committed to building the volunteer support infrastructure in Michigan. To help facilitate this process, the ConnectMichigan Allliance was created. We are also extremely grateful to the 227 organizations and individuals who established the ConnectMichigan Alliance Endowment Fund, managed by the Capital Region Community Foundation in Lansing, Michigan, which ensures support for volunteerism in Michigan. The endowment provides a backbone for programs, services, office space and staff, while our diverse revenue sources allow us to deliver critical and timely services and develop innovative programming. A comprehensive list of donors to the ConnectMichigan Alliance Endowment can be found at cmaendowment.aspx.

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08: Financial Snapshot 2010/2011

Financial Snapshot

Statement of Financial Activity — Year Ending June 30, 2011 Grants


Salaries and benefits


Contributions 2%

Contract services


Interest 0%

Office operations


Fees for service

Meetings 4%


Sponsorships 1%

Travel 3%

Dues 6%

Program grants & sponsorships 24%

Publications 0%

Professional development


Endowment 13%

Miscellaneous expenses


Miscellaneous income 1%

Revenue Expenses

Grants 4,018,704 Salaries and benefits 2,721,290 Contributions 147,875 Contract services 890,246 Interest 5,114 Office operations 462,026 Fees for service 733,002 Meetings 237,763 Sponsorships 71,500 Travel 159,844 Dues 397,203 Program grants & sponsorships 1,445,943 Publications 28,983 Professional development 44,460 Endowment 830,000 Miscellaneous expenses 38,527 Miscellaneous income 33,358 Total 6,265,739 Total 6,000,099

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09: MNA Board of Directors for 2010/2011 Dr. Ibraham Ahmed Executive Director Z.I.A.D Healthcare for the Underserved PO Box 489 Linden, MI 48451 313/815-8767 Email: Mr. N. Charles Anderson President/CEO Detroit Urban League 208 Mack Avenue Detroit, MI 48201 313/831-5564 Fax: 313/832-3222 Email: Dr. Edward O. Blews, Jr. President Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Michigan 124 W. Allegan, Suite 650 Lansing, MI 48933-1707 517/372-9160 Fax: 517/372-9165 Email: Dr. Michael Boulus Executive Director Presidents Council State Universities of Michigan 101 S. Washington Square, Suite 600 Lansing, MI 48933 517/482-1563 Fax: 517/482-1241 Email: Ms. Carolyn Bloodworth Secretary/Treasurer Consumers Energy Foundation One Energy Plaza EP8-210 Jackson, MI 49201 517/788-0432 Fax: 517/788-2281 Email: Ms. Sheilah P. Clay – Chair-Elect President and CEO Neighborhood Service Organization 220 Bagley Avenue, Suite 1200 Detroit, MI 48226 313-/961-4890 Fax: 313/961-5120 Email:

Mr. Rob Collier President Council of Michigan Foundations One South Harbor, Suite 3 Grand Haven, MI 49417 616/842-7080 Fax: 616/842-1760 Email:

Ms. Jennifer Goulet President and CEO ArtServe Michigan 1 Clover Court Wixom, MI 48393 248/912-0760 Fax: 248/912-0768 Email:

Mr. James Crisp Executive Director Michigan Community Action Agency Association 516 S. Creyts Road, Suite A Lansing, MI 48917 517/321-7500 Fax: 517/321-7504 Email:

Ms. Suzanne Greenberg President and CEO CAN Council Saginaw County 1311 N. Michigan Saginaw, Mi 48602 989/752-7226 Fax: 989/752-2777 Email:

Ms. Paula Cunningham President Capitol National Bank 200 Washington Square North Lansing, MI 48933 517/484-5080 fax: 517/374-2559 Mr. Scott Dzurka President and CEO Michigan Association of United Ways 1625 Lake Lansing Road, Suite B Lansing, MI 48912-3789 517/371-4360 Fax: 517/371-5860 Email: Dr. David Eisler – Chair President Ferris State University 1201 S. State Street, CSS 301 Big Rapids, MI 49307-2747 231/591-2500 Fax: 231/591-3545 Email: Dr. David Fike President Marygrove College 8425 W. McNichols Detroit, MI 48221 313/927-1208 Fax: 313/927-1315 Email:

Mr. Michael Hansen President Michigan Community College Association 222 North Chestnut Street Lansing, MI 48933-1000 517/372-4350 Fax: 517/372-0905 Email: Ms. Kathy Hayes Executive Director Michigan Association of School Boards 1001 Centennial Way Ste. 400 Lansing, MI 48917-9279 517-327-5905 Fax: 517-327-0776 Email: Ms. Susan Herman Director Michigan Jewish Conference P. O. Box 366 East Lansing, MI 48826 517/449-1562 Email: Ms. Gilda Jacobs President & CEO Michigan League for Human Services 1223 Turner Street, Suite G1 Lansing, MI 48906 517/487-5436 Fax: 517/371-4546 Email:

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MNA Board Members for 2010/2011 (continued) Ms. Rachel Kuntzsch Executive Director Heart of the Lakes Center for Land Conservation Policy 300 N. Bridge Street Grand Ledge, MI 48837 517/925-8649 or cell 517-285-0460

Mr. William Mayes Executive Director Michigan Association of School Administrators 1001 Centennial Way, Suite 300 Lansing, MI 48917-9279 517/327-5910 Fax: 517/327-0771

Ms. Elizabeth Siver General Manager Microsoft Corporation 1000 Town Center Drive Suite 1930 Southfield, MI 48075 248/ 827-1057 Fax: 248/ 827-1057

Mr. Reggie LaGrand Director, Greater Battle Creek Programming W. K. Kellogg Foundation One Michigan Ave. East Battle Creek, MI 49017-4012 269969-2333 Fax: 269/969-2261

Mr. James Pearl Executive Director HandsOn Battle Creek 34 West Jackson Street, Suite 4A Battle Creek, MI 49017 269/966-4189 Fax: 269/ 966-4194

Dr. Jacqueline D. Taylor Consultant Pondera Advisors, LLC 5155 N. Quail Crest Dr. SE Grand Rapids, MI 49546 616/942-5941 Fax 616/446-8060 Email:

Mr. Bill Liebold President The Liebold Group LLC 38381 Chessington Lane Farmington Hills, MI 48331-2862 248/991-1965 Fax: E-mail:

Mr. David Price – Immediate Past Chair Executive Director MARO Employment and Training Association P. O. Box 16218 Lansing, MI 48901 517/484-5588 Fax: 517/484-5411 Email:

Ms. Lorna Utley President and CEO Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit 3111 Grand River Avenue Detroit, MI 48208 313/557-8787 Fax: 313-964-3976

Mr. Paul Long President and CEO Michigan Catholic Conference 510 S. Capitol Avenue Lansing, MI 48933 517/372-9310 Fax: 517/372-3940 Email:

Ms. Anne Rosewarne President Michigan Health Council 2410 Woodlake Road, Suite 440 Okemos, MI 48864-3997 517/347-3332 Fax: 517/347-4096 Email:

Ms. Paula K. VanDam Executive Director Michigan Community Service Commission 1048 Pierpont, Suite 4 Lansing, MI 48913 517/ 373-4998 Fax: 517 241-3869

Mr. John P. Schneider Attorney at Law Clark Hill PLC 200 Ottawa NW, Suite 500 Grand Rapids, MI 49503 616/608-1108 Fax: 616/ 608-1168

Ms. Jenee L. Velasquez – Secretary Executive Director Herbert H. & Grace A. Dow Foundation 1018 West Main Street Midland, MI 48640-4292 989/631-3699 x 306 Fax: 989/631-0675 Email:

Ms. Jane Whitacre Executive Director Food Bank Council of Michigan 501 North Walnut Street Lansing, MI 48933 517/485-1202 Fax: 517/485-2630 Email: Dr. Russell Mawby – Chair Emeritus Chair Emeritus W. K. Kellogg Foundation 8400 N. 39th Street Augusta, MI 49012 269/731-4638 Fax: 269/731-5914 Email:

Mr. David Seaman – Treasurer Executive Vice President Michigan Health & Hospital Association 110 W. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1200 Lansing, MI 48933 517/703-8610 Fax: 517/703-8620 Email:

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