Our youth participated in First Methodist's Color Run this February to help raise money for their summer mission trip. The weather was great, and the students were full of energy despite the early start time. The event was a success, and some students are STILL washing color out of their hair. They are looking forward to being able to travel out of the USA this summer for their mission trip.
Position Overview: Neighbors in Action is looking for a part-time (25hours) fundraising coordinator for our building campaign 2016-2018. The position is limited to one year, with the possibility of extension. We are looking for somebody that has a passion for our mission and is an expert in grant-writing. The Fundraising Coordinator is responsible for fundraising, including grant writing, donor development, and Public Relations concerning the Neighbors in Action Capital Campaign.
Job Duties include, but are not limited to:
Conduct grant research, proposal development, and follow up, as well as produce periodic outcome reports as dictated by funding sources
Conduct donor research
Construct prospect lists of potential donors
Work with staff to ensure compliance with donor relations “best practices", including acknowledgements, special recognition, and successful maintenance of donor tracking systems
Manage all development-related correspondence and mailings including, but not limited to newsletters, mailings, e-campaigns, e-communications, and e-newsletters.
Ensure that donors and sponsors are highlighted on the appropriate media
There is a 90 trial period. Please send your resume, cover letter and a sample of previous work to Kaylie Mims at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Break Thru retreat took place in April for our youth. This retreat was a full weekend long, and everyone came home filled with the Spirit. There were break out sessions, worship, recreation time, and a foam party! Most importantly, the youth talked about their covenant with God and them. It was the perfect weekend mixed with fun and serious times. Our youth said they were so glad they went and can't wait until next year!
Our demolition is done on our new property! We are so excited to see the clean slate we have to work with. NIA has teamed up with architects from Metalab, and they have drawn up an incredible new center big enough to fill all our dreams. We cannot wait to see what this exciting new adventure brings for us. As always, we need YOUR help to keep this project rolling!
Families from the Port Houston community are hosting a carnival to benefit Syrian refugee children and families! When: April 30, Time: 12pm - 6pm. Please feel free to stop by and volunteer or support the cause. We are also in need of prize donations for the children's games. Thank you for helping make this wonderful fundraiser a success!
THANK YOU to all the FUMC volunteers who made Family Fun Day at NIA a success! Over 100 families from Port Houston came for soccer, food, fun and games. You could see the joy in the children's eyes as they had the time of their lives playing and enjoying the sunny day. We cannot wait to see what the Lord has in store for us next year!
NIA has started ESL classes for our moms every Tuesday and Friday. This Tuesday we had 11 students attend our first session. Our instructor, Vanessa, gave a wonderful testimony about how important English is to know. We are so excited to watch every grow and learn. This class will be both fun and informative. We are starting at a very basic level right now, but with dedication, our moms will be English-pros in no time!