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2016 MW&A Summer Newsletter
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Over the summer we have watched the stock market inch past its highest point, and the national job reports show steady growth. Our economy is definitely looking up. Yet, it seems the philanthropic sector is always the last to feel the positive effects. But there can be no doubt– the positive economic impact is reflected in everyone’s bottom line. During the first half of...

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Saratoga Performing Arts Center has selected Michelle Whiting & Associates
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Michelle Whiting & Associates has been selected to conduct a search for one of the most beautiful performing arts venues in the country.  Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) has it all–history, majestic location, dedicated staff, a blue ribbon board, and an annual roster of performances and artists that is unparalleled. The new Director of Marketing and Corporate Relations will provide the creative vision to...

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Orange County United Way has selected Michelle Whiting & Associates
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Orange County United Way has selected Michelle Whiting & Associates to conduct their search for a Vice President of Investor Relations. Orange County United Way (OCUW) is a 90-year old organization with powerful brand influence. They focus on issue-specific priorities to drive change in a diverse community comprised of 34 cities and 28 school districts. In the most recent fiscal year, OCUW raised $18.4M...

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Vice President of Investor Relations for Orange County United Way
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ORANGE COUNTY UNITED WAY MISSION & ORGANIZATION    Orange County United Way (OCUW) mission is to “improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of Orange County to strengthen our community.” OCUW engages individual donors and local corporations to support the education, income/financial stability, health and housing needs of Orange County’s most vulnerable populations. Over the next ten years, Orange County United Way is challenging...

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Collaboration, Strategic Partnerships, Collective Impact
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Collaboration, Strategic Partnerships, Collective Impact…One funder I know  jokingly says that she ‘fines’ people who use the latter term in her presence. Why? This jargon is overused, misused, and often sometimes works better in theory than in practice. Too often nonprofits seek partnerships with other mission- like organizations, where different philosophies–and competition for donors–mire progress.   But we are seeing great success with organizations trying...

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New Executive Placements at THINK Together
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MW&A recently completed two executive searches for state-wide educational non-profit THINK Together.  While many highly qualified candidates were considered for two posts, Tonia Collinske joined the team as Grants Administrator in January, and Susan Williamson (pictured) came on board in December as the Director of Development. Here’s what Susan says about her experience in the process: What a pleasure to work with Michelle Whiting,...

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