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  • Washington Huskies Football | Believe in Me

    Annual Gala A formal black tie affair at an upscale hotel, complete with cocktail hour, formal dinner, and entertainment. In-House Events Monthly gatherings to celebrate our cause while enjoying gourmet food, fine wine, and local artwork. Football Root for your favorite college team alongside one of our board members at a home WSU or UW football game. Basketball Join us as we celebrate Zag success on—and off—the court as we cheer on the Gonzaga men’s basketball team. Baseball Let us take you out to a Spokane Indians ballgame this summer. The hotdogs are on us! Hockey Start growing your playoff beard and attend a Seattle Kraken hockey game with us. Other Fundraising Events Join Us For Washington Huskies Football Washington Huskies Football Tickets Available November 6, 2021 • Time TBD UW v Oregon Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium Husky Heritage Premium Seats Section 106, Row 5 50 yd line tickets Interactive Map Learn More November 13, 2021 • Time TBD UW v Arizona State Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium Husky Heritage Premium Seats Section 106, Row 5 50 yd line tickets Interactive Map Learn More November 26, 2021 • Time TBD Apple Cup Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium Husky Heritage Premium Seats Section 106, Row 5 50 yd line tickets Interactive Map Learn More We Believe in the Value of Community Engagement We believe that there’s no better way to get to know prospective volunteers and donors than to spend some quality time and have a little fun together. For this reason, Believe in Me hosts a myriad of entertaining events throughout the year to allow us to have some fun while getting to know you a little better. All throughout the year, we put a spotlight on the causes that are important to us while letting our hair down, having some fun, and getting to know you! A Note on How Our Events Have Been Affected by Covid-19 Raising funds the traditional way has been challenged by the restrictions COVID-19 has placed on large events and gatherings. For this reason, we are especially grateful for our new space. Believe in Me moved to a new location in June 2020, designed to host small, intimate gatherings where we can safely get to know one another. The space is modern and open, allowing us to make friends while practicing social distancing. We are also innovating to provide a variety of networking opportunities, both virtually and outdoors, to build a robust network of friends who are passionate about helping kids. Cheer for Washington Huskies Football With Us You're in for a treat, whether you're a loyal Washington Huskies Football fan looking for spectacular tickets or are just interested in getting to know us better. We invite you to join us for an entire day where UW Huskies football is the main course in a feast of activities both before and after the game. Join in our traditions, sing the fight song , and show the Dawgs you believe in them! ​ With a minimum donation of $1,000 to Believe in Me, you will receive two tickets to a Washington Huskies Football game of your choice, subject to availability. Not only will you get to experience the game from the 50-yard line, but you'll get a chance to tailgate and cheer side-by-side with our board chairman, David Shriner. ​ Hurry, get your tickets before they're gone and GO DAWGS!

  • Marketing Manager

    Project Manager Volunteer Oppportunity Believe in Me is seeking a dedicated and highly organized Volunteer Project Manager to lead and coordinate the development of the My College Compass app. This volunteer role will play a crucial part in ensuring the successful delivery of this innovative educational tool aimed at supporting first-generation college students. The Project Manager will work closely with a team of volunteers and stakeholders to manage the project from initiation to completion APPLY NOW Responsibilities Project Planning and Initiation Define project goals, objectives, and scope in collaboration with stakeholders. Develop a detailed project plan, including timelines, tasks, and resource allocation. Identify and engage key stakeholders, including volunteers, educators, counselors, and students > Download Full Description Team Management Define project goals, objectives, and scope in collaboration with stakeholders. Develop a detailed project plan, including timelines, tasks, and resource allocation. Identify and engage key stakeholders, including volunteers, educators, counselors, and students > Download Full Description Technical Oversight Define project goals, objectives, and scope in collaboration with stakeholders. Develop a detailed project plan, including timelines, tasks, and resource allocation. Identify and engage key stakeholders, including volunteers, educators, counselors, and students > Download Full Description Project Execution Lead the project team in executing the development plan. Monitor project progress, track milestones, and ensure tasks are completed on schedule. Address any technical issues or obstacles that may arise during development. > Download Full Description Communication & Reporting Maintain open and transparent communication with team members and stakeholders. Provide regular project status updates, including progress reports and key technical metrics. Facilitate technical meetings and discussions to gather input and feedback. > Download Full Description Quality Assurance Ensure that the app meets the required technical quality standards and user expectations. Oversee technical testing and quality control processes, addressing any bugs or issues promptly. > Download Full Description Risk Management Ensure that the app meets the required technical quality standards and user expectations. Oversee technical testing and quality control processes, addressing any bugs or issues promptly. > Download Full Description Documentation Maintain comprehensive technical project documentation, including technical specifications, system architecture diagrams, and technical decisions. Ensure all technical project information is well-organized and accessible to team members. > Download Full Description Printable Job Description Click the orange icon to start the download. Get Involved Today! START NOW Technical Requirements Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, such as computer science, engineering, or information technology. Previous experience in project management or coordination, particularly in technical or software development projects. Familiarity with software development methodologies, such as Agile or Scrum. Understanding of technical concepts and ability to communicate effectively with technical team members. Proficiency in project management tools and software, such as Jira, Trello, or Asana. Knowledge of version control systems, such as Git. Ability to review technical documentation and provide feedback. > Download Full Description Education & Experience Requirements Minimum of 3 years of work experience in project management or related roles, with a focus on technical projects. A bachelor's degree in a relevant field is required; a master's degree is a plus. Strong organizational and leadership skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities. Passion for education and a commitment to empowering first-generation college students. Technical background or familiarity with software development is a plus. ​ ​ > Download Full Description Benefits and Perks Opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the education of first-generation college students. Gain valuable project management experience in a technical and nonprofit setting. Collaborate with a dedicated team of volunteers and professionals. Believe in Me is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds. ​ ​ ​ ​ > Download Full Description Time Commitment This is a volunteer position with a flexible time commitment. The Project Manager should be available for regular team meetings and be able to allocate sufficient time to oversee technical project activities. A minimum of 10 hours per month is required. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ > Download Full Description Ready to Apply? We believe that dynamic people working as a team, inspired by great leadership and the anonymity to flourish, will do extraordinary things... together. Apply Now Purpose Believe in Me is organized for the principle purpose of stimulating, receiving, administering, and managing assets and funds for grant-making to programs serving youth in need of shelter, foster care, adoption, education, and emotional enrichment support and direction. Values Believe in Me effectively raises funds and manages assets in a manner that is guided by the values of caring, trustworthiness, innovation, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Mission Leveraging the generosity of our donors, we fund children’s charities that provide disadvantaged kids with a safe place to call home, a family that loves them, a feeling of community, and opportunities to learn, build self-esteem, and have fun. Vision Our vision is to help every kid develop the self-confidence they need to succeed. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position. All employees may have other duties assigned at any time. We are an equal opportunity employer. Applications are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. About Us Five Pillars of Caring Watch Our Video

  • Youth Empowerment | Believe in Me

    Love & Belonging Like a warm hug, these programs support vulnerable children who have been removed from their homes, cradling them with unyielding affection. Caregivers receive guidance to craft nurturing environments and preserve sibling bonds. Special advocates offer unwavering support, while the gentle presence of animal companions lends a hand in healing. Care packages and moments of respite stand as poignant symbols, affirming that every step of their journey is embraced with deep compassion and belonging. ​ > Example Love & Belonging Programs FAMILY • FRIENDS • ADVOCATES Every child deserves love, inclusion, and care – our Love & Belonging Pillar of Caring fosters healthy connections and provides constant reminders that they're valued. Basic Human Needs Amidst challenging times, these programs stand as pillars of support, meeting kids' fundamental needs with essentials like food, shelter, clothing, or vital documents. They also extend emotional refuge, providing solace for intense feelings, and create a haven of comfort as they transition to new environments, offering safe havens adorned with beds, blankets, toys, and more. Through these steadfast endeavors, a message of unyielding care shines, illuminating their path during the most trying moments. ​ > Example Basic Human Needs Programs ESSENTIALS • COMFORT • SAFETY Every kid deserves a chance to thrive, finding solace and comfort in our Basic Human Needs Programs that provide everyday essentials, emotional support, and a safe haven during challenging times. Education Program Nurturing a spirit of endless possibilities, these programs are guiding lights for kids to conquer anything, building success in education and equipping them with life skills like budgeting, cooking, and cleaning. Offering a bridge to knowledge and access to technology, they weave tutoring and career readiness into the journey. From leadership lessons to school supplies, these youth empowerment initiatives pave the way, cultivating a profound sense of brilliance and lighting a flame of hope for the future. ​ > Example Education Programs LEARNING • EMPOWERMENT • SELF-ESTEEM Every child deserves to feel smart and rise to the challenge; our Education Program Pillar of Caring fuels their self-confidence, nurturing futures that shine with endless potential. Community Support With care and kindness, these programs are beacons of light for youth facing challenges. They offer things like comfort, transportation, or legal guidance through tough experiences like trauma, abuse, or substance use. This lifeline doesn't stop when they come of age—it's a constant source of support, guidance, and help. As they enter adulthood, they find support for living independently, obtaining an education, and embarking on careers within a steadfast, supportive community. ​ > Example Community Support Programs HEALING • RESILIENCE • TRANSITION Every kid deserves the chance for healing and growth, and our Community Support Pillar of Caring offers unwavering support and a pathway to a brighter future. Enrichment Program Every child deserves to conquer challenges and rise regardless of their journey. In these youth empowerment programs, young heroes who've triumphed over adversity connect, share stories, make friends, and embark on adventures that light up their lives. Through diverse, enriching activities like music, theater, sports, and art, they explore passions that fuel their spirits. With mentors as guiding constellations, they chart a course toward a brighter, promising future of self-discovery and boundless growth. ​ > Example Enrichment Programs CONNECTION • EXPLORATION • FUN Every kid deserves to soar beyond their struggles, our Enrichment Program Pillar of Charing uplifts kids by building friendships, unleashing creativity, and guiding them towards a realm of endless possibilities. Nonprofits We Support Youth Empowerment 5 Pillars of Caring Youth Empowerment Changes Lives From meeting basic needs to fostering a sense of belonging, your support creates transformative experiences for the kids who need it most. These initiatives provide everything marginalized youth need to overcome adversity and pursue their dreams. Your support cultivates life-changing connections and youth empowerment, instilling hope and confidence for the future. Let's dive a little deeper into our 5 Pillars of Caring.

  • Board of Directors | Believe in Me

    Stepping Up to the Challenge We understand that Board members have a great responsibility to ensure the financial health and sustainability of our organization. We encourage Board members to actively participate in the discussion and decision-making process, engage in organizational self-study and assessment, and stay abreast of current legal and financial regulations. With the support of our committed Board, we are confident that Believe in Me will continue to make a difference for years to come. Meet Our Board of Directors Community Activist. I get involved by diving in headfirst to tackle the problems facing our community. In everything I do, I fight to ensure social justice, empowerment, equality, and enrichment for all. Chairman of the Board Aaron Riley Affliations: Long-term Care Ombudsman, Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners Consultant, New Leaf America Commissioner, City of Spokane Human Rights Commission Former Planning and Evaluation Specialist, Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Board of Franklin County Committee Positions: Member, Board of Directors since May 2020 Member, Grants Administration Committee Education: B.A. Business Administration, Ohio Dominican University Member, Delta Epsilon Sigma National Honor Society Rule Follower. I use my experience in healthcare management, patient privacy, HIPAA, compliance, and auditing to dig into the heart of it all; building and strengthening relationships based on trust and transparency. Treasurer Lori Brennan, MBA, RHIA, CHC Affiliations: Corporate Compliance & Privacy Manager: Inland Northwest Region, Multicare Health System Committee Positions: Member, Board of Directors since April 2019 Chair, Finance, Property Management, and Investments Committee Member, Grants Administration Committee Education: MBA, Western Governors University B.S. Health Administration, University of Phoenix Creative Genius. I help make community connections through integrated digital storytelling. Over the past thirty years I've used my diverse talents to creatively connect people with the solutions they are seeking. Board Member Shawn Davis Affiliations: Principal and Creative Director, Zipline Interactive Former Creative Director, ROBiDEAX Marketing and Design Committee Positions: Member, Board of Directors since July 2020 Chair, Marketing and Fundraising Committee Member, Video Production Team Education / Awards: B.S. Communications & Advertising, Washington State University 2013 AAF Spokane Ad Fed Ad Pro of the Year Diplomatic Liaison. I like to bring people together and help find common benefits to maximize value for the participants. And in so doing over the span of time and deals, add just a bit to the global good. Board Member Dan Menser Affiliations: Chairman, Alliance of Angels General Counsel, Teal Communications, Inc. Member of the Board of Advisors, Pollen System Corporation & Everyvine Corporation Committee Positions: Member, Finance, Property Management, and Investments Committee Education / Awards: J.D. Program - Cum Laude, Seattle University School of Law B.A. Finance - Cum Laude, Washington State University Traveling Geek. I’ve found a mission for myself in finding ways to help children of all ages learn how to use technology to improve their lives and careers. Starting as early as possible letting them understand how they have the power to control some things in their lives; no matter how hard the world around them may be. Board Member Paul Hutton Affiliations: Member, WA State Board for Community and Technical Colleges Member, WA Technology Center Board Member, NSF’s National Workforce Center for Emerging Technologies Board President, Blue Earth Cruises LLC Past President, Thought Engineering LLC Committee Positions: Member, Board of Directors since August 2022 Education / Awards: BA Mathematics & Computer Science, Eastern Washington University Executive Certificate, Technology Leadership, Sloan School of Management, MIT US Air Force Commendation Medal Solutions Architect. I have been active in economic development matters across Washington State. I'm passionate about serving youth and contributing to community development. Board Member John Powers Affiliations: Founder and CEO, Powers Economics Committee Positions: Member, Board of Directors since August 2022 Member, Finance, Property Management, and Investments Committee Education / Awards: BBA Business Administration - Finance, University of Notre Dame - Mendoza College of Business Juris Doctorate - Law, Gonzaga University School of Law Legal Eagle. I serve as the Vice Chair of the Advisory Board of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Eastern Washington University and the Alumni Advisory Board for the Delta Iota Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity at Washington State University. Board Member Keith Trefry Affiliations: Partner, Paine Hamblen LLP Vice Chair of the Advisory Board of the Center for Entrepreneurship, Eastern Washington University Alumni Advisory Board for the Delta Iota Chapter of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Washington State University. Committee Positions: Member, Board of Directors since August 2022 Member, Finance, Property Management, and Investments Committee Education: B.A. Pre-Law, Cum Laude, Washington State University JD Law, Cum Laude, Gonzaga University School of Law Media Maven. The mission of the Believe in Me organization is something that resonates with me as the mother of 5 and grandmother of 2. Children need someone to care, someone to act and someone to believe. This organization does all three. Board Member Nikki Hilton Affiliations: Senior Vice President, iHeart Media Multi Platform Group- Spokane President, Red Farm Media Committee Positions: Member, Board of Directors since January 2023 - Passionate Producer. Humans are builders. We build houses, we build teams, we build ideas, & we build lifelong relationships. I want to leverage my decades of experience in building relationships, to provide the foundation for people that don’t have a strong network, to help them build & accomplish their own dreams. Board Member John Reznicek Affiliations: Director of Sales, Alliance Door Products Committee Positions: Member, Board of Directors since January 2023 - Get to Know Our Board of Directors Our Executive Governance Committee is an essential part of our organization. Not only do they help Believe in Me react quickly to pressing issues, but they also increase the effectiveness of the entire board. Each committee member has been elected by the board of directors and meets regularly to discuss important matters. By delegating decision-making authority to the executive governance committee, the Believe in Me board is able to focus on longer-term strategic initiatives that can help ensure our success. These dedicated individuals are an invaluable asset in Believe in Me's governance framework. Executive Governance Team Chairman of the Board Vice President Secretary Treasurer Aaron Riley Vacant Lori Brennan Vacant View View View View

  • A Place to Call Home - Gingerbread Charity Fundraiser | Believe in Me

    Saturday December 7th, 2023 For times, see detailed event schedule Join the Livestream Event Gift Registry Registration Coming Soon Gingerbread House Decorating Activity Let’s keep up with this fun holiday tradition! Believe in Me is cordially inviting you to join us for A Place to Call Home Charity Fundraiser. Have a sweet and special afternoon decorating Gingerbread Houses, drinking hot cider or hot cocoa, and telling Santa your holiday wishes. In addition, we are celebrating the important work local children's charities are doing to help kids experiencing homelessness have a safe place to call home. These programs support our mission by creating a sense of family and community while building the skills and self-esteem kids need to fuel their futures. ​ The Gingerbread Kit starts at $35, hurry up because is going fast! Use the "Register Now" button below to register by Saturday, December 7. ​ If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at 509.448.1412. Thank you for your support — this event is SOLD OUT but you can still join our livestream! Looking for a fun volunteer opportunity? Click here to help us make this a special day! GINGERBREAD FUNDRAISING EVENT A Place to Call Home Location: TBD Dec. 7 - 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm Gingerbread Kit: Starting at $35 Registration Coming Soon Watch Last Year's Event Not quite sure what a Gingerbread decorating party looks like? No problem! Take a look at last year's inaugural virtual event. We heard stories from three residents and saw the positive impact this work is making on their lives. Ricky Webster also made his appearance to make the night magical for all involved. Watch Video Corporate Sponsorship Options North Pole Adventure Sponsor $5,000 ​ Featured in the event video Outdoor billboard coverage Logo on the event page Included in event press release Weekly social media posts Quarterly newsletter (8) Gingerbread House Kits ​ ​ Get Flyer Santa’s Village Sponsor $2,500 ​ Outdoor billboard coverage Logo on the event page Included in event press release Social media posts Quarterly newsletter (6) Gingerbread House Kits ​ ​ ​ Get Flyer Home for the Holidays Sponsor $1,000 ​ Logo on the event page Included in an event press release Social media posts Quarterly newsletter (4) Gingerbread House Kits ​ ​ ​ Get Flyer Merry & Bright Sponsor $500 ​ Logo added to event page Quarterly newsletter Social media posts (2) Gingerbread house kits ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Get Flyer Event Details 12:00 pm - Check-in Ongoing - Winter Raffle, Photos with Santa, North Pole Candy Shop 12:30 pm - Gingerbread House Decorating Activity 2:30 pm - Event Conclusion ​ Meet Our Sponsors

  • Marketing Manager

    Marketing Manager Job Opening About Us Five Pillars of Caring Watch Our Video Purpose Believe in Me is organized for the principle purpose of stimulating, receiving, administering, and managing assets and funds for grant-making to programs serving youth in need of shelter, foster care, adoption, education, and emotional enrichment support and direction. Values Believe in Me effectively raises funds and manages assets in a manner that is guided by the values of caring, trustworthiness, innovation, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Mission Leveraging the generosity of our donors, we fund children’s charities that provide disadvantaged kids with a safe place to call home, a family that loves them, a feeling of community, and opportunities to learn, build self-esteem, and have fun. Vision Our vision is to help every kid develop the self-confidence they need to succeed. Printable Job Description Click the orange icon to start the download. Job Description Believe In Me is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Marketing Manager to help us share the important work we do with the community. We are looking for a passionate individual who is especially talented in modern storytelling, thereby positioning our organization as the charity of choice in our community. Successful candidates are extremely creative, aggressively organized, and eagerly proactive in everything they do. Storytelling Requirement Write clear, attractive copy using our brand voice. Collaborate with other professionals on large-and small-scale marketing projects Conduct high-quality research and interviews. Edit and proofread copy as needed. Use search engine optimization (SEO) principles to maximize copy’s reach Responsibilities General Requirement Work with the CEO and Development Director to ensure goal and strategy alignment, as well as to maintain brand consistency. Implement marketing plans that include print, broadcast, and online content. Create and publish content and advertise on appropriate channels. Develop and manage all internal communication systems including but not limited to: email marketing, print, website, blog, social media, radio, and video. Create organic posts and paid ads for use on Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and oversee the creation of ad copy and images/videos in alignment with our strategy. Develop, monitor, and update ad strategies based on data and testing to include multi-step/retargeting ad strategies. Monitor, track, and report monthly results. Social Media Requirements Use social media marketing tools to create and maintain the Believe in Me brand Work with the team to develop social media marketing campaigns Interact with donors and other stakeholders via the company’s social media accounts Analyze the company’s digital marketing plan and social media strategy and identifying strategic weaknesses and making recommendations for improvements Research social media trends and inform management of relevant changes to the company’s marketing activities Set key performance indicators (KPIs) for social media campaigns, such as targets for a certain number of shares or likes and measuring a campaign’s performance against the KPIs Ready to Apply? We believe that dynamic people working as a team, inspired by great leadership and the anonymity to flourish, will do extraordinary things... together. Apply Now The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position. All employees may have other duties assigned at any time. We are an equal opportunity employer. Applications are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. THIS COMPANY IS AN AT-WILL EMPLOYER AS ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE STATE LAW. THIS MEANS THAT REGARDLESS OF ANY PROVISION IN THIS APPLICATION, IF HIRED, THE COMPANY OR I MAY TERMINATE THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, WITH OR WITHOUT CAUSE OR NOTICE. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Work well in a team environment Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail Project management experience and time-management skills for juggling numerous time-sensitive projects simultaneously Advanced written and oral communication skills Advanced knowledge of direct mail requirements and best practices Ability to adjust work pace to maximize production without loss of work quality Ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with supervisors, co-workers, and volunteers Prioritize and manage multiple projects within budget and design specifications Minimum Education & Experience Requirements Bachelor’s degree in Marketing or relevant field. Minimum 4 years of marketing experience in event promotion and marketing. Proficient and extremely experienced with social media, Google, LinkedIn, and Facebook ads manager platforms. Expertise with SEO/SEM campaigns. Highly proficient with computers, including Google Workspace, web analytics and Google Adwords. Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography, print, and the web. Familiarity with HTML and CSS preferred. Knowledge of Adobe PhotoShop, Canva, Illustrator, Sketch, InDesign, and another graphic design software. Compelling portfolio of work over a wide range of creative projects. Familiarity with Email Marketing Automation and Content Management System software (Hubspot, WordPress, Wix, Give Lively, OneCause). Benefits & Perks Here are some of the great benefits of working with us. Medical, dental, and vision premium reimbursement 403(b) retirement plan, including employer contribution for eligible participants Paid time off including holidays, vacation, illness, and family leave Learning and development opportunities with opportunities to attend industry events and conferences Pet friendly office Help build a culture of innovation and agility in support of our Mission Website Requirements Produce and maintain web pages according to guidelines based on existing pages and templates Assist with QA via functional testing and content auditing using multiple browsers and screen sizes Edit and resize images as necessary Apply new code/styles to the website as provided by the Marketing Director and CEO Build opt-in campaign website page flows, forms, and other necessary pieces Assist in building email and campaign templates in various systems Keep the website current and CMS organized by regularly cleaning out old documents and images Digital Marketing Requirement Conduct demographic, keyword, and other research related to a campaign setup Write ad copy Set up online advertising campaigns Analyze performance data and optimize campaigns for better performance Monitor and manage online advertising budgets and develop budget recommendations Understand advertising platforms and how to implement tactics in order to optimize and analyze campaigns without oversight from the Digital Advertising Manager for the following: ○ Facebook fan-building and post promotion ○ LinkedIn display ads and sponsored messages and updates Ability to implement tactics identified by other team members for Google and be paid Search campaigns Gather data and complete online advertising reports Collaborate with the team to fully understand the goals for each campaign Obtain and maintain relevant certifications (Bing Search, Google AdWords Search, etc) Report on campaign performance and progress to the CEO and the Board of Directors Graphic Design Requirements Produce final artwork for different media and different sizes, including digital, email, signage, newspaper, magazine, etc. Upload or deliver materials to all media, and liaises with outside production suppliers. Illustrates marketing materials in different formats based on brand standards. Liaise with the CEO to keep on track with projects. Maintain accurate online files of graphic design materials. Maintain and update the NATP website content, images, documents, links, and video embeds

  • History | Believe in Me

    The Beginning: 2006 Believe in Me has been dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of marginalized youth since 2006. Our history as an organization began with the Morning Star Boys' Ranch Foundation, which was founded to raise money for the Morning Star Boys' Ranch, a group home providing shelter, education, health care, and emotional and spiritual support for troubled boys. In 2009, our name changed to Morning Star Foundation. History 2006 - Present The Next 10 Years The next decade saw us expanding our reach to include serving girls and other charitable activities that benefit children and young people in need. This included supporting local organizations offering mentorship programs, educational assistance, and general support for underserved children. Believe in Me: 2021 In 2021 we announced a new platform designed to provide even more comprehensive support and resources for marginalized youth. We officially changed our name to Believe in Me, aligning with the organization's new vision to help every kid develop the self-confidence they need to succeed. Present Today, Believe in Me has become a leading advocate for the equity of all young people across the country. Our continued commitment is to use our platform to positively impact the lives of children and teens from all backgrounds by providing them with access to programs that will help them reach their full potential. We believe every child deserves a chance at a successful life no matter their circumstances.

  • 2021 Annual Report | Believe in Me

    Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Donate to Help a Kid Read More While we had many successes in 2021, it was also a challenging year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Like many organizations, we had to adapt to the new reality of social distancing and remote work. This posed fundraising challenges, and we had to postpone our Tomorrow Never Dies Gala, which has now been rescheduled for Fall 2022. We look forward to a fantastic time and hope you can join us on our mission to help marginalized youth. We also had some changes to our board of directors in 2021. We welcomed a new board president, Aaron Riley, and a new Treasurer, Lori Brennan. Dan Menser also joined our board and joined our meetings remotely from Seattle. We are excited to have them on board and look forward to their leadership and guidance in the future. A Message From The CEO Julie Wukelic Annual Report 2 0 2 1 Grant Awards - $149,000 College & Career Readiness $11,000 Murphy House Therapeutic Behavioral Rehabilitation Services Program $16,000 Motivational Interviewing Program $16,000 Outdoor Enrichment & Education Program $11,000 Morning Star Education Enrichment Program $16,000 Digital Drop-In and Basic Needs Program $8,000 Morning Star Foster Care Program $16,000 Educare Program $9,000 Early Childhood Education and Assistance (ECEAP) Program $14,000 Morning Star In-Home Wrap and Case Aide Program $16,000 College & Career Readiness $11,000 Murphy House Therapeutic Behavioral Rehabilitation Services Program $16,000 Motivational Interviewing Program $16,000 Outdoor Enrichment & Education Program $11,000 Morning Star Education Enrichment Program $16,000 Digital Drop-In and Basic Needs Program $8,000 Morning Star Foster Care Program $16,000 Educare Program $9,000 Early Childhood Education and Assistance (ECEAP) Program $14,000 Morning Star In-Home Wrap and Case Aide Program $16,000 College & Career Readiness $11,000 Murphy House Therapeutic Behavioral Rehabilitation Services Program $16,000 Motivational Interviewing Program $16,000 Outdoor Enrichment & Education Program $11,000 Morning Star Education Enrichment Program $16,000 Digital Drop-In and Basic Needs Program $8,000 Morning Star Foster Care Program $16,000 Educare Program $9,000 Early Childhood Education and Assistance (ECEAP) Program $14,000 Morning Star In-Home Wrap and Case Aide Program $16,000 Education $41,000 Our educational grants engage, empower, and inspire struggling kids to believe in their future Enrichment $35,000 Our enrichment grants nurture curiosity, wonder, and creativity in kids through play, the arts, and outdoor immersion Wraparound Services $32,000 Our wraparound services grants use teamwork and coordinated resources to provide healing for disadvantaged kids Transitional Living $25,000 Our transitional living grants provide support, resources, and a safe place to call home for disadvantaged kids Foster Care & Adoption $16,000 Our foster care and adoption grants help protect, stabilize, and nurture the most disadvantaged children in our community 2021 Grants 47 kids in consistent caregiving 45 foster youth excelling academic goals 131 youth in therapy and healing programs 47 previously homeless kids learning 60 online nature videos for kids Diversity & Inclusion We are committed to building a more just and equitable organization and community where all individual can achieve their full potential. It is the policy of the Foundation to provide and promote equal opportunity for all people without regard for race, color, creed, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, familial status, veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability. Upcoming Events Fundraising Events Donors → Individuals who have demonstrated their generosity and support to the kids in our community. Sponsors → Local businesses that have sponsorship and are aligned with our mission. Volunteers → Individuals who have donated their knowledge and skills to contribute the Foundation's mission. Media Partnerships → Media partnerships are collaborations that are can help us to raise the visibility of our cause. Thank You! Allow two kids to have access to an online video-based course called Nature at Home, encouraging nature exploration in parks and backyards at no cost Inspire and encourage two youths in a low-income situation to go to college, and support them with the tools and resources they need to succeed Give four kids in low-income families located in downtown Spokane, Airway Heights, and Medical Lake the opportunity to access high-quality education One mom can participate in the parenting skill lab while the child has access to childcare Allows three kids to participate in The Murphy House for therapeutic Behavioral Rehabilitation Service (BRS) Donations Make A Difference Donate Vision Mission Our mission is to fund children’s charities that provide disadvantaged kids with a safe place to call home, a family that loves them, a feeling of community, and opportunities to learn, build self-esteem, and have fun. Our vision is to help every kid to develop the self-coincidence they need to succeed. Stories Of Impact Everything You Need to Know about Inspire Your Heart With Art Day Art is a powerful tool for enriching children’s lives because it builds self-confidence. Whether painting, sculpting or drawing, the finished product always inspires a sense of accomplishment. Read Article By Mary Clare O'Shea Foster Care: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? The American foster care system looks to provide children with supportive homes and adequate care. It is designed as a temporary solution when children are not receiving the care they need. Read Article By Joshua Mandilk Charity Golf Tournament 2021 Thanks to all 128 golfers, 18 corporate sponsors, and 22 volunteers, it was a huge success. With your generosity, we could bring in $90,316.28, which exceeded our goal by over $15,000. Read Article By Julie Wukelic Name Change for Morning Star Foundation To help the public distinguish between Morning Star Boys’ Ranch and Morning Star Foundation, Morning Star Foundation announces an organizational name change to “Believe In Me”. Read Article By Julie Wukelic The Best Donation! 5 ways to becoming a better donor You’ve decided you want to start giving to your local charities. You're comfortable in your finances and want to put your surplus towards a worthy cause. The question is; how do I give the best donation? Read Article By Bryan Smith Program Expense Ratio 0.72 The program expense ratio is the percentage of our expenses that go towards programs and services rather than overhead or fundraising, and it is important for donors as a measure of how efficiently we are using our resources to fulfill our mission, with a higher ratio generally considered better. 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Working Capital Ratio 0.37 The working capital ratio measures our ability to cover short-term liabilities with available assets, and it's important for donors as it indicates our financial health; a higher ratio is generally better as it signifies greater liquidity and financial stability. Financial Summary

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    Administrative Assistant Job Opening Responsibilities Open, sort, and distribute incoming mail, faxes, emails, and other correspondence. Act as the point of contact among executives, directors, staff, volunteers, donors, and other external partners. Communicate in a timely and accurate manner. Manage calendars: schedule, prepare for, and provide follow-up for meetings. Accurately record meeting minutes. Record daily expenses and prepare monthly reconciliation reports. Perform office duties that include ordering supplies and managing a records database. Conduct research and compile data to prepare documents for review and presentation by boards of directors, committees, and executives. Prepare agendas, memos, executive summaries, emails, presentations, and reports. Screen and direct phone calls and distribute correspondence. Organize and maintain the office filing system for filing and retrieving corporate records, documents, and reports in both digital and paper form. Handle basic bookkeeping tasks, including bill payment and preparation of daily deposits. Using various software, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software. Provide general administrative support. Other duties as assigned by CEO or the Board of Directors. Minimum Education & Experience 5 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant or other relevant administrative support experience. In-depth understanding of the entire MS Office or G suite. High school diploma. Ability to organize a daily workload by priorities. Must be able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, quickly changing environment. A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills. Professional level verbal and written communications skills. Discretion and confidentiality PA diploma or certification is a plus ​ ​ Benefits and Perks Here are some of the great benefits of working with us. Medical, dental, and vision premium reimbursement 403(b) retirement plan, including employer contribution for eligible participants Paid time off including holidays, vacation, illness, and family leave Learning and development opportunities with opportunities to attend industry events and conferences Pet friendly office Help build a culture of innovation and agility in support of our Mission About Us Five Pillars of Caring Watch Our Video Purpose: Believe in Me is organized for the principle purpose of stimulating, receiving, administering, and managing assets and funds for grant-making to programs serving youth in need of shelter, foster care, adoption, education, and emotional enrichment support and direction. Values Believe in Me effectively raises funds and manages assets in a manner that is guided by the values of caring, trustworthiness, innovation, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Mission: Leveraging the generosity of our donors, we fund children’s charities that provide disadvantaged kids with a safe place to call home, a family that loves them, a feeling of community, and opportunities to learn, build self-esteem, and have fun. Vision: Our vision is to help every kid develop the self-confidence they need to succeed. Printable Job Description Click the orange icon to start the download. Job Description We are looking for an Administrative Assistant to perform a variety of administrative tasks and to support our Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors. The Administrative Assistant is well-organized, has great time management skills, and is able to problem-solve and prioritize without guidance. This position will contribute to the efficiency of the Foundation by providing personalized and timely support to executive members. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the position. All employees may have other duties assigned at any time. We are an equal opportunity employer. Applications are considered for positions without regard to veteran status, uniformed service member status, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. THIS COMPANY IS AN AT-WILL EMPLOYER AS ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE STATE LAW. THIS MEANS THAT REGARDLESS OF ANY PROVISION IN THIS APPLICATION, IF HIRED, THE COMPANY OR I MAY TERMINATE THE EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, WITH OR WITHOUT CAUSE OR NOTICE. Ready to Apply? We believe that dynamic people working as a team, inspired by great leadership and the anonymity to flourish, will do extraordinary things... together. Apply Now

  • Donate Cryptocurrency and Help a Charity You Believe In | Believe in Me

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  • VIP Silent Auction | Believe in Me

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