Development Manager Job Opportunity

Flexible, Part-to-Full-time Development Opportunity with NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley!

Some say mental health is a civil rights issue for our time.  One in three persons now experience a mental health condition.  Join the NAMI cause to break social stigma, build community acceptance, and provide greater access to health care and supports.

 Who We Are

NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley is one of the oldest affiliates of the nation’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals living with a mental health condition and their families. A 501c3 nonprofit, NAMI helps individuals and families in a six-county region by providing education, advocacy and support. Our programs are nationally developed and delivered by trained volunteers who have lived experience with mental illness. Education and support programs are provided at no cost to participants. Monies raised here – stay here to deliver evidence-based programming that is unduplicated in the community. The programs complement the work of health care and social service providers.

The Opportunity

NAMI GMV is currently looking to hire an experienced Development Manager to lead major fundraising events and campaigns, as well as to seek individual donations and corporate sponsorships.  Success in these areas will allow for NAMI GMV to increase resources available for mission-based activities and to build a strong and diversified financial base for the organization.

The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrated experience with cultivation and stewardship activities and success with major fundraising events.  They will be energetic and enthusiastic, with the ability to inspire, motivate and engage others.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, initiative, and the ability to work independently are key!

Hours are flexible, and schedules can range from 30 to 40 hours per week, as necessary.  Some travel within the area is required and mileage will be reimbursed.

For complete details

How to Apply

Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to:

Angela J. Gallagher, APR

Executive Director


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Life is Beautiful Concert – Live stream from Bishop Hill

Donate to NAMI

Your donation is tax deductible. NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley is a 501c3 nonprofit. IRS ID# 42-1188963.

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Three Spectacular Evenings

12 Local & Regional Bands

The Life is Beautiful event is back for its third year with a decidedly “Quaran-Tune” twist. A three-night live stream event from Bishop Hill Creative Commons, a visual and performing arts cooperative located in Bishop Hill, Ill., is made possible by Heartland Connections. Concert organizer Joe Lee moved the event from in-person to live stream to meet evolving pandemic trends.

The concert is Friday through Sunday, August 14 to 16, from 5 to 9 p.m. each day. Live stream locations:

  • Heartland Connections Facebook –
  • NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley Facebook –
  • NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley YouTube – YouTube Live:

Attending is free and donations are encouraged to support NAMI’s no-cost mental health education and support programs.

Three-evening Line Up

Friday, August 14
5:00-5:45    Been There Done That
6:00-6:45    Aubs.
7:00-7:45    Dr. Heat
8:00-8:45    Jenny Lynn Stacy & the Dirty Roosters

Saturday, August 15
5:00-5:45    The Memphis Dives
6:00-6:45    Doomr Noomr Boomr
7:00-7:45    Rezinator
8:00-8:45    DYNORIDE

Sunday, August 16
5:00-5:45    Murnau
6:00-6:45    Giallows
7:00-7:45    Cedar County Cobras
8:00-8:45    Cryptostatic

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Seeking Sponsors for Life is Beautiful 2020

Sponsor or Donate to NAMI

Thank you for helping us make this a successful mental health advocacy and fundraising event. All donation amounts are appreciated. Sponsorships of $250, $500, $1,000 or more will receive acknowledgement through the NAMIWalks 2020 event as well!

Saturday, May 30 from  2 to 11 p.m.

Bierstube, 415 15th Street, Moline

Life is Beautiful 2020 Text
First started in memory of a dear artist friend who has passed, Life is Beautiful is a full day of local and regional music brought to you by music promoter Joe Lee. Silent Art Auction organized by potter and painter Carolyn Krueger. Proceeds benefit NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley as we work together to prevent suicide in our community.

All Life is Beautiful sponsorships will be given credit for our NAMIWalks 2020 event on September 19 at Veterans Memorial Park, Bettendorf.

Thank you to the performing and visual arts community for investing in NAMI’s free education and support programs by donating their time and works. Also, thanks to Bob Rebitzer of Bierstube Moline for donating the concert hall and beer garden for the day.

For a full schedule of May 30, please see the Life is Beautiful Facebook Page. Sample two music stages and 12 bands. Features alternative, rock and bluegrass artists. Bierstube is a family restaurant and bar – so make this a family outing!
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Jewel-Osco Pharmacists to Talk About Mental Health

In March, Jewel-Osco pharmacists will talk with customers about NAMI and mental health.

During March, Jewel-Osco pharmacists will talk about mental health with customers and share information about NAMI education and support programs.

Visit with a pharmacist and donate to NAMI to continue these no-cost programs.

If you are shopping, please thank your local pharmacist at:

Jewel-Osco @ 1307 N 2nd St, Clinton, IA

Jewel-Osco @ 107 Avenue Of The Cities, East Moline, IL

Jewel-Osco @ 2010 1st St A, Moline, IL

Jewel-Osco @1312 John Deere Expy, Silvis, IL

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DIY Paint Parties

A logo saying Colorful Minds

Paint with NAMI, build awareness and end stigma.

Make the choice to paint with us and have some fun. You can paint with a group or on your own. Host a paint party and invite family and friends to join you – share the results live on social media.

The challenge is to raise $100 for every painter. NAMI supporters are raising funds through June 31.

Register Your Paint Party for FREE today and we’ll set up a private party page online for you! REGISTER HERE

Questions? Contact Caroline Vernon, or 563-386-7477 Ext. 266 (M-F 10-2).

The NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley Colorful Minds is a great way to:

  • Have fun while supporting a great cause
  • Share your passion for mental health awareness with your friends, neighbors, and colleagues
  • Raise funds and recruit members and donors that will enable NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley to continue its effective peer-led programs

Step One: Select a date, time and location. We suggest that you select a date at least three weeks out from the time you decide to give the party. Also, try to consider the day of the week and the time that will give you the best turnout, depending on your audience. Reach out to us if you need help finding a location for your paint party.

Step Two: Create your guest list. Make a list of family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances, and members of your faith-based, civic, or professional groups.  We suggest about thirty people, but this is your party, so you decide how many to invite!  We will help you create a website page – then ask each person to register, join your fundraising team page and commit to raising $100.

Step Three: Send out your invitations. Sites like or offer free invites for you to use. Depending on your audience you may decide to send these via mail.

Step Four: Party Time! Make the party fun – you can provide food and refreshments or potluck. Someone should share their story/connection before the painting fun begins. Remember to give updates on your fundraising efforts throughout the night. Prizes can be given for the best painting, the worst party… keep it fun!

 Step Five: Send a thank you to all guests who attended to your party, as well as following up with those who indicated interest in supporting or learning more about NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley.

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Thank you for your Birdies Pledge!  Pledge Here

You know the statistics. Half of all lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24. Early intervention programs can help.

And that’s where NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley comes in.

NAMI volunteers pay it forward when others are looking for help and hope. Our trained volunteers have lived experience with mental health conditions. They deliver education and support programs that are nationally developed and federal-agency approved.

NAMI programs are clinically designed to move the entire family toward recovery. We know that a loved one’s recovery starts at home with a strong support structure. Participants learn how to cope, communicate, and effectively advocate for themselves or a loved one.

Your investment in NAMI programs is magnified as we partner with healthcare, social work and education providers. NAMI programs are unduplicated and fit well within the care delivery system available in our community. All programs are offered at no cost thanks to supporters like you.

Your investment today will guarantee a 5% match through Birdies for Charity™ with Pledge #1270.


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