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.
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.
How to Apply
Send resume with cover letter and salary requirements to:
Angela J. Gallagher, APR
This year presents new challenges, so NAMIWalks is “going virtual.” On Saturday, October 10, NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley will participate in NAMIWalks Your Way: A National Day of Hope with other NAMI affiliates in more than 40 cities.
Instead of walking a 5K together at Veterans Memorial Park, Bettendorf, many participants still plan to walk, using their treadmill or going outside in the backyard or through a local park—all while taking precautions to stay safe. Others plan to hula-hoop, flip pancakes, practice yoga or do another activity they enjoy. They will share their activities on social media and follow NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley’s program online that includes mental health facts, participant activities and local entertainment.
“One in five adults experience mental illness, but it touches five in five people either directly or indirectly,” according to NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley Executive Director Angela Gallagher. “Now more than ever, our communities need to come together to raise awareness and let people know they are not alone.”
Click here to join NAMIWalks Your Way. There is no registration fee, but fundraising is encouraged. Funds raised here, stay here, for NAMI ’s free local mental health programs.
Your donation is tax deductible. NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley is a 501c3 nonprofit. IRS ID# 42-1188963.
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 – https://www.facebook.com/HeartlandConnections/live
- NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/NamiGreaterMississippiValley/live
- NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley YouTube – YouTube Live: https://youtube.com/channel/
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
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
Sunday, August 16
7:00-7:45 Cedar County Cobras
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
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
Thanks to 2020 grants from the Henry County Mental Health 708 Board and the Henry County Mental Health Alliance, NAMI will bring its first class to Kewanee, Illinois in April 2020. NAMI Family-to-Family educates family members and significant others supporting an adult loved one living with a mental health condition. Learn more here.
NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley is pleased to announce it is expanding its education and support programs into Muscatine County. A three-year commitment from the Muscatine Health Support Granting Fund has kick-started this effort.
In partnership with the Muscatine Department of Public Health and Trinity Muscatine, NAMI will bring programming for family and caregivers supporting adults and youth living with a mental health condition. Initially, this partnership will work on early detection and treatment, and suicide prevention for youth.
Now Enrolling for these Free NAMI Programs
Family & Friends Seminar – February 10 @ 5:30 p.m. @ Musser Public Library
Open to the public, this is a 90-minute seminar that informs people who have loved ones with a mental health condition how to best support them. It’s also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support. Please pre-register online or call our office at 563-386-7477 Ext. 266 (M-F 10:00 am -2:00 pm). Musser Public Library is located at 408 E. 2nd Street, Room 301, Muscatine.
Family-to-Family Education Starts February 18
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, email@example.com 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 evite.com or paperlesspost.com 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.