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  • Jane Wise
    commented 2018-11-02 14:58:52 -0400
    Company Overview:

    Be part of an award-winning workplace culture. At Grants Plus we live company values of truth, bravery, hard work, fun, excellence, and team work. We believe in supporting the wellness of our team so they can bring their best to our clients. We offer flexible work schedules, company-wide volunteer days, and crazy amounts of professional development. We’re such an awesome place to work that we have awards to prove it. Grants Plus won a national 2016 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award from the American Psychological Association and a 2016 Progressive Organization Award from Smart Business.

    Position Description

    The Senior Consultant will be a key member of the Client Services Team. He or she will complete, prepare, and oversee preparation of grant applications and proposals; develop trusted advisor relationships with clients; develop and maintain a network of funders and other stakeholders in the philanthropic community; identify sales opportunities with current and prospective clients; and manage work on multiple projects while ensuring on-time, on budget delivery of high quality work products.


    • Professional grant writing experience and excellent written communication skills, including the ability to write clear, structured, persuasive proposals

    • Funding prospect research experience

    • Project management experience

    • Familiarity with Northeast Ohio philanthropic community

    • Adept with Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel, as well as familiarity with fundraising research products such as Foundation Directory Online

    • Strong editing skills and attention to detail

    • Ability to work both independently and a part of a team

    • Ability to multitask

    • Meets deadlines and works well under pressure

    • Good time management skills

    • Ability to manage people

    • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree a plus

    • 5+ years of nonprofit experience, including development, grant writing and management, program development, building relationships with funders, and working with all levels of organizational staff and leadership

    Location: The position will be based in Northeast Ohio, and most work can be completed remotely.

    Hours: Full-time or part-time considered; full-time preferred.

    Compensation: Based on experience. Benefits include Paid Time Off, health insurance, and Simple IRA plan.

    To Apply: Please visit our website to learn more about our company and apply for the position.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Tracy Moavero
    commented 2018-10-26 17:08:15 -0400
    Hello! We’d love to have your help spreading the word for our upcoming event which will be the start of a new YP group to support Cleveland Public Library. Thanks!


    This special beer tasting challenges lovers of literature to match books to corresponding beers, as paired in advance by Cleveland Public Library librarians. Come sip some beer, add a few new books to your reading list, compete for prizes, and help support the Cleveland Public Library Foundation. Your $25 ticket includes six tasting pours of beer, light appetizers, and a place in the book-beer matchup. See you at the Happy Dog on Detroit Avenue!

  • Pamela Anson
    commented 2018-09-28 15:25:33 -0400

    My name is Pamela Anson. I am the Brand Outreach Manager at Better Business Bureau. We recently created a Spark Award that recognizes millennial entrepreneurial leaders. I think this is a great opportunity for your members. We would love for you to share the Spark Award with your members to get the word out. You can learn more about the award at

    Please feel free to reach out via email and I can send you more information and marketing materials. I can also be reached by phone at 216-413-5232.
  • Cindi Trubach
    commented 2018-09-28 09:16:53 -0400
    We have 2 opportunities at Judson; one for an experience Hospice RN and another for either a Licensed Social Worker, or non-licensed Social Worker. Is there a job posting site?
  • Teresa Schleicher
    followed this page 2018-08-27 13:27:08 -0400
  • Teresa Schleicher
    commented 2018-08-27 13:26:55 -0400
    City Year Cleveland is searching for a Development Manager to support fundraising, grantwriting, events and donor stewardship and engagement. We are looking for an organized, detail-oriented individual comfortable in a fast-paced, dealine-dirven environment, flexible and positive. 3+ years professional experience and an interest in education, youth development, and social justice causes is preferred. The full job description—-Fundraising_R2567?utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic
  • Adrian Griffin
    commented 2018-07-19 14:41:12 -0400
    The Center for Civic Engagement & Learning (CCEL) at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland connects college students with a range of civic engagement opportunities at area nonprofits. CCEL is currently hiring an Assistant Director to develop and implement ongoing, regular civic engagement programs, including coordinating weekly service sites, three larger service days, and excursions to connect students with community assets. Candidates should have a high degree of organizational skills as well as experience working with young adults and coordinating service and civic engagement activities with a social justice lens (Master’s degree required). Additional details are online; applications reviewed on a rolling basis: (in keyword search box, enter: 6997)
  • Courtney Freyhauf
    commented 2018-06-22 12:11:00 -0400
    My name is Courtney Freyhauf, I am the Education Events Coordinator at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. As a member of our Adult Education Department, I’ve been asked to research local young professional groups this summer. The Museum is looking for more effective ways to engage with young professionals in the area. The young professional group YNPN Cleveland is very successful and I would like to learn about the logistics involved.

    Some of the questions I have include:

    Does a person or group of people within your organization run this YP group or are they self-sufficient?

    What is required of members?

    Is there a volunteer/service requirement or other time commitment?

    Any other information you have about the group would also be very helpful.


    Courtney Freyhauf
  • Jason Bogdany
    followed this page 2018-06-19 11:04:58 -0400
  • Erin Zaranec
    followed this page 2018-06-19 10:23:08 -0400
  • Katie Kuckelheim
    commented 2018-06-12 08:48:34 -0400
    Dear CLE Young Nonprofit Professionals Network,

    The Cleveland Restoration Society (CRS) would like to extend an invitation to your young professional network to Beer, Brats and Bunting next Friday, June 22, 2018 at the Sarah Benedict House (CRS Headquarters). This informal event put on by CRS trustees is a great way to network with the historic preservation community.

    The Cleveland Restoration Society is a nonprofit which uses the powerful tool of historic preservation to revitalize our diverse communities, strengthen the regional economy, and enhance the quality of life in northeastern Ohio.

    Tickets are priced at $40 and $20 for young professionals (under 30 years), and all proceeds benefit the Cleveland Restoration Society. Tickets can be purchased online at

    We would appreciate it if you were to pass this message along to your young professionals network, through your Facebook page, calendar or via email. Let us know if you have questions about the event.

    Here’s a quick blurb to paste in with all pertinent information:

    Beer Brats and Bunting

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    5:00 to 7:30 pm

    Sarah Benedict House 3751 Prospect Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115

    Join friends in the biergarten of midtown’s Sarah Benedict House to support historic preservation and the Cleveland Restoration Society. Drink Market Garden Brewery beers and savor brats grilled by CRS trustees. We’ll have a couple of accordions too. Fun, informal and $20 a ticket for folks under 30. Purchase tickets

    Thank you! We appreciate your support.
  • Nalini McCargar
    commented 2018-05-29 11:21:28 -0400

    By way of introduction, my name is Nalini and I am an Admissions Recruiter at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. The Mandel School is hosting a non-profit professional networking event on Thursday, June 28th from 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm at LAND Studio in Cleveland. This event is great for anyone interested in advancing their career in the nonprofit sector. To RSVP, go to
  • Jane Wise
    commented 2018-05-23 13:58:06 -0400
    Client Engagement Assistant for our Cleveland office

    The Client Engagement Assistant will be a key member of the Client Engagement Team. He or she will be part of a collegial, collaborative, and ambitious effort to grow our reach and better serve the nonprofit sector. The Client Engagement Assistant will gain experience managing data and creating reports in Salesforce and other systems; generate sales proposals and contracts; maintain calendars, files, and records; prepare details and materials for travel, meetings, and events; and provide other essential support for members of the department.

    Necessary qualifications:

    Experience entering data in a database system.

    Excellent verbal communication and analytic skills.

    Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and decision-making skills.

    Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel.

    Commitment to customer service, internally and externally.

    Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.

    Ability to perform diverse tasks simultaneously, meet deadlines, and work well under time pressure.

    Ability to keep sensitive information confidential.

    At least a high school diploma or GED; Bachelor’s degree preferred.

    1+ years’ experience working in an office environment.

    Location: This position will be based in the firm’s Cleveland office, with some work from home and possible travel for meetings and events.

    Hours: Full-time (40 hours per week)

    Compensation: Based on experience. Benefits include Paid Time Off, health insurance, and Simple IRA plan.

    To Apply: Please email a cover letter and resume in one PDF attachment to:

    Accepting applications thru June 15 or until the position is filled.

    Due to the high volume of applications, we will only be able to contact those individuals being considered for the position.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Elaine Lau
    commented 2018-04-15 18:31:24 -0400
    Hello! Reaching out to you regarding a fun opportunity to raise funds for your Organization. We’re looking for volunteer groups to help out with our event, the Believeland Beer Fest on April 28. In return for your group’s time, we will make a donation to your organization! Our Donation schedule is as follows:

    5+ volunteers – $150.00

    10+ volunteers – $300.00

    15+ volunteers – $450.00

    20+ volunteers – $600.00

    25+ volunteers – $750.00

    30+ volunteers – $900.00

    If this is something you’d like to get a group of volunteers together for, please feel free to contact me at for further details!
  • Jenni Hargrove
    commented 2018-02-16 12:52:18 -0500
    Hi YNPN Cleveland team,

    My name is Jenni Hargrove, and I’m a nonprofit consultant based in Nashville, TN. I wanted to send you a quick note about a new podcast I recently launched because I thought it might be helpful for your YNPN members. The podcast covers topics about management, marketing, and development challenges nonprofits face with interviews from nonprofit professionals across a wide range of cause areas. And I’m very excited because during this first season, my sponsors are giving away a total of $7,000 in nonprofit services to one organization. I thought you might like to share the podcast through an e-newsletter or social media post.

    I’m not making any money off the podcast—it’s just a fun side project for me that allows me to reach more nonprofits than just the handful of clients I work with at a time. People can download or stream the podcast for free on iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher with the name “Nonprofit Jenni Show.”

    Thank you so much for your consideration! Please let me know if you need any additional information.

    Have a great weekend,

  • Joe Gallo
    commented 2017-11-09 15:48:39 -0500
    To whom it may concern,

    I am currently working with Agostino’s Sushi Rock, Lakewood’s newest restaurant on Madison Ave.! We were wondering if you would be interested in doing a networking event with us?! We would be more than happy to supply heavy appetizers, and we also know that there are many young professionals involved and working at nonprofits in the area.

    Our grand opening is taking place on November 20th at 5PM, at 15607 Madison Ave. (right next door to Barrio), and we would also love to have your members attend to see what we are all about!

    Please let us know if this is something that you would be interested in moving forward, as we would really like to help boost your organization and introduce ourselves to the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network.


    Joe Gallo
  • Audrey Bucholtz
    commented 2017-10-18 11:11:13 -0400

    My name is Audrey Bucholtz and I am the Development Coordinator at the Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center. I am very interested in getting more involved in this group and was hoping that there would be a meeting or event coming up that I could attend. I noticed that the Halloween Happy Hour Networking event got canceled. Is there anything else coming up on the calendar sometime soon?

    Thank you in advance and I look forward to hearing from you.


  • Benjamin Hemingway
    commented 2017-09-19 14:36:57 -0400
  • Suzanne Tierney
    commented 2017-09-18 11:20:58 -0400

    We are looking for volunteers to assist as road warriors on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Nautica in the Flats for the Walk to End Lupus Now. Any assistance would be appreciated. Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter.
  • Krista Hawthorne
    commented 2017-08-28 13:33:45 -0400
    We are a non-profit in Cleveland Heights that supports public education in Cleveland Hts-University Hts. and we are looking for young people to add to our Board of Directors. Please contact me to receive an application and a full description of the role and responsibilities.
  • Nina Rossi
    commented 2017-06-29 13:07:40 -0400
    Hi again! I gave you my personal email, but wanted to send over my professional one as well. Feel free to use either!
  • Camaria Cannon
    commented 2017-06-27 15:37:29 -0400

    We are coordinating an upcoming event and would like to know if you are able to post it your calendar. Please see below for details.

    Ohio Municipalities Business Conference + Expo

    The first of its kind; the statewide conference will take place on August 2 – 3 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The two-day event will provide tangible tips, resources and business opportunities to start-ups, entrepreneurs and small business owners across the state. Hosted by Mayor Andrew Ginther and the City of Columbus, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the conference will provide an interactive platform for municipality leads, procurement officers, supplier diversity professionals, business owners and leaders, and industry influencers to discuss best practices in supplier diversity to build and grow their businesses.
    Dates: August 2 & 3, 2017
    Location: The Columbus Convention Center

    For more information, please contact
  • Terry Lawriw
    commented 2017-04-21 10:39:02 -0400
  • Emily Dahnert
    commented 2017-01-01 21:53:54 -0500
  • Megan Anderson
    commented 2016-10-13 21:05:04 -0400

    My name is Megan Anderson and I am currently the Theater Operations Coordinator at Playhouse Square.

    A friend of mine, Kristen Klehr, had a hand in the Cleveland Young Arts Professionals Network that existed a few years ago – but the organization fizzled a bit and has not been active for a few years.

    I am looking to re-ignite that organization, but want to connect with the young professionals networks that are already existing in Cleveland to make sure I am not stepping on any toes, and to see if there are ways for YAPN to collaborate with your organization.

    It’s a bit of a hefty undertaking, but just wanted to open up the conversation and see where the road led!

    Let me know your thoughts, and I look forward to speaking with your organization further about the topic.


    Megan Anderson
  • Reka Barabas
    commented 2016-10-07 11:53:44 -0400
    Hello, we have an opening at Bad Girl Ventures (BGV)!

    BGV is a nonprofit organization and the Program Manager posting is available on our website The position is ideal for a freelancer/consultant, entrepreneur/small business owner, or a grad student/recent graduate who has flexibility with his/her time, would love to be engaged in the entrepreneur community, and would appreciate a steady income. The ideal candidate should be articulate, enthusiastic, and be able to build and carry relationships.
  • Leah Hudnall
    commented 2016-09-28 15:46:36 -0400
    The George Gund Foundation Seeks 2017-2019 Fellow

    The George Gund Foundation Fellowship provides an opportunity for promising professionals to work inside the Foundation, a philanthropic organization that plays a vital role in supporting the civic life of Greater Cleveland and in various national policy deliberations that affect our community. The Fellowship is a two-year, full-time commitment beginning in summer 2017, requiring residence in Northeast Ohio during the term of engagement.

    The Fellowship experience will be tailored to the Foundation’s needs and will include a wide range of substantive assignments including reviewing grant proposals, organizing and conducting site visits and researching topics related to the Foundation’s grantmaking interests.

    To be considered for the Fellowship, each candidate must submit a cover letter, a short essay discussing why the Fellowship opportunity is appealing, a detailed resume and two letters of recommendation. Please also indicate how you learned of the position. These materials should be combined into one pdf document for submission and are due no later than 5:00 PM EST on January 4, 2017. A Fellow will be selected by mid-April 2017. Email application materials to Letters of recommendation may be submitted as part of the application or sent separately via email or regular mail.

    Successful candidates for this Fellowship will have a graduate degree and/or several years work experience in the nonprofit sector. Excellent writing skills and sufficient computer competency to carry out assigned projects are essential. A demonstrated desire to work in public service or the nonprofit sector is also important, as the Foundation views the Fellowship to be a valuable early career opportunity. The selection process is anticipated to be highly competitive.

    Each George Gund Foundation Fellow will receive a stipend of $45,000 per year, plus a full benefits package including health, dental, disability and life insurance, 403(b) contributions and work-related travel expenses. Housing, transportation and other living arrangements are the responsibility of the Fellow.

    The George Gund Foundation (, established in 1952, is the largest private foundation in Ohio. The Foundation makes annual grants totaling approximately $25 million. Program officers professionally handle grantmaking in arts, economic development and community revitalization, education, environment and human services.

    The George Gund Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability, or any other protected characteristic established by law.
  • Chantel Floodeen
    commented 2016-09-27 10:43:09 -0400

    I just moved to Cleveland 6 months ago. I volunteer at the Alzheimer’s Association and am getting my Masters in Nonprofit Management at Regis University.

    I would love to get involved and hopefully meet some people here in Cleveland.

    I would love to talk to someone about YNPN, so I can learn a little more about the network and events. Perhaps I could meet someone for coffee or come to a meeting.

    Please let me know how I can learn more.


  • Katherine Ferman
    commented 2016-08-04 14:41:11 -0400
    Hello there! Looking to set up a joint networking event for YNPN members and a group of civil society leaders from Belarus who will be coming to Cleveland in September through the Cleveland Council on World Affairs – looking forward to hearing back!
  • Judi Kovach
    commented 2016-07-11 09:57:30 -0400
    The Kids’ Book Bank ( is an exciting new nonprofit that is already making change in Cleveland. In our first 5 months we have distributed 85,324 amazing free children’s books to children in need through 102 partner agencies. We are looking for a part-time Volunteer/Operations Coordinator to help us take it to the next level. Please spread the word!

    Thanks, Judi Kovach, Co-Founder


    Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank, a new and exciting non- profit organization, is working to end illiteracy in Cleveland. Our goal is to foster a love of reading by providing free books to children in need. Our doors opened in February, 2016, and already we have distributed more than 85,000 books!

    We are seeking a part-time Volunteer/Operations Coordinator to oversee our volunteer program, including recruitment, training, oversight of volunteer activities and maintenance of our volunteer contact system. This position will also be responsible for maintaining our inventory tracking system and working with recipient organizations to schedule book pickups. Hours are Tuesday –Saturday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, for a 20-hour work week, with possible expansion to 30 hours as the needs of the organization grow.

    Successful candidates will have an energetic and positive attitude, a solid understanding of the importance of our mission, and a commitment to excellence. In addition, we seek candidates who are high school graduates (some college preferred), with an ability to learn quickly and adapt to the changing environment of a young and rapidly growing organization. Excellent communication skills required; proficiency in computer use a must, particularly in the use of Excel. Database management experience a plus. Ability to lift 50 pound boxes a must.

    Please submit resume and cover letter to IMPORTANT: Please put the word COORDINATOR in the subject line so we can find you! Applications will be accepted through July 31, 2016.

    For more information about the Kids’ Book Bank visit Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank is an equal opportunity employer.