Tue, August 14 2007
Filed under: Fun stuff •
Last month at Network for Good, we launched Nonprofit 911, a monthly series of training calls focused on helping nonprofits improve the health of their online fundraising programs. We also invited callers to nominate their organization for an “extreme website makeover,” and I’m pleased to announce we’ve selected First Step as the recipient. First Step is a non-profit agency in Southeast Michigan (Detroit area). First Step works to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and to prevent violence in the community, providing emergency shelter, a 24 hour crisis line, assault response team (volunteers who go to hospitals to assist victims), free legal clinics and support, adult and children’s children’s counseling, transitional housing, food, clothing, transportation, date rape risk reduction programs, children’s program and many other services. Last year, First Step touched the lives of over 16,000 individuals. In the words of Theresa Bizoe, Associate Director of First Step:
“First Step has a great story to tell. There are countless stories of women, children and men who have been helped by First Step. These stories have yet to be told and need to be shared with a community who believes that “victims always stay” and that the cycle of violence cannot be broken. Right now, the Detroit area needs to hear stories of hope and healing. However, violence can sometimes be a difficult subject to talk about. Some blame the victims for their situation (if First Step could have a $1 for every time someone asked us why the victim stays we would not need this makeover).Congratulations Theresa & First Step! And stay tuned to the Nonprofit Marketing Blog for the results of this makeover!