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ORGANIZATION: Helping Individuals Go Higher (HIGH) Program at Wayne State University

  • 14 people are interested

Compile or develop materials to submit to granting or other funding organizations.

Develop and maintain media contact lists.

Develop strategies to encourage new or increased contributions.

Recruit sponsors, participants, or volunteers for fundraising events.

Develop fundraising activity plans that maximize participation or contributions and minimize costs.

Develop or implement fundraising activities, such as annual giving campaigns or direct mail programs.

Direct or coordinate web-based fundraising activities, such as online auctions or donation Web sites.

Plan and direct special events for fundraising, such as silent auctions, dances, golf events, or walks.

Solicit cash or in-kind donations or sponsorships from individual, business, or government donors.

Write speeches, press releases, or other promotional materials to increase awareness of the causes, missions, or goals of organizations seeking funds.

Conduct research to identify the goals, net worth, history of charitable donations, or other data related to potential donors, potential investors, or general donor markets.

Coordinate transportation or delivery of materials, supplies, or donations for fundraising events.

Secure speakers for charitable events, community meetings, or conferences to increase awareness of charitable, nonprofit, or political causes.

Write and send letters of thanks to donors.

Attend community events, meetings, or conferences to promote organizational goals or solicit donations or sponsorships.

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About Helping Individuals Go Higher (HIGH) Program at Wayne State University


Wayne State University, Beecher House, 5475 Woodward Ave., Detroirt, MI 48202, US

Mission Statement

The HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program at Wayne State University works to ensure that no student has to abandon the dream of earning a degree at the university due solely to housing or financial challenges.


The HIGH (Helping Individuals Go Higher) Program assists students in good academic standing and currently registered, who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless and who have exhaustedal all regular sources of financial or other aid. Students may receive direct assistance for housing, tuition, books and supplies, transportation, in addition to referral to other campus or community resources. The non-profit HIGH Program raises funds from WSU faculty, staff, alumni, and the broader Detroit and Southeast Michigan communities and aims to help 50 students a year.

Volunteers from the university and community provide time and expertise to develop and maintain ongoing programs on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Tumbler), planning, scripting, shooting and editing audiovisual materials for marketing, public relations and fundraisimg projects, building and managing electronic databases, helping with ongoing office tasks, and public awareness programs on campus and in Detroit.


Crisis Support
Homeless & Housing
Crisis Support, Homeless & Housing, Hunger


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Wayne State UniversityBeecher House5475 Woodward Ave.Detroit, MI 48202



  • Administrative Support
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • We ask and encourage that volunteers commit to at least 8 months of service, 4-6 hours per day
  • Excellent communication skills, marketing, and writing skills Self starter Prior fund raising grant writing experience a plus

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