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MSB is feeling the Love!

MSB is feeling the Love!

This start to spring has been filled with support from our community.  We have new sponsors, volunteers, and we’ve received our first grant.  Whoo-hoo!  And a steady stream of amazing…

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Four Tips to Increase Reading Motivation

Four Tips to Increase Reading Motivation

Children with boundless imaginations need a steady diet of books, no doubt about it. But not all children can read the fabulous titles that are trending in their classrooms. They…

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March is all things Reading and Books!

March is all things Reading and Books!

March is Reading Month!  We have been beyond busy over here at MSB collecting, sorting and distributing free books to communities in Southeast Michigan.  Our founder and leader, Maria Dismondy,…

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The Importance of Choice

The Importance of Choice

This is my first blog post for, Making Spirits Bright, the amazing Detroit based literacy non-profit! And I was given the privilege of choosing what I would like to write…

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Books are on the Move!

Books are on the Move!

Making Spirits Bright hit the ground running this year!   January has been all about sorting and gifting thousands of books to children! DISTRIBUTION TO SCHOOLS MSB debuted our

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What is a Book Desert?

What is a Book Desert?

“In the capital of the United States, we noticed that 833 children would have to share ONE book in order for them to read over the summer.”  This statement was…

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Our Community Delivered!

Our Community Delivered!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and what an amazing month we’ve had at Making Spirits Bright.    BOOK DRIVES  We were so fortunate to have so many amazing…

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Volunteer Round-Up

Volunteer Round-Up

We're entering a New Year and our nonprofit is having a volunteer round-up! We have collected thousands of books. Our team and volunteers are sorting them and getting the books…

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          Strategic Plan

          Ensuring Effective Communications & Engagement

          Goal #1

          Increase MSB’s visibility and presence in the larger community in order to ensure that we are able to attract more long-term supporters, donors and volunteers.

          Goal #2

          Develop strategic partnerships with key community organizations in order to ensure maximum reach and efficacy.

          Goal #3

          Continue to expand programs and partnerships with schools to ensure that we are reaching our target market.

          Goal #4

          Develop and implement communications, marketing and evaluation efforts to expand awareness and track MSB’s community impact.

          Building Administrative & Operations Support

          Goal #1

          Develop policies and procedures to ensure the efficient operations of the staff, board and overall organization.

          Goal #2

          Establish a budget and financial management system that allows MSB’s board and staff to be proactive in ensuring the short- and long-term success of the organization.

          Securing Funding & Financial Resources

          Goal #1

          Focus fundraising efforts on key constituencies that we believe are likely to support MSB, most notably: educators; arts supporters; foundations active in the areas of education, youth development, etc; and individuals who have connections to the Founder and/or board members.

          Want to host a book drive?

          Reach out to us and we will provide you with our Book Drive Guide containing everything you need to know!

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