Board Update: Grand Opening and Touchbase

 In General, Newsletter

Hello Friends,

First of all, thank you to everyone who was able to make it to the introductory board and advisory board meeting. This will be a brief recap for those who attended and a new update for those who could not come.

Please join us for our 180 Your Grief: Widows’ Mentoring Center GRAND OPENING & FALL FESTIVAL which will be on Sunday October 8th from 12:30 – 4:00 PM! We’ll have Live Music, Food, Games, a Bounce House Fun and RAFFLE OFF A NEW VITAMIX BLENDER and other door prizes! Please mark your calendars and bring your friends and family. This event will introduce us to the community, and also serve as our first fundraiser of the year.

Good News
Since our meeting a few things have happened:
  • We have videotaped 10 grief empowerment podcast episodes to be released each weekday starting in October
  • Mishael and Ron have spoken at the City of Marietta NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) panel discussion on Suicide Prevention.
  • Mishael and Ron have been asked to lead a local school discussion with students on suicide prevention for teens.
  • Met with a representative from Flood Student Missions about Flood teams coming to volunteer at the Grand Opening & to paint our little building.
  • Vitamix has donated a NEW blender to be raffled off at our Grand Opening
  • Chick Fil A has agreed to donate brownies and tea for our Grand Opening
Board Meeting Recap
(The meeting minutes are attached below)
Who We Are:
Although many of you are familiar with 180 Your Life, we talked about our partnership with our sister nonprofit, 180 Your Grief.

The Mission for 180 Your Grief is Health, Hope, & Healing After Loss

180 Your Grief Creates Community:

Connecting our mentors, experts, and content with widows & grief communities through online resources & events as well as in-person meetings, family events, exercise teams, and workshops at our physical space located at 2105 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30068.

180 Your Life Creates Grief Empowerment Content:
Our team creates outreach to local and national widowed communities through grief empowerment podcasts, videos, and books through the following platforms:
  • Print
  • Video
  • Social Media & Podcasts
  • 180U: A Growing Library of Online Original Grief Empowerment Content
  • 180 Your Life Curriculum

Stronger Together: 180 Your Grief

Creating & Supporting Local Communities: Our Outreach Events

• Widow Empowerment: Host a Flagship 180 Your Life team for a 12 month cycle.

• Widow Care: Outreach to area churches to create 180 Your Life grief empowerment teams.

• Widow Walk: Weekly widowed group outdoor “Walk & Talk” with Mishael & Pastor Ron.

• Widow Leadership: 180 Your Life Leadership Training, in-person and in online cohorts.

• Widow Workshops: Quarterly Grief Empowerment Workshops with Experts

• Widow Connection: Monthly, Widowed Family-Oriented Community Outreach Events at the 180 Your Grief Center.

Please Consider Partnering With Us to Empower Widows and their Children

Board of Directors Opportunities:
We will operate as a roll-based board. See chart below. Thank you for your consideration to serve widows and fatherless children through participating on one of our nonprofit boards. As we continue to grow, please let us know if someone you know might be interested in using their talents to help empower grieving families for generations to come. Here is the list of commitments to consider for each board.

180 Your Grief Board of Directors

• Meets 4 times per year

• Monthly 20 minute phone update meetings (end of month)

• Role-based board

• Creation of action committees

• Quarterly meetings are 2 hours in length

• Leverage your influence & relationships to strategically fundraise and problem-solve for 180 Your Grief.

• Participate in fundraising events

• Tax-Advantaged Giving Opportunity

• Possible: Year-end Retreat or Dinner

180 Your Grief Advisory Board

• Meets 2 times per year

• Advisors available as needed

• Volunteer for 2 events per year

• Leverage relationships to support efforts of 180 Your Grief

• Help with fundraising events

• Tax Advantaged Giving Opportunity

We’d Love for You to Join Us:
If you weren’t able to make it to our board meeting, we invite you to participate or visit our Grand Opening event on Oct 8th from 12:30 – 4:00 PM to meet our team, support widows and their kiddos, and have a lot of fun! Our Grand Opening will be located at the 180 Your Grief Widows’ Mentoring Center at 2105 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30068

We will be reaching out to each person who attended our introductory meeting to connect and hear where God is leading you.

We look forward to seeing you at our Grand Opening Event! We would appreciate some volunteers to help at our food tables and game stations. We’d love to see you there!
For those who could not attend, attached is the board role descriptions packet and minutes from the meeting.
Thank You again for your desire to empower widows and fatherless children with Health, Hope, and Healing after loss.
God Bless,
Mishael Porembski
Author of 180 Your Life &
Founder of Nonprofit 180 Your Grief
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