Alex Gossage is Interim Executive Director at the Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living (Ann Arbor CIL). He started in November of 2004 after working at the Center as an unpaid volunteer and then as an Americorps*VISTA volunteer until November of 2006. As the Americorps*VISTA Grants Team Associate he was responsible for actively researching and presenting grant opportunities, develop program ideas into grant proposals, and the preparation and curation of background and organization documentation. During his two years as an Americorps*VISTA, Mr. Gossage also facilitated group-based activities, developed marketing informational materials, and evaluated programs to gather both qualitative and quantitative data.
Alex works on a wide range of programs and responsibilities. He helps to ensure program reporting and compliance for all CIL funding sources including Federal, State, and private funders. He maintains a resource library and knowledge base of private and public funding sources and current grant-funded projects at the Ann Arbor CIL. In collaboration with staff, he coordinates scheduling of proposal development activities and assists staff with project development and proposal preparation activities including; researching, writing and editing proposals. His fundraising responsibilities extend to assisting with resource development activities such as special events fundraising, volunteer recruitment including oversight of the AARP volunteer program, and assisting with the annual giving campaign. Other responsibilities include: coordinating new outreach efforts, taking on urgent projects, and more.
Alex earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science and History at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2004. During his employment at the Ann Arbor CIL he has participated in a variety of grant development trainings presented by: The Foundation Center, The Grant Institute, and The Grantsmanship Center.
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