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Michigan Nonprofit Association Announces Hire of Claire Horlings as Business Development Officer

Claire Horlings bio picMichigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) is proud to welcome Claire Horlings as the organization’s new Business Development Officer. In this role, Horlings is responsible for all business development activities which includes membership cultivation and retention, network growth, customer service strategy and sales. Serving on MNA’s senior leadership team, she will expand strategic partnerships and ignite membership growth.

Horlings joins MNA with over a decade of experience in the for profit and nonprofit sector, with a focus on relationship management, fund development and marketing. She most recently served as the vice president of development at The Colossian Forum in West Michigan where she led fund development campaigns. Before that, she oversaw fund development for Kent District Library, the largest public library system in Grand Rapids’ Kent County. “Claire’s depth of experience, innovative ideas, and commitment to MNA’s core values, mission, and vision made her the ideal candidate,” says Kelley Kuhn, MNA’s vice president. “Her leadership skills, passion for fundraising, and first-hand experience working in Michigan’s nonprofit sector make her an exceptional relationship builder. We are thrilled to have her on our team.”

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