ANN ARBOR — NEW, Nonprofit Enterprise at Work, Tuesday announced a grant of $50,000 from the DTE Energy Foundation through its LEAD Program, which focuses on “initiatives that improve the strength, stability, sustainability, and leadership of the nonprofit sector.”

The grant will support NEW’s core programs and its Spring into Service and Fall into Service board matching and community service events held yearly in Ann Arbor and Detroit.

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Said NEW president and CEO Michael Tyson: “In these challenging economic times, NEW’s services are more important than ever for the nonprofits that provide vital services, day in and day out, to individuals and families in our community.”

NEW’s mission is to help nonprofits succeed by strengthening nonprofit management and offering solutions to issues facing the nonprofit community.

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Founded in 1993, NEW offers four capacity-building programs to help nonprofits make a difference in their communities:
* BoardConnect – Comprehensive board and leadership development
* npServ – Technology solutions for nonprofits
* The NEW Center – High-quality office and meeting space
* ResourceConnect – Information and resource referral for nonprofit management questions

NEW’s Spring into Service and Fall into Service events encourage community service and help area nonprofits connect with qualified board and committee members. Lightning-round introductions, information sessions, and networking opportunities facilitate the board matching process, bringing needed skills and diversity to nonprofit boards.

For more information on NEW or any of its programs and services, please visit

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The DTE Energy Foundation is the philanthropic arm of DTE Energy, continuing the legacy of community support and involvement of its principal operating subsidiaries, Detroit Edison and MichCon.  For more information, please visit