While The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is admirable and noble in its efforts to support families, patients and funding, working in the Troy, Michigan office was one of the most horrible and frustrating experiences I have ever had! When the economy tanked in the mid 2000s, I was forced after a layoff to leave a lucrative position as a national Show Manager, directing events with budgets of $100,000-$1 million each, .to serve as an Event Director in Troy. Initially I was positive and had very high hopes, but the national office and, in particular, the local Troy office was poorly managed and staffed with vastly, underqualified management and staff. Most positions were filled via "strong-arming" by a Board comprised mostly of "family members" from the CF community (and consummate nepotists)! Furthermore, the Foundation and local office's understanding of event management or planning was extremely minimal. I never witnessed responsible financial planning or fiscal responsibility, only a pathetic reliance on emotionally – driven members of an afflicted community who were manipulated to meet fundraising goals! Now, if someone was inclined to be beaten into managing little walkathons with hotdogs and such, then perhaps they would be a good fit... Otherwise, STEER CLEAR!
Tiny office with small staff
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