Our Team  ¦  

  ¦  Our Approach

Core Team Members

Strategic or tactical – we listen and work with you to help you reach your goals.

We’ve worn many hats. We have decades of experience working within the community and understand the diversity and complexity of nonprofits. Our team targets the operational, financial and personnel resources you need, and specializes in actually DOING the work...when you need it.

Michelle Wooddell – Founder & Principal

With more than 20 years of marketing, management and fundraising experience in Detroit’s nonprofit sector, she founded Cobblestone Solutions, LLC in 2013. She is a Certified Fundraising Executive and received a PhD in Nonprofit Management. She serves on the faculty at Grand Valley State University where her research includes the intersection of the public, private and nonprofit sectors and fundraising efficacy. In her spare time, she manages to get in a midday game of doubles tennis, loves dogs and going to DisneyWorld.

michelle@nonprofitspot.com

Heather Carmona – Managing Director

Heather brings more than 25 years’ experience working and serving in various nonprofit sectors including economic and community development, education, and human services. She’s worked for a social-impact technology company, and held executive positions with two area nonprofits as Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Director and is keen at adapting and responding to client needs. A Certified Health Coach (CHC) she volunteers with several organizations, loves to read nonfiction and enjoys open water swimming.

heather@nonprofitspot.com

Cara Freitag – Program Manager, Nonprofit Services

Cara brings strong marketing and event management experience to the Nonprofit Spot team. Working with a number of Detroit’s non-profits, she has managed fundraisers, galas and events of all sizes. Cara’s keen attention to detail and ability to multitask makes for a great program manager! Cara loves to travel and is always on the move with her two sports enthusiast children!

cara@nonprofitspot.com

Jodi Albaitis – Assistant Director, Grand Rapids Office

Jodi’s professional experience includes serving in various director-level fundraising, administration and program-level positions. Over the course of her 25 year career, she’s held positions in higher education and public-private agencies in both Michigan and California. She holds an M.S. in Educational Administration and has strong knowledge of nonprofit governance, financial management, nonprofit and philanthropic collaboration, and ethics. Jodi enjoys spending time in the kitchen cooking for friends and family.

jodi@nonprofitspot.com

Meg Huntley – Managing Director, Central Florida/Tampa Office

Meg is a development, fundraising, and community relations professional from Southern California and has been working in the Tampa Bay area for the past 10 years. With a background in events, fundraising, and donor stewardship, her strengths include streamlining processes and planning unique and special experiences. Meg's experience ranges from small non-profits and education to national organizations and brands. She is a leader recognized for passion and commitment to bettering an organization. Meg and her husband welcomed a baby girl earlier this year, they love to travel and enjoy volunteering as wish granters for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

meg@nonprofitspot.com

Haifa Baptiste – Assistant Director, Orlando Office

Haifa has helped numerous nonprofit organizations raise thousands of dollars in her various development roles. She is passionate about helping organizations raise money and connect with people who support their cause. Haifa has extensive experience in grant writing, events and database management. She has a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management and a Certificate in Fundraising from the University of Central Florida, where she also studied for her Bachelors. When she’s not working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her Chihuahua.

haifa@nonprofitspot.com

Chinyere Crutcher – Headquarters Office Administrator & Special Projects Manager

Chinyere brings 20+ years experience in administration, communications, customer service and marketing in various sectors including automotive, engineering, recruitment and education. She’s has also worked and volunteered in various capacities, with several nonprofit organizations for more than 14 years. She is also a business owner in direct sales and enjoys spending time with her family of four and the cat.

chinyere@nonprofitspot.com

Rebecca Vachon – Assistant Director, Cincinnati/Southwest Ohio Office

Rebecca brings experience raising millions of dollars for organizations in a variety of sectors. She specializes in annual giving, stewardship, and database management. Rebecca is a Certified Fundraising Executive and serves on the board of the Cincinnati chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys traveling, crafting and spending time with her pets.

rebecca@nonprofitspot.com

Our Work

Our experience runs the gamut of community, neighborhood, civic and cause-related organizations to large health, human service, economic development, youth, arts and cultural institutions.

Our client list includes:

  • ACCESS

  • Accounting Aid Society

  • Automotive Hall of Fame

  • Baldwin Center

  • Beyond Basics

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of SE Michigan

  • Brilliant Detroit

  • BUF of Michigan

  • Camp Talahi

  • Chaldean Cultural Center

  • Children's Chamber Music Education Foundation

  • Clawson DDA

  • Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS)

  • Cooley Law School

  • Crescendo Detroit

  • Detroit Historical Society

  • Detroit Parent Network

  • Eastern Market

  • Elder Law of Michigan

  • Ford Piquette Plant

  • Frankie's Friends

  • Gleaners Community Food Bank

  • Greater Detroit Area Health Council

  • HAVEN

  • Humble Design

  • Inforum

  • International Samaritan

  • JARC

  • LifeLab Kids

  • Macomb Family Services

  • Manresa Jesuit Retreat House

  • Matrix Human Services

  • Matrix Theatre Company

  • Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

  • Michigan Municipal Executives

  • Michigan Swimming Association

  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving

  • Paint Creek Center for the Arts

  • Pope Francis Center

  • Racquet Up Detroit

  • Renaissance Bowling

  • St. Vincent DePaul

  • SE Michigan Senior Regional Collaborative

  • SE Michigan Sustainable Business Forum

  • Siena Literacy Center

  • Starfish Family Services

  • Steiner School of Ann Arbor

  • The Heat & Warmth Fund (THAW)

  • The Horatio Williams Foundation

  • Troy Library

  • Unique Voices in Films

  • University Liggett School

  • Urban Renewal Initiative Foundation

  • Walnut Lake Preschool

  • WGPR

  • Yad Ezra

Our Approach

People Focused

We value honesty and appreciate building authentic relationships.

Optimistic

We approach every project as an opportunity to evolve and learn.

Find the Solution

We believe every problem has a solution, it’s just a matter of how to get there.

Focus on the Task

We tackle your most pressing problems, so you can focus on the work at hand.