Author Archives: Linda Remsburg

Impact of COVID-19 on U.P. Nonprofits

Impact of COVID-19 on U.P. Nonprofits

Key Findings from the U.P. Nonprofit Sector Resilience Survey

2020 has been a year unlike any other, with COVID-19 affecting society in every corner of our nation. The nonprofit community in the Upper Peninsula is no exception.

In mid-July, Grow & Lead sent a survey to nonprofits across the U.P. to gain a better understanding of how they are faring during the pandemic. Leaders of 63 organizations from 11 counties responded. This report highlights key findings regarding the challenges, services, operations and ultimately the resilience of U.P. nonprofits amidst the pandemic.

Grow & Lead honors outstanding volunteers with U.P. Service Awards

Grow & Lead honors outstanding volunteers with U.P. Service Awards

Three individuals, a nonprofit program and a business from across the U.P. are being honored as the recipients of the 12th annual U.P. Service Awards. Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development presents the awards to recognize exemplary volunteer and charitable efforts throughout the Upper Peninsula. Award categories include senior, ages 65 and above; adult,… Continue Reading

Nominations sought for 2020 Upper Peninsula wide volunteer awards

Nominations sought for 2020 Upper Peninsula wide volunteer awards

Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development announces the 12th annual U.P. Service Awards program to honor outstanding volunteers across the Upper Peninsula. Nominations of volunteers serving anywhere in the U.P. will be accepted through June 12. “It’s National Volunteer Week, and we’re excited to open this year’s  awards in honor of all the amazing… Continue Reading

Meet the 2019 U.P. Service Award Winners!

Meet the 2019 U.P. Service Award Winners!

Three Upper Peninsula individuals, a business and a nonprofit organization were honored during the 11th annual U.P. Service Awards program at the recent U.P. Nonprofit Conference. The awards are given annually by Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development to recognize exemplary volunteer and charitable efforts throughout the U.P. in the categories of youth, under… Continue Reading

5 reasons to nominate volunteers for the U.P. Service Awards

5 reasons to nominate volunteers for the U.P. Service Awards

In the nonprofit world, we know it’s always a good time to thank the volunteers that help us meet our mission. But with this week being National Volunteer Week, it’s an especially good time! That’s why at Grow & Lead, we celebrate this week each year by opening nominations for the U.P. Service Awardsfor outstanding volunteerism.  Now… Continue Reading

Listen up, adults. The kids have got this.

When young people find their voice, positive things happen. Right now, students in Marquette and around the nation are joining survivors of the Parkland school shooting in organizing March for Our Lives events that will take place tomorrow. These aren’t college students, but high schoolers, middle schoolers and even elementary-aged kids. They are stepping up… Continue Reading

Meet the U.P.’s unsung heroes

Meet the U.P.’s unsung heroes

You meet some of the nicest people in the nonprofit sector. This was especially the case at the recent U.P. Nonprofit Conference hosted by Grow & Lead. There were a lot of first-time attendees at the conference this year, so I met a lot of new people that day. Every one of them was nothing… Continue Reading

Let’s rise to the challenge of adverse childhood experiences

The other day a young adult friend and I were talking about Challenge Day, a national program that helps schools break down barriers between student peers as well as between students and adults in order to foster a school climate where everyone feels safe, appreciated and able to be their best selves. It’s an intense… Continue Reading