Author Archives: Victoria Leonhardt

January’s U.P. Nonprofit Conference — Recalibrated Events

We’re excited to launch the U.P. Nonprofit Conference — Recalibrated. It isn’t just a virtual conference. It’s a half year commitment to Upper Peninsula nonprofits to help them navigate the 2021 landscape. The series has three deliverables: 

  • Learning opportunities
  • Networking opportunities 
  • Sharing inspirations

Registration for all sessions is now open on the U.P. Nonprofit Conference — Recalibrated website!

Registration is free. This wouldn’t be possible without the support from our sponsors – First Bank, Portage Health Foundation and Superior Health Foundation. If you’re interested in sponsoring, download the sponsorship packet to learn about the opportunities.

January’s Theme – Board Governance

Webinar – January 19 at 6 p.m. – Register

Basics of Board Service Webinar
What does it mean to serve on a nonprofit board? This webinar will review the legal obligations of board service, board structures and roles, board and staff interaction and tips for being a good board member. Presented by Grow & Lead staff member Victoria Leonhardt, CNP, this session will be interactive and will look at boards from the perspective of both serving on and working with a board of directors for a nonprofit in the state of Michigan. 

This session draws on content from both our Board 101 and Board 102 curriculum. 

Member Mastermind – January 27 at 3 p.m. – Register

January’s Sponsor:

2020 Year in Review

Reimagining the U.P. Nonprofit Conference The annual U.P. Nonprofit Conference has provided an exciting opportunity for nonprofit leaders, board members, staff and volunteers from throughout the U.P. to come together to learn, discuss and share common concerns and ideas that influence our communities. Sadly, in 2020, the traditional event had to be cancelled. We took the time to survey previous attendees and members,… Continue Reading

Life Under Construction with  Allison Liddle

Life Under Construction with Allison Liddle

Although we had to cancel the U.P. Nonprofit Conference, we are excited to bring you a virtual session with the would-be keynote speaker, Allison Liddle! Meet Allison Allison Liddle was a Great Start Collaborative Director at the Gogebic-Ontonagon ISD for five years and loved working with the amazing nonprofit leaders in the UP! She’s excited… Continue Reading

#give906 to Celebrate GivingTuesday on December 1, 2020 Joining Millions Around the World in the Global Generosity Movement 

This GivingTuesday, #give906, coordinated by Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development will inspire generosity throughout Michigan’s Upper Peninsula by sharing the stories of needs from U.P. based nonprofits in the annual #give906 Giving Guide. GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world.… Continue Reading

#Give906 Joining #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity

Grow & Lead is responding to meet the needs of the Upper Peninsula region and to inspire transformational generosity by coming together to support our nonprofits through acts of generosity and fundraising for critical services and programs during this pandemic. #GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May… Continue Reading

Remote Working Tips from a UP Nonprofit Leader

This post was written by Jenna Thompson, Executive Director of Presbytery Point Camp in Michigamme, Michigan. Jenna has an office at camp in the summer, and works remotely from her home in Marquette the rest of the year. Presbytery Point Camp is a Christian camp that seeks to help people deepen their awareness of God,… Continue Reading

Judy Watson Olson Education Enrichment Award applications available

Judy Watson Olson Education Enrichment Award applications available

Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development is  excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the Judy Watson Olson Education Enrichment Award in honor of former GLCYD President and CEO, Judy Watson Olson. This $500 award assists Upper Peninsula K-12 schools, teachers, or organizations with programs that help youth succeed academically. Examples… Continue Reading

Growing Your Volunteer Program

The most productive and sustainable nonprofit volunteer programs are ones which are mutually beneficial for the organization and volunteers. In this webinar series, you will learn best practices and tips for everything from planning your program and preparing for volunteers, to recruiting, screening, placing, orienting, training, supervising and retaining volunteers—all with an eye toward ensuring… Continue Reading

#give906 exceeded goal

#give906 exceeded goal

Through partnership with GivingTuesday, Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development is excited to report $1,040,724.67 was donated online through 3,199 transactions based in the Upper Peninsula. This data wascollected through GivingTuesday’s partnership with payment processors. This does not include match dollars, donations made offline or donations of products. #give906, the Community Campaign for the… Continue Reading

2019 Year in Review

Getting Organizations Set Up for Success Nonprofit organizations enrich our communities. They exist to eliminate the gaps that government agencies and for profit businesses aren’t able to fill. When a person identifies a gap, the natural inclination is to search online for the steps to starting a nonprofit. What this concerned community member will find… Continue Reading