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Present at the 2021 U.P. Nonprofit Conference

Present at the 2021 U.P. Nonprofit Conference

The U.P. Nonprofit Conference offers nonprofit leaders, staff, board members, and volunteers the opportunity to network, attend workshops, share ideas and fire up the passions that drive their missions and visions. Attendees appreciate the opportunity to be able to convene and learn at a conference held in their own region. For many nonprofits, sending staff, volunteers or board members out of the area to build skills and network is not a feasible option. The U.P. Nonprofit Conference serves to fill that need expertly and cost efficiently. Attendees at the conference get the opportunity to:

  • Network with peers from regional nonprofits
  • Attend workshops on critical and compelling nonprofit issues, such asnonprofit accountability, fundraising and marketing
  • Take home resources, ideas, and tools that support their mission andprograms

Share your knowledge with the community! Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Sustainability
  • Board Relations and Development
  • Collaboration
  • Youth Development
  • Policy and Advocacy
  • Team Building
  • Evaluation
  • Nonprofit Operations
  • Volunteer Recruitment and Management
  • Fundraising and Fund Development
  • Nonprofit Governance
  • Vulnerable / At-Risk Youth
  • Nonprofit Marketing and Communication
  • Leadership Development
  • Personal Development
  • Technology/tools for nonprofits
  • Cybersecurity
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Post COVID Operations

June’s U.P. Nonprofit Conference — Recalibrated Sessions

Webinar – Where’s the MoneyJune 8 at 6 p.m. – Register Join us for the last webinar of the U.P. Nonprofit Conference — Recalibrated for an overview of financial management and fund development. This session will review required annual filings, choosing which version of Quickbooks is right for your organization, budgeting as a planning tool… Continue Reading

May’s U.P. Nonprofit Conference — Recalibrated Sessions

May – Operations & Strategic Planning Webinar – Strategic Planning & Operations: Because Truth is Stranger than Fiction  Rescheduled to May 18 at 6 p.m. – Register “Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory, tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” This philosophy was written by Sun Tzu in The Art of War over 2500… Continue Reading

Let’s Grow KI

Let’s Grow KI

What is Let’s Grow KI? Let’s Grow KI! is a program to plant the seeds for a healthier and more self-sustaining community through gardening, nutritional education, and community action. Our pilot-year goal is to enroll 5 young families living in KI Sawyer in a program that provides them with the tools, knowledge, and confidence to… Continue Reading

April’s U.P. Nonprofit Conference Recalibrated Sessions

 April – Youth & Community Engagement Webinar: Youth Engagement: An Essential Element of Nonprofits April 13 at 6 p.m. – Register In this webinar, we will explore how nonprofits are uniquely positioned to develop our most precious community resource, our young people, while adding energy, leadership succession and sustainability to the organizations. You will learn… Continue Reading

March’s U.P. Nonprofit Conference — Recalibrated Sessions

March’s Topic – Human Resources & Volunteer Engagement Webinar: The Accidental HR Person: Essential Practices for Managing Employees and Volunteers March 9 at 6 p.m. – Register This webinar is geared toward personnel of smaller nonprofits with little human resource and/or volunteer engagement experience. We’ll cover some essentials—from recruitment to retention—for anyone who finds themselves… Continue Reading

Judy Watson Olson Award Application Available

Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development is now accepting applications for the Judy Watson Olson Education Enrichment Award in honor of former Grow & Lead 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 of potential projects include… Continue Reading

February’s U.P. Nonprofit Conference — Recalibrated Sessions

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 —… Continue Reading

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 —… Continue Reading

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