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

May – Operations & Strategic Planning

Webinar – Strategic Planning & Operations: Because Truth is Stranger than Fiction 

May 11 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 years ago and it still applies today. You need both strategy and operations.

This webinar will explore myths of strategic planning and help attendees sort truth from fiction. It will discuss why strategic planning is still important and relevant to nonprofits and how operations are often the missing link to a successfully implemented plan.

Member Mastermind – May 18 at 3 p.m. – Register

May’s Presenting Sponsor:

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

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