Category Archives: Fundraising

#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 Upper Peninsula, set a goal of raising $906,000 in the U.P. This data shows the generosity of Yoopers and our communities willingness to give.

Upper Peninsula success stories:

•Portage Health Foundation raise $217,781.02 for 15 organizations in Copper Country. In addition, they matched $100,000, bringing their campaign total to $317,718.02.
•Fortune Lake Lutheran Camp exceeded their goal of $4000, raising $4875 for cabin renovations
•YMCA of Marquette County raised money to provide free swim lessons to 46 youth.
•Lake Superior Theater raise $2,305, which was matched by an anonymous donor to bring them to $4610
•906 Adventure Team raise $6,000 to support their programs in Delta, Gogebic and Marquette Counties

Nationally, $511 million was raised on the day of giving online. Globally, with on and offline donations, the overall impact of GivingTuesday is expected to top $1.97 billion.

#give906 Registration Open!

#give906 Registration Open!

Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development is coordinating a regional Community Campaign for nonprofits that participate in GivingTuesday. The campaign, #give906, will focus on giving locally to U.P. based nonprofits on GivingTuesday, December 3. GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world.… Continue Reading

#GivingTuesday 2017 in the UP

#GivingTuesday 2017 in the UP

Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized… Continue Reading

How to Track and Account for Nonprofit Restricted Donations

Note: this blog covers contributions from individual donors. Grants will be addressed in a later post. What are restricted donations?  A restricted donation is one that a donor gives to a nonprofit organization (NPO) to be used for a specific purpose.  For instance, a donor gives a check to a nonprofit that includes a restriction… Continue Reading

#GivingTuesday Tips

Are you ready for #GivingTuesday? Celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Giving Tuesday was founded in 2012 by  92nd Street Y in New York and the United Nations Foundation. The organizations, in addition to a number of partners and influencers, started the campaign as a way to give back to the community in response to the commercialization… Continue Reading