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#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. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on December 3rd, and throughout the year.

“GivingTuesday inspires people all around the world to embrace their power to drive progress around the causes they care about, not just on one day but throughout the year.” said Asha Curran, GivingTuesday’s CEO, and co-founder. “With country and community leaders, millions of organizations, and countless givers of all kinds, GivingTuesday is creating a shared space where we can see the radical implications of a more generous world.”

U.P. based nonprofit organization have until Wednesday, November 20 to register their projects on www.give906.org. Grow & Lead is putting together a tool kit of #give906 resources that will be available on November 25.

Donors and volunteers are encouraged to use #give906 on Tuesday, December 3 to share how they gave locally and view the directory of GivingTuesday projects happening in the U.P. at www.give906.org

“We had received feedback from a number of nonprofits that there is a lot of national exposure for GivingTuesday, but there wasn’t as much awareness on how to give locally. We launched the campaign in 2018, and had $405,440 in donations reported by the organizations that participated,” said Amy Quinn, CEO of Grow & Lead. “As a capacity building center that serves the entire Upper Peninsula, coordinating a U.P. based directory for GivingTuesday projects was a perfect fit with our mission. We’re excited to see how much will be raised in 2019.”

#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