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#give906 Registration is Open!

#give906 Registration is Open!

This GivingTuesday, #give906, a regional GivingTuesday Community Campaign 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. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on November 30, and throughout the year.

The #give906 campaign was developed in 2018 by a committee of local nonprofits that participate in GivingTuesday, with the goal of encouraging residents of the U.P. and those who hold the U.P. close to their heart to consider giving to an organization in the 906 area code.  In 2020, Upper Peninsula giving exceeded expectations with $806.060.28 donated through 5,152 transactions based in the Upper Peninsula. 

By participating in #give906, U.P. nonprofits receive the following: 

  • Listing in the online Giving Guide and map
  • Inclusion in press releases to local TV, radio, and newspaper 
  • Social media promotion

U.P. nonprofits, individuals, business, or other groups. having a fundraiser, event or project for GivingTuesday are encouraged to complete the #give906 registration form at give906.org  by Wednesday, November 17. 

Donors and volunteers are encouraged to use #give906 on Tuesday, December 1 to share how they gave locally . The directory of GivingTuesday projects in the U.P. can be viewed at www.give906.org 

GivingTuesday was launched in 2012 as a simple idea: to create a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

People demonstrate generosity in many ways on GivingTuesday. Whether it’s helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving to causes we care about, every act of generosity counts. GivingTuesdayhas raised billions of dollars for critical causes around the world and gets billions of impressions on social media from people and organizations speaking up for the causes that matter to them and encouraging others to get involved in their communities. On May 5 of 2020, GivingTuesday hosted a special #GivingTuesdayNow initiative in response to COVID-19 creating a surge in grassroots giving with more than $503M raised in the U.S. via online donations as well as countless acts of kindness and generosity to support essential workers and communities in need. 

“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 75 country leaders, 240 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.”    

For more details about the GivingTuesday movement, visit the GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTuesday and #GivingTuesday on Twitter. 

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,… 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

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

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

Impact of COVID-19 on U.P. Nonprofits

Impact of COVID-19 on U.P. Nonprofits

Key Findings from the U.P. Nonprofit Sector Resilience Survey 2020 has been a year unlike any other, with COVID-19 affecting society in every corner of our nation. The nonprofit community in the Upper Peninsula is no exception. In mid-July, Grow & Lead sent a survey to nonprofits across the U.P. to gain a better understanding… 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

Nominations sought for 2020 Upper Peninsula wide volunteer awards

Nominations sought for 2020 Upper Peninsula wide volunteer awards

Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development announces the 12th annual U.P. Service Awards program to honor outstanding volunteers across the Upper Peninsula. Nominations of volunteers serving anywhere in the U.P. will be accepted through June 12. “It’s National Volunteer Week, and we’re excited to open this year’s  awards in honor of all the amazing… 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

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