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We're learning to work in new ways to support changemakers and build a region that is fair, thriving and resilient. As we invite changemakers to join us in learning to be more inclusive, collaborative, resourceful, reflective, adaptive and aligned - our Guiding Principes and also our Grant Criteria - we're sharing the resources and conversations that are shaping our organizational strategy. Learn with us here.


by Courtney
An appreciation and celebration of the thriving leaders in our community.

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by Miriam
Sakura's experience, community leadership, and vision for the future of the organization solidified her selection. 

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by Miriam
Ripple Effects Mapping blends appreciative inquiry and mind mapping to measure a broad range of program impacts.

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by Miriam
Open opportunities by elevating individuals.

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by Miriam
Resilient responses to crisis reveal hidden capacities and opportunities to reimagine and improve

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by Miriam
Tools For Engagement And Collaboration In The Virtual Space

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by Miriam
It started as a group of colleagues who just wanted to better understand recycling in our region.  But thanks to a Seed Grant, their work grew into a Systems Change Accelerator grant matched with State funding.

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by Courtney
Lessons From Navigating One Year Of Remote Work

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by Miriam
Becky Ewing reflects on 14 years at Rotary Charities and the impact of service on her career, personal life, and community.

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by tori
This center of community care is growing with Kingsley neighbors in mind.

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by tori
When COVID-19 changed the way they interact with educators, the art park leveraged years of materials to create a beautiful field guide for online learners.

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by tori
We chat with Dan Buron from Goodwill and Christina Barkle from Groundwork Center about community care during COVID-19.

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by admin
In this video series, Leadership Learning Lab alums share how their practice has shifted.

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by tori
Tori talks with Julie about the deep relationship building it takes to create a community asset.

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by Amelia
Environmental organizations work together to tackle invasive plant species threatening our dunes - but they can't do it without the community.

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by Amelia
In a country where health and wellness is so closely linked to social class, Traverse Health is a haven for dignified care for all - especially during COVID-19.

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by tori
Tori and Seth talk about anti-oppression work, white allyship and creative practice in the first episode of our Connected for Change podcast.

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by becky
Justice for George Floyd

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by tori
As we rearrange the way we work together during COVID-19, the CHIR is making it easy for health and social service supporters to work together from a distance on Basecamp.

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by tori
Our local food relief system is relying on their partnerships to make sure no one is left behind during the crisis.

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by becky
Becky reaches out and shares how she is staying resilient during CoVID-19

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by admin
In this video, we hear from Mancelona residents about the potential blight removal brings to this Northern Michigan community.

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