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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 Miriam
With the support of a $50,000 Assets for Thriving Communities grant, the nonprofit Bay Community Theatre plans to replace outdated and crumbling infrastructure and provide engaging experiences for the community with a keen interest in accessibility and affordability.


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by freya
The first in a four-part blog series exploring different aspects of systems change work: convening, connecting & committing; finding leverage points for change; designing interventions to change systems; and learning as we go.

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by Miriam
A $50,000 Assets for Thriving Communities grant will support a collaborative effort to re-route the North Country Trail through downtown Kalkaska and create a non-motorized accessible trailhead and boardwalk along the Boardman River.

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by freya
Last month, Rotary Charities officially launched a new service to support grantees working to change the roots of complex community problems. The pilot will include all grantees taking a collaborative systems approach and will make 5 to 10 hours of coaching from systems change experts available at no cost.

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by Miriam
Wendy Irvin, CEO of Habitat for Humanity GTR, shares some of the best advice that has guided her career and volunteerism, and what makes a great board member.

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by admin
Kristin joins Rotary Charities as Director of Community Development

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by Miriam
GTRLC, NMISN and WC shifting mindsets by providing the tools and opportunities to be land stewards

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by becky
We came together from diverse perspectives to care for one another, work together, and find new ways of addressing the challenges our communities face.

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by Miriam
Kalkaska village officials are leading an effort to honor the town's history and revitalize the downtown.

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by admin
We are committed to providing the funding, learning, and connections that changemakers need to be successful in meeting the needs of our region.

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by Miriam
A group of Northern Michigan nonprofit organizations and a coalition of food pantries are working collaboratively to tackle food insecurity by going upstream to address its root causes.

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by Miriam
Nearly every community in Northern Michigan is experiencing the effects of housing shortages and rising housing costs.

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by Miriam
As the deadline to apply for our Fall 2021 Grant Cycle approaches, we're sharing some resources that may be helpful as you submit your application.

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by Miriam
Grow Benzie's Benzie Hive initiative will provide partner organizations and networks with tools and resources to help them collaborate and serve the community.

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by Miriam
The Civil Air Patrol Traverse City Squadron performs search and rescue operations, special missions and prepares the next generation of aviators as they lift off into careers in aerospace, rocketry, and the Airforce.

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by sakura
A note from Sakura Takano, CEO, on Rotary Charities' direction, and an invitation for coffee & conversation on July 14, 2021.

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by Miriam
The Northport Arts Association's Clay Works Studio will be a unique asset in Leelanau county, offering workshops, open studios, and residencies.

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by Miriam
From their repurposed EMS building downtown, The Rock of Kingsley strengthens their community by providing programming for people of all ages.

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by Miriam
The Garden Theater anchors the lively downtown and brings movie-goers to the coastal town of Frankfort not only to enjoy a film but to spend their dollars throughout the community.

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by Miriam
Newton’s Road Northwest is dedicated to STEM learning, sparking “aha moments,” and guiding students through career pathways that lead to in-demand and family-sustaining jobs in Northwest Michigan and beyond.

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by Miriam
Traverse Area District Library's new Bookmobile will bring books, resources, and educational materials to communities throughout Northern Michigan

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by Miriam
The topic of affordable housing is having its moment in the news, but assisting families and individuals to secure stable housing is nothing new for Habitat for Humanity Grand Traverse Region.

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

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