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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
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 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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by tori
An evaluator who studies systems change around the world shares some advice with us.

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by sakura
We've unlocked a portion of our endowed assets for financial & social returns, in support of nonprofit projects

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by admin
Mark VanderKlipp opens a window into our learning community

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by admin
In this video, our community reflects on our strategic shift.

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by tori
Two Rotary Directors on tape sharing their thoughts on servant leadership.

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by freya
Systems practice offers a new way forward to make durable progress on complex problems.

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by becky
Daunted. Stressed. And yes, a little terrified. This is where I found myself as I began the journey to take over for a well-loved, long-time leader of our foundation. I knew my relationship with stress had to change.

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by colleen
On rearranging your expectations to make space for what is important

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