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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
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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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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