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Shared leadership enhances trust, utilizes skills

Submitted 12-02-2016 under NONPROFITS

Co-Executive Directors at Access of West Michigan say that a model of shared leadership "expands the ability and energy of the organization."

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Shop locally, give back at Grand Rapids Downtown Market during Winter Wonderland

Submitted 11-29-2016 under NEWS

Open house will feature activities for children, adults and families.

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#TheShift Summit plots cooperative course to success for local Black residents

Submitted 11-22-2016 under NEWS

The first annual #TheShift Summit on Friday, November 18, 2016 gathered African-American business and community workers to learn about cooperatives and other ways to empower neighborhoods.

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#ShopSmallGR this Small Business Saturday

Submitted 11-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

Support local businesses on Saturday November 26th with #ShopSmallGR

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Community partners announce Plaza Roosevelt development plans

Submitted 11-21-2016 under NONPROFITS

At a news conference Monday, November 21, eight partners announced an agreement to begin site planning work on the proposed Plaza Roosevelt development - a unique mix of education, healthcare, affordable housing, and more.

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Steepletown tears down barriers to employment, hunger included

Submitted 11-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

The JobStart Initiative addresses participants' short-term needs so they can meet their long-term goals.

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Young Nonprofit Professionals Network celebrating its eighth annual Leadership Awards

Submitted 11-10-2016 under NEWS

The community is invited to come honor local nonprofit professionals at the St. Cecilia Music Society on Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

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Vocational rehabilitation, independent living resources available for veterans

Submitted 11-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

This week’s episode of NPO Showcase features the Veteran Peer Supports program at Disability Advocates of Kent County.

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Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses move conversation to action at #TheShift Summit

Submitted 11-08-2016 under NEWS

On Friday, November 18, Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses (GRABB) will host #TheShift Summit, featuring speaker Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nembhart on supporting African-American communities through innovative business models.

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First Fridays 'Feels like a hidden secret we don’t want to keep'

Submitted 11-01-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Ten venues will be hosting new shows during November. First Friday, hosted by Avenue for the Arts, is on November 4, 2016, from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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