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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."


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.


#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.


#ShopSmallGR this Small Business Saturday

Submitted 11-22-2016 under NONPROFITS

Support local businesses on Saturday November 26th with #ShopSmallGR


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.