Oct 18
U.P. Noprofit Conference

U.P. Noprofit Conference

Presented by Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development at Northern Center

Keynote Speaker – Demarra Gardner

Demarra Gardner is principal and lead consultant of Change Agent Consulting (CAC) – an organizational development consulting company based in Kalamazoo that has been in operation since 2007. CAC is comprised of a dynamic team of consultants who provide organizational assessment, strategic & business planning, fund development, program development, leadership development, evaluation, coaching, start-up, and diversity/inclusion/equity services.

Case Studies in Nonprofit Best Practice

The Case Study activity will be a time of learning together and sharing our expertise. Facilitated by Grow & Lead’s Chad Mager, various case studies will be the topic of discussion at individual tables with questions and problems to solve as a group. Topics tackled include volunteer management, conflict, board roles and fundraising. After working together on the case, the table will have a chance to share their findings and solutions with all attendees, working with the facilitator and matching their conclusions against best practice solutions.

Volunteer Michigan Tour

The Michigan Community Service Commission will be hosting the Volunteer Michigan Tour in regions throughout the state. This tour will allow stakeholders to share thoughts on how to expand service and volunteerism to address the state’s biggest issues. Participants will discuss community challenges and ways to improve the quality of life for residents. They will also explore methods to collaborate and share resources. The input gathered from the tour will help shape the future of Michigan volunteerism as participants will generate ideas to include in a new State Service Plan.

Technology in Turbulent Times 

How do you get the word out to your community when a crisis occurs? This panel of local nonprofit representatives who have experienced crisis will discuss how they leveraged technology to tell their story. Panelists include Kori Tossava from UPAWS, Chelsea Goodreau from Portage Health Foundation and Samantha Collins from STAR Children’s Bereavement Services/Samantha Elizabeth.

View the full conference agenda at https://www.glcyd.org/non-profits/upnpoc/conference-agenda/

Admission Info

Grow & Lead Member – $85

General Admission – $115

Phone: 906-228-8919

Email: info@glcyd.org

Dates & Times

2018/10/18 - 2018/10/18

Additional time info:

Keep networking with dinner and a movie at the Closing Reception! We’re still finalizing plans, but count on a food voucher, networking and fun with local nonprofit Fresh Coast Film Festival. One of our nonprofit colleagues, U.P. Land Conservancy, will be showcasing their film! Bring warm clothing, as the films will be shown outside under the Marquette Commons canopy. View Event Details

There will be a reflection breakfast on Friday, October 19 from 7:30 -9 a.m. This facilitated workshop will help conference attendees define a change they want to make in their organization based on what was learned at Thursday’s conference. Attendees will be treated to breakfast and a beverage of their choice off of the Velodrome Coffee Cart. Limited to 30 attendees. Additional $15 registration required.

Location Info

Northern Center

1401 Presque Isle, Marquette, MI 49855

Parking Info

Free guest parking