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Women's Giving Circle

Friday, October 18, 2019

In just three days, somewhere around 150 youth grantmakers from across northeast Michigan will arrive in Alpena to participate in a daylong Youth Advisory Council training to immerse them in youth philanthropy as they prepare for the coming YAC year. Welcome! We're excited to host you!

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Our Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle (WGC) provided a $1,200 grant for this cool program.

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Monday, October 14, 2019

This is wonderful! 14-year-old Jona Hauff performed a piece he wrote himself at the 2019 Thunderbay Folk Society Festival. A CFNEM grant provided funding to support the festival. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=magpL1xywx0&feature=youtu.be

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Jenna Peterson, of Alpena, represented youth philanthropists in our region and served as a co-chair at the 2019 Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) Annual Conference held in Traverse City this week.

Jenna is a Youth Trustee on the CFNEM Board of Trustees and a member of our Youth Advisory Council (YAC), which makes nearly $80,000 in annual grants for youth needs throughout the region.

Peterson was asked to serve as a Co-Chair for the conference as a representative of northe...rn Michigan’s youth communities and Youth Advisory Councils. She has spent time over the past year working on planning committees for the conference’s programming and sessions. During the conference, Peterson introduced Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and two former YAC members for a panel discussion about youth philanthropy in Michigan. #growingyoungphilanthropists

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

“I have very little eyesight, so I cannot cook or bake. I love sweets after a meal, and these cookies were the best they you could have ever given me!”

That’s from a senior citizen served through Alpena Senior Citizens Center's Compassionate Friends program. Grant funding from CFNEM supports volunteers as they provide in-person visits and friendly phone calls to homebound seniors, become a beloved program of those who volunteer and receive visits. Some of the funding was used to purchase magnets with emergency phone numbers and small gift items for the seniors.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

A room full of leaders and community heroes are gathered this morning in Oscoda to deep dive into nonprofit board roles, all with a goal of serving their organi...zations and communities better. This session is being offered by the Iosco County Community Foundation, in partnership with Tri-County Agency, Inc and the Oscoda AuSable Nonprofit Roundtable.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

What a nice shout out!

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Thank goodness for organizations like Northern Care Center in Cheboygan. Our Straits Area Community Foundation affiliate’s Health Care grant supports their program that has helped buy insulin for patients, provide essential screening services, and pay for needed appointments.

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Check out the latest round of Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving Circle grants ($32,000 worth)! SMART girls, a lecture series, Women in STEM, a food pantry, safe housing, parks and more. See the full list here: https://www.cfnem.org/…/womens-gi…/wgc-grant-recipients.html

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Have a youth program through a nonprofit? We’ve got grants for that. Apply for Youth Advisory Council grants for Alcona, Alpena, Montmorency and/or Presque Isle Counties by October 15 at cfnem.org.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Beautiful! It is always amazing to see what happens when passionate people come together to make something great happen. CFNEM is proud to support the Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse's updates through a Community Impact grant! Have you been to this Alpena treasure?

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Look at those beautiful, colorful and fun silks! A Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle grant provided funding for Alpena Gymnastics to help with the cost.

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Today is the last day to register for Board Basics in Oscoda on October 9th!

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

We are excited to announce that Northeast Michigan Youth Advisory Council (YAC) member Jenna Peterson is serving as a co-chair of the annual Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) conference in Traverse City this October. In the world of foundations, it is quite an honor to have a YAC member from our Community Foundation serving as the youth co-chair at this event, which will be attended by community, private, corporate and family foundations from across the state and Midwest region. Congratulations Jenna! We are so proud to have you represent!

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Friday, September 20, 2019

If you missed this in Alpena, there's still another chance to sit in on this incredible marketing workshop for nonprofits in Gaylord! If you're trying to get the word out about your awesome organization, this is for you.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Over $125,000 in Community Impact and Women's Giving Circle grants were awarded from the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan! Projects from nearly every area of interest and every corner of the region are represented.

https://www.cfnem.org/…/community-foundation-for-northeast-…

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Become the best nonprofit board member you can be!

“Nonprofit Board Basics” on October 9th in Oscoda offers an interactive learning and networking event specifi...cally for nonprofits, which will provide attendees of all experience levels the opportunity to explore their role as a board member; discuss and understand the different phases of an organization’s lifecycle and identify their organization’s current phase; and provide practical tools to keep the board excited about their work and motivated to plan for the future.

Led by Blackbird Nonprofit Consulting’s Julie Ann Rivers-Cochran, this workshop will be tailored to meet the unique needs of the participants. For this reason, pre-registration is required by September 30. Register at iccf-online.org.

Iosco County Community Foundation, Oscoda AuSable Nonprofit Roundtable and Tri-County Agency, Inc. have teamed up to bring this capacity-building training to our region’s nonprofits.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

This digital marketing session for nonprofits is next week. Don't miss out! "Exploring the Marketing Toolkit" is this Tuesday, September 17. Register today at huronpines.org.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Negwegon State Park is a natural, wild gem that sits in both Alcona and Alpena County. If you've never been there, check it out! These photos are from Friends of Negwegon State Park's "Think Like a Naturalist" program, which had participants involved in observation and drawing in a classroom setting, and at the 4,118-acre park itself.

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@CFNEM • Apr 9

Spring is in the air (kind of)! To showcase a grant, and remind us that the flowers will bloom again, check out the… https://t.co/Abrumr73yn

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@CFNEM • Apr 8

When the Iosco Regional Educational Service Agency (IRESA) set a goal to get 100 children in Alcona and Iosco Count… https://t.co/fxOZvHryMv

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@CFNEM • Apr 6

Getting our young girls involved and excited about STEM and robotics…how cool! A Northeast Michigan Women’s Giving… https://t.co/CCGSuxoUVM

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@CFNEM • Mar 26

Thank you so much to BAC and all that came out to support the WGC! https://t.co/OVvF74M7jR

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@CFNEM • Mar 21

Sweat for a Cause is TOMORROW, March 22, and will support the Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle! https://t.co/7HXr3ImCXW

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@CFNEM • Mar 15

What a fun way to get the whole family involved in early childhood literacy! CFNEM is proud to support this great p… https://t.co/DlVKEIGpYy

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@CFNEM • Mar 12

Support CFNEM's Northeast Michigan Women's Giving Circle on March 22 at Bay Athletic Club's "Sweat for a Cause" at… https://t.co/0YNKYPrve2

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@CFNEM • Mar 11

Reminder! Board Basics is on March 20 in West Branch! Register by Friday! https://t.co/t3ZFIKvIG7

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@CFNEM • Mar 8

Check out these young, rising hockey stars! A grant to Cheboygan Hockey Association provided funding for new safety… https://t.co/2UJ5l4yzeT

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@CFNEM • Mar 6

Great things happen when people come together for the sake of others! A grant to Grant Lake Community Chapel, and s… https://t.co/1E6OUnm79F

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@CFNEM • Mar 1

Today is the final day to submit scholarship applications! https://t.co/a31uraRU3i

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@CFNEM • Feb 21

Congratulations to our North Central Michigan Community Foundation (NCMCF) affiliate on winning the 2019 Visionary… https://t.co/WFxiMPUva5

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@CFNEM • Feb 21

These sweet kids from Hillman Community Schools are so happy to have new instruments so they could take band classe… https://t.co/WNftEawRPP

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@CFNEM • Feb 6

One of our newest funds is the first at the Community Foundation for Northeast Michigan to support an international… https://t.co/QOLPY3M7og

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@CFNEM • Feb 6

The perfect picture for such an icy day in northeast Michigan. Stay safe friends! https://t.co/UJkpBM08O3

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@CFNEM • Feb 4

CFNEM Program Director Julie Wiesen gave a great presentation to the Alpena Rotary Club today, telling all about CF… https://t.co/RvXPJNuCcW

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@CFNEM • Jan 31

This looks like fun! Love INC of Oscoda County received a grant from our North Central Michigan Community Foundatio… https://t.co/tagI3Gy5NX

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@CFNEM • Jan 9

We can't "love" this enough times"! https://t.co/oOResB4oDQ

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@CFNEM • Jan 8

Our Iosco County Community Foundation affiliate is looking for its next Philanthropist of the Year! Who do you know… https://t.co/MtQtZU5ug0

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