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4 Reasons You Should Volunteer

Written by Kaylee Kellogg, Communications Intern  Everyday and in just about every part of the nation, groups and organizations could use a helping hand through volunteers. For some, volunteering is something they’ve never considered doing, while for others it is a regular part of their life. If you’ve been on the fence about donating your...

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Trump’s Executive Order and What It Means for the Affordable Healthcare Act

Written by Tristyn Walton, Policy Intern Since the primaries, President Trump has been intent on repealing President Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act (ACA). If there was any doubt to the contrary, one of his first official actions in office was the signing of an executive order to “minimize the unwarranted economic and regulatory burdens of the...

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Thanking Donors the Right Way

Written by Kaylee Kellogg, Communications Intern Many nonprofits, regardless of focus area, spend time fundraising. Nonprofit employees work hard to create a project and everything that goes with it – logos, blurbs and marketing materials – and when it comes down to it, money is often an important part of making these projects or events...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business or Nonprofit

Written by Kaylee Kellogg, Communications Intern It’s the beginning of a new year, and all around us, individuals are making resolutions on things to do or change in 2017. Have you ever thought of using this idea within the workplace? The new year is a great time to plan out changes or updates to make...

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4 Great Tips for Nonprofit Social Media Pages

Written by Kaylee Kellogg, Communications Intern __________________________________________________ “[…] thinking about social media from a professional aspect can shift what or how you may want certain postings to look and feel. You may also want to find ways to stay relevant or get shares to spread the word.” __________________________________________________ In today’s world, using a variety of...

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A Review of Paul Ryan’s ‘A Better Way’ Plan: Part 1

Written by Jessica AcMoody, Senior Policy Specialist This is part 1 of a 3 part series. ____________________________________ “The policy principles lay out how the House aims to tackle a wide rage of poverty-related issues, including welfare programs, education, food access, retirement services and access to banking and credit.” ____________________________________   On Tuesday, June 7, 2016,...

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Membership Spotlight: AmeriCorps at Lakeshore Resource Network

Written by Kaylee Kellogg, Communications Intern; In Collaboration with Stevie Chilcote, VISTA Leader In our newest additions to our Membership Spotlight series, CEDAM will be featuring organizations across the state where our AmeriCorps VISTA members are serving communities. The Lakeshore Resource Network _____________________________________ “The organization was designed by the community to help us all work...

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Michigan Cities Through the Eyes of NACEDA’s Executive Director

Written by Kaylee Kellogg, Communications Intern Michigan: a state that can display the growth and prominence of great times, as well as how to pull through and endure difficult circumstances. Certain cities continue to grow exponentially, while others are struggling to  draw citizens back in. Recently, the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA)...

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Membership Spotlight: H.O.M.E. of Mackinac County

Written by Kaylee Kellogg, Communications Intern Mackinac County: one piece of the larger puzzle that makes up the Upper Peninsula. Many tend  to think of this area as the land of vacations or trips up north, but what about the people who call this area home? Affordable houses are being snatched up by those looking for...

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How a Good Health Creates a Vibrant Community

Written by Kaylee Kellogg, Communications Intern From time to time, every person has to deal with a health issue. It could be something as simple as the common cold, or it could be something more serious that requires medical attention. In any case, though, it is most people’s goal to feel healthy again. What does...

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