Building a Stronger Northeast Michigan Through Ongoing Training

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Huron Pines’ work to protect the Great Lakes by conserving the forests, lakes and streams of Northeast Michigan has connected us with community leaders and diverse partners across the region. Thanks to support from the Otsego County Community Foundation, we have been able to leverage these connections and respond to a pressing regional need for nonprofit leadership development through the Nonprofit Leaders Series. In Northeast Michigan and Otsego County in particular, we know that our rich natural resources are closely tied to the quality of life in our community, and to the recreation-based economies that depend on our pristine woodlands and waters. We know that by pausing to share knowledge, align priorities and collaborate with our fellow nonprofits we can all work more effectively toward our missions and lift up all sectors in our region.

Since 2014, Huron Pines has been working with the Otsego County Community Foundation to offer ongoing training for nonprofits across the region through our Nonprofit Leaders Series of workshops. Typically these workshops draw 30-40 participants from Northeast Michigan nonprofit board and staff members, who come to learn about topics like fundraising, basic board roles, fiscal due diligence and more. So far we have reached more than 60 nonprofit leaders in Northeast Michigan with these valuable learning opportunities!

Interested in learning more about this great series or about upcoming workshops? Contact Community Program Lead Abby Ertel at or (989) 448-2293 ext. 14.