UP Nonprofit Conference at NMU

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David Jackson More than 150 nonprofit volunteers and leaders attended the UP Nonprofit Conference at NMU.

The conference was about building the capacity of nonprofit organizations to be leaders in their community.

It was also about nonprofits being introduced to the correct tools, and strategies to succede.

According to keynote speaker Matthew Downey, nonprofit organizations can sometimes have a fear of how much money they bring in.

"Important thing to recognize about a non-profit is, a distinguishing factor is not whether or not the organization can earn a profit, it's what the organization does with the profit that matters," Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University Matthey Downey said.

Attendees were offered classes from new methods of accounting and fund raising to how to effectively recruit long term volunteers.

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