About the Community Development Coalition

Different sectors of our society—business, government, and nonprofit—often operate in silos. But through collective cross-sector leadership, we can tap into endless opportunities, from securing public funding resources to engaging local elected officials about the areas of greatest community need and opportunity.

The Community Development Coalition of Northwest Michigan is working together with a unified voice. This creates unique value and opportunity to jointly access new resources that we may not qualify for alone, amplify the needs and stories of our peer organizations, and leverage a greater collective voice to advance key advocacy efforts in support of our shared goals.

How the Coalition Collaborates

Coalition Contributors work together to share information, align and leverage resources, and coordinate action such as:

  • Organizing advocacy efforts around core policy issues.
  • Advocating for funding resources from outside the region.
  • Partnership-building among cross-sector organizations.

Join Us to Help Our Region Thrive

If you have ideas for ways to leverage the collective power of the Coalition, would like to learn more about specific needs and activities, or find out how to get involved, please contact us at [email protected] or connect directly with any of the Coalition contributors featured below.


Interested in getting involved? Want to provide feedback to the coalition?

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