I have consistently been charged with stewardship campaigns throughout my church-going life. The message is pretty simple, “if we all do what we can, it adds up to a contribution larger than each of us alone can do. “ I would ask that you consider a contribution to Northern Initiatives this year. But first let me tell you about how we help small businesses and how a gift from you will support our work.
A commonly asked question is where does Northern Initiatives get the funding to help small businesses start and grow? As a nonprofit organization we apply for grants from Federal and State Governments and private foundations. We earn money from loan interest and fees charged to our customers, covering about half of our operating costs. Corporate gifts and donations from people like you help to cover the remaining costs.
When you give to NI:
While we are probably not the largest charity on anyone’s list, if you appreciate our work, I hope that you will consider a gift to Northern Initiatives this year. All gifts, regardless of size, allow us to sustain this vital work of bringing opportunity and wealth to Michigan families and communities.
–Dennis West, President