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Community Foundation Inviting Leaders to Apply for Leadership Learning Lab Program

November 15, 2021 – In partnership with NorthSky Nonprofit Network, Rotary Charities of Traverse City, the Frey Foundation, and other northern lower Community Foundations, the Community Foundation for Oceana County (CFOC) invites local leaders to apply for the 2022 Leadership Learning Lab (LLL) program. The Foundation welcomes leaders at all levels from nonprofit organizations, businesses, government agencies, and Tribal Nations to apply. The application deadline is December 1, 2021.   

Beginning in January, LLL will combine monthly sessions, small groups, social media, and cohort support as a year-long program. While learning more about administration, participants will also network and develop connections with other community leaders. The LLL combines adaptive and collaborative leadership, time management, and a suite of nonprofit and cross-sector capacity-building skills. It invests directly in leaders as a way to strengthen local organizations and the communities they serve.   

In the past, the LLL program has supported 17 leaders in a wide range of positions across Oceana County. Providing a trusted space for rising nonprofit leaders to develop their talents and a plan for the impact they wish to make within their local communities is invaluable. The Lab is an investment into planting the seeds of open communication and support between different organizations, not only between the nonprofit leaders but also amongst the participating foundations.  

To learn more about the LLL program,CFOC invites applicants to attend a Virtual Informational Session on November 17, 2021, from 12-1 PM. The session will outline the 2022 LLL program. To register for the Informational Session, check out the program’s brochure, or apply to the program, visit A recording will be available at this link, if interested applicants are not available for the information session. An LLL alumni list can be referenced here – 

If you are interested in connecting with a previous Oceana LLL graduate or learning more about the program, contact Tammy Carey, CFOC Chief Executive Officer, at or 231.869.3377. 

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The Community Foundation for Oceana County  envisions an Oceana where everyone has access to resources to thrive. It receives and manages contributions from people and organizations and has provided nearly $8 million in grants and scholarships back to the community since 1989. More information can be obtained by calling the Foundation office at 231-869-3377, logging onto, or following the Facebook page.