Change to September Program - Now "Activating Grand Rapids" September 20, 2012

Activating Grand Rapids Winning! Channeling its inner Charlie Sheen, West Michigan has proven to have a unique formula for winning national contests that benefit local organizations, efforts, etc. WMPRSA's upcoming panel discussion will focus on one such contest, Toyota's 100 Cars For Good campaign, and the community's strategic approach to activating large groups of local citizens to vote online. Two West Michigan organizations - Family Promise and Kids' Food Basket (KFB) - have won a car through the Toyota program in the last two years. Hear from the team that led this year's effort for Family Promise, some of whom also guided last year's activities for KFB.

Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 11:30am - 1:00pm at the University Club of Grand Rapids (111 Lyon Street NW - 10th Floor of Fifth Third Bank Building).  Register Here


  • Derek DeVries, Grand Rapids Community College
  • Rick Jensen, Davenport University
  • Adrienne Wallace, 834 Design
  • Cheryl Schuch, Family Promise


2012 PR for Good Client - Family Promise of Grand Rapids - Named Finalist in 100 Cars for Good Program

WMPRSA Needs Your Support on Saturday, July 28 The WMPRSA Board of Directors continues to support local nonprofits in the "PR for Good" campaign. This year's nonprofit receiving PR support from WMPRSA is Family Promise of Grand Rapids.

Family Promise of Grand Rapids has been selected as a finalist in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, a major philanthropic initiative in which the automaker is giving away 100 vehicles over 100 days.


Public support via voting through Facebook is needed for Family Promise to win one of the 100 vehicles, which would be used to help families in transition from homelessness to more sustainable living situations.

WMPRSA needs your help!

Voting Day for Family Promise of Grand Rapids is Saturday, July 28 from 10 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Visit now to register for a reminder to vote on July 28.

It would be great if you could take a few minutes to vote on Saturday, July 28, and also share the link ( through your own social media connections both before and on Saturday, July 28.

Similar efforts last year helped Grand Rapids-based Kid’s Food Basket win a vehicle in the same contest.

To sign up for a reminder to vote, visit or You can also follow Family Promise on Facebook at or Twitter at

The WMPRSA Board thanks you for your support!