Michigan Nonprofit Association and Michigan Campus Compact are happy to welcome Robin Lynn Grinnell as the new Executive Director of Michigan Campus Compact. Robin started her new role at the beginning of December.
Robin’s career in the nonprofit sector includes a combination of consulting projects and professional staff positions. Most recently, Robin served as Vice President for Donor and Community Relations at Capital Region Community Foundation. She also served as Program Officer and Capacity Building Coordinator at the Cook Family Foundation. Earlier in her career, Robin served over 12 years with The Michigan Nonprofit Association as Vice President of Programs, Director of the Michigan Nonprofit Leadership Institute and Director of Volunteer Centers of Michigan. Robin served as lead staff in the development of Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Michigan, and also in the development, design and facilitation of MNA’s Emerging Leaders and Executive Leadership Fellows programs. Her work with the Volunteer Centers of Michigan included a wide array of training and technical assistance in addition to supervising statewide AmeriCorps*USA and VISTA programs. Robin’s state-level work followed a three-year position at Heart of West Michigan United Way where she worked with eighteen high school and middle schools promoting youth leadership and philanthropy.
After graduating from Central Michigan University, Robin spent four years in higher education administration. She served as a residence hall director for two years at Ferris State University and the two years following at Aquinas College. Ancillary assignments at each institution allowed Robin to be involved in student support and career guidance.
Robin is a member of the Community Investment Committee of Capital Area United Way, has served on the parent-school council of St. Joseph Catholic School in St. Johns; served as a Big Sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters; acted as a Daisy and Brownie Troop Leader through Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan; served as costume director for several theater productions in St. Johns Middle and High Schools and assisted several other organizations through both one-time and long-term volunteer engagements.