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Through Rise programming, staff and volunteers provide wise counsel, strategic recommendations, and access to developmental resources designed to educate, equip and empower individuals and their teams to take action. Rise collaborates with those we serve to help demolish obstacles, clarify next steps, and connect the dots that transform purpose into practice.
Does this sound like you?
I’ve been dreaming about building a ministry or business, but I have no idea where to start.
We’re stuck and I can’t figure out how to get unstuck.
I’m overwhelmed and need help identifying the first step I can take to turn this dream into a reality.
I feel God calling me into ministry, and I need help learning how to communicate my ideas to others.
I can’t figure out what’s next and how to use the skills, gifts, and knowledge God has given me.
We need fresh eyes - We’re spinning our wheels and need to shake things up before it’s too late.
If your heart is saying “Yes!” - let’s chat. You are not walking alone - God is with you, and we’re coming up alongside you, too. Let’s explore, get curious and creative, and go before Him together to get the ball rolling.
Rise up! You can do this.
What happens after you rise? It’s time to grow!
Our Grow programming is where we roll up our sleeves, grab our hiking shoes, and trek up the mountain together. This interactive approach steps beyond counsel and recommendations, and into getting the work done. Well-aligned businesses, nonprofits, and ministries will have access to resources and hands-on support that leverage the creative talents, strategic gifts, and developmental prowess of our partners. This is our all-hands-on-deck, it takes a village, team effort that checks the box on those key first steps that will position your business, nonprofit, or ministry in a new light as you soar to new heights on your journey to the mountaintop.
We can help you:
Rise & Grow was initially founded by Courtney B. Riley and Erica Bradley of Proximo Marketing Strategies to provide marketing resources and support to businesses and nonprofit organizations impacted by crises. Grounded in their shared belief that “we rise by lifting others” (Robert Ingersoll), Courtney and Erica established the nonprofit organization as a stomping ground for local leaders committed to helping others navigate the ups and downs of daily operations by bringing fresh eyes to their marketing strategies and developmental plans.
As the organization continued to learn more about the needs of the community and those individuals they were called to serve, the mission expanded to working with local colleges to mentor and counsel emerging leaders headed into ministry, mission, and business development. As a result, Rise & Grow reframed their vision and public-facing brand in 2022, although the core mission has remained the same - to lift others up.
To date, Rise & Grow has provided over $45,000 in grants to Hampton Roads businesses and nonprofit organizations navigating a variety of internal and external challenges. Having now expanded services and support outside of their local region, Rise & Grow is positioned to educate, equip, and empower individuals and their teams on a national scale.
We're all in this together!
Meet the Board
Meet the passionate individuals committed to your success.
Become a Partner
Contribute professional resources to help other entrepreneurs thrive.
Be the Change
Donate funds to help business owners in crisis get the support they need.
Women of Influence
Connect with other women of faith who are actively seeking God's call.
BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING
The team here at Rise & Grow believes in giving back. We actively give to organizations we believe are transforming lives as they do Kingdom work on a global scale. We partner with purpose and mission, knowing every cent counts when it comes to serving others out of our overflow.
We are truly #bettertogether!
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