Dear Reader, When 1972 dawned, Michigan’s philanthropic sector was significant, but largely unorganized. The sector was divided into subsectors of health, education, human services, arts and culture, and religion, none of which communicated well with the others. Michigan’s government did little to encourage its givers and its volunteers. And higher
The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy is launching Our State of Generosity (OSoG), an online platform that explores the past 40 years of Michigan’s philanthropic sector and its leadership. Ourstateofgenerosity.org is a joint effort of the Council of Michigan Foundations, Michigan Nonprofit Association, Michigan Community Service Commission, and the Johnson
Dr. Teri Behrens, editor in chief of The Foundation Review, is featured in the Grand Valley Magazine. Make sure to check out how the journal continues to impact the sector, and how Teri Behrens’ work continues to influence the community.
This quarter’s publication is co-edited with Grants Managers Network. Many thanks to Michelle Greanias, GMN’s executive director, for writing this issue’s editorial. Vol. 6 Issue 3 on Grantmaking Practices Editorial Dear Readers, Grantmaking practices matter. It is both a simple and complex idea, and one that gets varied attention from
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by Dr. Teri Behrens, director of special projects and editor in chief of The Foundation Review at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy We will soon be releasing this quarter’s publication of The Foundation Review with articles that address a broad spectrum of current issues in philanthropy. Simon, Slichta, and Monroe focus
On July 7, the state of Michigan and the world of philanthropy lost two great, irreplaceable men, Peter M. Wege and C. David Campbell. Not only will both men be greatly missed and fondly remembered by their families and friends, but both men will be remembered for their remarkable and
By Danielle Venema, undergraduate student at Grand Valley State University, Marketing and Communications assistant at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy Philanthropy is changing faster than ever. At the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, we believe that learning curves shouldn’t get in the way of impact. Our mission is
By Michael Moody, Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy My explorations in the world of family foundations are convincing me more each day that there is something special about the 3rd generation in a family’s giving journey. The 3rd generation is a sort of watershed
By Ana Doonan, senior director, Neighborhood Services at LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. In an ever-shifting world of theories of change, logic models, outcomes and best practices, I wonder if we in the nonprofit sector have complicated our work too much. Creating change is the common denominator of every effort – whether