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Letter from the Editor — Our State of Generosity

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

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Our State of Generosity — ourstateofgenerosity.org

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

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New issue of The Foundation Review

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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A New JohnsonCenter.org

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

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Between complexity and mission-driven work – how are nonprofits responding?

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

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