Building Community Philanthropy: Roundatable Recap

Building Community Philanthropy: Roundatable Recap by Jason Franklin, Ph.D., W.K. Kellogg Chair for Community Philanthropy, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy Community philanthropies have been among the fastest growing institutional forms of giving around the globe. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of community foundations grew by 86 percent. This made

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Menashe Kadishman’s “Shalechet” (“Fallen Leaves”) in the Jewish Museum of Berlin

Philanthropy in the Aftermath of Disaster

Philanthropy in the Aftermath of Disaster by Jason Franklin Last week, I stood amid Menashe Kadishman’s “Shalechet” (“Fallen Leaves”) in the Jewish Museum of Berlin. The installation features 10,000 metal faces strewn across a courtyard representing the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust, but is dedicated to “all innocent victims of

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Design for the Greater Good

Design for the Greater Good KCAD and GVSU’S Johnson Center for Philanthropy Partner to Empower Nonprofit Innovation Through Human Centered Design Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) and Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy have gained a key partner in their mission

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Lead: The Work of Inequality

Lead: The Work of Inequality by Kyle Caldwell, Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Diana Sieger, Grand Rapids Community Foundation The recent water crisis in Flint has highlighted the enormous challenges faced by marginalized populations, especially in cities still trying to recover from our changing economy. Basic life opportunities escape the

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