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
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
Community and Infrastructure Count: Both as Strengths and Issues by Jodi Petersen, Ph.D. Community Research Institute at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy Jodi Petersen, Ph.D. speaking at the VoiceGR Summit on March 3, 2016. Greater Grand Rapids residents who completed the 2015 VoiceGR survey made a few things very clear,
Connecting Youth and Services Made Easier with Innovative New Website by Amber Erickson Community Research Institute at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy People, organizations, and systems recently came together to build a tool that is accessible to the entire community. The Youth Community Data Center (YCDC) was developed in partnership with the
Navigating Today’s Increasingly Complex Philanthropic Landscape by Jason Franklin, Ph.D. Individual donors, foundations, government agencies & corporations — for over a century they formed the basic elements of any nonprofit’s fundraising plan, in different proportions depending on their work. Today the landscape is increasingly complex with the rise of donor advised
How Does Philanthropy Lead in a Community Crisis? by Kyle Caldwell Lost in the rancor and finger pointing over the water crisis in Flint is the important and unique leadership role that the nonprofit and foundation communities play in a crisis, and in broader, on-going efforts to rebuild distressed cities.
Inclusion as a Practice in the Philanthropic Sector by Kyle Caldwell Today, America is dealing with a crisis that is pitting the core values that formed our Republic against our need for safety and certainty. Immigration and security issues have reappeared, as they have in the past during global conflicts.
Reflections on Developing a Theory of Philanthropy by Michelle Gagnon, Ph.D., President of the Palix Foundation The most recent issue of The Foundation Review (Volume 7, Issue 4) includes a special section of four articles on theory of philanthropy. A theory of philanthropy is a way for a foundation to
Latest Charitable Giving Estimate People who donate to charitable causes in Kent County are more generous than individual donors in the rest of the state, according to a new estimated report from the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. The report shows total charitable giving in the
Good Works: A Story About Fair Food Network by Liz Delaney Fair Food Network is a national nonprofit founded on the belief that vibrant local food systems can create health and economic opportunity for all. With a diverse network of partners, it develops solutions that support farmers, strengthen local economies,