What trends will affect your work in 2018? The nonprofit sector in the United States employs approximately one in 10 workers in the country, and the field is changing quickly. A group of experts and thought leaders in the nonprofit sector at Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for
Family Donors Gather to Discuss Enduring Challenges in Philanthropy by Michael Moody, Ph.D. // Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy The passions and goals of donors matter a lot in philanthropy, especially family philanthropy. Donor interests not only motivate giving, but often direct where much of that giving goes and
What trends will affect your work in 2017? Drawing on our local, national, and international research, tool development, training, and data work, leaders from the Johnson Center have identified 11 key trends that will impact the work of both grantmakers or nonprofit leaders in the months and years to come.
Celebrating 25 Years of Philanthropy by Kyle Caldwell In 1992, Grand Valley State University established what has become one of the most well-respected centers for philanthropy in the nation. Throughout its 25-year history, the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy has been at the forefront of innovation in engaged philanthropy.
Disentangling Donor Intent by Michael Moody, Ph.D. Some of our most passionate conversations in philanthropy arise around the idea of “donor intent.” People fight to “honor” or “preserve” it, often as the guiding compass for good giving. Others decry it as disconnected from real needs in the world or the
New Book Release: The Philanthropy Reader by Michael Moody, Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy Philanthropy is an ancient tradition and a hot trend spreading around the globe. It is both timeless and timely. It was debated by Aristotle, and is now promoted by Bill Gates. People freely giving what they have
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
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