Why We Must Protect the Johnson Amendment

Opinions in the Field: Why We Must Protect the Johnson Amendment by Dan Cardinali, Independent Sector, and Vikki Spruill, Council on Foundations Nonprofits engaged in deep community change often lead efforts in advocacy, civic engagement, and lobbying. This is a time-tested pillar of our democracy, enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, protected in case law,

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National Summit Recap

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

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Trends for 2017: Funders and Nonprofits Show Increased Focus on Data and Measurable Progress

11 Trends for 2017 What are the trends that will be affecting 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

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11 Trends for 2017

11 Trends for 2017

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.

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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. The center works and partners

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Jason Franklin

The Growth of Global Community Philanthropy

Community philanthropies are among the fastest growing forms of giving in the world. Community philanthropy mobilizes financial, social, political, and intellectual capital to improve residents’ lives over the long term. The idea of contributing resources to address local challenges and opportunities is something local people seeking a greater say over

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