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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Jason Franklin

Navigating Today’s Increasingly Complex Philanthropic Landscape

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

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Kyle Caldwell

Inclusion as a Practice in the Philanthropic Sector

Inclusion as a Practice in the Philanthropic Sector by Kyle Caldwell  //  Executive Director, Johnson Center for Philanthropy 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

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