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.
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
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
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
by Teri Behrens, Ph.D. While much has been written about the tools that foundations can use beyond making grants, a critical and often under-appreciated tool is knowledge about the communities in which they work. In the face of ongoing and rapid change – whether it is change in the climate,
by Teri Behrens, Ph.D. Philanthropy 101 is a new, five-part series that helps all staff new to philanthropy better understand the sector. The curriculum was developed by Philanthropy New York in partnership with the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy to accelerate the learning process and enable newcomers to the
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 – time, talent, treasure
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 // 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