Looking to take your #GivingTuesday campaign further this year? Whether this is your first year, or you’re ready to take your annual campaign to the next level, #GRGives is here to help. What is #GRgives? #GRGives is a city-wide campaign to raise funds and awareness for local nonprofits. Designed to create
Why Should We Care About Tax Policy? Written in collaboration with Kyle Caldwell (Johnson Center for Philanthropy), Donna Murray-Brown (Michigan Nonprofit Association), and Rob Collier (Council of Michigan Foundations). There is no shortage of news about taxes. Presidential elections bring out discussions on budgets, deficits, debt, and taxes. They raise the question for
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
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.
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,
In Honor of Two Great Men and Philanthropic Leaders On July 7, the state of Michigan and the world of philanthropy lost two great, irreplaceable men, Peter M. Wege and C. David Campbell. Not only will both men be greatly missed and fondly remembered by their families and friends, but
Retain your donors and staunch the high turnover of fundraising staff By Terry Horton, senior program advisor to Philanthropic and Nonprofit Services at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy Penelope Burk tackles how to retain your donors and how to staunch the high-turnover of fundraising staff in nonprofit organizations. In June,
Nonprofit Studies and Civil Society by Dr. Salvatore Alaimo, assistant professor, School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration There are now approximately 200 graduate programs across the United States that focus on studying nonprofit organizations and philanthropy. Many of them reside within public administration schools or programs with some in