We Remember F. Martin “Mart” Johnson The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy expresses its condolences to the Johnson family for the loss of F. Martin Johnson. He passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, February 27, 2017. Mart, as he was known among friends and in the community,
by Amber Darsch What do a group of sleep-deprived, caffeine-driven technology professionals at a weekend-long event and giving have in common? It’s GiveCamp — a time for volunteers like me to give to those who give to others every day. Over an all-too-brief 36 hours during the first weekend of
The Future of Community Philanthropy by Jason Franklin, Ph.D. The W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair is the first endowed chair explicitly focusing on community philanthropy. Given this new focus, after accepting this role one of the first questions I grappled with was naturally: “what do we mean by community philanthropy?” After
Lead: The Work of Inequality by Kyle Caldwell, Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Diana Sieger, Grand Rapids Community Foundation The recent water crisis in Flint has highlighted the enormous challenges faced by marginalized populations, especially in cities still trying to recover from our changing economy. Basic life opportunities escape the
Community and Infrastructure Count: Both as Strengths and Issues by Jodi Petersen, Ph.D. Community Research Institute at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy Jodi Petersen, Ph.D. speaking at the VoiceGR Summit on March 3, 2016. Greater Grand Rapids residents who completed the 2015 VoiceGR survey made a few things very clear,
Connecting Youth and Services Made Easier with Innovative New Website by Amber Erickson Community Research Institute at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy People, organizations, and systems recently came together to build a tool that is accessible to the entire community. The Youth Community Data Center (YCDC) was developed in partnership with the
Dear Reader, When 1972 dawned, Michigan’s philanthropic sector was significant, but largely unorganized. The sector was divided into subsectors of health, education, human services, arts and culture, and religion, none of which communicated well with the others. Michigan’s government did little to encourage its givers and its volunteers.
The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy is launching Our State of Generosity (OSoG), an online platform that explores the past 40 years of Michigan’s philanthropic sector and its leadership. Ourstateofgenerosity.org is a joint effort of the Council of Michigan Foundations, Michigan Nonprofit Association, Michigan Community Service Commission, and the Johnson
Dr. Teri Behrens, editor in chief of The Foundation Review, is featured in the Grand Valley Magazine. Make sure to check out how the journal continues to impact the sector, and how Teri Behrens’ work continues to influence the community. Read Here
By Ana Doonan, senior director, Neighborhood Services at LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. In an ever-shifting world of theories of change, logic models, outcomes and best practices, I wonder if we in the nonprofit sector have complicated our work too much. Creating change is the common ...