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Faith and Philanthropy

March 12, 2019 @ 9:00 AM12:00 PM

Throughout the history of philanthropy, faith has played a vital role. Many nonprofit organizations birthed out of religious organizations, and religion continues to garner more than 30% of philanthropic dollars each year. So what does this mean for your organization?

Led by Tamela Spicer and Grace Kim, this workshop will help you understand the role that faith plays in philanthropy and how it might impact your organization.

Key concepts will include:

  • Providing a historical context for understanding the impact of religion on the philanthropic sector
  • Understanding how faith impacts philanthropy today
  • Exploring how faith can impact your organization, whether or not it is a faith-based organization

Cost: $60
Free for current GVSU students/staff with ID

Register now

Deadline to register is 3 p.m. on March 11.

Photo: Tamela Spicer


Tamela Spicer, M.A. is the program manager for nonprofit services at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. She works primarily with faith-based clients, and specializes in organizational structure, fund development, and strategic planning. Learn more about Tamela.


March 12, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University


Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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