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July 2016

Summer Learning Series // HQ: Human-Centered Design Nonprofit Case Study

July 14 @ 11:30 AM1:00 PM
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Summer Learning Series

HQ is taking program development to a whole new level of engagement through the Human Centered Design (HCD) model. The local drop-in center for homeless and runaway youth aged 14–24 has been putting HCD into practice by engaging their clients and key stakeholders in program development. Join HQ's Mary DeYoung and our own Terry Horton as they describe how human-centered design has influenced and impacted their current programming.

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Grantmaking Webinar Series // Communicating Progress on Strategy: Dashboards and Metrics

July 19 @ 1:00 PM2:30 PM
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Grantmaking Webinar Series

How can dashboards be used to drive better decision making? Dashboards, when aligned with strategy, grantmaking and measurement activities can help bring the data that’s needed when it’s needed to the audience that requires it. Explore methods to enhance the integrity of your measurement and make your dashboards an effective tool for timely decision making.

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Summer Learning Series // VoiceGR: Making Sense of the Data Tools

July 20 @ 11:30 AM1:00 PM
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Summer Learning Series

Take a deeper dive into the VoiceGR community survey results and see how the data can be used to help your organization apply for new funding sources. Join Jodi Petersen and Melyssa Tsai-O'Brien of the Community Research Institute at the Johnson Center to learn more about our free data tools and how to use them more effectively for evaluation, research, and funding opportunities.

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September 2016

Grantmaking Webinar Series // Analyzing Financials: Critical Aspects of Grant Applications and Form 990s

September 27 @ 1:00 PM2:30 PM
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
Grantmaking Webinar Series

Assessing the financial status of an organization is an important aspect of the grant application review process. In this webinar, we will outline a process for completing a basic financial review of the grant seeker, including review of the organization’s financial statements, analysis of the organization’s financial results using financial ratios, and review of the organization’s Form 990 for potential compliance issues or concerns.

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October 2016

Grantmaking Webinar Series // Sharing Learning: Scaling Up Replicability

October 18 @ 1:00 PM2:30 PM
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Grantmaking Webinar Series

Scale, replicate, grow… if only it were that easy. While social change investors constantly strive to scale up models for greater impact, the reality is far more complex given the uniqueness of varying local contexts. Join us for a discussion on how research and data can help inform if, when, and how to scale programs and interventions, and hear essential learnings from peers who have been on a scaling journey.

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