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June 2015
$1,165.00 - $1,295.00

Evaluation for Grantmakers – Grand Rapids, Mich.

June 1 @ 8:00 am - June 2 @ 5:00 pm
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Ave. SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States

  Philanthropy is evolving quickly, presenting new opportunities and challenges for grantmakers. Effective evaluation at your foundation can help you overcome those challenges with new solutions for your work and that of your grantees. The Grantmaking School’s Evaluation for Grantmakers gives you the opportunity to examine the history, strategy, design, and theory behind the process of evaluation and get equipped with the tools you need to respond to the diverse nature of evaluation in foundations. Using case studies, small group discussion,…

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Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Best Practices & BBB Charity Review Accreditation

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Avenue Southwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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The Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University is hosting a series of three FREE Lunch & Learns provided by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), to assist non-profit organizations in learning more about fundamental best practices and the BBB Charity Review process. If you are part of a non-profit organization, we encourage you or an appropriate representative of your organization to attend. PRESENTERS & TOPICS INCLUDE: Kathy Crosby, President/CEO Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids How incorporating best…

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Advanced Nonprofit Board Certification

June 4 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States

This workshop serves as the continuation of the Johnson Center’s staple workshop: Nonprofit Board Certification Program. Going beyond the basics, participants will engage in a higher level of conversation about how the role of boards and board members advance their organizations’ missions.  The program’s approach is to engage participants in strategic conversations about trends and issues facing nonprofit organizations with discussion of the board’s role in each topic.   The program will cover the following topics: Ten Elements of Advancement Seven…

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Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Board Governance Leadership & Nonprofit Measurements

June 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Avenue Southwest, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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The Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University is hosting a series of three FREE Lunch & Learns provided by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), to assist non-profit organizations in learning more about fundamental best practices and the BBB Charity Review process. If you are part of a non-profit organization, we encourage you or an appropriate representative of your organization to attend. PRESENTERS & TOPICS INCLUDE: Ron Nelson, President /CEO YMCA Greater Grand Rapids Ensuring your board is…

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VoiceGR Community Conversations: Kent ISD

June 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kent ISD Educational Service Center (ESC Building),
2930 Knapp St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 United States
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We are happy to partner with Kent Intermediate School District (Kent ISD) to bring a VoiceGR Community Conversation about education disparities. The conversation will be centered on the results of the 2014 VoiceGR community survey that are specific to you and your neighborhood. You, along with your neighbors, will be encouraged to ask questions and to share your opinions. Give your feedback to researchers, businesses, nonprofits, and the city government. If you have constituents, please share this information with them. We’re hoping to…

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Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Financial Transparency & BBB Accreditation

June 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy,
201 Front Ave SW Suite 200 , Grand Rapids , MI 49504 United States
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The Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University is hosting a series of three FREE Lunch & Learns provided by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), to assist non-profit organizations in learning more about fundamental best practices and the BBB Charity Review process. If you are part of a non-profit organization, we encourage you or an appropriate representative of your organization to attend. PRESENTERS & TOPICS INCLUDE: Peggy Bishop, Partner Beene Garter LLP Accurate and relevant financial information is…

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July 2015

CMF-JCP Grantmaking Series: Funding Operating Support

July 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar,

What are the challenges and opportunities in providing general operating support to grantees? This webinar will explore these issues with examples from the presenters’ own experiences. *Completion of this webinar counts toward the CMF-JCP Grantmaking Series Certificate of Completion – More Details Speakers George C. Jacobsen, Program Officer, community Development/Detroit, The Kresge Foundation George C. Jacobsen joined The Kresge Foundation’s Community Development/Detroit Program in 2011 after three years with its national Arts & Culture Program. George is responsible for the administration…

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September 2015

CMF-JCP Grantmaking Series: Strengthening the Grant Review Process

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Webinar,
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What are the roles of staff and board in reviewing proposals? What are the differences in review processes for solicited and unsolicited proposals? Two foundations will present review strategies that they have found to be effective. *Completion of this webinar counts toward the CMF-JCP Grantmaking Series Certificate of Completion – More Details Speakers Andrea Cole, Executive Director and CEO, Ethel & James Flinn Foundation Andrea Cole is the Executive Director and CEO of the Detroit based Ethel & James Flinn Foundation…

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October 2015
$1,165.00 - $1,295.00

Strategy Development in Grantmaking – Detroit, Mich.

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 2 @ 5:00 pm
Grand Valley State University’s Detroit Center,
163 Madison Street, Detroit, MI 48226 United States

Strategy Development in Grantmaking is an intensive two-day learning experience designed to help individual grantmakers and their foundations develop or refine a strategic lens to grantmaking and leverage improved program results for deeper impact. By defining strategic philanthropy and reviewing models and tools for strategy development and implementation, resources will be provided to guide and inform your foundation strategy. You and your colleagues will move through a series of individual and group activities and discussions, allowing for both interactive and…

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