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August 2016

Understanding Neighborhood Data

August 3 @ 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

Summer Learning Series: Understanding Neighborhood Data Data can often be a point of frustration and confusion for organizations who are working for neighborhood change. This workshop will explore some of the data tools available to you through the Johnson Center for Philanthropy to help alleviate some of these frustrations. We will discuss the Metro Edge tool, which allows you to understand commercial market areas through trends in investment opportunities. These data include demographics, business types and sales, and worker information along.…

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Giving Tuesday: Best Practices

August 17 @ 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

Giving Tuesday has roots at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy. This workshop will explore how you can take your annual development plans to the next level on this key day of philanthropy, as well as the many free resources and tool kits available, and tips for fundraising, volunteer, social media, and awareness campaign 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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