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February 2019

Nonprofit Executive Coaching

February 6 @ 9:00 AMMarch 27 @ 11:30 AM
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Nonprofit Executive Coaching with Tamela Spicer

The Johnson Center's small-group Executive Coaching Program brings together a cohort of leaders from different backgrounds and experience levels to forge a professional support network that will last well beyond our final session. By learning with — and from — each other over the course of eight weeks, we find new ways to tackle intractable challenges within our organizations and embrace our own professional development.

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Grantwriting for Success

February 21 @ 9:00 AM4:30 PM
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Grantwriting for Success

Bring your ideas for potential grant proposals to this full-day seminar where we'll go step-by-step through the process of writing a grant! To supplement your skills, this workshop will provide in-depth guidance on proposal development, tips on grantwriting language and writing styles, prospecting foundations, and managing foundation relationships.

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Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Invest in Your Brand

February 27 @ 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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Brown Bag Lunch & Learn - Invest in Your Brand

Join us for a discussion about the many returns on investment when you get your nonprofit’s brand right. Jeff Terpstra, President of Scott Allen Creative, will present the value of investing in your brand. Learn how a strong brand can attract loyal donors, employees, and volunteers. You will learn: What to do when a brand needs help How to inspire others with your cause How to discover your hero’s journey How to make a heart connection with donors and volunteers The positive impacts of investing…

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March 2019

Managing Your Annual Fund

March 5 @ 1:30 PM4:30 PM
Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Managing Your Annual Fund

In this workshop, participants will walk through a step-by-step process to managing a more effective annual fund program.

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Brown Bag Lunch & Learn – Equitable Evaluation: Whose voice counts?

March 27 @ 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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Brown Bag Lunch & Learn - Equitable Evaluation

While many organizations in the philanthropic sector have begun to bring an equity and inclusion lens to their work, few have addressed the issue of how evaluation practices can be made more equitable. Who asks the questions, who owns the data, and who interprets the data — it all matters. In this session, you’ll learn about: The commonly held beliefs that underlie most approaches to evaluation and how they can undermine equity Core principles of equitable evaluation Resources available to…

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April 2019

Faith and Philanthropy (webinar)

April 16 @ 12:00 PM1:30 PM
Webinar

This webinar will help you understand the role that faith plays in philanthropy and how it might impact your nonprofit organization.

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May 2019

Philanthropy 101

May 30 @ 8:00 AM5:00 PM
Grand Valley State University’s Detroit Center, 163 Madison Street
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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Philanthropy 101

Philanthropy 101 is a two-day learning experience that helps ground new professionals in the basics of foundations, nonprofits, and grantmaking and the field of philanthropy. As a participant in this course, you will gain a deeper understanding of what philanthropy is, what makes it distinct, and why it’s important. You will also examine how your role fits within the broader philanthropic ecosystem and how the sector interacts with other sectors. The course introduces many concepts essential to philanthropic work, including…

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