VoiceGR community survey becomes VoiceKent, will cover entire county in 2017 VoiceGR, Grand Rapids’ community survey, is expanding to become countywide thanks to a new partnership between the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University and the Kent County Health Department (KCHD). As VoiceKent, the survey
Global Engagement: Reflections from Saudi Arabia by Kyle Caldwell, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy If you could turn back the hands of time and observe the formation of U.S. philanthropy, what would you see? An opportunity similar to that came in an email I received from the King Fhad University
Opinions in the Field: Why We Must Protect the Johnson Amendment by Dan Cardinali, Independent Sector, and Vikki Spruill, Council on Foundations Nonprofits engaged in deep community change often lead efforts in advocacy, civic engagement, and lobbying. This is a time-tested pillar of our democracy, enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, protected in case law,
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Exit Strategies for Foundations By Teri Behrens, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Foundation and Donor Learning Since 2010, there has been a significant shift toward creating foundations that have a defined endpoint. According to one estimate1, about 19 percent of family foundations established between
VoiceGR 2016 Survey Results Released by Jodi Petersen, Ph.D., Director, Community Research Institute The Johnson Center for Philanthropy’s Community Research Institute has released its VoiceGR results for 2016. The VoiceGR survey seeks to inform local decision makers and stakeholders utilizing data on the opinions, attitudes, and perceptions of local residents.
Family Donors Gather to Discuss Enduring Challenges in Philanthropy by Michael Moody, Ph.D. // Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy The passions and goals of donors matter a lot in philanthropy, especially family philanthropy. Donor interests not only motivate giving, but often direct where much of that giving goes and
Johnson Center teams help Bosch Community Fund evaluate its impact and funding by Amber Erickson, M.S.W. // Community Research Institute The Community Research Institute (CRI) and the Institute for Foundation and Donor Learning (IFDL) have partnered for a project with the Bosch Community Fund (BCF). BCF was established in 2012
11 Trends for 2017 What are the trends that will be affecting your work in 2017? Drawing on our local, national, and international research, tool development, training, and data work, leaders from the Johnson Center have identified 11 key trends that will impact the work of both grantmakers or nonprofit
What trends will affect your work in 2017? Drawing on our local, national, and international research, tool development, training, and data work, leaders from the Johnson Center have identified 11 key trends that will impact the work of both grantmakers or nonprofit leaders in the months and years to come.
We Remember F. Martin “Mart” Johnson The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy expresses its condolences to the Johnson family for the loss of F. Martin Johnson. He passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, February 27, 2017. Mart, as he was known among friends and in the community,