Retain your donors and staunch the high-turnover of fundraising staff

By Terry Horton, senior program advisor to Philanthropic and Nonprofit Services at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy Penelope Burk tackles how to retain your donors and how to staunch the high-turnover of fundraising staff in nonprofit organizations. In June, the Association of Fundraising Professionals – West Michigan hosted over 280

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Reflections from the Council on Foundations Annual Conference

Megan Murphy, project manager for LearnPhilanthropy at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, is attending and blogging about the Council on Foundations Conference. The Council on Foundations 2014 Annual Conference: Philanthropy Exchange kicked off on Sunday, June 8 with three plenary sessions designed to promote thinking about our work in the sector

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Nonprofit Studies and Civil Society

by Dr. Salvatore Alaimo, assistant professor, School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration There are now approximately 200 graduate programs across the United States that focus on studying nonprofit organizations and philanthropy. Many of them reside within public administration schools or programs with some in business schools. More recently some

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Take A Deeper Look

Effective Storytelling

By Emily Walters, marketing and communications coordinator at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy “We don’t need more information. We need to know what it means. We need a story that explains what it means and makes us feel like we fit in there somewhere.” – Annette Simmons, The

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