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Collaborate, Create, Succeed

By Ruth E. Stegeman, assistant dean, College of Community and Public Service, and director, Office for Community Engagement, at Grand Valley State University If you listen to NPR as much as I do, you will have heard this memorable line: “Cargill—collaborate, create, succeed.” It’s one that stays with you, not

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Volunteers: Key to Better Programs, Increased Budgets, and Stronger Community Relations

By Annie Osburn, M.Ed., program manager, Nonprofit Services, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy Organizations that take volunteers seriously as a key to organizational success are able to achieve great results by tapping into the full capacity building power of volunteers. They understand that volunteers go beyond the completion of

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“Social Return on Investment” – Best Practice Tips for Those Who Want to Give SROI a Try

By Michael Moody, Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy With so much attention to measurement and metrics in philanthropy these days, there is a lot of talk about so-called “social return on investment” (SROI). Everybody it seems – funders, grantees, regulators, others

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