This quarter’s publication is co-edited with Grants Managers Network. Many thanks to Michelle Greanias, GMN’s executive director, for writing this issue’s editorial. Vol. 6 Issue 3 on Grantmaking Practices Editorial Dear Readers, Grantmaking practices matter. It is both a simple and complex idea, and one that gets varied attention from
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by Dr. Teri Behrens, director of special projects and editor in chief of The Foundation Review at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy We will soon be releasing this quarter’s publication of The Foundation Review with articles that address a broad spectrum of current issues in philanthropy. Simon, Slichta, and Monroe focus
On July 7, the state of Michigan and the world of philanthropy lost two great, irreplaceable men, Peter M. Wege and C. David Campbell. Not only will both men be greatly missed and fondly remembered by their families and friends, but both men will be remembered for their remarkable and
By Danielle Venema, undergraduate student at Grand Valley State University, Marketing and Communications assistant at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy Philanthropy is changing faster than ever. At the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, we believe that learning curves shouldn’t get in the way of impact. Our mission is
By Michael Moody, Frey Foundation Chair for Family Philanthropy, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy My explorations in the world of family foundations are convincing me more each day that there is something special about the 3rd generation in a family’s giving journey. The 3rd generation is a sort of watershed
By Ana Doonan, senior director, Neighborhood Services at LINC Community Revitalization, Inc. In an ever-shifting world of theories of change, logic models, outcomes and best practices, I wonder if we in the nonprofit sector have complicated our work too much. Creating change is the common ...
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
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
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