New Report on Findings from Mayor’s Community Conversations Initative

The Johnson Center for Philanthropy released Community Conversations About the Children of Grand Rapids, a report on findings from community conversations that were held in response to questions from Mayor George Heartwell in his 2012 State of the City Address about youth issues. The Mayor asked: Do we value our children equally? Are we

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Kent Co. Mich. Giving Estimate Report

On National Day of Philanthropy, the Johnson Center for Philanthropy releases a Kent Co. Giving Estimate report. Key findings: In 2010, we estimate that donors of all types located in Kent County gave a total of $601,658,407. Of this, individuals gave the majority (58%) and foundations contributed a significant portion

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CRI Delivers Findings from Mayor Heartwell’s Community Conversations About Children

Our Community’s Children recently announced key findings from Mayor Heartwell’s Community Conversations About Children Initiative. In his State of the City Address in January, 2012, Mayor George Heartwell charged the Johnson Center’s Community Research Institute (CRI) with collecting data from these conversations. In six months, 250 youth and over 500 adults participated.

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Johnson Center Provides Workshops for National Junior Achievement Leadership Conference

The Johnson Center is providing four key workshops for the national Junior Achievement Leadership Conference to be held July 16-19, 2012 in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich. Activities will focus on leadership, innovation and impact. Workshops and presenters are:Understanding Today’s Donors: What Motivates Them to Give? Matthew DowneyEngaging and Retaining the New Volunteer: How

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