Call for Submissions

The Foundation Review…  Volume 6, Issue 2 Call for Papers Abstracts of up to 250 words are invited for Volume 6, Issue 2 of The Foundation Review. This issue will be an open (unthemed) issue. Papers on any topic relevant to organized philanthropy are invited for consideration. Submit abstracts to by Aug. 30,

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Dinah Dittman Speaks about Affordable Care Act

On June 25, 2013, Grand Valley alumna Dinah Dittman spoke to a group of nonprofit leaders at the Johnson Center about the impact the Affordable Care Act will have on their constituents. Dittman is the national director of community engagement and philanthropy at Kaiser Permanente in California. The presentation provided

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One Size, One Regulation, One Ratio Does Not Fit All in the Nonprofit Sector

By Dr. Heather Carpenter, assistant professor, School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration, Grand Valley State University This is a repost of Dr. Carpenter’s blog article titled, “America’s Worst Charities, Not! America’s Worst Attorney Generals!” The Tampa Bay Times investigative article about “America’s Worst Charities” has caused a huge commotion that

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Are We Asking (and Answering) the Right Questions?

By Dr. Jerry Johnson, associate professor of Social Work at Grand Valley State University and interim research director, Community Research Institute at the Johnson Center for Philanthropy Questions and answers are the lifeblood of philanthropy, especially for those of us involved in program planning, implementation, and community-based research and evaluation.

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