This session addresses the big questions about philanthropy, those questions that often get assumed or implied by those working in the field. It is meant both as an introduction to the sector for those new to philanthropy, and a chance for those with more experience to consider the core rationale
What trends will affect your work in 2017? Drawing on our local, national, and international research, tool development, training, and data work, leaders from the Johnson Center have identified 11 key trends that will impact the work of both grantmakers or nonprofit leaders in the months and years to come.
Election Results Show Low Trust in Most Institutions by Kyle Caldwell Whom do we believe? The major take-away from last week’s election was that voters do not see the traditional institutions leading the changes they want to see. But are all institutions evaluated equally? It’s a great question to ponder as
Preview of new issue of The Foundation Review by Teri Behrens, Ph.D., 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
A New JohnsonCenter.org 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.
Welcome to the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy’s bi-weekly blog post providing links to online resources that may be of interest to our readers — new tools, thought pieces, reports, and other items. A New York Times piece describes the challenges of making sure your contributions are put to
By Tera Qualls, communications manager, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy It is with sadness that we note the death of one of the greatest supporters of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Margaret Ann (Ranny) Riecker. At age 80, Ranny left this world with an amazing philanthropic spirit
Welcome to the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy’s bi-weekly blog post providing links to online resources that may be of interest to our readers — new tools, thought pieces, reports, and other items. Michigan State University Prof. Robin Lin Miller wrote a compelling piece about “evaluation as an essential
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