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The View From the Bleacher Seats

by Mark Hoffman, Ph.D., associate professor and director, School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration, Grand Valley State University In his June 4 post, Jerry Johnson suggested that the “philanthropic triumvirate” (foundations, nonprofits and evaluators) have often “dropped the ball” by forgetting vulnerable populations and communities because of their preoccupation

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How Badly Do We Want It?

by Dr. Salvatore Alaimo, assistant professor, School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration Competition for resources in the United States’ nonprofit sector continues to intensify, as the annual increase in aggregate philanthropic dollar giving, accounting for inflation, has remained relatively flat at two percent for several decades according to Giving

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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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Research Project Identifies Needs of Nonprofits

A new study from Grand Valley State University’s School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration, and the Johnson Center for Philanthropy reveals trends in the kind of professional development programming nonprofit organizations in Michigan need. Dr. Heather Carpenter, assistant professor in the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration, conducted

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Alaimo Interviewed for WGVU Program “Gifts for the Greater Good”

Dr. Salvatore Alaimo, assistant professor in the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration at GVSU, was interviewed for WGVU’s program, “Gifts for the Greater Good: Philanthropy in West Michigan” with Patrick Center, news director. Prof. Alaimo is producing a documentary with local and national content titled, “What is Philanthropy?” Listen to

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SPNHA Ranked #25 In Nonprofit Management Grad Schools

U.S. News and World Report ranked Grand Valley State University’s School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration’s nonprofit managment program at 25th in 2012. “In nonprofit management programs, students learn how fundraising, effective leadership, and financial management can improve a nonprofit organization. These are the best public affairs schools for the

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