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To Tackle Complex Issues, Nonprofit Boards Must Embrace Their Own Complexity Through Diversity

To Tackle Complex Issues, Nonprofit Boards Must Embrace Their Own Complexity Through Diversity Part 1 in our series on board development and service by Tamela Spicer The Johnson Center is partnering with Ferris State University’s Latino Business and Economic Development Center and over a dozen Grand Rapids-area organizations to support

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Inclusive Growth Requires Urgent Collaboration and Deliberate Patience

Inclusive Growth Requires Urgent Collaboration and Deliberate Patience by Juan R. Olivarez While philanthropic organizations and communities across the nation have been investing in inclusive growth efforts for more than a decade, these strategies and partnerships are increasingly coming in to focus. In this piece from our 11 Trends in

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Millennials in the Nonprofit Workforce Present Challenges and Opportunities

Millennials in the Nonprofit Workforce Present Challenges and Opportunities by Teri Behrens and Tory Martin Millennials are the most diverse U.S. generation ever to enter the workforce and, as of this year, they’ll make up more than half of it. This generation’s desire for greater flexibility, transparency, and meaning in

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InDEEP Initiative Combines Environmental Impact With Racial Equity in Philanthropy

InDEEP Initiative Combines Environmental Impact With Racial Equity in Philanthropy by Vanessa Farrell At a recent gathering of the Embedding Equity Community of Practice (EECoP), a program of the InDEEP Initiative, Matt Wisniewski, senior program officer at the S.D. Bechtel Jr. Foundation, mused that one of the reasons racial equity

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Determining the Future of #OurNeighborhoods

Determining the Future of #OurNeighborhoods by Seema Agnani My organization, the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD), recently launched the #OurNeighborhoods anti-displacement toolkit. The first of its kind, this online resource was developed to provide grassroots organizers in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) neighborhoods with

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New Research on Latinx Communities in Kent County

New Report Illustrates the Status of Latinx Communities in Kent County, Mich.

New Report Illustrates the Status of Latinx Communities in Kent County, Mich. by Rachel Borashko This blog and the research it shares were produced alongside Field Focus: Inclusive Strategies for Prosperity, a digital series to explore philanthropy’s role in inclusive economic development and community prosperity. Inclusive growth is about ensuring

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Photos of current and former Detroit Innovation Fellows. Top row (L to R): Shamayim ‘Mama Shu’ Harris, Juan Carlos Dueweke-Perez, Phillis Judkins, and Nicole Lindsey. Bottom row (L to R): Jackson Koeppel, Rebecca “Bucky” Willis, Tanya Saldivar-Ali, and Ali Dirul.

The Power of Investing in People: 6 Lessons from the Detroit Innovation Fellowship

The Power of Investing in People: 6 Lessons from the Detroit Innovation Fellowship by Pamela Lewis This blog was produced as a part of Field Focus: Inclusive Strategies for Prosperity, a digital series to explore philanthropy’s role in inclusive economic development and community prosperity. In 2017, my colleagues and I

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