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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Concrete Strategies are Emerging for Implementing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Principles

Concrete Strategies are Emerging for Implementing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Principles by Juan Olivarez As we continue to explore Inclusive Strategies for Prosperity in our latest #FieldFocus campaign, we feature this piece from our 11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2019 report which highlights three specific efforts to operationalize DEI principles within

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7 Resources to Guide Your Work Toward Inclusive Growth

7 Resources to Guide Your Work Toward Inclusive Growth by Kahler Sweeney 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 his most recent article, the Johnson Center’s Distinguished Scholar

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We’re Better Together: A Reflection on the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) Convening

We’re Better Together: A Reflection on the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership (NNIP) Convening by Rachel Borashko It is you against the world. Be better. Be more profitable. Be smarter. Write a better grant. Have a better program. The competitive nature of the business world seeps into the world of philanthropy.

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Evaluation & Impact Investing Webinar Series

Evaluation and Impact Investing: A Three-Part Webinar Series

Evaluation and Impact Investing: A Three-Part Webinar Series by the Johnson Center for Philanthropy The American Evaluation Association’s Social Impact Measurement (AEA SIM) working group, the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University, the Council of Michigan Foundations and the Mission Investors Exchange announce a new

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Inclusive Growth Communities: New Strategies for Prosperity

Inclusive Growth Communities: New Strategies for Prosperity by Juan Olivarez 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. While the U.S. economy has been on the upswing since 2009, that

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Collaborative Learning

Collaborative Learning by Teri Behrens This blog was produced as part of Field Focus: Learning for Good, a three-month digital series to consider the value and practice of learning in philanthropy. Vol. 11, Issue 2 of The Foundation Review focuses on on how foundations engage in learning through collaboration with

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VoiceKent: Explore the latest survey results and key findings.

Using VoiceKent Survey Results to Advance Your Mission

Using VoiceKent Survey Results to Advance Your Mission Johnson Center and Kent County Health Department Partnership Expands Community Survey Countywide by Melyssa Tsai O’Brien VoiceKent (previously known as VoiceGR) is a county-wide survey about residents’ views and experiences related to health and well-being, discrimination and inclusion, and overall quality of

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