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The Necessary, the Possible, and the Impossible: Annual Report 2019-2020

The Necessary, the Possible, and the Impossible Annual Report 2019-2020 “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you’re doing the impossible.” Attributed to Francis of Assisi, this quote seems an apt description of how the philanthropic sector responded to the last year. At the beginning of

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Meet Leslie Starsoneck, the Johnson Center’s New Director of Learning Services

Meet Leslie Starsoneck, the Johnson Center’s New Director of Learning Services The Johnson Center is proud to announce that Leslie Starsoneck has joined our team as director of learning services. Tory Martin, director of communications and engagement, spoke with Leslie to learn a bit more about her professional background and

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Growing Justice and Community: the Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit and Supporting Community in a Time of Crisis

Growing Justice and Community: the Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit and Supporting Community in a Time of Crisis by Rachel Borashko Last month, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to present at the 2020 Grand Rapids Neighborhood Summit and, frankly, I wasn’t sure what I was walking into. My colleague,

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Meet Jeff Williams, New Director of the Johnson Center’s Community Data and Research Lab

Meet Jeff Williams, New Director of the Johnson Center’s Community Data and Research Lab The Johnson Center is proud to announce that Jeff Williams has joined our team as director of the Community Data and Research Lab (CDRL). Tory Martin, director of communications and engagement, sat down with Jeff to

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LearnPhilanthropy Academy: A New Online Learning Resource By the Field, For the Field

LearnPhilanthropy Academy: A New Online Learning Resource By the Field, For the Field A Q&A with Dr. Michael Moody The Johnson Center is proud to introduce LearnPhilanthropy Academy! This new e-learning platform is designed to make it easy for philanthropy and nonprofit professionals, individual donors, and other lifelong learners to

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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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