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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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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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Announcing the Community Data and Research Lab at the Johnson Center

Announcing the Community Data and Research Lab at the Johnson Center

Announcing the Community Data and Research Lab at the Johnson Center by Teri Behrens The Community Research Institute at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy is now the Community Data and Research Lab. The Community Research Institute (CRI) has provided insightful, collaborative research and evaluation services to nonprofits and

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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 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 webinar series, “Evaluation and Impact Investing,”

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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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11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2019: Anticipate and Embrace What’s Next

11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2019: Anticipate and Embrace What’s Next Giving in the United States has now topped $400 billion. Countless community and national organizations are benefiting from a surge in public interest and a growing conviction that renewing our democracy will require that we work together. The entire

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Tory Martin & Teri Behrens

Meet the Johnson Center’s New Executive Director, Dr. Teresa (Teri) Behrens

Meet the Johnson Center’s New Executive Director, Dr. Teresa (Teri) Behrens Teri Behrens, Ph.D. began her new role as the Executive Director of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy on October 22, 2018. Tory Martin, the Johnson Center’s director of communications and engagement, sat down with Teri to learn

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