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In Search of Accurate Community Baseline Data

by Jodi Petersen, Ph.D., senior researcher, Johnson Center for Philanthropy’s Community Research Institute For the last decade, the Johnson Center for Philanthropy’s Community Research Institute (CRI) has conducted the Greater Grand Rapids Community Survey. The Grand Rapids Community Foundation has been the primary supporter of the effort, with the ...

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New TFR Issue features emerging innovations in foundations

Articles in The Foundation Review’s upcoming issue provide in-depth thinking on some emerging innovations in foundations. This unthemed issue also includes reviews of four new resources. In one article, authors from Grand Valley State University share lessons learned from their experiences with community-indicator work. In another article, authors from the

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Council on Foundations Encourages Johnson Center’s Stewardship of LearnPhilanthropy

By Robert Shalett, director of communications and marketing, Johnson Center for Philanthropy The work of grantmaking professionals is absolutely essential to effective philanthropy. They are the bridge between applicants and grantees on the outside of the foundation, and the executive staff and boards of trustees on the inside. Their recommendations

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Take time to stop and smell the benefits of employee training and development

By Heather Carpenter, assistant professor in the School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration at Grand Valley State University. Dr. Carpenter teaches courses in Nonprofit Management, Financial Management, Fundraising, Technology and Human Resources. She writes the blog Nonprofit Leadership 601. Nonprofits are being held increasingly more accountable each day through

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