Giving Tuesday: Is it worth it? by Roberta King, Grand Rapids Community Foundation Roberta King, Grand Rapids Community Foundation Earlier this week it was Giving Tuesday, and Grand Rapids social media was all a buzz with giving promotion and nonprofit endorsements. Even if you don’t “do” Facebook, you might have received
Nonprofits and Voter Engagement by Kyle Caldwell What do nonprofits and voting have in common? Both strive to engage people in creating positive community change. Nonprofits seek to assess community needs and channel resources towards addressing them to create stronger communities. People vote in ways that they think will result in
Philanthropy 101 Available Now in New York City by Teri Behrens, Ph.D. Philanthropy 101 is a new, five-part series that helps all staff new to philanthropy better understand the sector. The curriculum was developed by Philanthropy New York in partnership with the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy to accelerate the
Looking to take your #GivingTuesday campaign further this year? Whether this is your first year, or you’re ready to take your annual campaign to the next level, #GRGives is here to help. What is #GRgives? #GRGives is a city-wide campaign to raise funds and awareness for local nonprofits. Designed to create
Why Should We Care About Tax Policy? Written in collaboration with Kyle Caldwell (Johnson Center for Philanthropy), Donna Murray-Brown (Michigan Nonprofit Association), and Rob Collier (Council of Michigan Foundations). There is no shortage of news about taxes. Presidential elections bring out discussions on budgets, deficits, debt, and taxes. They raise the question for
Design for the Greater Good KCAD and GVSU’S Johnson Center for Philanthropy Partner to Empower Nonprofit Innovation Through Human Centered Design Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University (KCAD) and Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy have gained a key partner in their mission
How Does Philanthropy Lead in a Community Crisis? by Kyle Caldwell Lost in the rancor and finger pointing over the water crisis in Flint is the important and unique leadership role that the nonprofit and foundation communities play in a crisis, and in broader, on-going efforts to rebuild distressed cities.
Inclusion as a Practice in the Philanthropic Sector by Kyle Caldwell Today, America is dealing with a crisis that is pitting the core values that formed our Republic against our need for safety and certainty. Immigration and security issues have reappeared, as they have in the past during global conflicts.
Latest Charitable Giving Estimate People who donate to charitable causes in Kent County are more generous than individual donors in the rest of the state, according to a new estimated report from the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. The report shows total charitable giving in the
Good Works: A Story About Fair Food Network by Liz Delaney Fair Food Network is a national nonprofit founded on the belief that vibrant local food systems can create health and economic opportunity for all. With a diverse network of partners, it develops solutions that support farmers, strengthen local economies,