Obsessions of Successful Nonprofits

Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200, Grand Rapids

Nonprofits do not need to be more like businesses; they need to be more like nonprofits, and we need to better define what that is. This workshop will focus on the “obsessions of successful nonprofits.” Several of these obsessions are things businesses would never do. Yet, they are essential to nonprofit impact and sustainability. Are his obsessions your organization’s obsessions too?

How Coaching Can Benefit Your Nonprofit

Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200, Grand Rapids

Coaching has become a familiar word in the nonprofit sector, but do we really understand what it means? Join DeDe Esque and Tamela Spicer to learn how coaching differs from consulting and how it can benefit your organization.

Impact of Tax Policy on Nonprofits

Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200, Grand Rapids

Join us as we explore the various tax policy changes that will be proposed and how nonprofits and funders should prepare for the possible changes to come. Kyle Caldwell and John Schneider will host a conversation to explore these important issues and find out what you can do to be prepared and engaged as policy makers explore changes to our nation’s tax code.

LearnPhilanthropy Resources for Grantmakers and Donors

Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200, Grand Rapids

Are you new to grantmaking or charitable giving? Do you have the passion to make a difference but need to upgrade your knowledge and skills to be an effective grantmaker or philanthropist? Join us for a tour of the LearnPhilanthropy online marketplace and take a sneak peek at the very first module in the LearnPhilanthropy e-learning series!

How Giving USA Can Inform Your Fundraising Strategy

Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200, Grand Rapids

The annual Giving USA report on philanthropy provides the field with a deluge of useful information. How do the findings apply to your organization and how can they be implemented in a fundraising strategy? Join us for an engaging discussion about Giving USA 2017 data and learn how you can put the research to work for you and your organization.

Value-Based Purchasing: Innovative Opportunities for Nonprofits

Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200, Grand Rapids

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), with the steady implementation of payment changes to value-based purchasing (VBP), is creating unexpected opportunities for community-based organizations (CBOs) that provide social services. Nonprofits sometimes approach the design of innovations responding to VBP with a community benefit perspective (and funds). These present new and expansive opportunities to social service CBOs.

Research Meets Practice

Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200, Grand Rapids

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Series: Research Meets Practice Please join us for a showcase of the research of alumni of the GVSU’s School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration. This…

Strategic Fundraising Communication: Meeting Donors Information Needs (SOLD OUT)

Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200, Grand Rapids

Not all donors are the same — and they don’t all respond to the same types of messages. The days of merely “getting the word out” are in the past. Successful nonprofits need to tailor their messaging and their platforms to the donors they’re trying to reach, factoring in the needs and mindsets of current and potential donors as they go.

Strategic Sponsorships (SOLD OUT)

Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200, Grand Rapids

Do you dread finding sponsors for your next event? Are you tired of offering the same levels and benefits year after year? There’s a better way, and you can learn it during this workshop! Find out how to target, cultivate, and wow sponsors in a way that brings value to your organization and theirs.

Strategic Sponsorships (Encore Presentation – SOLD OUT)

Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy 201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200, Grand Rapids

Do you dread finding sponsors for your next event? Are you tired of offering the same levels and benefits year after year? There’s a better way, and you can learn it during this workshop! Find out how to target, cultivate, and wow sponsors in a way that brings value to your organization and theirs.