Research Meets Practice

Online

FREE! Join us for a showcase of research from graduates of Grand Valley State University’s School of Community Leadership and Development. Topics will include employee skill development, small-town economic development, and technology and grantmaking.

Grantmaker Risk Management

Online

From The Grantmaking School comes this workshop exploring a trust-based, risk-tolerance/management framework that both honors the grantee partnership and leads to increased impact.

Passion to Purpose: A Roadmap to Board Service

Online

FREE! This workshop presented in partnership with Volunteer Michigan will help you connect your passion to purpose through effective nonprofit board service.

Philanthropy 101

Online

Philanthropy 101 is a two-day, online learning experience designed to ground new professionals in the basics of foundations, nonprofits, grantmaking, the field of philanthropy, and how philanthropy interacts with other sectors — namely, business and government.

Proposal Analysis in Grantmaking

Online

This course from The Grantmaking School is designed to challenge grantmakers to learn as much about the grantee organization, program, and community as possible so that opportunities to build capacity and partnerships are recognized and supported.

Introduction to Board Service

Online

This 4-hour session is designed for people interested in board service or those looking to strengthen and refresh their knowledge and skills, and for executive directors to more effectively work with their boards.

11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2023

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FREE! Join Johnson Center experts for a conversation about emerging and ongoing sector trends and how they’re affecting your work.

Philanthropy’s Quest for Equity: Past. Present. Future.

Online

This session will present a historical timeline to describe and examine milestones in the history of American philanthropy, weaving perspectives to analyze modern philanthropy’s quest for equity as practice, process, and vision.

Financial Analysis for Grantmakers

Online

This robust course provides grantmakers of any experience level with valuable tools and insights to facilitate funding decisions.