Using Evaluation to Improve Social Impacts of Current and Future Impact Investments (webinar)

Webinar

This is the third in a three-part webinar series on Evaluation and Impact Investing, presented in partnership with the American Evaluation Association’s Social Impact Measurement working group, the Johnson Center for Philanthropy, the Council of Michigan Foundations, and the Mission Investors Exchange. This final webinar of the series highlights the ways in which evaluators can use their…

Let’s Get Cooking: Your Recipe for Quality Nonprofit Project Management

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

This event is part of the Johnson Center's FREE Brown Bag Lunch & Learn series Do you manage multiple grants or projects simultaneously? Do you struggle with having enough time or capacity to keep track of complex grant requirements and components? Have you found any creative strategies that work well for you, and might be…

Big Data Mini-Symposium

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

Part of Big Data Month at GVSU Big Data Month at Grand Valley State University provides a forum for the humanities, research, and industry to exchange ideas around data and data science. As part of this annual event, we invite you to join us at the Johnson Center for four presentations from experts who will share…

Developing a Community with Inclusive Growth

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

This event is part of the Johnson Center's FREE Brown Bag Lunch & Learn series In its 15th annual ranking, Business Facilities' 2019 Metro Rankings Report named Grand Rapids, Mich. as the No.1 mid-sized metro in the country for economic growth potential. But "growth" does not always translate into shared prosperity. Many of our neighbors still struggle to…

What It Really Means to Be an Executive Director

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

Learn how to move out of the role of chief hero and into the role of chief host, facilitating the success of your entire team.

The VoiceKent Community Survey: Insights & Tools for Your Mission

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

Learn about the VoiceKent community survey, its methodology, and results, as well as how to use our online tools to find data that meets your needs.

Nonprofit Board Certification

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

The Nonprofit Board Certification Program offers guidance for those serving or planning to serve on nonprofit boards. This engaging training, led by Tamela Spicer, provides opportunities for learning, discussion, and practice. Regardless of experience, you'll gain valuable knowledge on how to become a more strategic organizational leader. The program covers the following topics: The challenges…

Activating Philanthropy’s Power for Change: Tools to Advance Equity in Foundations and Communities (webinar)

Webinar

What does power have to do with equity? How can grantmakers better leverage power to help drive lasting, positive change? Learn about the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy’s innovative toolkit, Power Moves: Your essential philanthropy assessment guide for equity and justice. Join us for an interactive session to discover how Power Moves can help you…

Financial Analysis in Grantmaking

Grand Valley State University's Detroit Center 163 Madison Street, Detroit

Learn how to conduct a thorough, effective analysis of your organizational and programmatic financial information to improve funding decisions.

Research Meets Practice

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

This event is part of the Johnson Center's FREE Brown Bag Lunch & Learn series Please join us for a showcase of the research of alumni of the GVSU’s School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration. This presentation will fuel a discussion for how research can influence practice and how nonprofit organizations can be better…

Managing Your Annual Fund

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

Is your annual fund program adequately meeting your organization's fiscal needs? Do you have a systematic plan in place to identify prospects, request support, involve your board, and increase gifts from year to year? In this workshop led by Tamela Spicer, we'll will walk through the step-by-step process of developing and managing a more effective…

Building Resilience at Work: Skills & Practices for a Mindful Career

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

*** SOLD OUT *** This event is part of the Johnson Center's FREE Brown Bag Lunch & Learn series. Join our guest presenters as we explore mindfulness as it applies…

Grantwriting for Success

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

Go beyond the basics of grantwriting with Tamela Spicer. Gather with other grantseekers and nonprofit professionals in this workshop curated to give you the opportunity to develop your grantwriting skills.…

Designing Metrics for Program Evaluation

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

Evaluation doesn’t have to be overwhelming. In this session, we'll share practical tools and strategies that can help you integrate effective evaluation into your programs.

Nonprofit Executive Coaching (7 sessions)

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

The Johnson Center's small-group Executive Coaching Program brings together a cohort of leaders from different backgrounds and experience levels to forge a professional support network that will last well beyond our final session. By learning with — and from — each other over the course of eight weeks, we find new ways to tackle intractable challenges within our organizations and embrace our own professional development.

Proposal Analysis in Grantmaking

Grand Valley State University's Detroit Center 163 Madison Street, Detroit

Explore how proposal analysis contributes to your foundation’s broader strategy and acquire the tools necessary for conducting a thorough proposal review.

Corporate Social Responsibility in Our Community

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

Join us to learn about the evolving role of business in our community and how nonprofits can help companies achieve their corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals.

Nonprofit Board Certification

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

The Johnson Center's Nonprofit Board Certification program offers guidance for those serving or planning to serve on nonprofit boards.

A Conversation with Luke Bickel

Johnson Center for Philanthropy 201 Front Avenue SW 2nd Floor, Grand Rapids, MI 49504, Grand Rapids

Join us at the Johnson Center on Wednesday, March 11 for a conversation with Luke Bickel from IU's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.