Adapt for the Future: Organizational Development & Strategic Services

Get one-to-one assistance and organizational support tailored to your needs and driven by the latest national trends and research. We focus on organizational culture as well as building new skills and practices, with an approach that engages teams and sparks future-forward thinking. Services include:

  • Governance and board support
  • Succession planning
  • Strategic planning
  • Consultation on structural collaboration and mergers
Strengthen Your Daily Work: Technical Assistance & Training

For more than two decades, the Johnson Center has connected nonprofits to essential tools and best practices that help their organizations run well and grow strong. We offer organizational assessments, personalized training, and technical assistance, in a range of areas:

  • Data Management and Tools
  • Fund Development Training and Consultation
  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Volunteer Management
Advance Your Career: Ongoing Education & Professional Development

Stay on top of the ins and outs of nonprofit management and stretch your skill set with our courses and professional development programs. We offer a range of learning opportunities depending on your interest and availability, all of which address common issues, including board development, fundraising, strategic planning, leadership, and more.

 

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Upcoming Workshops & Webinars

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Online Tools

  • LearnPhilanthropy

    A marketplace of knowledge, tools, and connections for newcomers. Navigate the field, learn with peers and thought leaders, and improve your grant making.

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  • Our State of Generosity

    An online platform to share Michigan’s philanthropic history. Discover milestones that made the state a leader, and get tools for effective philanthropy.

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  • Community Profiles 2.0

    Explore housing and economics data in Grand Rapids with this interactive mapping and demographic snapshot tool.

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  • VoiceKent & VoiceGR

    An annual community survey designed uniquely to connect demographics with opinions and perceptions of Grand Rapids and Kent County residents.

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Johnson Center Blog

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    Buy Local, Hire Local, Live Local: The Greater University Circle Model for Equitable Development

    Buy Local, Hire Local, Live Local: The Greater University Circle Model for Equitable Development by India Pierce Lee This blog was produced as a part of Field Focus: Inclusive Strategies for Prosperity, a digital series to explore philanthropy’s role in inclusive economic development and community prosperity. A Tale of Two

  • Trends 2020

    11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2020: Anticipate and Embrace What’s Next

    11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2020: Anticipate and Embrace What’s Next What place should philanthropy hold in a democratic society? Across our field, in politics, in business, and in our communities, Americans are questioning the very nature of philanthropy and probing its core value. These questions ask who has the

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