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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    Student Philanthropy for All

    Student Philanthropy for All by Adam Goudjil I’m a product of student philanthropy. Nine years ago, my elementary school class fundraised only using pennies — a Penny Harvest — then democratically decided where the money would go. I echo the sentiments expressed by countless students who have participated in these

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    Increasing Critiques of (Big) Philanthropy

    Increasing Critiques of (Big) Philanthropy by Michael Moody and Tory Martin It’s an increasingly common topic of discussion about — and within — our sector: has philanthropy has gone awry? These critiques are important and provocative appeals to hold big donors and major institutions accountable in a democratic society. Yet,

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