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.
  • 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.
  • Community Profiles 2.0

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

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

Johnson Center Blog

  • Thirty years is too long: A Reflection on Advancing Foundation Archives 2019

    Thirty years is too long: A Reflection on Advancing Foundation Archives 2019 By Lori Eaton, Johnson Center for Philanthropy “Thirty years is too long,” was a refrain I heard over and over again at the Advancing Foundation Archives meeting on June 12, 2019. The meeting convened information professionals from across

  • Photo: Women's March in Los Angles, CA (January 21, 2017)

    Nonprofits are Playing a Vital Role in Civic Engagement

    Nonprofits are Playing a Vital Role in Civic Engagement by Tory Martin, Johnson Center for Philanthropy In this piece from our 11 Trends in Philanthropy for 2019 report, Tory Martin highlights the many ways in which nonprofit organizations are playing an increasingly visible role in our political lives — as

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