Research has shown that while it may be difficult to garner new donors, it is even more challenging to retain them. Join us for an interactive conversation about what motivates loyal donors and how your organization can implement practices to encourage your supporters to become lifetime donors.
Are you new to grantmaking or charitable giving? Do you have the passion to make a difference but need to upgrade your knowledge and skills to be an effective grantmaker or philanthropist? Join us for a tour of the LearnPhilanthropy online marketplace and take a sneak peek at the very
Why and How We Give by Kyle Caldwell The giving season in the last months of the year is a time when nonprofits can increase transactional gifts that may lead to relational opportunities throughout the next year. As a sector, it is important to understand how and why people give.
Giving Tuesday: Is it worth it? by Roberta King, Grand Rapids Community Foundation Roberta King, Grand Rapids Community Foundation Earlier this week it was Giving Tuesday, and Grand Rapids social media was all a buzz with giving promotion and nonprofit endorsements. Even if you don’t “do” Facebook, you might have received
Looking to take your #GivingTuesday campaign further this year? Whether this is your first year, or you’re ready to take your annual campaign to the next level, #GRGives is here to help. What is #GRgives? #GRGives is a city-wide campaign to raise funds and awareness for local nonprofits. Designed to create
Latest Charitable Giving Estimate People who donate to charitable causes in Kent County are more generous than individual donors in the rest of the state, according to a new estimated report from the Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University. The report shows total charitable giving in the
by Emily Wiegand, program manager, The Grantmaking School, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy “This is a lot harder to do than I thought it would be,” is a recent remark I heard from a new staff person at one of the nation’s largest health-focused foundations. This comment — or
Welcome to the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy’s bi-weekly blog post providing links to online resources that may be of interest to our readers — new tools, thought pieces, reports, and other items. Michigan State University Prof. Robin Lin Miller wrote a compelling piece about “evaluation as an essential
Welcome to the Johnson Center for Philanthropy’s bi-weekly blog post providing links to online resources that may be of interest to our readers — new tools, thought pieces, reports, and other items. The Chronicle of Philanthropy previews next year’s planned activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the War on
by Dr. Salvatore Alaimo, assistant professor, School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration Today, Dec. 3, 2013, is the second annual #GivingTuesday. Some of you may be asking yourself, “What is #GivingTuesday?” It is a national day of giving at the beginning of the holiday season that encourages charitable activities