When disaster strikes anywhere around the world, it’s not uncommon to see nonprofits and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) pop up, ready to solicit donations and help with relief efforts.
While it may not keep Marcie Hillary up at night, the vice president of community relations for Hospice of Michigan was recently reminded how other, less well-intentioned organizations can infringe on the reputation and good name of many local nonprofits.
Millennials, as they pertain to nonprofit organizations today, may carry the “next generation donor” label. But in just five years, millennials will make up 50 percent of the workforce and create a defining culture of givers, according to the 2014 Millennial Impact Report.
When someone urged her to seek a grant from the philanthropic arm of a global pharmaceutical maker, Karen Kaashoek initially passed.
Despite a drop in statewide unemployment to its lowest level since 2002, nonprofit organizations that provide food assistance to families have seen an increase in demand.
A month and a half into the new year, Kalamazoo Community Foundation is focused on executing on its plan to find ways to partner with local nonprofits to help the community reach its full potential.
After years of working together, two Grand Rapids-based child-focused nonprofit organizations have decided to merge their operations.
Gina Schulz recently took on duties as vice president of development at the Grand Rapids Public Museum. She came to the organization with more than 10 years of experience in the nonprofit field. Previously, she held positions as the director of the West Michigan region for the American Diabetes Association and director of development at March of Dimes West Michigan.
After 11 years of operating as a nonprofit, the board of directors at the Battle Creek-based Educators’ Task Force decided recently to disband the organization.
Across the board, nonprofits have a key concern that mirrors what keeps their for-profit colleagues up at night: sourcing high quality talent.
When two Grand Rapids authors set out to celebrate the work of nonprofits across West Michigan, naturally, they decided to do it in book form.
The West Michigan economy thrives on the symbiotic relationship of the region’s for-profit corporations and nonprofit organizations — and, one might argue, the public sector.
At countless family holiday gatherings, the classic family division takes shape. The adults sit at one table while the youngsters are relegated to their own setting.
On his first day as executive director at the nonprofit Outdoor Discovery Center, Travis Williams didn’t have a desk, chair or working phone.
There is no shortage of nonprofit organizations working to decrease poverty, improve educational attainment and help families in disadvantaged communities.
When Kids’ Food Basket wanted to find a way to include fresh fruits and vegetables in the sack lunches it serves to 6,400 children around West Michigan every weekday, it turned to the power of social media for help.
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