While some nonprofit organizations are able to start small with nothing more than a mission and perhaps some minimal office space, that was not a viable option for Children’s Healing Center. Poised to become the nation’s first year-round recreational center for children with weak immune systems, the Grand Rapids-based organization needed about five years and significant help from the community and the private sector to finally solidify what had been an ever-changing grand opening date.
Nonprofits throughout the state of Michigan are losing out on the benefits that can come from having people on their boards of directors who are experienced in public relations.
When guests visit The Pantry in Grand Rapids, their experience is not completely unlike the one that most people have when they go to their neighborhood grocery stores to refill on household essentials.
The Grand Rapids Community Foundation beat its initial $32 million goal for the first phase of a scholarship endowment fund, the organization announced last month.
The last couple of months have brought with them significant changes to the executive offices of many key players in West Michigan’s nonprofit sector.
Scott VanderKooy is a nonprofit director who leads with the mindset of an entrepreneurial for-profit executive.
There are no true days off for Chris Cameron, who remains on-call 24 hours a day prepared to do her part to fight crime in Kent County.
Saugatuck Center for the Arts may be best known for its eclectic mix of concerts and performances — many of which feature national headlining artists — but underneath that, the organization has worked to serve the community in other ways.
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.