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Displaying items tagged: Council of Michigan Foundations

Monday, 21 November 2022 16:22

Goorhouse stepping down as leader of Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area

HOLLAND — Mike Goorhouse began his work with the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area when he was just 14 years old. In the coming months, Goorhouse will say goodbye to the organization that he has led for the past eight years.

Published in Nonprofits
Thursday, 03 November 2022 09:38

Video Q&A: Council of Michigan Foundations leader shares philanthropy sector outlook

Council of Michigan Foundations President and CEO Kyle Caldwell spoke with MiBiz to discuss his outlook for the philanthropy sector heading into 2023.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 18 July 2021 17:25

Michigan study brings much-needed data to national debate over donor advised funds

New research from Grand Valley State University is shining an unusual spotlight on the spending activity of donor advised funds, an emerging philanthropic tool that’s gaining speed with relatively little regulatory oversight.

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 04 July 2021 16:00

Lawmakers, nonprofits again pursue state charitable tax credits

new legislation session in Lansing this year has brought another attempt to reinstate tax credits for charitable contributions to homeless shelters, food kitchens, food banks or community foundations.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 14 February 2021 13:45

Nonprofits less likely to draw from second round of federal PPP loans

The full effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the national economy was still largely unknown when the first round of federal Paycheck Protection Program loans was announced in late March 2020.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 19 July 2020 16:54

Hundreds of Michigan nonprofits land ‘critical’ PPP loans

Small businesses were clear benefactors when the federal Paycheck Protection Program was announced in March to help companies recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 21 June 2020 15:32

Philanthropy steps up to help as crisis hits nonprofits hard

The announcement last month that five of the most influential U.S. charitable foundations would be substantially increasing their giving levels was met with gratitude by philanthropic leaders in Southwest Michigan.

Published in Nonprofits
Monday, 14 October 2019 07:26

Michigan’s philanthropic sector examines its role in diversity, equity, inclusion

Diversity, equity and inclusion have been foremost in the minds of people who work in Michigan’s nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.

Published in Nonprofits
Friday, 14 September 2018 09:52

Caldwell tapped to lead Council of Michigan Foundations

The Council of Michigan Foundations named Kyle Caldwell as its new president and CEO.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 04 March 2018 18:50

Q&A: Rob Collier, President and CEO of Council of Michigan Foundations

After nearly 20 years, Rob Collier plans to leave the role of president and CEO of the Council of Michigan Foundations, which is based in Grand Haven. But before Collier departs the position by the end of 2018, he’s still got “a lot of mischief that has to be created yet this year.” In his final months, Collier says he hopes to focus on a couple of key policy issues that are top of mind not only for the Council’s nonprofit and foundation membership, but also for its corporate philanthropic partners. In an interview with MiBiz, Collier also talked about how to prepare the next generation of leadership at the Council.

Published in Q&A
Sunday, 24 December 2017 18:14

Nonprofits brace for sweeping changes from federal tax reform

The potential effects of recently-passed federal tax reforms loom large on the minds of Michigan’s philanthropic leaders for 2018.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 26 November 2017 15:59

Nonprofit, philanthropic groups join forces to focus on accurate Census counts in state

LANSING — Major players in Michigan’s philanthropic sector have joined forces to raise $4 million to finance a three-year campaign to ensure each state resident is counted in the 2020 Census.

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 01 October 2017 17:18

Partnership paves way for foundations to make ‘impact investments’

GRAND HAVEN — Foundations in Michigan are preparing to make financial investments designed to solve social issues while also increasing their asset funding pool.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 03 September 2017 15:52

Pioneering proposal: Kalamazoo becomes ‘laboratory’ for philanthropy-backed municipal finance

KALAMAZOO — About a year ago, William Johnston and Bill Parfet, two local businessmen with long-time connections to Southwest Michigan, approached the city of Kalamazoo with a potentially transformational proposal.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 06 August 2017 15:58

Despite uncertainty of 2016, philanthropy posts modest annual gains

Philanthropic giving in a presidential election year typically remains stagnant.

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 28 May 2017 16:07

Nonprofit uses its for-profit services firm to help farmers find workers

LANSING — Farmers in Michigan are becoming increasingly dependent on guest workers to fill a void left by migrant laborers who are opting out of coming to the state to harvest crops.

Published in Nonprofits
Friday, 03 March 2017 09:40

FINDING MUTUAL BENEFIT: Corporate philanthropy seeks deeper relationships with nonprofits

When corporations give to nonprofits, it can show up in many ways, whether on food pantry shelves or in employee-driven projects that improve lives in their communities. But the decisions that go into determining the nonprofits and causes these businesses support often involves a high-level thought process that is increasingly seeking out long-term solutions where companies can drive successful outcomes.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 25 December 2016 17:43

Pending legislation a mixed bag for nonprofits, says Collier of Council of Michigan Foundations

For 2017, Rob Collier at the Grand Haven-based Council of Michigan Foundations is keeping one eye on Washington and one on Lansing. Collier cited potentially detrimental proposals coming out of the federal level, with beneficial legislation under review at the state level. 

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 24 July 2016 14:18

Nonprofit cybersecurity key to serving community responsibly, experts say

Regardless of size or resources, nonprofits must keep cybersecurity top of mind. 

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 17 April 2016 16:15

Michigan nonprofits make steady progress through collaboration

Bolstered by stable growth and strong support from government agencies, Michigan nonprofits look ahead to forging new partnerships to address the state’s unique set of challenges.

Published in Nonprofits