GRAND RAPIDS –– An array of organizations in West Michigan have launched new initiatives aimed at bridging the wealth gap in a region characterized by vast income disparities.
The nonprofit community has a unique opportunity to engage individuals from both sides of the political aisle in meaningful conversations to find common ground. That was a key theme during a panel discussion as part of the 2017 MiBiz Best Managed Nonprofits Awards, held on Tuesday at the Goei Center in Grand Rapids.
With the year ahead being so difficult to predict, Diana Sieger’s advice to nonprofits is to stay focused and keep doing their work well. She believes organizations like KConnect, whose goal is to bring together groups to collectively solve problems, will be essential in both identifying and addressing issues in 2017.
GRAND RAPIDS — Realizing that a movie theater would not work as a standalone project in downtown Grand Rapids, J.D. Loeks knew that he needed to broaden the scope of his long-planned development.
As one of the youngest sectors around, nonprofits are still learning how to balance competition and collaboration on all fronts.