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Displaying items by tag: Dorothy A Johnson Center for Philanthropy

Wednesday, 16 February 2022 09:59

Behrens to retire as executive director of GVSU Johnson Center for Philanthropy

Dr. Teri Behrens, who has served as executive director of Grand Valley State University’s Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy since 2018, has announced that she will retire this year.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 28 June 2020 21:02

‘Timing was right’ for GR youth housing organizations to merge

Two Grand Rapids youth housing organizations and longtime partners have merged into one organization after years of consideration, aligning with recent consolidation trends among nonprofits.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 26 April 2020 13:49

Holland/Zeeland loan program shows how nonprofits are getting creative during pandemic

Mike Goorhouse isn’t a banker, but the coronavirus pandemic has him thinking like one.

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 04 August 2019 17:17

Johnson Center initiative to identify, share best practices for board development

GRAND RAPIDS — The ability of many nonprofits to successfully meet their missions can be directly tied to those who sit on their boards.

Published in Nonprofits
Friday, 01 March 2019 13:20

Philanthropy’s role blurs as more businesses adopt social enterprise models

Industry trends increasingly are blurring the lines between philanthropy and business. As government funding to address issues such as food insecurity, homelessness and poverty continues to shrink, requests to funders are increasing as the nonprofit sector seeks to fill those service gaps. The result from this growing trend is perhaps most visible in philanthropic support of economic development efforts, often through significant investments.

Published in Nonprofits
Saturday, 21 July 2018 13:21

GVSU’s Johnson Center to study how nonprofits approach diversity, equity

GRAND RAPIDS — If people of color continue to be underrepresented in Michigan’s philanthropic and nonprofit sector, industry leaders fear the funding, programs and services they provide might fail to reach people who most need it.

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 23 July 2017 13:51

Two Paths to Philanthropy: New research highlights how GR, Kalamazoo approach giving differently

Philanthropists in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo give to improve their respective communities, but they go about it in vastly different ways.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 25 December 2016 17:41

2017 Outlook: Kyle Caldwell, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University

With the Affordable Care Act on the chopping block for President-elect Trump’s administration, Kyle Caldwell fears the “tremendous amount of investment by nonprofits and foundations into our health care system” could be all for naught in 2017 unless lawmakers find a suitable replacement. Similarly, “there will be challenges to both foundations and nonprofits as the administration looks to … find efficiencies in government spending, and cuts to services to make way for tax cuts,” he said. On both the state and federal level, lawmakers’ decisions in 2017 have the opportunity to greatly impact nonprofits through bills like SB 960, which clarifies property tax policies.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 25 December 2016 17:37

Philanthropy in 2017: Massive transfer of wealth brings new attitudes, behaviors

GRAND RAPIDS — The growth of foundations and an unprecedented transfer of wealth are among trends the nonprofit sector will need to watch in the coming year. 

Published in Economic Development

Friday, 16 September 2016 15:50

VoiceGR seeking respondents for 2016 survey

The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University has put out a call for more responses to its 2016 VoiceGR survey.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 07 August 2016 13:16

Local nonprofits learn to apply human-centered design to drive outcomes

Human-centered design is changing the way nonprofits across Grand Rapids approach complex problems.

Published in Nonprofits
Sunday, 10 July 2016 13:27

Collaboration drives efficiency: Afterschool program providers pool data to measure impact across community

There was a time when the Grand Rapids Creative Youth Center only had access to its own data.

Published in Nonprofits

Sunday, 29 May 2016 11:21

Waning volunteer rates lead nonprofits to engage workforce in new ways

Volunteers are becoming more valuable every year as fewer people offer their time and a growing share of the workforce brings otherwise costly skillsets to the nonprofits they serve.

Published in Nonprofits