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Jane C. Simons

Jane C. Simons

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GRAND RAPIDS — The majority of people who serve on the boards of nonprofits lack the time to educate themselves about the terminology used in their organization’s financial statements.

Economic impact studies often ignore the contributions of Michigan’s nonprofit sector, but a recently released study conducted by Lansing-based Public Sector Consultants Inc. aims to correct that omission.

Vulnerable children and their families throughout the United States will soon have 120 individuals better positioned to help them achieve optimal health and well-being, access better food and pursue academic achievement and financial security.

Even as more business professionals in West Michigan continue to pursue MBAs and other advanced degrees, universities in the region have yet to experience drastic swings in enrollment.

Manufacturers in Battle Creek have new reasons to consider tapping into the Regional Manufacturing Technology Center when trying to hire new workers or developing skilled talent from within their organizations.

With a 208-panel, 52-kilowatt photovoltaic solar system installed on its roof, Starks Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services LLC can now harvest solar energy to help offset the electrical load from its operations.

For Goodwill nonprofits across West Michigan, donations of clothes and other household items help fuel the regional organizations’ efforts to provide people the training they need to become self-sufficient.

Entrepreneur Adam Heikkila was looking for a space to meet with clients, but he couldn’t afford to pay too much as he was just beginning to launch his electronics repair business.

Leaders in the nonprofit community are closely monitoring a movement at the federal level to reform the current tax policies. That’s because the impact of those reforms could affect charitable deductions and the ways individuals donate to the nonprofit sector.

As baby boomers continue to exit the workforce in greater numbers over the next few years, that’s creating a leadership vacuum at nonprofits and corporate America alike.

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