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Nonprofits (203)

Women CEOs on a steady rise

Written by | Sunday, 03 August 2014 22:00 |

When Birgit Klohs became the CEO of The Right Place Inc. on Nov. 30, 1987, she was the first woman CEO of a nonprofit economic development agency in the Midwest.

As nonprofits demand more sophistication from their executives, that’s giving rise to another sector: educating nonprofit leaders.

Above all else, the nonprofit Saugatuck Center for the Arts prioritizes serving its audience a strong product that keeps donors happy and willing to continue funding the organization.

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.

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.

A new generation of donors, acute needs and increasingly blurred lines between profit and nonprofit enterprises are reshaping the philanthropic landscape.

A new nonprofit organization intends to advocate to a broader audience on issues affecting small businesses in Michigan.

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.

Over the last 13 years, Mike Goorhouse got to know many different aspects of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area, having volunteered for various committees and task forces and serving as the organization’s vice president of donor development since January 2012.

Nonprofit organizations and public corporations have more in common than it might appear.

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.

A new Kalamazoo event aims to encourage people in Southwest Michigan to set aside political differences and start a conversation about building quality of life and a sustainable future.

The cars people drive, the buildings they work in and the furniture and appliances they have in their homes are all manifestations of the creativity of Michigan residents.

A “boutique” new nonprofit organization aims to draw more attention to one small but growing agribusiness sector in Michigan.

Derik Lolli has developed an app designed to make it easier to participate in nonprofit fundraising and tuition reimbursement programs at private and parochial schools.

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