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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.
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.
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.
Lawmakers, nonprofits again pursue state charitable tax credits
A 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Caldwell tapped to lead Council of Michigan Foundations
The Council of Michigan Foundations named Kyle Caldwell as its new president and CEO.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Despite uncertainty of 2016, philanthropy posts modest annual gains
Philanthropic giving in a presidential election year typically remains stagnant.
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.
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.
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.
Nonprofit cybersecurity key to serving community responsibly, experts say
Regardless of size or resources, nonprofits must keep cybersecurity top of mind.
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.