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Nonprofits explore non-traditional leadership structures to avoid burnout, grow diversity
Nonprofit organizations are increasingly turning to alternative leadership structures with shared responsibilities to help combat burnout as well as open doors for more diverse executives.
West Mich. leaders to help inform $50M nonprofit relief program
West Michigan nonprofit leaders are helping state officials distribute the first round of $50 million in operational support grants for small and medium-sized nonprofits.
MacKenzie Scott’s $226M to Michigan nonprofits ‘changed the face of philanthropy’
William Coderre received a “cryptic” email last summer saying a private philanthropist wanted to donate $1.1 million to his organization.
Pandemic fundraising and new beginnings: The 10 most-read nonprofit stories of 2022
After nearly two years of contending with a pandemic that brought fundraising uncertainty and growing community needs, West Michigan nonprofits spent 2022 finding new ways to serve and capturing much-needed federal relief funding.
‘HONEST CONVERSATIONS’: Report spotlights racial gap in Michigan nonprofit leadership
A major statewide survey of nonprofit organizations highlights significant and persistent racial gaps in the sector as roughly three-quarters of Michigan nonprofits remain white-led.
Michigan Nonprofit Association to help oversee $50M relief grant program
The Michigan Nonprofit Association is gearing up to help oversee a new $50 million grant program included in the latest state budget to help small nonprofits recover from pandemic-related losses.
Nonprofit, political leaders share strategies to raise funding and access federal relief
Despite widespread federal and state programs aimed at providing COVID-19 pandemic relief funds, many nonprofit organizations fell through the cracks, nonprofit and state government officials reported during a recent event.
Salary competition adds to staffing challenges for nonprofits
Staffing shortages have become commonplace across industries over the past two years, but the nonprofit sector has unique workforce challenges when it comes to salary competition with the for-profit sector.
Nonprofits focus on donor relations as COVID surges create distance
Nonprofit leaders and researchers say maintaining donor relationships is perhaps the biggest ongoing challenge for organizations as the COVID-19 pandemic continues surging and creating distance between funders.
Michigan Nonprofit Association names Kelley Kuhn as president and CEO
The Michigan Nonprofit Association last week named longtime Vice President Kelley Kuhn as its next president and CEO.
Nonprofits juggle in-person, virtual programming to meet fundraising goals
When Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids canceled LaughFest a few days into the festival in March 2020, it marked one of the first major events in West Michigan that was sidelined because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bill would temporarily expand charitable gaming for nonprofits after pandemic shutdowns
Bipartisan statewide legislation introduced earlier this summer would temporarily waive fees and expand opportunities for charitable gaming events in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Fundraising, maintaining morale among challenges for new nonprofit leaders
Sheldon Schwitek is among a number of West Michigan nonprofit executives who found themselves in new leadership positions in the middle of a pandemic.
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.
Federal stimulus funding available as nonprofits face unique business challenges
As the economic effects of the coronavirus deepen, the nonprofit sector faces unique organizational and financial challenges as it seeks relief and recovery.
Nonprofits take leading role in community outreach for 2020 Census
As concerns over privacy and misinformation mount, federal and state officials are preparing for the 2020 Census by using nonprofits to collect an accurate count of the nation’s residents.
Charitable Giving Outlook: Nonprofit execs say tax law changes put chill on fundraising
People give because they believe in the mission of an organization, not because of the tax deductions they can take.
Despite record giving in 2017, Michigan’s nonprofit leaders remain concerned
On the surface, reports that charitable giving in America hit a record high of more than $400 billion in 2017 are encouraging.
Nonprofits must embrace transparency, flexibility to attract talent
GRAND RAPIDS — Filling a seat and collecting a paycheck aren’t enough for the new generation of nonprofit employees.
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.
Nonprofits back preserving limits on political endorsements
GRAND RAPIDS — The proposal by a small contingent of Evangelical Christian churches to allow tax-exempt organizations to campaign on behalf of political candidates has sent shock waves through the nonprofit industry.
REACHING ACROSS THE AISLE: Nonprofits need to engage, share data more than ever, panelists say
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.
Many Michigan nonprofits seek to hire in 2017, although high turnover remains an issue
Jobseekers in Michigan may want to consider careers in the nonprofit sector.
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.
MSU, Michigan Nonprofit Association partner for executive MBA program
As many nonprofits have started to prioritize succession planning, higher education institutions in Michigan are providing financial incentives to ensure those organizations have a pipeline of qualified leadership candidates.
Nonprofits rely on passion, purpose to build tight-knit teams
With more limited resources compared to for-profit businesses but an equal need for talent, nonprofits must turn to other incentives for attracting and retaining qualified, passionate people.
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.