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Displaying items by tag: nonprofits

Thursday, 12 May 2022 10:09

GR nonprofit relocates to renovated farmhouse after split from church

GRAND RAPIDS — New City Neighbors is set to unveil its new location at a renovated urban farmhouse that sits on a 1-acre plot in the city’s Creston neighborhood.

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Monday, 09 May 2022 17:58

World Renew nonprofit moves into newly constructed headquarters

BYRON CENTER — A nonprofit that helps rebuild homes following natural disasters has moved into a newly constructed building in Byron Center after previously working from two separate locations. 

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Sunday, 08 May 2022 18:36

Nonprofit works to build ‘deep relationships’ in construction industry to help minority contractors

Nate Beene’s decision to join the leadership team at Construction Allies in Action was driven by his passion to remove barriers for local women and minority business owners in the construction industry.

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Wednesday, 27 April 2022 11:40

Dog treat bakery tackles lack of job opportunities for people with disabilities

ALLEGAN — A disability advocacy nonprofit will open a dog treat bakery storefront to create more employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. 

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Monday, 25 April 2022 20:38

Nonprofit works to launch hub for underrepresented contractors in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS — A new nonprofit organization is working to create a membership-based program to provide resources for minority-owned, women-owned and micro-local construction contractors.

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Sunday, 24 April 2022 18:31

The StoreHouse tackles inefficient donation process to benefit nonprofits, schools

Distributing excess product to groups in need can be a cumbersome process for large companies, and a Grand Rapids-area organization aims to solve that problem by acting as an intermediary between corporations and nonprofits in need.

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Friday, 08 April 2022 18:15

Nonprofit builds support network for startup founders with focus on philanthropy

Anew nonprofit organization looks to build a network of startup company founders across Michigan that entrepreneurs can turn to for support and advice while also growing their philanthropy work.

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Sunday, 27 March 2022 18:54

The 250 Project seeks to help minority entrepreneurs scale up companies

A Q&A with Attah Obande, director of dream fulfillment with SpringGR

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Sunday, 27 March 2022 18:39

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.

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Wednesday, 23 March 2022 17:52

$975K grant to help Disability Advocates of Kent County modify low-income senior housing

Disability Advocates of Kent County received a $975,000 grant to continue its work helping Michigan’s low-income seniors age at home. 

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Sunday, 13 March 2022 17:47

GRAAMA plans move to larger Grand Rapids location

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives plans to relocate to an 18,000-square-foot, three-story space in Grand Rapids’ Heartside neighborhood, which would be a major expansion for the nonprofit organization.

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Sunday, 13 March 2022 17:42

Michigan United Way merger reflects national trend; more likely coming

Chris Sargent compares the merging of three Michigan-based United Way affiliates to a regional business with local outlets.

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Monday, 07 March 2022 11:53

Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives plans move to larger location

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids African American Museum and Archives plans to relocate to an 18,000-square-foot, three-story space in Grand Rapids’ Heartside neighborhood, which would be a major expansion for the organization.

Sunday, 27 February 2022 18:37

Two West Michigan nonprofits named ‘hubs’ for state child care pilot program

pilot child care program expansion will help West Michigan parents find affordable child care, tackling one factor that has contributed to labor shortages and employees’ difficulty returning to work.

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Sunday, 27 February 2022 18:16

M&A Awards: New Special Olympics Michigan campus provides inclusive, cost effective wrap-around services

The first phase of construction work to turn the former South Christian High School into a $20 million Special Olympics Michigan Inc. Unified Sports and Inclusion Center is expected to wrap up in May.

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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.

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Sunday, 13 February 2022 18:56

$40K community foundation grant to help bolster opioid treatment in Ottawa Co.

A$40,000 grant will help a West Michigan nonprofit form a new program to tackle opioid use disorder. 

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Sunday, 13 February 2022 18:51

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.

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Sunday, 13 February 2022 18:00

GR Community Media Center completes investigation into claims against leadership, withholds findings

GRAND RAPIDS — A third-party investigation into the Grand Rapids Community Media Center found no evidence of “board negligence or of financial improprieties” following claims by former staff and board members. 

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Sunday, 30 January 2022 18:54

Report: Cryptocurrency donations among top nonprofit trends to watch in 2022

The rapidly growing cryptocurrency phenomenon is emerging as a key fundraising tool for nonprofits that can sustain giving in new ways while also bringing in a younger demographic to philanthropy.

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Sunday, 16 January 2022 18:29

Steelcase Foundation president selected as Aspen Institute Ascend Fellow

Steelcase Foundation President Daniel Williams is one of 19 people in the country selected for a fellowship to help address intergenerational poverty.

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Sunday, 16 January 2022 18:26

Mercantile Bank forms foundation to sustain charitable giving; aims for $1M a year in donations

Forming a new foundation creates greater structure for Mercantile Bank of Michigan’s corporate philanthropy.

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Monday, 03 January 2022 14:13

The Diatribe plans mixed-use development for new offices, event venue on GR’s south side

GRAND RAPIDS — Leaders of The Diatribe Inc. are planning a mixed-use building that would house the nonprofit’s offices as well as retail storefronts, apartment units and a performing arts venue.

Sunday, 02 January 2022 18:47

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.

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Sunday, 19 December 2021 05:15

Pandemic poses daunting challenges to bringing women back to workforce

The Grand Rapids-based Women’s Resource Center experienced a surge in demand for its services at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sunday, 19 December 2021 17:00

Nonprofit overcomes pandemic setbacks to deliver ongoing, new literacy programming

For nearly four decades, the Literacy Center of West Michigan has been embedded with communities to improve literacy skills of children and adults.

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Sunday, 05 December 2021 16:00

Wege Foundation’s $1M investment in minority-focused VC fund may attract more nonprofit giving

GRAND RAPIDS — The Wege Foundation’s $1 million investment committed to the New Community Transformation Fund comes from a shared vision to support greater economic diversity and inclusion in West Michigan’s economy.

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Sunday, 05 December 2021 14:00

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.

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Sunday, 05 December 2021 13:53

Kalamazoo nonprofit leader gets creative to overcome generational poverty

As the new leader of Kalamazoo-based Urban Alliance, Chris Pompey wants to take more creative approaches to overcoming generational poverty. Pompey, who’s been with the organization in various roles since 2018 and was named permanent executive director last month, sees opportunities to lead more social enterprises that help people find meaningful work.

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Sunday, 21 November 2021 16:09

Nonprofit hub takes shape at new Special Olympics Michigan headquarters

BYRON TWP. —  Pam Liggett isn’t sure whether the nonprofit she leads would exist today if it wasn’t for Special Olympics Michigan Inc.’s new headquarters that’s anchoring a hub for several West Michigan nonprofits south of Grand Rapids.

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