Displaying items tagged: nonprofits

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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Sunday, 07 November 2021 17:30

Nonprofit marks 10 years of luring professionals back to West Michigan

Seneca Powers took a familiar path among young professionals born and raised in West Michigan who left town with professional aspirations. She’s also part of the demographic that the region must lure back to meet its long-term workforce needs.

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Sunday, 07 November 2021 17:00

Jandernoa mentoring program expands reach to include nonprofit leaders

Even after nearly four decades in nonprofit administration, Scott Lewis knows there’s more to learn and that he can become a better leader.

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Sunday, 07 November 2021 15:23

Ferris marks ‘new era of philanthropy’ after reaching $115M fundraising goal

BIG RAPIDS — Ferris State University has exceeded its $115 million goal in the Now and Always comprehensive fundraising campaign seven months ahead of its official close.

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Sunday, 24 October 2021 14:17

Career tech donation tips recent anonymous giving past $1B in Kalamazoo

Over the past four months, anonymous donations to support talent development, education and public services in the Kalamazoo area have now exceeded $1 billion, which local officials call a transformative and unique sum for the community.

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Sunday, 10 October 2021 15:02

GR Community Media Center under scrutiny after claims by former employees, board members

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids Community Media Center, a nonprofit founded in 1980 to provide community programming across various media platforms, is the subject of both internal and external reviews, MiBiz has learned.

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Monday, 04 October 2021 11:28

DTE Foundation awards $350K in grants to West Michigan nonprofits

The philanthropic arm of Detroit-based utility DTE Energy has awarded more than $350,000 in grants to West Michigan nonprofits to support job readiness, food and education programs.

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Tuesday, 28 September 2021 17:25

Nonprofit leader: Housing, business support offer pathways to equitable communities

A Q&A with LaKiya Thompson Jenkins, executive director of LINC UP

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Monday, 27 September 2021 12:08

Catherine’s Health Center CEO Karen Kaashoek to retire

GRAND RAPIDS — The CEO of Catherine’s Health Center, a nonprofit health care provider for underserved patients in Kent County, plans to retire early next year.

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Sunday, 26 September 2021 18:34

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. 

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Wednesday, 22 September 2021 17:08

Hope Network moving into former D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s campus

GRAND RAPIDS — Hope Network is taking over D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s former campus on Leonard Street Northeast, continuing nonprofit services at the property as DABJ consolidates to a new site.

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 06:00

Disability Advocates of Kent County announces new $2.5 million HQ, accessibility showroom

BYRON TWP. — Disability Advocates of Kent County is launching the public phase of a $2.5 million fundraising campaign to move its headquarters and create an accessibility showroom at a nonprofit hub under development in Byron Township. 

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Sunday, 12 September 2021 16:00

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.

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