Organizational Profile

Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
Resource/training provider


Established in 1992, the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy is an academic center within the College of Community and Public Service at Grand Valley State University.

Like many academic centers, we offer original research and expertise on the latest theories in our field. Yet when we talk about “doing good,” we mean more than theory. The Johnson Center puts research to work, with and for professionals across the country.

Through professional development services, courses and trainings, philanthropic tools, and more, we support:

  • Effective Philanthropy: Helping donors and foundations adopt best practices in their careers and organizations
  • Strong Nonprofits: Helping nonprofit organizations strengthen their teams, tools, and thinking for better impact
  • Informed Community Change: Guiding nonprofits, foundations, institutions, and neighborhood groups in using data to do good

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Academic Institution

Category: Resource/training provider

Target Audience: Grants management staff, Program staff, Administrative staff, Communications staff, Development staff, Financial staff, Trustees, Donors, Advisors

Services Provided: Consulting, Conferences, Resources, Training

Geographic Scope: Local, State, National, Global

Target Organizations: Community foundation, Public foundation, Donor advised, Corporate grantmaker, Family foundation, Independent, Operating foundation, Giving circle

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