Faith, Transparency, Compassion and Gratitude: A Profile of Starla McDermott

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 08-25-2021 under NONPROFITS

For Starla McDermott, the third time really was the charm. When she saw an opportunity to join the team at Guiding Light, she was so drawn to the nonprofit she actually applied for the development coordinator position three times before being hired...

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The Power of One: How local nonprofit has grown into a powerhouse of local grassroots philanthropy

by (snicklefritz2112)

Submitted 09-04-2019 under NEWS

It started with that still small voice. “A calling of the heart,” as Sharon Stianson, co-founder of Women Who Care of Kent County  (WWCKC) describes it. After raising a family and making a successful career in interior design,...

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Local fundraising association announces honorees for 2017 celebration

by (afpwestmichigan)

Submitted 10-25-2017 under NEWS

National Philanthropy Day (NPD) provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of giving and all that it has made possible. For thirty years the West Michigan Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has celebrated the endless...

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Catalyst Radio: An anthology for grassroots activism in Grand Rapids

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 02-17-2017 under NEWS

In this conversation, Dani Vilella shares information about the submission-based book project: Grand Rapids Grassroots: An Anthology. As a part of the "Rust Belt Series" through Belt Publishing, the book will be a collection of...

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Nonprofit sustainability in West Michigan

by (GRTV)

Submitted 05-25-2016 under NONPROFITS

Here in Grand Rapids, and extending throughout West Michigan, we’re known for our many nonprofit organizations and our culture of philanthropy. From services for those in need, to organizations that support the arts, from nonprofits that...

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115,000 meals donated on #GivingTuesday

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 12-02-2015 under NONPROFITS

“Incredible.” That’s how Feeding America West Michigan CEO Ken Estelle describes the response to his organization’s #GivingTuesday appeal. In the five-day online campaign that culminated yesterday, a total of $18,682 was...

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Food Bank seeks 80,000 meals on #GivingTuesday

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 11-30-2015 under NONPROFITS

One in seven people is food insecure in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Feeding America West Michigan is inviting the community to do something about it on #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1. In fact, the Food Bank is issuing a five-day challenge...

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Building legacy now: GR Current works to strengthen startups, investors with impact investing

by (grcurrent)

Submitted 07-14-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Written by Felip Ballesteros, Startup Communicator at GR Current Working within the startup community in Grand Rapids, at GR Current we’re deciphering the DNA of local entrepreneurs and investors. Identifying risk tolerance, industry strengths...

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NPO Showcase: GVSU Master of Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership

by (GRTV)

Submitted 10-15-2014 under NONPROFITS

This segment of NPO Showcase features Salvatore Alaimo, Assistant Professor for Grand Valley State University's School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration. Dr. Alaimo joins us in studio to discuss the School's new curriculum, a...

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'Holiday It Forward' provides unconventional method of giving

by (Angelyn Groenboom)

Submitted 11-17-2013 under NEWS

For the second consecutive year, community members are making the holiday season brighter by participating in an unusual method of giving based on the honor system.    Community members are passing along envelopes stuffed with cash...

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