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The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University is one of the nation's leading academic centers focused on research, training, and tools for the philanthropic and nonprofit sector. We link research to practice, new ideas to innovation, and professionals like you to like-minded peers.

Whether you work in a foundation or a nonprofit, are a student, or a philanthropist, you can find professional development, resources, and learning tools at the Johnson Center to expand your capacity and work smarter.

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Collaborate, Create, Succeed

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If you listen to NPR as much as I do, you will have heard this memorable line: “Cargill—collaborate, create, succeed.” It’s one that stays with you, not only as a result of the alliteration and reiteration but also because of its appeal to our better selves. 


Special Issue of The Foundation Review on Racial Equity

Susan Taylor Batten

This special issue of The Foundation Review is co-edited with the Associate of Black Foundation Executives (ABFE). Many thanks to Susan Taylor Batten, ABFE’s president and CEO, for writing the issue’s editorial and the blog posting here.

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