The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy is a university-based center leading a systems-based, comprehensive approach to serving nonprofits, foundations, and others seeking to transform their communities for the public good.
Johnson Center Definition of Philanthropy
Private action for the public good.
The Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy envisions highly valued, effective philanthropy, equipped with expanded knowledge and resources to advance the public good and transform communities.
- Respect – We demonstrate value for ourselves and others; we value positive working relationships with others.
- Integrity – We are honest, transparent, consistent, and disciplined in what we do; we keep our organization open and fluid in what we do and how we make a difference.
- Effectiveness – We make a meaningful difference for others by our work; we achieve our mutual objectives and advance our missions; we are conveners.
- High quality – We create value and excellence of practice in all we do; we are seen and used as a preferred resource; we use best practices and our work is knowledge-based.
- Innovation – We create innovative information and/or bring to the field and share in partnership with others; innovation is practical and must be valuable and applicable to others; we also help facilitate innovation with and for others.
- Inclusion – We embody an organizational practice in which different groups or individuals with different backgrounds such as origin, age, race and ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and identity are culturally and socially accepted, welcomed, and equally treated. We also commit to demonstrating value for others and sharing support and commitment to do their personal best work.
- Responsiveness and Accessibility - We focus and listen to understand diverse voices from employees, students, and clients, in partnership with them. Our unique, integrated service delivery model provides comprehensive solutions and timely follow-up and follow-through so that we exceed others’ experience expectations.
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