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The question for foundation leaders is how best to develop a relationship with elected and appointed officials, government bureaucrats and other policymakers to achieve the social, civic and monetary impact desired, according to three experts on the public policy/philanthropic dynamic.
Michigan is considered a leader in promoting access to healthy foods and a group of funding partners led by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation is making sure the state remains an innovative leader in this effort.
Foundation and state leaders serving several “picture postcard” communities shared their challenges of the real story behind the scenes during at the 42nd CMF Annual Conference.
Grantmakers looking to grow impact are beginning to embrace a new approach to tackling the tough challenges facing their communities. At the center of this is scaling, how best to redefine it for maximum impact, and how best to lift up promising and proven ideas.
Michigan foundations are once again putting their support behind the tremendously successful New Economy Initiative to help the Detroit region’s businesses and entrepreneurs.
“Education Matters: Student Achievement for Life-Long Success” drew more than 120 attendees, including foundation and nonprofit leaders, state legislators, MI Department of Education officials, school officials and local government and business leaders to Lansing.
National experts shared recommendations for Michigan education reform.
Kati Haycock, Education Trust President/CEO says Michigan is on the path to educational recovery.
Ron Walker, executive director of the Boston-based Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC), says change "must happen now!”
The Foundation’s Board of Trustees announced the appointment of Neel Hajra as its next president & CEO effective January 1, 2015, immediately following Cheryl Elliott's retirement.
The Ruth Mott Foundation’s first African-American president took the reins of the organization September 1.