Nonprofit-Funder Dialogue Series
Getting Resources to Nonprofits Led by People of Color
We believe that real social change requires nonprofit organizations and foundations to develop deeper, more trusting relationships. While the inherent power dynamics are always a challenge, we believe that the way forward is to focus on shared goals and challenges in a space where candid — even if uncomfortable — conversation is supported. Participants referred to this as a “brave space.” To this end, the Nonprofit-Funder Dialogue Series was designed to build trust and to challenge traditional roles and power dynamics between funders and regional nonprofit leaders.
The Dialogue Series was a collaboration between the Dorothy A. Johnson Center at Grand Valley State University and Co.act Detroit, with facilitation provided by The Eureka Group.
- The Frey Family Foundation
- Grand Rapids Community Foundation
- Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation
- Skillman Foundation
- Lake Michigan Credit Union
- Hudson Webber Foundation
- Steelcase Foundation