• Posted on September 15, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Trading Power with the Next Generations!

    OR the Subtitle could read: I can feel your hot breath on the back of my neck! This is another post from the Council on Foundations Fall Conference for Community Foundations:On Tuesday, September 14th [...]
  • Posted on September 13, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Sleepless in Charlotte!

    We all looked around the room and uttered, "What happens in Charlotte, stays in Charlotte!" to borrow a phrase from the Las Vegas ad campaign! I'm talking about the opening dinner on Saturday, September [...]
  • Posted on July 30, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Grand Rapids' Hip Quotient on the rise!

    Last January I wrote about the impact of social media, the next gen coming forth with new ways to celebrate our great city bringing forward their philanthropic spirit as well! Well I'm back at it [...]
  • Posted on July 27, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    So where does the money come from?

    We have two floors in the "world corporate headquarters" of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. The first floor houses the grantmaking/community leadership team who are hard-working, passionate, resourceful and driven! There is a [...]
  • Posted on July 14, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    GRCF - Old School or Hip Happenin'?

    This is Leadership! You will be reading and hearing a great deal more about the Foundation's leadership efforts in the coming months and I hope you enjoy reading the stories and examples. For months, we [...]
  • Posted on July 01, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Leadership! The Basics!!!

    In the late 1990s, a group of committed community foundation leaders had a dream for the future of the field and set a course to make that dream a reality. The Committee on Community [...]
  • Posted on June 02, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Casey Wondergem - GR's strongest supporter!

    About 25 years ago I met Casey Wondergem prior to being hired to lead the Grand Rapids Community Foundation and learned quickly that he really wrote the book on how "this community works!" He [...]
  • Posted on May 12, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Are nonprofits less than . . . ??

    It happened again! Addressing a large group of nonprofit, foundation, and national organization leaders recently, a business leader was trying to convey generally a positive message about how his company has taken the [...]
  • Posted on April 01, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Is there ever a good day to be homeless?

    I'm sure it was the warm sunny weather or a pre-April Fool's Day idea of a joke but a tweet on Twitter caught my attention yesterday. Actually it wasn't from someone I know or [...]
  • Posted on March 15, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    What is this thing called Leadership?

    Here's a "sneak preview" of my article in our newsletter Current "hitting stands" this week:I often muse that writing about what Grand Rapids Community Foundation does would be easier if we only funded solutions for [...]
  • Posted on February 24, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Rough waters ---> great leadership!

    I've been struggling with a variety of situations and issues relating to community politics and GRCF strategies. How to convey this in this blog presents a challenge. The original intent behind this blog initiated in [...]