• Posted on February 15, 2011 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Impact, grants and the future!

    The Philanthropy Roundtable recently asked philanthropic leaders from around the country two questions: "What is the single most daring, audacious and successful grant of the past 100 years?" and "What grant will people be talking [...]
  • Posted on November 15, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Celebrating Community Philanthropy!

    This is National Community Foundations Week and instead of writing a piece on this, I thought it best to post a blog entry from my colleague Judy Sjostedt who is the executive director of the [...]
  • Posted on October 31, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    Kudos to our community's leaders!

    What a week this has been! We hosted our annual Donor Reception this past Friday, October 29th at UICA. Thank you to all the wonderful sponsors of our event and to the [...]
  • Posted on October 07, 2010 – Posted by: Diana Sieger

    When GRCF says no but I want to say yes!

    The frustrating thing about the many voices and minds involved in making grant decisions for our great local nonprofit organizations is that I'm often overruled! However, it's the inclusive process that also adds to [...]
  • 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 [...]