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Nonprofits confront economic challenges to fundraising in 2023 as community needs grow
As 2023 approaches with rising interest rates and widespread predictions of at least a mild recession, some nonprofit leaders are already seeing the effects of rising consumer prices and other economic headwinds on fundraising.
By JOSH SPANNINGA
Posted: December 18, 2022
Aqume Foundation wants to create philanthropy equity
Ciarra Adkins founded the Grand Rapids area’ Black-led Aqume Foundation in June 2021. According to its website, “Aqume, pronounced /ack-me/, stems from the word ‘acme,’ which means the highest point at which someone or something is best, perfect, or most successful.”
By ESTELLE SLOOTMAKER
Posted: December 16, 2022
2022 40 Under 40 award recipient: Ciarra Adkins
Ciarra Adkins could not find work in the local legal community for two years. So, she decided to start her own firm. In 2021, Adkins launched Michigan’s first Black-founded and -led foundation, AQUME, which gives the BIPOC community an autonomous presence in the philanthropic space.
By Business Journal Staff
Posted: October 14, 2022