Examination of Spending and Results for Battle Creek's Non-Profits

7:39 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

Examination of Spending and Results for Battle Creek's Non-Profits

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Part of Enquirer's on-going "granting wishes" series
For years, community advocates, service providers and others have quietly complained of a disconnect: This community is rich in charitable resources but continuously posts some of the worst statistics in the state. People complain of duplicative efforts, of "siloed" organizations who fail to effectively collaborate, of top-heavy initiatives that fail to engage people at the grassroots level.