E. Miles Wilson, M.A.
Program: Philanthropic and Nonprofit Services
Miles Wilson is the director of Philanthropic and Nonprofit Services at the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Mich. He is responsible for the Johnson Center's national work to provide training and support to foundation professionals and their organizations, and its regional work providing training, technical assistance, and management support to Michigan based nonprofit organizations.
Wilson joined the Johnson Center in 2009 as director of The Grantmaking School and then led the merger of nonprofit programming with an expanded line of grantmaker products to form the Philanthropic and Nonprofit Services unit. Previously Wilson served as vice president of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, program director of the Omidyar Foundation/Network, and senior program officer at the Corporation for National and Community Service. He has also held roles in higher education; community based nonprofits and has led or participated in the launch of several local and national nonprofit organizations.
Wilson serves on the Council on Foundations/Forum of Regional Association of Grantmakers, Learn Philanthropy committee, the allocation and evaluation committees at the Heart of West Michigan United Way, and is a board member of the Nokomis Foundation for Women and Girls, among other local and national volunteer roles. Wilson holds a bachelor's degree from Ohio Wesleyan University, and a master's degree in Educational Policy and Leadership from Ohio State University.
Wilson speaks regularly at regional and national conferences and other convenings on the issues of grantmaker and nonprofit impact. Currently he is working with a colleague to help foundations and nonprofits prepare for the potential impacts of the Budget Control Act of 2011 on communities nationwide.