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Launching the Seventh Year of the Nonprofit Learning Institute, a Professional Development Series for Greater Boston Nonprofits

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November 17th, 2017
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Boston, MA - In partnership with Bank of AmericaAssociated Grant Makers (AGM) is proud to announce the 2017-2018 cohort of twenty nonprofit organizations participating in the Nonprofit Learning Institute.  Celebrating its seventh anniversary, the Nonprofit Learning Institute is comprised of a series of technical assistance and capacity building sessions around board management & development, board engagement, and capitalization & financial stability. The sessions taught by leading experts from the Arts & Business Council of Greater BostonHighGate Global, and the Nonprofit Finance Fund, provide an opportunity for leaders from each organization to build their capacity and scale their programs and community impact.

"We are thrilled to continue our partnership with AGM to present the Nonprofit Learning Institute and support this wonderful cohort of nonprofit leaders making a difference in the local community," stated Miceal Chamberlain, Bank of America Massachusetts President. "There is significant value in developing local leaders and helping nonprofits bring their potential impact to scale and we are proud of the great strides that the Nonprofit Learning Institute has made in both of these areas.”

The 2017-2018 cohort will join the growing network of over 120 nonprofit organizations who have participated in the Nonprofit Learning Institute since its inception in 2012. Twenty Greater Boston nonprofit organizations from a broad cross-section of the sector were selected to participate through an application process.  Their focus areas range from community development, youth education, and performing arts to economic mobility, sustainable food systems and reducing racial and ethnic disparities across the state.

"Investing in organizational capacity in the nonprofit sector is essential to the Commonwealth. Organizations that have participated in the Nonprofit Learning Institute are serving our communities' most critical issues from health and human services, families and youth, the environment, arts and culture and many others," noted Jeff Poulos, Chief Executive Officer of Associated Grant Makers.  "We appreciate Bank of America's ongoing support of the vibrant nonprofit sector in Massachusetts, and their investment in 140 organizations over these seven years is just further demonstration of philanthropy working in partnership with the nonprofit sector for the greater good of the region."

The following nonprofit organizations will participate in this year's institute:

2017-2018 Nonprofit Learning Institute Cohort

  • Adaptive Sports New England
  • Boston Cares
  • Boston Dance Alliance
  • Center for Artistry and Scholarship
  • Center for Independent Documentary, Inc.
  • Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts
  • EVkids, Inc.
  • Farrington Memorial d/b/a Farrington Nature Linc
  • Found in Translation
  • Hospitality Homes
  • Latino STEM Alliance
  • Life Science Cares
  • Mill City Grows, Inc.
  • MITS, Inc. (Museum Institute for Teaching Science)
  • Somerville Homeless Coalition
  • The Commonwealth Institute
  • The Latino Health Insurance Program, Inc.
  • Urban Farming Institute of Boston, Inc.
  • Whale and Dolphin Conservation
  • WriteBoston Inc.

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Testimonials from past participants in the Nonprofit Learning Institute:

“This series got our board members to start thinking about how they can be better members through more learning, participation and fundraising.”

“As a new Executive Director, this program provided a safe space for me to interact with my peers to ask important questions that I previously had no one to ask or discuss with.”

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About Associated Grant Makers (AGM)
AGM is a diverse and vibrant membership association of highly engaged philanthropic organizations and individuals with interests in Massachusetts and surrounding areas.  We connect new and established donors, their trustees and staff to each other, to their communities and to emerging and relevant issues in the field.  We serve as a bridge between funders and fund applicants for better understanding, efficiency and impact.  AGM is a leading and influential voice and advocate for effective philanthropy.  We will provide the leadership and access to knowledge and cooperative action that will enable our members to create extraordinary value for each other, their grantees and to collectively shape the future of a healthy and vibrant region. Visit www.agmconnect.org and follow us on Twitter at @AGMconnect.

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