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June 30th, 2015
Source: Independent Sector
Independent Sector thanked Diana Aviv today for 12 years of hard and invaluable work following her decision to step down as the organization’s CEO effective October 1, 2015. The organization’s leadership thanked Aviv for her many contributions and for helping Independent Sector achieve a position... More »
June 29th, 2015
Source: AGM Member News
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation is releasing a new report, Leveraging the Social Determinants of Health: What Works? Social determinants of health, which encompass social, behavioral and environmental influences on one’s health, have taken center stage in recent health policy... More »
June 23rd, 2015
Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Charitable giving rose 5.4 percent last year to a record $358.4 billion, according to estimates released today by "Giving USA," the annual snapshot of American philanthropy. More »
June 23rd, 2015
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
There’s an aphorism that’s often used by nonprofit organizations to recognize and reference long-time donors and other generous supporters: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” This quote—commonly but mistakenly attributed to Winston Churchill—is even more... More »
June 22nd, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
More and more funders are focusing time and money on trying to understand what’s working and how we can improve. GEO’s 2014 national survey of staffed foundations revealed that three-quarters (76%) of grantmakers now evaluate their work, and our colleagues at the Evaluation Roundtable and Center... More »
June 16th, 2015
Source: Philanthropy News Digest
Gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations reached an estimated $358.38 billion in 2014, surpassing the peak last seen before the Great Recession, the sixtieth anniversary edition of Giving USA reports. More »
June 11th, 2015
Source: The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers
Here are the great reads that grabbed our attention this month: your top ten philanthropy resources! More »
June 9th, 2015
Source: Philanthropy News Digest
Community foundations have existed for more than a hundred years by adhering to a simple proposition: they exist to serve their local communities. Today, this proposition is being challenged by an increasingly global, twenty-first century mindset and amazing new technologies that strengthen... More »


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