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February 5th, 2015
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
The Empire State Building is one of the seven modern wonders of the world. Yet when it was built, the most revolutionary aspect wasn’t its architecture or the height. The less-acclaimed, quantum leap was in the construction practices that the contractor, Starrett Brothers and Eken, used. Never... More »
February 4th, 2015
Source: Massnonprofit News
Charitable giving in Massachusetts in 2014 rose 7.7% over 2013 levels, lagging national giving, which increased 9.3% last year, both down from the year before, a trend that is expected to continue through 2015, according to a newly released report. The Atlas of Giving, a Dallas-based organization... More »
February 4th, 2015
Source: The Boston Globe
For nearly a half-century, Boston College’s Center on Wealth and Philanthropy has taken an unusual approach to studying the charitable giving of the very rich, examining not just how much they give but why they do it and asking whether great wealth comes with an ethical obligation to be financially... More »
January 29th, 2015
Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The New England Patriots are a slight favorite to defeat the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl on Sunday, but which team (and their respective region) holds the edge in terms of generosity? More »
January 28th, 2015
Source: Philanthropy News Digest
Charitable gifts to U.S. colleges and universities rose 10.8 percent, to a record $37.45 billion, in fiscal year 2014, the biggest increase since 2000, the Voluntary Support of Education survey finds. More »
January 26th, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
Due to the pending blizzard, AGM offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Please check our website for event calendar updates. Thank you and be safe. More »
January 22nd, 2015
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
Over the next decade, will wealth become a unifying force in addressing global problems or a point of divisiveness among wealth holders? Before we can answer this question, we need to understand the role that family offices—private investment companies that steward the financial resources of... More »
January 21st, 2015
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
For the first time in 50 years, students from low-income backgrounds now comprise the majority of the country’s public school system. The Southern Education Foundation released a report indicating 51 percent of public school students came from low-income households in 2013. More »

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