Upcoming Events

Aug 14th
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

We are beginning to convene this Grantmakers of Color network more more frequently. We invite both Philanthropy Massachusetts' Grantmakers of Color Network and Rhode Island's newer Network to come back together to check in and support each other, share experiences, and discuss ideas via...

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Aug 25th
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit

In June, Philanthropy MA released Giving Massachusetts 2020, the first report on institutional philanthropy in Massachusetts in over 15 years. This report provides a baseline for foundation giving; looking at data and trends in giving BY Massachusetts, TO Massachusetts, and within each county....

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Sep 2nd
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit

With over 30,000 nonprofits in Massachusetts, competition for funding is high. How does one get a leg up? In this webinar, we'll cover the beginning, middle and end of the grants research process.

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Sep 10th
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
A magnet attracting people and speech bubbles

In this constantly changing world we are all living in, you need to stay nimble and creative in your approach to reaching out to your donors. You need to continue to ask for support, but how do you communicate urgency without sounding desperate? Join Jenn Hayslett, highly rated fundraising...

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In Philanthropy

August 10th, 2020
Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The United States is in the midst of a pandemic and movements for racial justice just as one of the most important activities affecting virtually every mission nonprofits and foundations care about is underway: the 2020 census. More »
July 22nd, 2020
Source: Philanthropy News Digest
A common challenge for funders supporting systems change is striking the right balance between recognizing a system's complexity and dynamism and simplifying it enough to fit into grantmaking processes and facilitate program planning, a report from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors finds.  More »
July 6th, 2020
Source: The Boston Foundation
The New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund was founded by a coalition of Massachusetts Black and Brown executives for the sole purpose of leveraging our individual and collective power to work together with community organizations to make transformative societal changes by... More »
June 25th, 2020
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
As the country reels from COVID-19, it’s clear that there’s never been a greater need for philanthropy. More »

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