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Share news about your grant making initiatives! AGM Grant Making Members are working on a variety of diverse causes including education, environment, healthcare and immigration (to name just a few). We want to promote your efforts and best practices. Help us spread your good works, event announcements and news items by emailing Gail Pinkham.
April 9th, 2015
Source: The Boston Globe
There may be no accounting for taste, but that won’t stop Mayor Martin J. Walsh from trying. More »
April 6th, 2015
Source: Member News
By all accounts Valley Gives was an overwhelming success. In total, Valley Gives Day events of 2012, 2013, and 2014 have helped 559 local nonprofits raise nearly $5.9 million from more than 24,400 generous donors, many of whom gave online for the first time. More »
March 30th, 2015
Source: The Boston Globe
Eager to sign up. Or completely appalled. More »
March 29th, 2015
A recent national survey conducted by the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute on community foundations and IRA gifts provided some key insights on the IRA Charitable Rollover: It is a middle class giving tool, The majority of IRA gifts are under $25,000, and Community... More »
March 26th, 2015
Source: The Boston Globe
The next time you’re inclined to pat yourself on the back for your company’s volunteer work — the murals painted, the community gardens planted, the vacant lots cleaned — think of Kathleen Walsh. She’s the chief operating officer at the YMCA of Metro North, which manages more than 1,000 volunteers... More »
March 17th, 2015
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
In my last piece for In Philanthrophy, I offered three recommendations for how grantmakers can overcome commonly held misconceptions about the role of money in strengthening nonprofit effectiveness. I encouraged funders to: support comprehensive capitalization planning, reward financial management... More »
March 12th, 2015
The giving sector deserves credit for many things, but efficiency is not always one of them. For as long as there have been foundations investing in worthy causes, there have also been critics rightfully pointing out the duplicative, even wasteful ways with which the business of grantmaking often... More »
March 9th, 2015
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
Poor capitalization remains the norm in the nonprofit sector, despite the now common wisdom that long-term financial health is a means to mission fulfillment. Most nonprofits, regardless of sector, subsist on one to two months of working capital. Their leaders and supporters have become accustomed... More »


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