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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 11th, 2017
Source: Inside Philanthropy
The Ford Foundation is getting into impact investing in a big way, committing over $1 billion to this area over the next decade. Ford’s CEO, Darren Walker, unveiled the plan Wednesday in a compelling blog post that lays out why the foundation is harnessing a slice of its $12 billion endowment to... More »
March 30th, 2017
Source: Animal therapy
What obligations — if any — do foundations and new donors have to local communities in which they are based? And what role should they play in addressing rising income inequality? Many would argue that the issues donors care about — often a personal decision — should be the only determinant of a... More »
March 29th, 2017
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
Associated Grant Makers has joined the thousands of nonprofit organizations around the country in signing on to a Community Letter in Support of Nonpartisanship to urge Congress not to repeal or significantly weaken the Johnson Amendment, a 63-year-old law that prevents 501c3 organizations from... More »
March 28th, 2017
Source: Wall Street Journal
The past decade has seen an enormous increase in the number of companies engaged in charitable-giving initiatives, both with their customers and their employees. Many major brands now offer some form of charitable tie-in (“10% of profits go to charity”; “buy one and one goes to charity”), and many... More »
March 16th, 2017
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
The current political climate in our country has served as a catalyst for renewed citizen engagement across a wide range of issues. We’re witnessing it in real time, on a daily basis, and on a nationwide scale—in states of varying political leanings and municipalities of all sizes. From marches on... More »
March 13th, 2017
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
AGM Offices will be closed Tuesday, March 14, 2017 due to the impeding snowstorm.  Stay warm, be safe...and enjoy the snow! More »
March 6th, 2017
Source: The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers
The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers supports the continued full enforcement of current law that prohibits 501(c)(3) charitable organizations from endorsing, opposing or contributing to political candidates and engaging in partisan campaign activities—also known as the “Johnson... More »
March 2nd, 2017
A new kind of philanthropist is emerging in the 21st century. They show little interest in the old philanthropic model – attending galas and endowing their alma mater. More »


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