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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.
July 31st, 2017
Recent years have seen a stirring of hope among funders and nonprofits working to reduce the carnage from guns in America, which claims some 35,000 lives annually. New strategies and new funding streams, most notably from Michael Bloomberg, have created a new sense of momentum on an issue that's... More »
July 17th, 2017
Source: The Hill
The nonprofit sector is pressuring lawmakers and the White House to protect the charitable tax deduction. The tax-reform plans released by the Trump administration and House Republicans would keep the deduction for charitable donations, but also increase the size of the standard deduction, likely... More »
July 6th, 2017
Source: The Economist
The eyes of othersImmersive experiences, the future of philanthropy “Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes” no longer requires an imaginative leap More »
July 6th, 2017
Source: The New York Times
In “The Rising Power of Philanthropy” (Op-Ed, June 20), David Callahan writes that megadonors are gaining too much influence as they try to solve community challenges. Predicting that philanthropy will increasingly tackle problems that government cannot or will not, he sees an impending power shift... More »
June 30th, 2017
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
In December 2016 and January 2017, Associated Grant Makers partnered with Fiduciary Trust on a survey to research how foundations, endowments and other nonprofits have been affected by the low interest rate environment. More »
June 8th, 2017
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
Building Movement Project’s just-released leadership report, “Race to Lead: Confronting the Racial Leadership Gap,” which you can download here, highlights what many of us know: The nonprofit sector is experiencing a racial leadership gap. As the U.S. becomes increasingly diverse, the percentage of... More »
June 6th, 2017
Source: Philanthropy News Digest
The lack of diversity at the highest levels of the country's corporations has become a popular topic of debate, thanks in part to a number of high-profile stories focused on the technology industry. If there has been less criticism of the nonprofit and foundation sectors, neither is exempt from the... More »
June 1st, 2017
Source: The Washington Post
Each month, the national Dining for Women organization awards a single grant, from $35,000 to $50,000, to a nonprofit group. Additionally, 10 times a year, it identifies a single nonprofit group it has previously funded. That grantee gets $20,000 a year for three years to help with continued work.... More »

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