Upcoming Events

May 10th
Audience:
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor
visit to the park

Site visits can be a valuable tool to inform your grantmaking and strengthen your relationships with grantees. Hear how funders approach site visits and walk away with tools and resources to improve your own.

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May 12th
Audience:
Consultant, Grantseeker

Join United Way for its 17th annual Board Connection, which links professionals seeking meaningful community leadership opportunities with local nonprofit organizations looking to strengthen their volunteer leadership boards. Light refreshments and appetizers will be served.

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May 19th
Audience:
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

Join us to hear "Perspectives of the Next Generation" where panel members will share with us their experience in the nonprofit sector. They will be offering suggestions for how young professionals can become involved with causes they are passionate about and how organizations can and...

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May 24th
Audience:
Grantmaker

This workshop will cover nonprofit organizations' financial statements with a focus on 990s as well as other key concepts to assessing fiscal health.

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May 26th
Audience:
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

Please join the Community Foundation Roundtable for a discussion on current issues within your organization. Staff and Trustees of Community Foundations participate in roundtable discussions several times a year.

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In Philanthropy

May 4th, 2016
Source: Forbes
In February, Nike co-founder Philip H. Knight gave $400 million to his alma mater, Stanford, equaling hedge fund magnate John A. Paulson’s 2015 gift to Harvard as the largest ever made to a university. At roughly the same time, financier Stephen Schwarzman donated $150 million to build a new... More »
April 25th, 2016
Source: The White House
Building ladders of opportunity for all Americans requires a focus on outcomes, creative thinking, willing partners, and a variety of financial resources. Through new guidance and regulations from US Treasury Department over the past six months, the Obama Administration has sent a clear message... More »
April 12th, 2016
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
If you were to apply an outcomes lens to the effort to diversify philanthropy over the last four years, you would likely be disappointed in the small advances made in the proportions of philanthropic positions held by people of color and women. In one of a number of sessions on the topic at this... More »
April 6th, 2016
Source: AGM Blog
MetroWest is a vibrant region, notable for its rich history, rapid innovation, and abundant resources. It’s a place many are proud to call home. But the region’s many positive attributes often mask significant unmet needs. Through our work with MetroWest serving nonprofits, we hear stories every... More »

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