House Passes America Gives More Act
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the America Gives More Act of 2014, a package of bills to extend a number of giving incentives for charities. “This legislation is a big win for those who are served by the nonprofit community, which in one form or another, is much of the country,” Joanne Florino, senior vice president for public policy for The Philanthropy Roundtable, said via a statement.
The package, H.R. 4719, is a combination of five measures. Four of them are existing, temporary giving incentives that were allowed to expire on December 31, 2013. The America Gives More Act will make them permanent and retroactive to that date. The fifth will take effect in 2015.
The Art Connection Sets the Mood at AGM's Office
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Associated Grant Makers has received donated original art work through a local organization, The Art Connection. To learn more, please visit their website at www.theartconnection.org.
The artists include:
John Borchard, Madeleine Evans, Marja Lianko, Janet Shapero, David Barnes, Deborah Clearman, Cassandra Tondro, Martha Jane Bradford, Carol Monacelli and David Kupferman.
(artist credit: John Borchard)
Improving Student Achievement Through Human Capital in the Boston Public Schools
Thursday, June 26, 2014
On Wednesday, June 11, Mayor Marty Walsh, Peter & Carolyn Lynch (The Lynch Foundation), Bob Gallery (Bank of America), and Paul Grogan (The Boston Foundation) hosted a conversation with foundations about “Improving Student Achievement through Human Capital in the Boston Public Schools”. We have included an overview of the strategy as presented as well as a budget and timeline for your review. Contact information for Ross Wilson, Assistant Superintendent, Office of Human Capital, is also included on the overview. Read overview
Sold-out attendance at AGM's 45th Annual Meeting
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Paramount Center hosted over a sold-out crowd of grantmakers and foundation leaders at AGM's 45th Annual Meeting last Wednesday. Jim Canales, Barr Foundation President, kicked-off the meeting with a keynote address on the culture of philanthropy and rethinking our default settings. This led to a lively panel discussion of philanthropy's next chapter moderated by Cynthia Parker, Interaction Institute for Social Change.
During AGM's Business Meeting, Executive Director, Jeff Poulos, recognized and thanked the out-going board members: Craig Dutra and Lois Smith for their service to the board. Jeff also welcomed new directors to the AGM board elected for a 3-year term:
After a catered lunch, grantmakers and colleagues were offered a tour of the newly restored grand Paramount Center.
If you were not able to join us for the meeting or just want to revisit some of the highlights - including Jeff's selfie, please view our Storify of the Annual Meeting.
The 2014 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Survey Is Now Open
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
This year, Associated Grant Makers has partnered with the Council on Foundations to encourage participation in the 2014 Grantmakers Salary and Benefits Survey, a valuable benchmarking tool designed specifically to collect compensation data for positions at community, private (family and independent), and public foundations, and other staffed grantmaking entities. This annual survey is one of the most important and effective resources for our members and we encourage you to participate. To learn more and take the survey contact email@example.com.
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