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Special Initiatives

Throughout the year, AGM offers opportunities to increase your nonprofit's capacity with programs that focus more broadly than just fund development. These opportunities are meant to increase your understanding of nonprofit trends, best practices, and organizational needs in order to bolster the capacity of your organization to achieve its mission. Please use the navigation on the right hand menu to view current special initiatives.

In the past, AGM has partnered with Bank of America Charitable Foundation and IBM Corporation to provide meaningful capacity building workshops for nonprofits.

Nonprofit Learning Institute

Partnership with Bank of America Charitable Foundation

The 2016-17 applicants for the Nonprofit Learning Institute have been selected.  The following nonprofit organizations are participating in this year's program: 

Apprentice Learning Friends of the Children-Boston

Asian Community Development Corporation

New Life Home Refurnishing Inc.
Boston Explorers Phoenix Multisport
Boston Preparatory Charter Public School Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, Inc.
BostonAPP/Lab Puppet Showplace Theater
Christopher's Haven Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy, Inc.
Community Boat Building South Shore Conservatory
Community Call The Bridge Center
Community Harvest Project The Midas Collaborative
Food Link The Mystic River Watershed Association


“It is definitely worth the time and effort. A large key to taking what is learned and implementing it is to have both board & staff representation at the sessions. It provides a great opportunity to hear the same story, share takeaways and to learn that your organization is not alone in its struggles and challenges. You build a sense of community and a stronger knowledge base of how you can meet some of the challenges”

"Having one consistent board member attend with me was really key in helping us implement some of the ideas from NPLI. This way, suggestions for change were coming from both a board member and the executive director, giving it more credibility and strength”

"As a new (and young) executive director, this series was incredibly helpful. I've used a lot of the information and tools in everyday worklife"

"Our board recruitment and vetting has become much more organized, as well as a formalized rotation plan so that the board continuously brings on new members and doesn't get stale”

“Very helpful for both board development and prospective donor ‘pitches.’ Was especially helpful to be able to bring key board members with me on specific subjects. They got a lot of out of it”

More information about the Nonprofit Learning Institute


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