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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 27th, 2017
Source: Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
Economists consistently find that a well-educated workforce and a high-quality transportation system are among the bedrock elements upon which a prosperous state economy is built. Providing everyone with access to the education and training they need to reach their full potential boosts the... More »
April 25th, 2017
Source: The Center for Effective Philanthropy
In the time since the 2016 U.S. presidential election, questions have been repeatedly asked about what is changing for foundations and their work in a different political context. How does this shift affect foundations and their areas of focus? Have new challenges or opportunities arisen? Should... More »
April 18th, 2017
Source: Inside Philanthropy
Asian Americans make up a relatively small percentage of the American population as a whole, but that percentage has been rising rapidly. Between the 2000 and 2010 censuses, the nation’s Asian American population rose by over 43 percent. Stereotypes of a “model minority” aside, this group is also... More »
April 18th, 2017
Source: Forbes
The extraordinary success of TOMS Shoes’ one-for-one business model has inspired throngs of socially conscious startups to follow in Myscoski’s footsteps. Here’s a look at five of them that appeared on Shark Tank, ABC’s hit business reality show. More »
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: The Center for Effective Philanthropy
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: AGM 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 »

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