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July 23rd, 2018
Source: Investment News
Research has long showed that women are more philanthropic than men: They are more generous with their giving and they donate to more causes than men. Now, as philanthropic women grow in wealth and number — partly because they tend to live longer and are thus expected to inherit a growing share of... More »
July 23rd, 2018
Source: Inside Philanthropy
One of the latest gifts from the Ballmer Group was a $20 million grant to Youth Advocate Programs, a nonprofit that matches kids and young adults with paid mentors in their communities as an alternative to time in juvenile detention or other institutions. More »
June 20th, 2018
Source: AGM Member News
Funders Seeking Solutions on Helping Families Separated at the Border and Immigration (updated June 20, 2018) For funders seeking organizations assisting families separated at the border and other issues related to immigrant communities, AGM has compiled a list of resources.    More »
June 20th, 2018
Source: United Philanthropy Forum
Over the past several days I have become increasingly horrified as sunlight has shone on the Trump administration’s decision to strictly enforce a cold and heartless “zero tolerance” policy—a policy of its own making—to rip apart thousands of children and their parents—including hundreds who are... More »
June 14th, 2018
Source: The Center for Effective Philanthropy
In it, the authors suggest that organizations need to do more than just educate the public about a cause; they need to employ strategic communication methods to help people relate to the cause and move them to action. More »
June 12th, 2018
Source: The Center for Effective Philanthropy
You want to make a difference through your giving, so you provide significant support to the nonprofit organizations that matter most to you. However, you may not truly know what those nonprofits need to do their best work. The power imbalance that exists between donors and nonprofits means... More »
May 31st, 2018
Source: The Center for Effective Philanthropy
On January 1, 2018, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act went into effect, providing significant tax reductions for both individuals and corporations and doubling the amount of the standard deduction that individuals can claim in their tax returns. How are nonprofit and foundation leaders viewing the... More »
May 24th, 2018
Source: United Philanthropy Forum
As the nonprofit sector anxiously waits to see how low charitable giving will drop this year as a result of federal tax reform that significantly reduced giving incentives, there is some good news on the horizon. A new study highlights a major opportunity for the charitable sector to dramatically... More »

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