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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.
December 14th, 2017
Source: Hemenway & Barnes
There are no hard and fast guidelines, as every donor’s situation is different. Surveys by major foundations and other philanthropy-serving organizations vary, but show that on average most adult Americans give away between three and five percent of their adjusted gross income every year. More »
December 12th, 2017
Source: Wicked Local - Weston
The Foundation for MetroWest’s Youth in Philanthropy program, which provides middle and high school students with educational and philanthropic opportunities, has announced the launch of a new program for high school students in Weston. More »
December 8th, 2017
Source: AGM Blog
Like all of you, we are horrified by the continued reports of wildfires breaking out and spreading in San Diego, Ventura, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. The wildfires are forcing thousands of people from their homes and destroying millions of dollars in property. The United... More »
December 6th, 2017
Source: AGM Blog
I’m tired. Actually, I’m EXHAUSTED. I mean, 2017, right? Wherever you stand on whatever issues, for this or against that, him or her, us or them, it just seemed like 2017 had a constant din of “Look at me! Look at me! I’m right!” There were many important issues, yes. (And many unimportant ones,... More »
November 28th, 2017
Source: Nonprofit Finance Fund
What if your employer said you could use your paycheck to cover clothes you wear to work, but not for rent on your apartment? On a lunchbox but not on the pots and pans you use to cook dinner?  Many nonprofits regularly face restrictions like these in their funding. Too often, lines are still drawn... More »
November 27th, 2017
Source: NC State University
Experiential philanthropy is an innovative teaching and learning approach that allows students to study social problems and then invest funds into nonprofit organizations that they consider to best able to solve the social problems they learn about. More »
November 22nd, 2017
Source: AGM Blog
The AGM office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, 11/23 and Friday, 11/24.  We will reopen on Monday, 11/27.  AGM staff wishes you and your loved ones a very Happy Thanksgiving!   More »
November 21st, 2017
Source: Fast Company
If you don’t have a lot of money to donate to a cause, you could give a little bit whenever you can afford it, or you might consider pooling that money with others who have similar interests. That way, your group can give a larger sum all at once, which, for cause groups has a much larger effect:... More »

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