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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.
September 8th, 2016
Source: STEM education
Many banks and credit unions say they support their community simply because they throw money at local charities. But fusing cause marketing with your financial institution's strategic plan can you help you accomplish important brand and business objectives. More »
September 8th, 2016
Source: Literature and writing
The recent Boston Fed community development issue brief “A $15 Minimum Wage in New England: Who would be affected?” by Policy Analyst Anmol Chaddha presents perspectives on the minimum wage in New England.  More »
August 30th, 2016
Source: Inside Philanthropy
We’ve written before about how one of the biggest hurdles for scaling the charter school movement is building or expanding the actual school facilities. More »
August 23rd, 2016
Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Foundations’ investment portfolios stagnated — and in some cases shrank — in 2015, according to a new study. It was the second consecutive year that returns slowed, and many grant makers expect more of the same. "It is going to be a tough... More »
August 23rd, 2016
Source: The Center for Effective Philanthorpy
A few weeks ago I shared some reflections on the recent annual conference put on by the organization that I lead, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. More »
August 11th, 2016
Source: AGM Member News
The Hyams Foundation is proud to partner with grantees in Boston and Chelsea in the pursuit of social justice and lived equality for all. One of the important racial justice issue areas the Foundation focuses on is expanding fair wages and benefits. Here are three efforts our grantees have been... More »
August 11th, 2016
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
Research shows that grantmakers that are more connected to their grantees—those that have an ear to the ground—are more likely to provide the support that nonprofits need to be successful; they are five times as likely to offer capacity-building support and two times as likely to offer multiyear... More »
August 1st, 2016
Source: Crain's Detroit Business
Reports that the Ice Bucket Challenge helped fund the discovery of a gene that could lead to a treatment for ALS serve as a reminder that when it comes to charitable giving, a little progress can go a long way. Millions of people who allowed buckets of icy water to be dumped on their heads two... More »

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