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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.
August 6th, 2015
The devastating killing of a beloved lion in Zimbabwe has sparked giving approaching $1 million. It’s an inspiring example of tragedy elevating a cause, but what happens next? Will the wave of support stick?  At this point, everyone knows the story of Cecil the lion. The news reports, which spread... More »
August 4th, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
“The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born – that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.”  Warren Bennis, Pioneer in the field of Leadership Studies More »
July 23rd, 2015
Source: The New York Times
Chatter about New York these days is all about how the city has changed. It is full of banks, franchises and billionaires’ condo towers blocking the sun from Central Park. Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. compared one of its airports to something in “a third world country.” Its official... More »
July 16th, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
Republished with permision of Third Sector New England More »
July 8th, 2015
All nonprofits need to manage their organization’s knowledge—be it donor lists, operational processes, or other types of information—and while it need not be a huge and overwhelming task, it does take time and effort. Knowledge management—also called KM—is the process of choosing and using tools... More »
July 7th, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
Last month I visited Fenway Park for the first time, not for baseball but to visit my teammates at AGM for their annual meeting. First up was Executive Director Jeff Poulos who celebrated not just the growth and breadth of AGM’s members and the impact of their work but also their connection to the... More »
July 2nd, 2015
ver the last several years, the literature about the nonprofit sector has been filled with alarming predictions about key trends that would negatively affect the sector’s effectiveness and resiliency in the years to come. Then, the Great Recession hit and many of these predictions—the imminent... More »
July 2nd, 2015
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
A former staffer with OMB Watch and former vice president of the Alliance for Children and Families, Patrick Lester has been running his own shop, the Social Innovation Research Center, devoted to tracking and reporting on nonprofits that are engaged in social innovation or social impact work. More »

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