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December 22nd, 2015
Source: AGM Member News
The Barr Foundation in Boston has announced year-end grants totaling $16.7 million and an increase in its grants budget for 2016. More »
December 7th, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
If you have worked with me since I entered philanthropy, you have likely heard me advocate for funders to support work happening at the intersections of sectors (e.g., where “topical areas of focus” meet, public/private partnerships, nonprofit/for-profit collaborations, etc.). More »
November 25th, 2015
Source: Forbes
The cover story, The First Woman of Women (p.96), profiles Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the wealthiest, most charitable and far-reaching private foundation in history. It has a $41.3 billion endowment and distributed $3.32 billion in total grants in 2013. But... More »
November 24th, 2015
What can I do to help? It’s a familiar refrain, sometimes expressed to a neighbor going through a difficult time, or to a colleague at work, or in the face of a natural disaster. It’s a question we hear all the time when advising clients on their philanthropy. Whether the topic is hunger or climate... More »
November 17th, 2015
The board of directors of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers announced today the appointment of longtime philanthropy executive David Biemesderfer as the organization’s next president and CEO.  He will begin serving in this new role in mid-January 2016. More »
November 17th, 2015
A private Boston-based funders’ collaborative hopes to find innovative solutions to the state’s affordable housing crisis for extremely low-income families by hosting a competition to solicit new strategies. Home Funders will launch its competition at the State House on Thursday, offering three... More »
November 12th, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
Think back to your first day of kindergarten. Many of us may recall the nervous anticipation of walking into a classroom full of strangers. A natural response, which probably diminished once you introduced yourself. With the words “Hi, my name is Magnolia. What’s yours?” you successfully navigated... More »
November 5th, 2015
In Jacksonville, Florida, Mayor Lenny Curry is hiring for a novel new position within his administration—a chief philanthropy officer for the city. The idea is not an entirely novel one; the state of Michigan created an Office of Foundation Liaison (OFL) in 2003 in what the state called a “first in... More »


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