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May 13th, 2015
Source: Barr Foundation
A look back at my first year at the Barr Foundation. This week marks a year since my arrival as Barr’s president. Since last May, I have sought to use this space to provide regular updates and will continue to do so. Yet, this one-year mark also offers an appropriate time to reflect upon the... More »
May 12th, 2015
Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
As fires burned in Baltimore last week and thousands of the city’s residents expressed anger at police treatment of blacks, foundation executives meeting in San Francisco renewed their commitment to fighting racial inequality. The unrest in Baltimore and last year’s standoff between police and... More »
May 4th, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
As funders, we have carefully considered the target populations we wish to impact: we target one or more groups of people whose lives we seek to improve and we have identified desirable ‘outcomes’ for these groups. Our understanding of these target populations has great influence on how we conduct... More »
April 28th, 2015
Source: Center for Disaster Philanthropy
News from Nepal the past two days about the devastating April 25th earthquake has been chilling: story after story report rapidly changing death tolls, contain scary accounts of power outages and are filled images of indiscernible structures covered in dust. The city of Kathmandu and its... More »
April 27th, 2015
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
If readers have been concerned about the responses of governments and donors to the earthquake relief effort in Haiti, they know this past weekend’s events in Nepal constitute a challenge that will test anything and everything we have learned about responding to disasters. Nepal is one of the... More »
April 23rd, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
Reprinted Blog Post with permission by The Center for Effective PhilanthropyDavid Biemesderfer is chair of the Board of Directors of the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers and president & CEO of Florida Philanthropic Network. More »
April 17th, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
As we remember the two year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, we wanted to share this blog post from AGM Member Gioia Perugini.   Reprinted with permission from Hemenway & Barnes Philanthropy Blog, © 2015 Hemenway & Barnes LLP   April 15, 2015 More »
April 14th, 2015
Source: AGM Member News
Boston – The Boston Foundation has awarded nine grants, totaling $1.6 million as part of its Success Boston Initiative’s Boston Coaching for Completion program. These funds will mobilize public and private sector resources to replicate and expand the Success Boston coaching model to support up to... More »

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