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June 23rd, 2015
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
There’s an aphorism that’s often used by nonprofit organizations to recognize and reference long-time donors and other generous supporters: “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” This quote—commonly but mistakenly attributed to Winston Churchill—is even more... More »
June 22nd, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
More and more funders are focusing time and money on trying to understand what’s working and how we can improve. GEO’s 2014 national survey of staffed foundations revealed that three-quarters (76%) of grantmakers now evaluate their work, and our colleagues at the Evaluation Roundtable and Center... More »
June 16th, 2015
Source: Philanthropy News Digest
Gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations reached an estimated $358.38 billion in 2014, surpassing the peak last seen before the Great Recession, the sixtieth anniversary edition of Giving USA reports. More »
June 11th, 2015
Source: The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers
Here are the great reads that grabbed our attention this month: your top ten philanthropy resources! More »
June 9th, 2015
Source: Philanthropy News Digest
Community foundations have existed for more than a hundred years by adhering to a simple proposition: they exist to serve their local communities. Today, this proposition is being challenged by an increasingly global, twenty-first century mindset and amazing new technologies that strengthen... More »
June 4th, 2015
Source: Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
A strong economy is one that works for everyone, including both young and experienced workers, children and families, lower-wage and high-wage earners. The economic security of these workers depends on reliable access to opportunities that offer good incomes and that allow workers to share in the... More »
June 3rd, 2015
Source: Philanthropy News Digest
The Giving Pledge has announced that ten more families and individuals have pledged to commit at least half their wealth to philanthropy, bringing the total number of Giving Pledge signatories to a hundred and thirty-seven. More »
May 28th, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
As an estate planning attorney, I am often approached by clients interested in making charitable gifts.  In most cases, these clients’ goals are similar.  They want to “do good” with their money.  They feel they have been lucky – either because they have succeeded financially or because they have... More »

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