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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.
February 24th, 2015
Money is a blunt but essential tool for social change, and it has potent, variable effects on our social and political ecosystems. Philanthropy’s commitment to serving the public good makes it imperative that foundations understand as deeply and specifically as possible whom their investments are... More »
February 23rd, 2015
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
In the face of the last month’s record-setting low temperatures and high snowfall, community organizations all over the country are struggling to keep up with the pace of calls for emergency energy assistance. “We still have numerous applications that haven’t been processed yet, because they all... More »
February 13th, 2015
A new report released today by the Schott Foundation for Public Education finds that the latest estimates for national public high school graduation rates are 59 percent for Black males, 65 percent for Latino males, and 80 percent for White, non-Latino males. Since the Schott Foundation’s 2012... More »
February 12th, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
What’s the Big Idea? Particularly during times of transition or planning, it is useful to become acquainted with other local large-scale funder initiatives, whether or not we choose to adopt this style of giving as our own.  No two funders are alike, but knowing what others are doing provides an... More »
February 12th, 2015
Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Mayor Bill de Blasio spurred foundation leaders Wednesday to invest in projects and technology tools that protect and expand the accessibility of the Internet. "We know that you can fill in some of these gaps more effectively than any government, and you can spark change more agilely than most... More »
February 11th, 2015
Source: The Boston Globe
It’s a key selling point of Boston’s Olympic bid: The Games would largely be paid for by private funding, not taxpayer money. But that financing plan is sending ripples of anxiety through the city’s nonprofit sector, which worries the event would soak up philanthropic dollars that might otherwise... More »
February 9th, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
Due to the suspension of the MBTA and ongoing weather related issues, the AGM office is closed on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Stay warm and safe. More »
February 5th, 2015
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
The Empire State Building is one of the seven modern wonders of the world. Yet when it was built, the most revolutionary aspect wasn’t its architecture or the height. The less-acclaimed, quantum leap was in the construction practices that the contractor, Starrett Brothers and Eken, used. Never... More »


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