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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 25th, 2015
Source: Massnonprofit News
The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, the state’s nonprofit trade association, today announced that Rick Jakious will resign as chief executive officer next month, three years after he joined the eight-year-old organization. Jakious will return to the government sector to serve as district director... More »
February 25th, 2015
Source: Philanthropy News Digest
Total charitable giving in the United States is expected to increase 4.8 percent on a year-over-year basis in 2015 and 4.9 percent in 2016, a report from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and consulting firm Marts & Lundy finds.Based on an analysis of ten key predictors... More »
February 24th, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
The term Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is becoming more and more common in the business community, but often there remains a question as to what it means. There are a lot of definitions. Some of them speak to the awareness of what we buy and how it is produced in the wake of increased... More »
February 24th, 2015
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) programs are only as strong as the data they are built on. More »
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 »

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