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March 2nd, 2017
A new kind of philanthropist is emerging in the 21st century. They show little interest in the old philanthropic model – attending galas and endowing their alma mater. More »
February 13th, 2017
Source: Public transportation
Disruption. From every angle, Main Street to Wall Street, around every kitchen table and on both sides of the aisle, our country is in the midst of significant disruption. The tech revolution, the share economy and the era of big data are all at work turning the status quo on its head. What worked... More »
February 8th, 2017
Source: AGM Blog
Due to the impending storm, AGM's office will be closed on Thursday, February 9, 2017.  Be safe during the storm.  More »
February 2nd, 2017
Source: The Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers
If there were ever a time for philanthropy to speak with a strong voice on the issues and values it cares about, now is the time. Whenever there is a new Congress and new Presidential administration, it is a critical moment for all sectors to ensure they are being heard—philanthropy included. More »
January 26th, 2017
Source: Forbes
Philanthropy is a strange field in that very little is done to examine what “good” looks like. Unlike in business where there are common models for effective practice, philanthropists tend to make it up as they go along – how can you go wrong giving money to charity? Good or bad, you tend to get... More »
January 24th, 2017
Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Activist and filmmaker Michael Moore had a clear message for protesters at the Women’s March on Washington: Join a nonprofit. Mr. Moore, who said he had donated to Planned Parenthood in the past and helped with its fundraising efforts, told the crowd it was only Saturday morning that he became a... More »
January 17th, 2017
Back in 1976, when Habitat I was held in Vancouver, most institutions, including governments and academia were unaware of the impact of urbanization on development. By the time of Habitat II in Istanbul 20 years later, it was clear that the massive migration to cities and their consequent growth... More »
January 5th, 2017
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
Historical injustices—perpetuated by racial and cultural conflicts, and exacerbated by a lack of empathy—are at the heart of America’s growing economic, social, and political inequalities. Nowhere is this gap of authentic empathy and justice more pronounced than in the American philanthropic sector... More »

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