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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 »
January 2nd, 2017
Source: Veterans
Charitable Giving Sees Big Bump In 2016 Listen at NPR More »
January 2nd, 2017
Source: Women's services
If you’ve ever volunteered your time at a local charity, donated money to a cause you love or helped someone on the street, I’m sure you felt happy afterward. But research is showing that the benefits of giving extend far beyond instant gratification. Giving can actually have positive long-term... More »
December 23rd, 2016
Source: AGM Blog
Associated Grant Makers' office will be closed from December 24, 2016 through January 2, 2017.  AGM Staff wishes our Members and Partners and Philanthropic Community a celebratory and joyous holiday season!  We look forward to seeing you in the New Year! More »
December 20th, 2016
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
The National Center for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) has released a 21-page report titled “Pennies for Progress: A Decade of Boom for Philanthropy, A Bust for Social Justice.” As the title states, NCRP believes that nonprofit foundations have shirked their responsibility to attend to the... More »
December 15th, 2016
It’s shaping up to be a very happy holiday for many charities this year. Giving has been on the rise in the U.S. over the past four years and is surging to new heights in the final months of 2016. Donations have increased 3.5% since 2015, according to financial company Blackbaud BLKB, +0.02% which... More »
December 5th, 2016
In response to the fire in the York and Berkshire streets community over the weekend, the Cambridge Community Foundation announced a gift of financial support - and an invitation to others to join us in helping families devastated by this terrible event.  More »
November 17th, 2016
Source: AGM Blog
Life. Risk. Monopoly. Which path do I take for a "better" (aka, more financially lucrative) future? How can I mastermind global domination? Can I force my opponent into bankruptcy? Yikes. Kind of a harsh approach to game play. Where is the childhood game that is centered on building a more just... More »

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