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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.
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 »
November 16th, 2016
Source: Minority rights
As FSG moves forward along with the rest of the world into our new reality in the U.S., we wanted to share some reflections with our valued network of partners and clients.  More »
November 10th, 2016
Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
No matter whether your candidate won or lost the race for president on Tuesday, philanthropy was dealt a serious blow during the 2016 election race. Never in our history have the roles of two candidates’ giving records and foundations been so prominently in the spotlight, as reporters uncovered... More »
November 7th, 2016
Source: The New York Times
Mr. Adam, a 24-year-old Peace Corps volunteer at the time, noticed that a woman canvassing riders for donations to help her ailing son was having unusual success where others came up empty. The reason, he quickly realized, was in the woman’s hand: a copy of her son’s medical record that vivified... More »
November 2nd, 2016
Nonprofits are a cornerstone of American democracy. They reflect the political diversity of the American people. That diversity is well illustrated by two institutions currently in the news: the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation and the Donald J. Trump Foundation. More »
November 1st, 2016
Source: Animal therapy
Nowhere have concerns about foundations’ policy influence been greater in recent years than in the area of education. While critics of “education reform” like Diane Ravitch have for years warned of the outsized influence of what she terms the “billionaire boys club,” the critiques have now spread.... More »
October 27th, 2016
Source: The Boston Globe
The charitable-giving arm of Fidelity Investments raised more money than any other nonprofit in the country last year, outpacing United Way Worldwide, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual rankings published Thursday. Boston-based Fidelity Charitable ascended to the No. 1 slot for the... More »
October 19th, 2016
Source: Immigrant rights & services
The world’s wealthiest philanthropic donors are suffering their own so-far incurable problem: They’re allergic to making big bets, gifts of over $10 million to social change issues. More »

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