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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.
October 11th, 2016
Source: Philanthropy News Digest
Expanding opportunities and eliminating barriers to health and success for young men of color is critical to fully realizing a national "culture of health," a series of issue briefs (executive summary, 5 pages, PDF) from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds. More »
September 29th, 2016
Source: Aging
A little lighthearted and very New England-centric approach to shining the spotlight on charities. Ben, Matt and Tom promote a new Omaze campaign offering one person and a guest the chance to win a night out in Boston with the three celebrities. The funds raised will support the stars’ individual... More »
September 15th, 2016
Source: Animal therapy
At effective foundations, the how of grantmaking is everyone’s business. When grantmakers think about their funding strategy, we often focus on where we will give, to what, and to whom. We think about the results we want our funding to spark or enable. But strategy is supported (or not) by... More »
September 8th, 2016
Source: STEM education
Many banks and credit unions say they support their community simply because they throw money at local charities. But fusing cause marketing with your financial institution's strategic plan can you help you accomplish important brand and business objectives. More »
September 8th, 2016
Source: Literature and writing
The recent Boston Fed community development issue brief “A $15 Minimum Wage in New England: Who would be affected?” by Policy Analyst Anmol Chaddha presents perspectives on the minimum wage in New England.  More »
August 30th, 2016
Source: Inside Philanthropy
We’ve written before about how one of the biggest hurdles for scaling the charter school movement is building or expanding the actual school facilities. More »
August 23rd, 2016
Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Foundations’ investment portfolios stagnated — and in some cases shrank — in 2015, according to a new study. It was the second consecutive year that returns slowed, and many grant makers expect more of the same. "It is going to be a tough... More »
August 23rd, 2016
Source: The Center for Effective Philanthorpy
A few weeks ago I shared some reflections on the recent annual conference put on by the organization that I lead, the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. More »

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