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November 12th, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
Think back to your first day of kindergarten. Many of us may recall the nervous anticipation of walking into a classroom full of strangers. A natural response, which probably diminished once you introduced yourself. With the words “Hi, my name is Magnolia. What’s yours?” you successfully navigated... More »
November 5th, 2015
In Jacksonville, Florida, Mayor Lenny Curry is hiring for a novel new position within his administration—a chief philanthropy officer for the city. The idea is not an entirely novel one; the state of Michigan created an Office of Foundation Liaison (OFL) in 2003 in what the state called a “first in... More »
November 5th, 2015
Los Angeles art adviser and collector Elaine Gans was uncertain, at first, where to donate a large painting by San Francisco Bay Area artist Tom Holland. It was “one of his most important pieces,” Ms. Gans says. If she gave it to an art museum, the painting risked being put in storage and forgotten... More »
October 28th, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
As funders we are always looking for results—we spend most of our time evaluating grants to see if they fit in the Request for Proposal framework but not enough time to assess what happened post grant award. For United Ways and maybe community foundations as well donors want to know—what is the... More »
October 26th, 2015
Source: AGM Member News
The Nellie Mae Education Foundation has announced a five-year, $200 million initiative to reshape public education so that 80 percent of high school graduates are college- and career-ready. According to the foundation, by 2018 more than 60 percent of all jobs will require some level of... More »
October 26th, 2015
Nonprofit senior managers are engaged in an elaborate game of musical chairs, with 44 percent of C-suite positions filled during the past two years taken by members of other organizations. Internal promotions have resulted in just 29 percent of new hires, half the rate of the for-profit sector. More »
October 20th, 2015
Impact investing is one of the hottest topics in the philanthropic sector. It involves investments made with the intention of generating not just a financial return, but also a social or environmental impact — the double bottom line. Until just recently, some foundation directors with an interest... More »
October 13th, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
One of the fundamentals of contemporary community development is that you have to build a community where people want to live – not just work, but live their life in a convenient, safe  and opportunity-filled way.  In 2010, the Knight Soul of the Community study investigated just why people move... More »

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