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October 6th, 2015
Jeremy Beer is the author of The Philanthropic Revolution: An Alternative History of American Charity and president of the American Ideas Institute. More »
October 2nd, 2015
Source: The Boston Globe
Carolyn Lynch, diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, died October 1 of complications from the illness. Lynch served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Lynch Foundation for the last 27 years. More »
September 28th, 2015
Source: AGM Member News
The Barr Foundation in Boston has announced sixteen grants totaling $6.5 million in support of local and international initiatives. More »
September 22nd, 2015
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
Individuals expect that the companies for which they work will also step up, and companies are responding in kind, redirecting funds and expanding their budgets to include organizations providing emergency relief and humanitarian assistance. As reported Friday by CNBC, Google has so far raised more... More »
September 17th, 2015
Source: The Boston Globe
The board of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, the state agency charged with implementing a 10-year initiative to support the biomedical sector, Wednesday voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Travis McCready as the center’s new chief executive. McCready, vice president for programs... More »
September 15th, 2015
Philanthropic values cannot be passed on to rising generations all at once, in one big "data dump" toward the end of a donor's life. Rather, philanthropy is an evolving opportunity for learning that is best pursued over a lifetime. Right from the start, young children can be involved with simple... More »
September 8th, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
Grantmakers are Free to be Bold    Recently we witnessed a grant application from a small charter elementary school in an economically struggling port city spark a private foundation board’s enthusiasm in an unusual way. What happened next affirmed our belief that the time funders spend working on... More »
August 31st, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
If you’re like the rest of us, you sit at your desk hoping for the IT department to email you an update that you’re getting a new computer or printer or updated software. Every time your computer acts up or the printer jams you wish you had the budget to run out and purchase new equipment. We all... More »

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