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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.
January 14th, 2016
Don’t let anyone tell you differently: making meaningful progress on our toughest societal challenges is extremely difficult. There is no magic formula. And a big ego doesn’t help.  More »
January 8th, 2016
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) backed down from a controversial rule that would have pressured nonprofits to collect the Social Security numbers of their donors. The backlash persuaded the IRS to withdraw the proposed rule after it received nearly 38,000 comments, including a letter signed by... More »
December 22nd, 2015
Source: Independent Sector
The United States Congress has finally made permanent three tax incentives for charitable giving! These incentives strengthen the charitable community’s ability to improve American lives and our communities, and ends the sector’s nearly 10-year long struggle to make these incentives a permanent... More »
December 22nd, 2015
Source: AGM Member News
The Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced investments of more than $1.5 million to move communities toward achieving age-friendly policies and practices that are relevant, focus on the most vulnerable, and include older adults in the process.  The investments represent collaborative work among... More »
December 22nd, 2015
Source: AGM Member News
The Barr Foundation in Boston has announced year-end grants totaling $16.7 million and an increase in its grants budget for 2016. More »
December 7th, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
If you have worked with me since I entered philanthropy, you have likely heard me advocate for funders to support work happening at the intersections of sectors (e.g., where “topical areas of focus” meet, public/private partnerships, nonprofit/for-profit collaborations, etc.). More »
November 25th, 2015
Source: Forbes
The cover story, The First Woman of Women (p.96), profiles Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the wealthiest, most charitable and far-reaching private foundation in history. It has a $41.3 billion endowment and distributed $3.32 billion in total grants in 2013. But... More »
November 24th, 2015
What can I do to help? It’s a familiar refrain, sometimes expressed to a neighbor going through a difficult time, or to a colleague at work, or in the face of a natural disaster. It’s a question we hear all the time when advising clients on their philanthropy. Whether the topic is hunger or climate... More »


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