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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 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 »
October 8th, 2015
One of the most common questions we get from philanthropic clients or philanthropists-to-be is, "What are others doing?" As a trusted advisor to many of the world's most prominent philanthropists, we are positioned to see what is happening globally. What we are finding is that this is a great age... More »
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 »


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