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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.
April 14th, 2015
Source: Philanthropy News Digest
U.S. foundation funding in support of programs and organizations working to improve the life outcomes of African-American males totaled $64.6 million in 2012, up from $40.4 million in 2011, a report from Foundation Center and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA) finds. More »
April 13th, 2015
For foundation leaders to most effectively support grantees, more needs to be understood about the extent to which nonprofits are assessing performance, how they are approaching this work, and what they are looking for from their funders to support it. More »
April 9th, 2015
Source: The Boston Globe
There may be no accounting for taste, but that won’t stop Mayor Martin J. Walsh from trying. More »
April 6th, 2015
Source: AGM Member News
By all accounts Valley Gives was an overwhelming success. In total, Valley Gives Day events of 2012, 2013, and 2014 have helped 559 local nonprofits raise nearly $5.9 million from more than 24,400 generous donors, many of whom gave online for the first time. More »
March 30th, 2015
Source: The Boston Globe
Eager to sign up. Or completely appalled. More »
March 29th, 2015
A recent national survey conducted by the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute on community foundations and IRA gifts provided some key insights on the IRA Charitable Rollover: It is a middle class giving tool, The majority of IRA gifts are under $25,000, and Community... More »
March 26th, 2015
Source: The Boston Globe
The next time you’re inclined to pat yourself on the back for your company’s volunteer work — the murals painted, the community gardens planted, the vacant lots cleaned — think of Kathleen Walsh. She’s the chief operating officer at the YMCA of Metro North, which manages more than 1,000 volunteers... More »
March 17th, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
In my last piece for In Philanthrophy, I offered three recommendations for how grantmakers can overcome commonly held misconceptions about the role of money in strengthening nonprofit effectiveness. I encouraged funders to: support comprehensive capitalization planning, reward financial management... More »

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