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May 21st, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
“What would it take to end homelessness in Boston?” “What would it take to reduce childhood obesity by 50% in Germantown, MA?” “What would it take for students to eliminate Styrofoam from Boston Public Schools?” These are the types of challenging questions that emerged recently at an AGM workshop... More »
May 19th, 2015
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
Take heed of your tear ducts; this story could restore (or reinforce) your faith in humanity. Clarence Blackmon, 81, of Fayetteville, North Carolina had just spent several months hospitalized undergoing treatment for cancer when he came home to an empty fridge. Weighing only 115 pounds, Blackmon... More »
May 18th, 2015
Source: The Boston Globe
For Jeanne DuBois, the end came after 20 years. For Ray Considine, it will be more than 25. Al Bashevkin, almost 30. And Jerry McCarthy will retire from his organization’s top job after nearly four decades. All of them are longtime leaders of local nonprofits, members of a generation who came of... More »
May 18th, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
When I recently attended the 25th anniversary celebration & symposium for The Philanthropic Initiative (TPI), I felt like a 25-year old in the room surrounded by the depth and breadth of experience that the average 25-year old typically lacks. More »
May 14th, 2015
Source: The Huffington Post
Before I came to Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, I spent more than five years at BoardSource, a national organization focused on improving nonprofit governance. I have to admit, at the time I fancied myself a bit of a governance expert. After all, I had written and edited publications on... More »
May 13th, 2015
Source: Barr Foundation
A look back at my first year at the Barr Foundation. This week marks a year since my arrival as Barr’s president. Since last May, I have sought to use this space to provide regular updates and will continue to do so. Yet, this one-year mark also offers an appropriate time to reflect upon the... More »
May 12th, 2015
Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
As fires burned in Baltimore last week and thousands of the city’s residents expressed anger at police treatment of blacks, foundation executives meeting in San Francisco renewed their commitment to fighting racial inequality. The unrest in Baltimore and last year’s standoff between police and... More »
May 4th, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
As funders, we have carefully considered the target populations we wish to impact: we target one or more groups of people whose lives we seek to improve and we have identified desirable ‘outcomes’ for these groups. Our understanding of these target populations has great influence on how we conduct... More »


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