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November 4th, 2014
Source: The New York Times
THE ATLANTIC PHILANTHROPIES is down to its last billion dollars. The once ultrasecretive foundation funded by Chuck Feeney, who made his fortune as a founder of the Duty Free Shoppers Group, is making good on its promise to give away all of its money in the next two years. More »
October 30th, 2014
Source: AGM Blog
I joined hundreds of leaders from the nonprofit sector at the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network 2014 annual conference on October 29. The capacity crowd participated in interactive idea labs and leading-edge workshops led by bright, instructive leaders in the sector who presented sessions on emerging... More »
October 30th, 2014
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
Gradian Health Systems provides access to a unique anesthesia machine that requires no power source or compressed oxygen to function. That makes the Universal Anesthesia Machine (UAM), as it is called, perfect for many poor and underserved countries around the world. Although clearly a wonderful... More »
October 27th, 2014
Source: Huffington Post
It has been a while since I have blogged on here. As some of you may know, on May 29th (a date I will never forget), I was hit by a car that broke both of my legs. After a three week hospitalization, I learned that I did not "qualify" for a rehab program because I was not "weight baring" (and would... More »
October 21st, 2014
Source: Philanthropy News Digest
While nearly two-thirds of corporations increased their giving between 2010 and 2013, the rate of growth in corporate giving is slowing, a report from CECP finds. More »
October 21st, 2014
Source: The Boston Globe
Trailing the flashing lights of a police escort, the city bus completed its journey in front of a bleak building in the South End, where more officers and guards were waiting. Out filed some of the 700 former residents of Long Island, where the city’s largest homeless shelter operated until earlier... More »
October 17th, 2014
Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Using a tool on GuideStar’s website nonprofits can compile demographic data on their board members, employees, and volunteers, including their gender, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity, and any disability they might have. Once the information has been recorded, groups can see how they measure... More »
October 14th, 2014
Source: The Boston Globe
Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s administration is preparing the canvas for an 18-month citywide “cultural planning process” to put the arts at the heart of the city’s future for at least the next decade, for artists, residents, and visitors alike. Under incoming Boston chief of arts and culture Julie... More »

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