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SheGives Awards $258K to Eight Greater Boston Nonprofits

AGM Member, SheGives, a giving circle launched a year ago to support designated nonprofits in Greater Boston, announced that it has awarded $258,600, primarily for general operating support, to eight organizations that focus on a wide range of areas – from food rescue and combatting sex trafficking of girls to art therapy and getting high risk youth into and through college.

Do Blogging Nonprofit Executives Have Free Speech Rights? Hmmm…

Just because you lead a major human service agency with many millions in local government contracts, that doesn’t mean that you are not allowed to have unconventional beliefs. But in this day and age, if you end up “journaling” such beliefs on a blog, you must be prepared to be challenged about them. Even in “free to be you and me” San Francisco, as Bob Bennett, head of the Felton Institute, has found out first-hand.

Tufts Health Plan Foundation Awards More Than $880,000 to 22 Nonprofit Organizations

The Tufts Health Plan Foundation announced today more than $880,000 in new funding to 22 Massachusetts and Rhode Island-based organizations as part of its second cycle of funding for 2014. More than 25 percent of grants this cycle are for programs which have not been funded previously by the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. These include intergenerational programs in Somerville and Worcester, evidence-based Tai Chi and Fall Prevention programs in Boston and Johnston, RI, and a new driving assessment program for older adults through Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod.

Wealthy Donating Smaller Share of Income to Charity, Study Finds

In the wake of the Great Recession, the wealthiest Americans are giving less of their income to charity, while poor and middle-income households are giving more, a study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy finds.Based on an analysis of IRS data on the 30 percent of taxpayers who itemize their deductions — a group that accounts for 80 percent of all individual donations — the study found that households earning at least $200,000 a year donat

Foundation Center Releases Innovative Data Visualization Platform

Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide, has launched Foundation Maps, a data visualization platform that helps funders and nonprofits access the knowledge they need to make strategic decisions and achieve greater impact. Foundation Maps gives users the ability to generate maps and charts revealing connections between funders, their grants, and their partners around the corner and around the world.

Dave Welbourn, CEO/President of ECCF, to Retire in December 2014

For over four decades, ECCF CEO/President Dave Welbourn has focused his career on developing resources for the growth of nonprofit institutions. During his six-year tenure at ECCF, his vision for enhancing the quality of life across Essex County has turned the Community Foundation into a flagship resource for philanthropists and nonprofits across Massachusetts.  Welbourn will retire December 1, 2014.  ECCF’s Board of Trustees is expected to announce his successor by November.

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