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 up in relation to an evolving set of standards developed by members of the D5 coalition, a group of 26 foundations, nonprofit associations, and donor organizations.
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 this month — before officials condemned the only bridge leading to the refuge on Boston Harbor.
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 continue to not be for the rest of the summer). So I literally spent the summer bedridden, often alone with my thoughts. It gave cabin fever a whole new meaning.
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 tool, that’s not what makes this unusual. The fact that Gradian is a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) wholly owned by a private foundation is.
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 practices, innovations, and tools to help nonprofit leaders and their organizations succeed
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.
Associated Grant Makers mourns the passing of R. Bruce Taylor, husband of fomer AGM President Janet C. Taylor. Janet was one of the original staff members at AGM and served 9 years as President. AGM named its former library in honor of Ms. Taylor, and after the closing of the library in 2013, AGM renamed its print collection the Janet C. Taylor Print Collection. Mr. Taylor died unexpectedly at home on November 6, 2014. We extend our deepest sympathy to Janet and Mr. Taylor's entire family and friends.