Foundations and other nonprofits that want to invest in Community Development Corporations in Massachusetts have until the end of the year to do so and, under a new program, claim a state tax credit equal to half of their donation.
Given the immense diversity of foundations, it is a challenge to talk about any aspect of foundation behavior that goes beyond the minimum required in law and public policy to reach prescriptions for the behavior of foundations across the board.
While the critiques of for-profit colleges have been scathing and constant (such as this article by freelancer Barry Yeoman that slams for-profit colleges for “Potemkin” degrees, fabricated prospects of employment, and leading students into “a lifetime of debt”), no one should be carried away that attaching “nonprofit” to higher education makes colleges and universities all hunky dory.
In partnership with Bank of America Charitable Foundation, AGM is proud to announce the twenty nonprofit organizations from throughout Massachusetts that will be participating in the Nonprofit Learning Institute. Entering its fourth year, the Nonprofit Learning Institute is comprised of a series of technical assistance and capacity building sessions around board management & development, board engagement, and major donor fundraising.
If you don't have a place to live, getting enough to eat clearly may be a struggle. And since homelessness in the U.S. isn't going away and is even rising in some cities, more charitable groups and individuals have been stepping up the past few years to share food with these vulnerable folks in their communities. But just as more people reach out to help, cities are biting back at those hands feeding the homeless.
2.5 million children in America - one in every 30 children - go to sleep without a home of their own each year. They are America's Youngest Outcasts. America's Youngest Outcasts documents the number of homeless children in every state, their well-being, their risk for child homelessness, and state level planning and policy efforts.
On Nov 20, 2014, 115 nonprofit reps gathered to hear from Paul Beaulieu, Design Studio Director of IBM Interactive Experience and a panel of leading nonprofit practitioners on tools, tips, and strategies for success with social media. Harnessing the Power of Social Media program was presented by AGM and sponsored by IBM. Here's a retelling of the program via Storify https://storify.com/agmconnect/harnessing-the-power-of-social-media
Giving with a Passion
It’s that time of year again. My inbox and Twitter feed are overflowing with holiday well wishes (the Thanksgiving card is very in vogue these days), promotions for holiday shopping (free shipping! door busters!) and of course, advance buzz about #GivingTuesday.