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Nonprofit or For-Profit Universities: Education over Profit

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.

Announcing the 2015 Barr Fellows

Following my arrival in May, one of the very first activities I instigated was to gather with small groups of alumni of the Barr Fellowship, to share meals together in neighborhoods throughout Boston. Through these wide-ranging and engaging conversations, I came to learn what an extraordinary group of leaders Barr had identified and supported, and what a powerful experience the Barr Fellowship had provided to them. I also understood the sense of community the Fellowship had created for these dedicated and effective leaders. And that’s what excites me about our announcement today.

AGM Announces Nonprofit Learning Institute 2014 Participants

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.

More Cities Are Making It Illegal To Hand Out Food To The Homeless

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.

America's Youngest Outcasts

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.

Harnessing the Power of Social Media

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

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