Upcoming Events

Mar 31st
Audience:
Consultant, Grantseeker

Associated Grant Makers is revisiting one of our most popular topics in the Meet-the-Donors series Philanthropic Advisors and Donor Advised Funds (DAFs). Join us as we welcome a great lineup of guests from a variety of fund management organizations.

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Mar 31st
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Grantmaker

Through a practice-informed, evidence-rich framework that the Massachusetts-based Full Frame Initiative calls The Five Domains of Wellbeing-- a few extraordinary and effective nonprofits and policymakers in Greater Boston, across Massachusetts and the country are helping communities.

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Apr 2nd
Audience:
Consultant, Grantseeker

Maintain growth and sustainability No nonprofit can simply live from day-to-day. You have to think about the future in order to be sustainable and grow. That is the main role of strategic planning: where are you now + where do you want to be = how are you going to get there.

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Apr 9th
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What are the critical roles and responsibilities of family foundation board chairs? What are the traps that board chairs can fall into, and how can you avoid them? How can CEOs and board chairs create a mutually respectful and positive long-term partnership? And how can your family identify and...

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Apr 9th
Audience:
Grantmaker

This second Thursday monthly webinar series is scheduled to help guide any funders interested in getting on the map. We will walk through instructions for sharing all the necessary grants data to make your regional map come to life.

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In Philanthropy

March 26th, 2015
Source: The Boston Globe
The next time you’re inclined to pat yourself on the back for your company’s volunteer work — the murals painted, the community gardens planted, the vacant lots cleaned — think of Kathleen Walsh. She’s the chief operating officer at the YMCA of Metro North, which manages more than 1,000 volunteers... More »
March 25th, 2015
Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Men cited helping children as their top cause for volunteering and donating to charity, a new study has found. The findings suggest that family dynamics might play a larger role in motivating men to give and volunteer than fundraisers, communications staff, and others working on behalf of charities... More »
March 17th, 2015
Source: AGM Blog
In my last piece for In Philanthrophy, I offered three recommendations for how grantmakers can overcome commonly held misconceptions about the role of money in strengthening nonprofit effectiveness. I encouraged funders to: support comprehensive capitalization planning, reward financial management... More »
March 12th, 2015
Source: The Center for Effective Philanthropy
The giving sector deserves credit for many things, but efficiency is not always one of them. For as long as there have been foundations investing in worthy causes, there have also been critics rightfully pointing out the duplicative, even wasteful ways with which the business of grantmaking often... More »

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