Devastation in Oklahoma - How to Help
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
On May 20, 2013 a two mile wide tornado has devastated the town of Moore, Oklahoma. The National Weather Service reported the scale of the tornado is at least EF4, the second most severe classification of tornado. Moore, Oklahoma has a population comparable to the city of Medford, Massachusetts. As the search and rescue mission continues, so begins the mobilization efforts on the ground, helping the victims of this natural disaster. AGM has updated its Disaster Relief Resources page offering listing of how to help the Moore, Oklahoma area.
Center for Disaster Philanthropy offers advice - Oklahoma tornado devastation: What to do now?
Highlights of AGM Teleconference: Philanthropic Response to the tragedy at the Boston Marathon
Monday, April 29, 2013
On April 18, 125 funders from Boston and across the country participated in a telconference on the philanthropic response to the bombings at the Boston Marathon hosted by AGM. Bob Ottenhoff, President and Regine Webster, Vice President of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy provided the audience with guidelines for funding strategies to support the needs of a community in times of disaster. During times of emergency, immediate needs are being taken care of. It's the intermediate and long-term needs that private philanthropy can play a key role in. One recommendation for donors is to align funding with their current population served by location or population related to the disaster.
Howard Leibowitz, Chief of Projects and Special Partnerships from the Mayor's Office, announced the creation of the OneFundBoston.org to help the people most affected by the Boston Marathon bombings. The Fund will be administered by Kenneth Feinberg, a conflict resolution attorney who has overseen the September 11 and BP Oil Spill Compenation Funds.
Kate Guedj, Vice President of The Boston Foundation, offered her support of the efforts by the offices of Governor Patrick and Mayor Menino and encouraged those interested in helping the victims of this tragedy donate to the OneBostonFund.
PowerPoint Presentation: Teleconference: Boston Philanthropic Community Response to Bombings at the Boston Marathon
AGM's Distaster Relief Resource Page
Center for Disaster Philanthropy
Office of the City of Boston
OneFundBoston.org - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino have announced the formation of The One Fund Boston, Inc. to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013. The purpose of the fund is to raise money to help those families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded during Monday’s Boston Marathon.
*As of April 26, 2013 the One Fund has raised $25 million from corporation and individuals .
AGM is working to share the information about the many funds that have been established to benefit those affected by the Marathon Bombings. Watchdog groups have issued warnings about possible fraud from charities claiming to raise money for Boston Marathon bombing victims. However, as with all charitable giving, AGM recommends due diligence before contributing to any fund.
State of the Sector: Rebuilding Trust, builds confidence in organizations
Monday, April 08, 2013
On Thursday, April 4, over 150 attendees participated in AGM’s State of the Sector at the Federal Plaza in Boston. Jeff Poulos, AGM’s Executive Director, kicked-off the program with statistics from a pop-survey registrants responded to prior to attending the event. The results yielded a pessimistic view on the economy at a national level, however, attendees were more optimistic and hopeful about our local economy and what could be accomplished in the future. These perceptions provided a platform for the event’s keynoter, Michael Durkin, CEO of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, to begin the discussion of the state of our nonprofit sector. Following the keynote, Susan Wolf Ditkoff, partner at Bridgespan, moderated a panel of thought leaders in a discussion on how the state's changing demographics are impacting the need for services across Massachusetts. The panel included: Rick Jakious, Chief Executive Officer of Massachusetts Nonprofit Network; Maicharia Weir Lytle, Executive Director of LIFT-Boston Region; and Jim Stergios, Executive Director of The Pioneer Institute. Wrapping up the program, speakers and attendees engaged in a networking salon which offered lively small discussions with colleagues.
AGM's Survey Results Presentation
Media Coverage: "Nonprofits Told They Must Be More Decisive About What to Do", massnonprofit.org
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