Upcoming Events

Oct 19th
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

Over the last year, you shared input about priority learning topics and interesting discussion prompts for peer-to-peer learning. Based on this feedback, on Oct.19th we will focus on the following questions, both in small groups and plenary. Part of this meeting will also be dedicated to learning...

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Oct 20th
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
cork board with sticky note reading "it's all about relationships"

Do you want to increase your confidence in building donor relationships? Join highly rated and dynamic trainer, Jenn Hayslett, for this lively two-hour workshop and practice with some tools to more fully engage your donors in the life of your organization. You will learn to build relationships...

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Oct 20th
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

In August of this year, Afghanistan fell to the Taliban, prompting hundreds of thousands of Afghans to become displaced. It is expected that around 1,000 of these displaced people will be relocated to Massachusetts, likely to Lowell, Springfield, and Worcester. Join fellow funders as we discuss...

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Oct 26th
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
two word bubbles: "the big ask" and "the big give"

Major, annual, and planned giving is where donor cultivation pays off. This session will help you prepare for individual gift discussion meetings for your annual fund or campaign. Role playing various prospect scenarios, you will get a chance to feel what is it like when you are “in the room” with...

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In Philanthropy

October 19th, 2021
Source: Inside Philanthropy
If I told you that charitable giving from middle- and lower-income Americans was down right now, you’d probably say something like, yeah, no kidding. There’s a pandemic going on, one that has wreaked massive disruption on Main Street and thrown millions out of work. More »
October 13th, 2021
Source: Grantmakers in Health
Achieving health equity begins with an ability to identify health disparities and their causes. To do that, we must have complete and accurate data on race, ethnicity, and other drivers of health. More »
September 23rd, 2021
Source: Philanthropic Initiative for Racial Equity
Philanthropic Intiative for Racial Equity's new report, Mismatched: Philanthropy’s Response to the Call for Racial Justice, identifies $3.4 billion in actual funding for racial equity work in 2020 - that is less than 2% of some prior estimates based on broad spending commitments announced in press... More »
September 8th, 2021
Source: Massnonprofit News
Philanthropic giving to racial and social justice causes increased across all demographic groups last year, with the growing impact of crowdfunding and mutual aid demonstrating how donors of color are leading shifts in individual giving patterns, new research has found. More »

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