Upcoming Events

May 24th
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
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Nonprofit organizations often seek grant support but fall short in receiving the award. Learn how to present your case for support no matter the type or size of grant you are requesting. This session will sharpen your grant seeking skills by making your proposal more competitive. From an...

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May 25th
All, Consultant, Grantmaker, Grantseeker, Nonprofit, Philanthropic Advisor

Better pay and benefits are major pieces in the larger puzzle of increasing class and racial diversity in the nonprofit sector and reducing wage gaps in the US. This session will cover foundation practices, such as low overhead limits, that contribute to poor quality nonprofit jobs. It will also...

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Jun 2nd
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

Building off of gatherings over the last year, join your corporate philanthropy peers to exchange ideas and experiences that can inform organizational (including grantmaking) practices. In both small and large group formats you’ll have the opportunity to connect with each other and share learnings...

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Jun 7th
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

Racially-motivated killings in Buffalo, Dallas, and Southern California in one weekend. Mass atrocities and genocidal rhetoric in Europe, Africa and Asia. In the wake of rising domestic extremism, hate fueled attacks, and global attention to the atrocities in Ukraine, Tigray and China, how should...

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In Philanthropy

May 11th, 2022
Several months ago, I informed the Trustees of my plans to step down later this year from my role as President and CEO of the Community Foundation.  More »
April 26th, 2022
Source: Boston Indicators
Among the most interesting findings from the 2020 Census is that Some Other Race has become the second-largest racial group in Massachusetts. The same is true nationally. Much of this change reflects growth among people of Latino ethnicity, who often select (or are assigned) Some Other Race. This... More »
April 12th, 2022
Source: Center for Effective Philanthropy
While the general public’s trust in nonprofits has declined, as I discussed in my  More »
March 24th, 2022
Source: Center for Effective Philanthropy
First, if you are reading this, I’d like to commend you on your commitment to this work, our world, and our relatives with whom we have shared the most challenging and unnatural experience of a generation.  More »

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