Upcoming Events

Sep 30th
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

Join fellow funders based in, and/or funding in, Western MA to learn about the Racial Equity Plan of the Mass Cultural Council (MCC). MCC Executive Director, Michael Bobbitt, participates in the Western MA Funders’ Network and at this meeting will present MCC’s draft Racial Equity Plan. The Plan...

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Oct 1st
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
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At this session, a follow-up to the July Fundraising Friday about The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and How It Could Impact Your Organization, Danielle Fleury, Vice President for Government Affairs for the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, will provide an ARPA update and further actionable steps...

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Oct 4th
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

This special meeting of the Behavioral Health Funders' Network session will highlight William James College Behavioral Health Service Corps (BHSC) and its interest in raising $150,000 from private sources to implement the second year of the program. Attendance to this briefing reflects an...

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Oct 6th
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

On Wednesday, October 6th from 12:30pm - 1:45pm the Network of Non-family Member Family Foundation CEOs will meet. To participate you must hold the role of CEO, ED, or similar, at a Family Foundation and not be a family member. We ask that only those that fit the criteria register. The...

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In Philanthropy

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 »
August 19th, 2021
Source: Center for Effective Philanthropy
The American tradition of philanthropic giving should not be taken for granted, in part because it may well be in real jeopardy. “What’s the problem?,” you might ask. More »
August 10th, 2021
Source: Boston Indicators
With the Delta variant leading to a rise in COVID cases, and with education leaders making final preparations for what will hopefully be a full year of in-person schooling, the next few weeks will be critical for ramping up state vaccination efforts. More »

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