Upcoming Events

Aug 4th
Audience:
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

This session will center around students’ mental and behavioral health and wellness in schools (grades PK-12). With representatives from the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), we will discuss priority focus areas and examples of current initiatives in this realm, including...

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Aug 6th
Audience:
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
calendar "pinned" with multiple events

Join us over coffee hour to learn about the kinds of fundraising events that have been working and what virtual, in person, and hybrid events are on schedule for this fall season. After sharing success stories about recent events, Allison Picott, Development Director of The Lenny Zakim Fund, will...

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Aug 19th
Audience:
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
"Grants" tab in filing cabinet drawer

With more than 30,000 nonprofits in Massachusetts, competition for funding is high. How does one get a leg up? This introductory program is ideal for fundraisers who are new to the grants process or who would like to brush up their skills. Topics covered will include determining if your...

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Aug 24th
Audience:
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and necessary public health closures of public spaces, the Massachusetts creative community engaged in significant unified arts advocacy for the federal, state and local policy needs. Arts workers and cultural leaders channeled their energy and passion into...

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In Philanthropy

July 29th, 2021
Source: The Boston Globe
Massachusetts House lawmakers voted on Wednesday to stall the implementation of a state charitable tax deduction, overriding a gubernatorial veto and once again delaying a tax break voters overwhelmingly approved more than 20 years ago. More »
July 20th, 2021
Source: Exponent Philanthropy
I heard this recently from our first advocacy grant partner, Health Care For All Massachusetts (HCFA). It highlights how a risk the Rx Foundation took in 2019 has had impact on the ground in communities across the U.S. More »
July 19th, 2021
Source: Massnonprofit News
While philanthropic giving practices generally don’t shift in a single year, the events of 2020 had at least a short-term impact on the way donors are thinking about and approaching giving, with many placing greater emphasis on key social challenges and reliance on digital tools, according to a... More »
July 7th, 2021
Source: National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
For many nonprofit leaders, relationships with foundation heads, wealthy donors and other philanthropic leaders can be difficult and complicated to manage. Below are 4 lessons that I have gleaned from my unlikely partnership over the years with Larry Kramer of the Hewlett Foundation that might be More »

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