Upcoming Events

Oct 19th
Audience:
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
Audience:
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
Audience:
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor
We the People

Funders in Massachusetts are invited to join an exploratory conversation to address long term civic engagement and the possible formation of a funders network.

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Oct 28th
Audience:
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

Join us for our fall Grantmakers of Color Lunch! Building off our Spring gathering, this lunch will provide Network Members an opportunity to further get to know each other, both as individuals and as professionals in the field. In previous Network gatherings, we heard a desire to strengthen...

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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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