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 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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Aug 26th
Audience:
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

On Thursday, August 26th from 3:45pm - 5:00pm 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 registration...

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Sep 10th
Audience:
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

Philanthropy 101 is a six-module cohort series that helps staff new to philanthropy gain a better understanding of the sector. This virtual, interactive course provides a historical overview of philanthropy, reviews a foundation's leadership and governance, offers an overview of grantmaking,...

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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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