Upcoming Events

May 24th
Audience:
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
young man at computer smiling because he seems to have accomplished something

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
Audience:
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 9th
Audience:
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
a man and a woman sitting at a table with him presenting a building model to her

Asking without Anxiety – Level 2 is designed to support you in gaining confidence, being more prepared, and feeling less anxious in donor conversations. You will learn how to build relationships with donors in meaningful ways by developing your authentic curiosity and “fundraising listening skills...

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Jun 16th
Audience:
All, Consultant, Grantmaker, Grantseeker, Nonprofit, Philanthropic Advisor
hand drawing a new organizational chart

Two years of a global pandemic has dramatically altered our personal and organizational lives. Many of us in the social sector have been pushed beyond the point of burnout and suffered from multifarious traumas. With no concrete end to Covid-19 in sight, we must find a way forward while still...

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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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