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March 2nd, 2020
New report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy shares data on nonprofit perspectives on hot topics in philanthropy, including DAFs, gift acceptance policies, recession concerns, and more. More »
February 21st, 2020
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
Thanks to Jeff Poulos, for organizing last week’s training for Board members and staff of Philanthropy Massachusetts.  Angela Park, who facilitated the learning session, offered concrete steps each of us can take, as individuals, organizationally and as a sector, to embed justice and equity into... More »
February 19th, 2020
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
I've just finished a half day-long, inaugural board and staff retreat with Philanthropy Massachusetts.  If my time spent with the board and staff today is reflective of the work that lies ahead, it's with great excitement that I embark on this board service journey. More »
February 18th, 2020
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
Reflections from CEO Jeff Poulos on Philanthropy Massachusetts’ Road Towards Equity More »
February 7th, 2020
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
The Western Massachusetts Funders’ Network has announced two RFPs: More »
January 28th, 2020
Source: The Boston Globe
Boston Foundation CEO Paul Grogan, who has spread millions of dollars around the city as his organization took on an increasingly activist role, announced Tuesday that he is stepping down, ending 19 years at the helm of New England’s largest community foundation. More »
January 23rd, 2020
Source: The Philanthropic Initiative
Through some of our recent work with community foundations, we’ve identified several trends in the field that we think will continue to gain momentum in 2020, including growth in civic leadership roles, innovation in donor partnership and engagement, and leadership through systems philanthropy. More »
January 15th, 2020
Source: GMA Foundations
Stories are a core element of reflective practice — methods and techniques that help individuals and groups learn from their experiences. In the social sector, the stories of how organizations make a difference in the world offer insight and hope, yet they can get lost in the day-to-day work.... More »


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