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August 19th, 2021
Source: Center for Effective Philanthropy
The American tradition of philanthropic giving should not be taken for granted, in part because it may well be in real jeopardy. “What’s the problem?,” you might ask. More »
August 10th, 2021
Source: Boston Indicators
With the Delta variant leading to a rise in COVID cases, and with education leaders making final preparations for what will hopefully be a full year of in-person schooling, the next few weeks will be critical for ramping up state vaccination efforts. More »
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 »
July 1st, 2021
Source: The Philanthropic Initiative
Deciding to deepen your learning on a new subject can feel daunting and overwhelming. Where do you start? How do you ensure you’re learning from the right sources? How can you hold yourself accountable for continuing to learn? More »
June 21st, 2021
Source: WBUR
In 2019, the philanthropist MacKenzie Scott pledged to give away the majority of her multi-billion dollar fortune. On Wednesday, June 15, several Boston-area organizations reaped the benefit of that pledge. More »

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