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Share news about your grant making initiatives! AGM Grant Making Members are working on a variety of diverse causes including education, environment, healthcare and immigration (to name just a few). We want to promote your efforts and best practices. Help us spread your good works, event announcements and news items by emailing Gail Pinkham.
December 29th, 2014
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
Advances in technology have changed many aspects of everyday life, and these changes include how we view giving. With adaptations in lifestyle, nonprofits must work doubly hard to ensure that fundraising goals are met for continued service offerings. As other financial transactions are increasingly... More »
December 22nd, 2014
Source: Independent Sector
The IRA Charitable Rollover provision allows individuals who have reached age 70½ to donate up to $100,000 to charitable organizations directly from their Individual Retirement Account (IRA), without treating the distribution as taxable income. The provision is part of a package of 55 temporary tax... More »
December 19th, 2014
Source: Member News
Boston’s Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), together with The Hyams Foundation, The Boston Foundation, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, has launched the $5 million Accelerator Fund to jump start equitable transitoriented housing development in Boston and throughout the state.The... More »
December 16th, 2014
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
When it comes to creating social change, strategic communications brings great value. The Communications Network, a nonprofit that supports foundations and nonprofits in finding ways to communicate more effectively, puts it this way: “Communication matters. Organizations that do it well are... More »
December 15th, 2014
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
Within a day of the Boston Marathon bombing on April 15, 2013, state and city leaders had established the One Fund to centralize giving for the victims.  Since then, it has raised and distributed nearly $80 million to people killed and hurt by the blasts. “Now, after over a year and a half of... More »
December 12th, 2014
Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
After the White House threatened to veto an $11-billion bill that would make permanent three tax breaks for charitable donations, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected the measure 275-149.  The bill would have provided tax incentives, which expired at the end of 2013, for donations of food,... More »
December 12th, 2014
Source: The Boston Globe
The Latino Legacy Fund made its first round of grants Wednesday, directing $100,000 to five local Latino-focused programs. Created in 2012, the Fund is the only charitable fund in Greater Boston focused solely on supporting Latino-led or Latino-focused nonprofits. The fund was seeded with... More »
December 11th, 2014
Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
A vote is expected Thursday, December 11, 2015, on a federal bill, which would permanently allow tax deductions on donations to food backs, land set-asides for conservation, and donations to charity from IRA retirement accounts. More »


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