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January 15th, 2015
Source: Philanthropy MA Blog
At a recent Associated Grant Makers event, Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship presented highlights from their sixth biennial survey about the attitudes and commitments of business executives toward corporate citizenship. The survey revealed a lot of critical information about the... More »
January 15th, 2015
Source: The Boston Globe
It’s conventional wisdom in the world of charitable giving: Good nonprofits spend as little as possible on overhead. Donor dollars, the thinking goes, are best spent on a nonprofit’s charitable mission, not on administration and fund-raising  To Dan Pallotta, that’s ludicrous. More »
January 13th, 2015
Source: The Conversation
We are used to the idea that workers respond to financial incentives, whether it’s a bonus or wage increase, but it might be that bosses can boost workers' performance by appealing to their altruism, not just their pockets. As economies recover from the financial crisis, businesses have remained... More »
January 13th, 2015
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
In Senator Tom Harkin’s final speech on the Senate floor, delivered last month to a national audience witnessing the retirement of a public figure of cross-partisan admiration, the most poignant words concerned persons with disabilities. It wasn’t surprising, as Harkin was the author of the... More »
January 8th, 2015
Source: Stanford Social Innovation Review
When most people speak of place-based efforts to alleviate poverty, their definition is the same one used for the last half century—ever since the Ford Foundation undertook its 1964 Gray Areas Project and the federal government launched its corresponding Community Action Program. They envision a... More »
January 8th, 2015
Source: The Nonprofit Quarterly
The precipitous closure of a bridge in Boston this past fall closed off access to one of the city’s largest shelters and substance-abuse treatment sites right as winter loomed. More »
January 8th, 2015
Source: The Huffington Post
Initially, Henry Hargreaves and Caitlin Levin were interested in investigating how history’s most notorious dictators ate and used food deprivation as a weapon to punish insubordinates. But soon after starting the project, the photographers realized hunger -- and the vast pain it causes -- is still... More »
January 7th, 2015
Source: Boston Business Journal
The Cummings Foundation has made grants totaling $10 million to eight nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts as part of a new grants program the foundation has launched. More »


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