Join us for a conversation about why the census matters and the role that philanthropy can play in ensuring a fair and accurate count. Data from the census drives key decisions made by government, business, nonprofits and philanthropy. Unfortunately, the Census has historically missed disproportionate numbers of people of color, immigrants, young children and low-income and rural households. For example, it is estimated that the “undercounted” included about a million children in the 2010 Census.
The Boston Foundation, Boston College, and Ropes & Gray LLP are pleased to announce that the second daylong Leading By Example conference on the latest developments and best practices in charitable giving will be held at the Campus Center at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, on October 20, 2016. The conference will provide a forum for professional advisors, family office leaders, non-profit professionals, and donors to share their experiences, review recent developments, discuss best practices, learn from other experts, and express their passion for philanthropy.
This fall, Funders Together will bring together funders from across New England to network, learn, and discuss family homelessness and the important role that economic security plays in our efforts to prevent and end homelessness in our communities. This is an exclusive opportunity for funders to connect with one another and share their lessons, challenges, and successes with peers from the region.
On Friday, September 23, 2016 the Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island; the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture, and Tourism; the Rhode Island Foundation; and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts are pleased to sponsor a panel on creative placemaking moderated by Jamie Bennett, Executive Director of ArtPlace America.
At effective foundations, the how of grantmaking is everyone’s business.
When grantmakers think about their funding strategy, we often focus on where we will give, to what, and to whom. We think about the results we want our funding to spark or enable. But strategy is supported (or not) by operations: the way in which grantmaking programs are structured and how grants are introduced, applied for, screened, decided, made, monitored, reported upon, assessed, and learned from. These funder practices are what we call “the how.”