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Start your summer reading early!  Georganna Woods, AGM's researcher and Meet-the-Donors Manager, compiled recommendations from our Members Survey of grantmakers for reading and resources informative and useful in their work.  The list also includes bibliographic information and links to where they can be purchased or found online.

Recommended Reading from AGM’s Member Survey


A Funder Collaborative Makes A Difference: A Case Study of Arts Education in Boston

Seven years ago, a nascent effort to increase access to quality arts education in Boston began. A small group of leaders from the Barr Foundation, The Boston Foundation, Hunt Alternatives, the Klarman Family Foundation, the Linde Family Foundation, and EdVestors came together with Boston Public Schools leadership based on their shared belief in the power of art to develop creative, engaged learners. Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion (BPS-AE) was born, a public-private partnership that today has helped 17,000 more students receive arts education during the school year.

Supporting Orlando - Ways to help

On April 15, 2013, Boston - and the world - was rocked by an act of terrorism that seemed unfathomable. The Boston Marathon bombing changed our city forever. In the immediate aftermath, colleagues in the philanthropic sector looked for ways to support those directly affected by this horrific act, and three days later Associated Grant Makers hosted a webinar to share information about The One Fund Boston established Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas Menino to support the victims and families.

National Philanthropic Trust Comments on “Giving USA 2016: Annual Report on Philanthropy for 2015”

National Philanthropic Trust (NPT), the nation’s largest independent, national donor-advised fund administrator, has identified record-setting philanthropic trends in the just-released “Giving USA 2016: Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2015.” “The four percent increase in giving...

Nonprofits likely to reap rewards when donors see impact from gifts

Reports that the Ice Bucket Challenge helped fund the discovery of a gene that could lead to a treatment for ALS serve as a reminder that when it comes to charitable giving, a little progress can go a long way.

Millions of people who allowed buckets of icy water to be dumped on their heads two summers ago no doubt felt satisfied this week when they learned that the $100 million-plus raised from the challenge actually made a difference in the Lou Gehrig's disease struggle.


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