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Four Takeaways from The Learning Conference 2015

More and more funders are focusing time and money on trying to understand what’s working and how we can improve. GEO’s 2014 national survey of staffed foundations revealed that three-quarters (76%) of grantmakers now evaluate their work, and our colleagues at the Evaluation Roundtable and Center for Effective Philanthropy have also documented increasing interest and investment in evaluation.

Independent Sector Thanks Diana Aviv, Wishes Her Well

Independent Sector thanked Diana Aviv today for 12 years of hard and invaluable work following her decision to step down as the organization’s CEO effective October 1, 2015. The organization’s leadership thanked Aviv for her many contributions and for helping Independent Sector achieve a position of strength and for making a lasting difference to the communities and causes it serves.

Leadership New England: Essential Shifts for a Thriving Nonprofit Sector

ver the last several years, the literature about the nonprofit sector has been filled with alarming predictions about key trends that would negatively affect the sector’s effectiveness and resiliency in the years to come. Then, the Great Recession hit and many of these predictions—the imminent departure of baby boomers, nonprofits closing or merging, and the sector crumbling—did not pan out.

AGM Hits It Out of the Ballpark

Last month I visited Fenway Park for the first time, not for baseball but to visit my teammates at AGM for their annual meeting. First up was Executive Director Jeff Poulos who celebrated not just the growth and breadth of AGM’s members and the impact of their work but also their connection to the growth and strength of the regional association network across the country.


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