In 2001, we approached The Daily Record about increasing coverage of the nonprofit sector. Eleven years and 260 columns later, I find myself writing the final column. My tenure as the president of the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers (ABAG) comes to an end, and with it, the completion of my telling the great stories of philanthropy and stories about the role nonprofit organizations play in our community and our world. On Monday, I enthusiastically welcomed Celeste Amato to ABAG as its new president.Read More »
Fall of 2010, when we first announced Baltimore as one of five sites selected to remake America's great urban places and reconnect residents to economic opportunity, I declared that there was no more important work that we could undertake.
Tagged with: Annie E. Casey Foundation Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers Betsy Nelson charitable giving charity East Baltimore Community School EBDI foundation Maryland Institute College of Art tax creditsRead More »
During her inaugural address in December 2011, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake proposed an ambitious goal to grow the city by 10,000 households over 10 years.Read More »
The 2012-2013 school year will bring with it the new environmental literacy requirements passed by the legislature in June 2011. This new graduation requirement ensures that all public school students experience environmental education as part of the curriculum.Read More »
I am proud to report that the National Civic League has named Baltimore an All-America City to recognize the Baltimore Campaign for Grade-Level Reading as an outstanding example of community problem solving, civic engagement and collaboration among the public, corporate and nonprofit sectors.Read More »
Grantmakers commonly invest time developing and strengthening relationships with their grantees and community-based partners in their fields of interest. They value that collaboration and two-way communication as they learn what is working and expand services to meet increasing demands. Often ...Read More »
We have long said that philanthropy has more to contribute to improving community conditions than just dollars. And at the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers’ Annual Meeting, Leslie Crutchfield, senior advisor at the nonprofit consulting group FSG and author of ...Read More »