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Tag Archives: Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers

Betsy Nelson: Capping deductions would hurt donations

There is definite irony to the recurring proposals to decrease incentives for charitable giving. Today, nonprofit organizations need private support more than ever as they operate under increasing demands for services resulting from a stagnant economy and government budget cuts. ...

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Betsy Nelson: Nonprofit groups should embrace evaluation

All donors want to know that their investment is making a difference. And we certainly should be channeling more of our scarce charitable resources into what we know gets better results. Several high-profile federal initiatives, such as the Social Innovation ...

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Betsy Nelson: Making connections in Israel

In May, I had the great privilege of participating in the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation’s weeklong Israel Mission. What a life-enhancing experience it was! For many years the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has led prominent Marylanders on an ...

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Charitable Giving: Mental health docket makes a difference

Baltimore Circuit Court Judge Gale Rasin was frustrated. Too many defendants had unaddressed mental health problems. Judge Rasin believed that creating a mental health case management docket in circuit court could have a transformative effect on certain defendants. But there ...

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Times tough for Maryland’s nonprofits, but industry has persevered

The past few years have not been overly kind to Maryland’s nonprofit industry, which has had to deal with declines in giving, drops in government funding and market erosion of assets. The health of the nonprofit industry is vital for ...

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On the Move, 5/12: Antonakos hired as director of philanthropy at Charlestown

Jim Antonakos has been hired as director of philanthropy by the Charlestown retirement community, of Catonsville. He will be responsible for all philanthropic efforts, including continuing development of the Benevolent Care Fund and Student Scholars’ Fund. Antonakos previously was health ...

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