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Startups and Restarts

NPO Conversation on Wednesday, July 19 at GMA

Several times a year we invite leaders of nonprofit organizations to join us for a lunch discussion about issues, ideas, and concerns in the nonprofit and philanthropic community. The meetings are a time for us to move beyond the usual conversation between foundations and nonprofit organizations.

Each session focuses on a particular topic, and reservations are required. Guests will learn a little more about GMA and a lot about their peers’ perspectives on important issues.

Topic for conversation: Startups and restarts

Innovators in the nonprofit world bring us bold change and a good opportunity for learning. Putting new ideas into action, these leaders are creating new organizations, redefining their missions, or significantly shifting their activity.  They are envisioning and responding.

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GMA is now at 2 Liberty Square

UPDATED MAILING ADDRESS AND DIRECTIONS TO GMA

We love our new office space and hope to show it to you soon! GMA’s email addresses and phone numbers remain the same, and our new mailing address is:

2 Liberty Square, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02109

The entrance to our building is on Kilby Street (corner of Milk Street), facing the charming Liberty Square with its rotating line-up of local food trucks. The nearest T stop is State Street.

 

Measuring Outcomes for Young Children & their Families

NPO Conversation on Tuesday, May 16 at GMA

Several times a year we invite leaders of nonprofit organizations to join us for a lunch discussion about issues, ideas, and concerns in the nonprofit and philanthropic community. The meetings are a time for us to move beyond the usual conversation between foundations and nonprofit organizations.

Each session focuses on a particular topic, and reservations are required. Guests will learn a little more about GMA and a lot about their peers’ perspectives on important issues.

Topic for Conversation:  Measuring outcomes to support young children and their families

Many grantees of GMA client foundations serve families with young children. As grantmaking staff, we have noticed that measuring outcomes is a shared challenge.   Moving beyond the tradition of participant surveys, nonprofit leaders are asking deeper questions and seeking to assess longer term impact for both caregivers and children.

What are you measuring to show your impact (e.g. increases in shared reading time, increased caregiver knowledge of early childhood development)?  Over the years, what have you learned works or does not work?  In what ways have you used your outcomes data to change your practice/what you do?

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