We invite leaders of nonprofit organizations to join us a few times each year for a lunch discussion about issues, ideas, and concerns in the nonprofit and philanthropic community.

The meetings are a time for us to “talk shop” and move beyond the usual conversation between foundations and nonprofit organizations.

Each session focuses on a particular topic, announced on this website in advance. Guests will learn a little about GMA and a lot about their peers’ perspectives on important issues.

Attendance is limited to seven organizations with one representative per organization, preferably the executive director or director of a major program. Our lunches take place in GMA’s new office space at 2 Liberty Square, Boston .

2017 NPO Conversations

Tuesday, May 16 – Measuring outcomes in families with young children

Wednesday, July 19 – What makes for a successful startup or restart?

Wednesday, October 11 – tbd

Topic descriptions and sample discussion questions will be posted one month prior. In 2016 our conversations centered on: trauma-informed programs, Boston’s housing challenge, and gender-sensitive programming.

Please contact jsneath@gmafoundations.com to join our notification list or, after reading the topic description, to register to attend. Registration is required as space is limited.