2021 NPO Conversation Series at GMA


Thank you for your interest in joining other Boston-area nonprofit leaders and GMA staff for a lunchtime discussion of issues that matter. Each NPO Conversation focuses on a particular topic, announced in advance on this website.

2021 Dates & Topics

Note: We have adjusted our plan for this year and will be holding occasional NPO Conversations via video conferencing until public health advisories allow for a return to our conference room.


Topic descriptions and sample discussion questions will be circulated one month prior. Past conversations have centered on: virtual out-of-school time, humanities organizations’ power, responses to the opioid crisis, new voices for environmental action, nonprofit social enterprise, workforce programs that lead to sustained employment, measuring outcomes in families with young children, successful startup nonprofits, systemic inequity, trauma-informed programs, Boston’s housing challenge, and gender-sensitive programming.


Skye Kramer, First Literacy and Phil Hall, GMA

The group size is kept small to encourage easy conversation, and attendance is limited to one leader from each nonprofit organization, preferably the executive director or director of a major program.

Registration is required.  Please contact jsneath@gmafoundations.com to join our notification list or, after reading the topic description, to register to attend. Our lunches usually take place in GMA’s conference room on the 5th floor at 2 Liberty Square, Boston. In keeping with COVID-19 precautions, our conversations may be in a virtual space.