Our Network

We see the importance of strong networks underscored daily, and are proud of our professional associations. Each one makes our work more effective and enjoyable.

Professional Advisors

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Our clients have independent relationships with their preferred investment, accounting, and legal advisors. GMA has developed trusting relationships with these providers. We serve as a knowledgeable resource and manage the information interface for our shared clients.

In addition to providing a full range of services, GMA will work directly with a client’s CPA to ensure timely and accurate tax filings, and with their investment advisor to ensure the board has up-to-date reports.

Nonprofit Organizations

GMA’s Judy Sneath chats with Alex McCray of Philanthropy Massachusetts and Erica Brunner of Parenting Journey at Coffee & Donuts 2.0, to decrease nonprofit/funder power dynamics.   Photo: Social Innovation Forum, 2018

At the very heart of what we do are the nonprofit organizations that share our clients’ vision for a better world and, every day, set out to realize that vision. We are in regular contact with nonprofit leaders from communities across the country, listening to their plans, asking rigorous questions, and learning from their experiences.

As staff to grantmakers representing more than 2,000 grants each year, much of our interaction with nonprofits is rooted in analysis of funding ideas and initiatives. We maintain relationships with nonprofit leaders in our clients’ areas of interest through other means, including the NPO Conversations we host here at GMA.

Our clients’ impact is top of mind as we consider the challenges of our times and the continuously evolving models for creating social change.

Funders and Field Resources

Chaletta Huertas and Phil Hall chat with Jonathan Spack of Third Sector New England at a Philanthropy MA meeting, Fenway Park

We rely on our relationships with other funders, with community foundations, with funder collaboratives, and with learning groups to tackle complex issues and create stronger communities.

We are active participants in local and national membership organizations and affinity groups. GMA staff members are teaching workshops, attending conferences, convening nonprofits, making site visits, building relationships , and sharing with one another. We remain well-versed in best practices in nonprofit management, administration and grantmaking, and pertinent regulations and legislation.
GMA Foundations enjoys working partnerships with influential affinity groups in philanthropy, including:
National Network of Consultants to Grantmakers Exponent Philanthropy Philanthropy Massachusetts
National Center for Family Philanthropy  

Boston Estate Planning Council

Rhode Island Partnership for Philanthropic Planning