NEWS FROM THE FIELD

Register early to attend a new global philanthropy conference – Innov...

May 9, 2018
May 9, 2018|

Thursday, September 6, 2018 – at The Boston Foundation 2:00 pm Registration 2:30-2:45 pm Welcome and Opening Paul Grogan, President, Boston Foundation 2:45-4:00 pm Keynote: Innovations in Global Philanthropy To Be Announced... 4:00-5:00 pm Collaborative Exercise 5:00-6:00 pm Welcome Reception Read More

Encircling Our World’s Gender Pain: Reflections on #WeHealTogetherNewEngl...

May 7, 2018
May 7, 2018|

While #MeToo revelations continue to roil the globe, what can we all do in our own sandboxes to say #TimesUp? How can we do work in our own lives that gets at not only the more egregious forms of relational abuse, but also at all the layers of harmful gender dynamics—psychological, social, relational, institutional, and yes spiritual—which create the conditions where abuse happens? Read More

Sally Osberg Reflects on 17 Years of Leadership

May 7, 2018
May 7, 2018|

Skoll! to Sally Osberg, Founding CEO of Skoll. As we mark an important milestone—the Skoll Foundation’s first CEO transition—we believed it important to capture the aspirations, values, and ways of working that constitute the DNA of the Foundation launched by Jeff Skoll and led by Sally Osberg. Read More

Pax is taking registrations for its 2 year Transformational Listening progr...

May 5, 2018
May 5, 2018|

Transformational Listening is unique because it consists of two distinct programs: TL-1 Soul Care Companions in year one consists of a nine month program where you will experience and grow in the art of contemplative listening, and develop the skill to facilitate small group spiritual direction. This program also offers you the space to discern a call as a spiritual director. TL-2 Spiritual Direction Training in year two is a ten month certificate program where participants have completed TL-1 and have discerned a call to spiritual direction. TL-2 is structured around monthly community life as we journey together in our Read More

#Time’s Up – For Philanthropy, Too?

May 4, 2018
May 4, 2018|

As someone who has spent the last thirty years working to end violence against girls and women, I have never been more hopeful. Women and girls are being believed. Abusers are being held accountable. Sexual violence, so long invisible, is finally becoming visible. Yet, amid the remarkable momentum of the last six months, it is important to remember what got us here — and to consider how much more philanthropy can and must do to help ensure that all girls and women, and all people, live and work in safety and dignity. Read More

Please join us on May 18th! Raising the Future: A conversation with mothers...

May 1, 2018
May 1, 2018|

Moderated by m2m Co-founder Robin Smalley, this intimate, candid conversation with Babalwa Mbono and her 15-year-old daughter, Anathi, will inform, inspire, and captivate. 200 Clarendon Street, Boston MA 02116 May 18, 2018 Noon - 2:00 Read More

Spark MicroGrants’ Executive Director Sasha Fisher Selected for Inaug...

April 25, 2018
April 25, 2018|

Recognizing a pioneering approach to community development, the Obama Foundation this week selected Spark MicroGrants’ Executive Director and co-founder Sasha Fisher to join the inaugural 2018 Fellows class. Sasha will join 20 Fellows selected from more than 20,000 applicants from 191 countries to participate in a two-year program that brings together leaders from around the world focused on creating transformational change in response to the world’s most pressing problems. The Obama Foundation selected Sasha Fisher to continue Spark MicroGrants’ work on using community organizing and catalyst grants to foster democratic and economic development in rural Africa and beyond. Read More

Anseye Pou Ayiti’s Executive Director Nedgine Paul Deroly Selected fo...

April 23, 2018
April 23, 2018|

By being selected for the Obama Foundation’s Fellowship program, Nedgine Paul Deroly has just joined a circle of prestigious world leaders. The founder of the organization Anseye Pou Ayiti (APA) – Teaching for Haiti in Engslish – is now one of the 20 finalists of this contest coveted by at least 20,000 participants around the world. Read More