Expect Nothing- Pandemic Reflections

Lisa R. Jackson | March 20, 2020
March 20, 2020|

Hello Partners & Friends, In this time of great uncertainty, I hope this message finds you well. IDF appreciates that the COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll Read More

It Should Not Be Impossible…

Lisa R. Jackson | January 23, 2020
January 23, 2020|

Happy New Year!  I keep saying it even as January quickly passes us by.  My daughter pointed it out yesterday: “Stop saying ‘happy new year’.  20 days Read More

Step into Hadija’s & Cynthia’s Shoes Today On International Day of...

Cynthia Bauer | December 3, 2019
December 3, 2019|

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992 by United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights Read More

Gratitude for 10 Years of Investing Together in the Mutuality & Dogged...

Emily Nielsen Jones | November 25, 2019
November 25, 2019|

One thing about philanthropy that I struggle with is nailing the elevator speech. “Talkers talking their talk” as Walt Whitman put the quest to pin down complex, Read More

The Leader in Front of You: Reflecting on International Day of the Girl Chi...

Lisa R. Jackson | October 10, 2019
October 10, 2019|

This year’s theme for International Day of the Girl Child as prescribed by the UN is “GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable”.  Lately, I have had conversations where people Read More

Lessons from Tostan: A Call To Consider Human Rights Based Non Formal Educa...

Diane Gillespie | July 4, 2019
July 4, 2019|

Since we began the Imago Dei Fund in 2009, we have been drawn to solutions which support communities to be and create their own change. Tostan is Read More

Don’t Let a Period Stop Her

Alison Nakamura Netter | May 28, 2019
May 28, 2019|

Today is Menstrual Hygiene Day!  Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) was initiated by the German non-profit WASH United in 2013.  MH Day is a global advocacy platform Read More


Engaging Mission-Aligned Funders | Advancement Outreach Best Practices on A...

March 30, 2020
March 30, 2020|

Thu, April 2, 2020, 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM MDT/ Connecting and building relationships with new funders can be a challenge. It requires courage, patience, and professional perseverance. You are likely concerned that COVID-19, and the cancellation of the Skoll World Forum, could affect your fundraising success for 2020 and beyond. Read More

Best Practices in Uncovering Mission-Aligned Funders on March 31

March 30, 2020
March 30, 2020|

Tue, March 31, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM MDT. A robust grant pipeline is vital to cultivating new funder partnerships. Identifying new sources of potential funding is critical, particularly in light of the impact COVID-19, and the cancellation of the Skoll World Forum, may have upon your fundraising success for 2020 and beyond. Read More

COVID-19 Resources

March 20, 2020
March 20, 2020|

Global Funding for COVID-19 Open Road Alliance Respond to COVID-19 Charitable Grants will only be offered to organizations responding directly to COVID-19. Open Road will be offering four loan products to organizations affected by COVID-19. COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund A new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Solidarity Response Fund will raise money from a wide range of donors to support the work of the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners to help countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The fund, the first-of-its-kind, enables private individuals, corporations and institutions anywhere in the world to come together to directly contribute to global response efforts, Read More

Job Postings: IDF and Our Partner Organizations are Hiring

March 5, 2020
March 5, 2020|

The Imago Dei Fund is looking to add to our team! Some of our partner organizations are also hiring.  Please pass along these opportunities to anyone Read More

Meet-the-Nonprofits: Women & Girls on Jan 30th

January 23, 2020
January 23, 2020|

Investing in women has a positive economic impact across generations and throughout communities. Here in Massachusetts and throughout the country, women and girls' rights and cause have been receiving increased attention within the political space and in our overall culture. Reports are showing, however, that this increased interest has not translated into increased philanthropic support. In 2016, for example, organizations focused on women and girls received 1.6% of donations given that year. Read More

Field Building for the Immigration Sector: A Funder Briefing on Mar 24th

January 23, 2020
January 23, 2020|

Philanthropy MA, together with Fish Family Foundation and The Clowes Fund invite you to a funder briefing about the immigration sector in Massachusetts, followed by a funders-only networking lunch. At this briefing, funders will hear from CEOs of leading immigration-focused nonprofit organizations about the state of the field, challenges, and ways forward. There will be ample time for discussion. Following the briefing, we invite you to stay for a funders-only networking lunch. Please register for the briefing below, and email Jessica Berns to RSVP for the lunch. Read More

Join Us for the Launch of the My Life My Choice Male Allies Movement on Jan...

January 23, 2020
January 23, 2020|

You are invited to join Luke Goldworm, James Carmody, Bob Guttentag, Paul Hanson, Ariel Martinez, Peter Qualliotine, Andy Takats, Robert Vail, Jae Williams, and Andrey Zarur for the launch of the My Life My Choice Male Allies Movement! This unprecedented gathering will begin with a reception at 6p and the program will begin at 630p. During this monumental event, attendees will build their skills in discussing the issue of sexually exploited children and supporting the movement against buying humans. This event is for those who want to stand with us to work towards the day when no person is ever Read More