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

Igniting the Power of Collective Action

Courtenay Cabot Venton | May 14, 2019
May 14, 2019|

Real sustainable change takes collaboration and a willingness to learn from one another about what is and is not working for communities. This year, we decided to 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


January 16, 2020
January 16, 2020|

We’re curious to know what organizations out there have formal or informal internship programs for motivated young adults seeking experience in the field. Email and let us know! Read More

“A Small Glimpse of Heaven”: Dano Jukanovich’s reflections on a Bosto...

January 16, 2020
January 16, 2020|

I felt loved. When a woman I barely knew wiped tears from my eyes and said, “I see you,” I felt loved. I’m not sure how I got from here to there over three days through the Gender Equity and Reconciliation International retreat in Boston this Fall, but somehow I did. Read More

Tabitha Mpamira-Kaguri with Edja/Nayaka gives TedTalk

December 5, 2019
December 5, 2019|

In this powerful talk, Tabitha recalls a time when she was consumed by an overwhelming desire to do something about the sexual violence and trauma she saw in her community. Trauma is like a relay baton, she says, trauma not transformed is trauma transferred. What kind of baton have you received and what will you pass on? Read More

NEID 2020 Women’s Empowerment: Maternal and Reproductive Health Givin...

November 25, 2019
November 25, 2019|

Join us from December to June as we learn about the global landscape surrounding family planning as an essential part of poverty alleviation efforts and devise a grantmaking strategy to fund a shortlist of organizations together. Led by Emily Nielson Jones, Imago Dei Fund and Rebecca Obounou, Social Innovation, MIT. Read More