Come to the Ethos Roundtable, and learn about the Boston Foundation's new online Giving Common!

Update: Jennifer Aronson will not be able to join us, so Katherine Westlund will be our sole featured guest. We will miss Jennifer, but look forward to welcoming Katherine.

Please join us for our November session!

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Charles Hotel
1 Bennett Street
Harvard Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Featured guest: Jennifer Aronson and Katherine Westlund, the Boston Foundation
Topic: The Giving Common

Here's a little bit about the topic from Jennifer and Katherine:
Please join us to learn about The Giving Common (TGC), an exciting new tool being developed by the Boston Foundation to launch in the spring of 2012. Powered by GuideStar, TGC is a forum for Massachusetts nonprofits to share their story with potential donors, funders and the community-- free of charge. Learn how nonprofits can increase their online presence and enhance their fundraising capacity; and how funders can augment their knowledge and strengthen their due diligence and research capabilities around grantees and areas of investment. You will leave this conversation with early knowledge of this new local resource as well as the tools you need to take advantage of it.
Here's a little bit about Jennifer and Katherine:
Jennifer Aronson is the Director of Nonprofit Services at the Boston Foundation. In this role she oversees TBF’s work to enhance the long-term vitality of the Massachusetts nonprofit sector which is focused on increasing the transparency and visibility of the sector & building the capacity and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations. The Giving Common is a cornerstone of this work. Jennifer holds a BA and an MA from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Jennifer serves as the Board Treasurer for the Lenny Zakim Fund.

Katherine Westlund is the Nonprofit Services Associate at the Boston Foundation focused on the development and launch of the Giving Common database. Katherine moved to Boston from San Diego where her work was instrumental in the launch and management of a similar database. Katherine has a passion for helping nonprofits and has worked at community foundations across the country. She holds a BA from Wittenberg University and a MA in Philanthropic Studies and MPA from Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis.
We recommend that you visit the Giving Common web site, in preparation for the tour that our featured guests will provide at our Ethos Roundtable session.

After the Ethos Roundtable session adjourns at 6:00 pm, we will stroll down the hall to enjoy the good company, charming venue, and free food at the 501 Tech Club, which is generously underwritten by TechFoundation. The 501 Tech Club is the monthly gathering of technology professionals who work with nonprofit organizations.

All Ethos Roundtable attendees are welcome at the Boston 501 Tech Club, and vice versa.

Please remember that there's never any need to make a reservation to attend Ethos Roundtable events. Just come if you can, and feel free to invite others! However, if you're planning to attend the Boston 501 Tech Club event at 6:00 pm, we ask that you send an email to Kathleen Sherwin of TechFoundation (ksherwin AT techfoundation DOT org). Since TechFoundation is providing the free food, it's both courteous and prudent to let her know how much to order.

See you on the 15th!

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