As donors, funders and nonprofit leaders, we all have a significant stake in the vitality and success of nonprofit organizations across the Commonwealth. Yet, despite our best efforts, the nonprofit sector is characterized by several inefficiencies:
The Boston Foundation is excited about the Giving Common because we feel that it will help to create sector efficiencies by offering solutions to these challenges:
At the Boston Foundation we believe so strongly in making this information available to everyone interested in learning about or supporting a nonprofit organization in Massachusetts that we require grant applicants to complete a Giving Common profile. We seek other funders to partner with us on this important initiative. Please join us in reducing duplication of effort for nonprofit organizations, streamlining funder due diligence and creating greater sector transparency by using the Giving Common in your grantmaking and due diligence processes and promoting the site to your grantees.
For more information about leveraging the Giving Common as part of your grantmaking and research processes please contact Amanda Holm, Manager, Nonprofit Effectiveness at Amanda.Holm@tbf.org or 617-338-1624.
 Project Streamline
 2008 GEO survey
 Hope Consulting report 2010