This Month's News & Updates

TSNE Nonprofit Survey Results

The results from a regional survey of nonprofit compensation and benefits by Third Sector New England (TSNE) Missionworks, Valuing Our Nonprofit Workforce , is now available. In partnership with foundations and nonprofits in Southern New England, Westchester County, NY and adjoining communities, the report identifies best practices and new trends in pay and benefits in the nonprofit sector.  
This free report provides:
  • Up-to-date, easily accessible data to help you make informed hiring and pay decisions.
  • A free resource to use to evaluate your pay practices relative to those of similar organizations in your field of service and in your local geographical region.
  • Accessible research for information to determine compensation for your chief executive and other top positions, as required for many nonprofits by IRS Section 990.

. For more information, please click here.

story4 National Philanthropy Day

November 15 is National Philanthropy Day which celebrates the charitable work that individuals do to make a difference and create impact in their communities. It's a day to celebrate volunteers who give of themselves to organizations that promote everything from the arts to education to social services and everything in between. We encourage all of our nonprofits, donors, and volunteers to come together on this special day to celebrate the significant impact that philanthropy, through the tireless efforts of many outstanding organizations and individuals, makes across our communities in Central Massachusetts.
Upcoming NSC Sessions - Sign Up Today!

There are still several sessions available in our Fall 2017 NSC schedule with plenty of time to sign up. We offer a variety of workshops at little or no cost to help staff and board members do their jobs well. More details, including registration requirements, are available on the NSC Calendar here .

The following sessions are scheduled for November. Click on the individual link to learn more and sign up for the workshop:

For more details, including registration requirements, please click here.


Foundation president, Ann Lisi, and Board Chair, Gerry Gates, invite you to attend our 2017 Investment Luncheon on Tuesday, November 7, at noon.

Learn about our investment structure and recent performance while discussing the Foundation's plan and philosophy to expand the community's endowment.

To reserve your seat, please contact Kelly Stimson at 508.755.0980 or
Make a Difference for the Veterans in Our Community

We honor those who serve in the armed forces and seek to do all that we can as a society to ensure their wellbeing on return. Veterans Day gives us a chance to reflect on the sacrifices, courage, and patriotism of our families in the military, especially our neighbors in Central Massachusetts.
A significant number of veterans suffer from the effects of traumatic stress, brain injuries, and other health conditions. Sadly, far too many are not receiving the proper care they deserve.
Fortunately, several Worcester area nonprofits are able to cater the specific needs of these individuals and their families. Veterans Inc., the largest provider of support services in our area, uses a case management approach to address the "total veteran," incorporating job training and employment services, transportation, and legal advice, making it a leader in ending homelessness among veterans.
To find out how you can help veterans in our community, please contact Kelly Stimson at
Follow us on Social Media

GWCF has an active and growing social media presence, particularly on Facebook. In the past two years, we have grown our Facebook audience to nearly 2,500 active and engaged followers! Be part of the conversation and like us today! We're also on Twitter, Linkedin, Youtube and our YCI program even has its on Instagram page. Click on the platform below to like us today!
Read Our Blog
We use our blog as a way to engage with you to create an ever more vital and prosperous community and region, where opportunity is extended to everyone. Click here to read our latest blog post. 

Questions? Comments? Contact our Director of Donor Services , Kelly Stimson. Call 508.755.0980  or email at