...to this complete, systematic, analytical, collaborative, Directory to the philanthropic charities of Massachusetts—"private initiatives, for public good, focusing on quality of life, engaged in public fundraising."
What is it good for? And to whom?
If you're a donor seeking your niche in philanthropy, or charities to support, here they are—set apart from all other "nonprofits" for clarity, and systematically organized for rapid exploration, discovery, and analysis.
If you're a grantmaker or philanthropic advisor, you can now quickly research whole fields of philanthropy within communities or regions, or all the charities serving the kinds of people you want to help.
If you're a charity's executive director or Board member, the MPD can help you compare your institution with all others like it, or survey your field or region for strategic opportunities.
If you're in donor education, the MPD is a clear, powerful and engaging teaching tool about philanthropy.
If you're a journalist , scholar, student, or just curious about philanthropy, you can use the MPD's tools creatively to ask and answer questions that have never before been answerable.
Whole communities or community foundations can use this system to assess, coordinate, and develop their philanthropic resources for maximal efficiency and public benefit. People in need can use it to find help.
The MPD is necessarily collaborative, and a work-in-progress—in philanthropy we are all on the same team. The Catalogue has spent five years creating and developing it to this point, and now it needs your help for completion. Try it out, let us know how it works for you, and how it might work better—contact us by hitting the FEEDBACK button at the bottom right of every screen, and thanks for your help.
Catalogue for Philanthropy