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Posted 10/16/2012 by Paul S. Grogan

On behalf of the Boston Foundation, let me welcome you to this new version of the TBF website, We are excited for this rollout – a major redesign that makes navigating the site easier and adds new features that members of the Boston Foundation community can tap into to enhance their experience.


The first thing you notice is the streamlined, clean look of the homepage and other section pages.

The homepage highlights our current work and latest news, and underscores our key roles as a civic leader and convener, a partner in enhancing donor impact and a major investor in nonprofit organizations. You can browse through the highlights and click on any of them to learn more. You’ll see a similar design on many of our pages.

You can also use the navigation at the top of the site to go deeper into the site. The main navigation bar includes four topics:

Giving highlights the opportunities the Boston Foundation offers to donors and professional advisors who seek to design a philanthropic plan that reflects your vision and goals – through a number of customizable philanthropic strategies and programs.

Click on Having an Impact and you can learn more about the Boston Foundation’s objectives and strategies, dive deeper into our current initiatives, and look more closely at the civic leadership work we are undertaking to foster change in areas ranging from housing to arts and culture to education, community college reform and much more.

Nonprofits will want to explore the Investing in Nonprofits tab. There you will find information on our competitive grantmaking – and the number of other resources the Foundation makes available to nonprofits every day, whether or not they are grantees of the Foundation.

Want to learn more about the challenging issues facing Greater Boston and the region? Then click on the fourth tab, Understanding Boston and dig more deeply into the cutting-edge research and forums at the center of our civic role in the community. There, you can find links and information on 100 Boston Foundation reports and other TBF-sponsored research and convenings.


The redesign also includes new features – among them this blog – a new way for all of us here at the Foundation to engage with you as partners in creating a vital, prosperous city and region, where justice and opportunity are extended to everyone.

The reports icon takes you immediately to reverse-chronological list of our Understanding Boston reports.  There is also a new videos tab, where we will compile multimedia from our events – hosted on or on outside sites like UStream and YouTube.

The site also more fully integrates our active social media presence into – linking the site to our Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts.


The new site also features a great opportunity to connect more deeply with TBF and your fellow donors and grantees.  We are rolling out new forums – safe spaces where Boston Foundation donors and grantees can connect and discuss issues relevant to them. Access to the forums is restricted, so there is no concern over spam and unwanted marketing messages.

As with any site launch, there will be more changes and improvements coming, and we also want your feedback. If you have ideas, find bugs or want to give us more feedback, send an email to EJEecvB+RmGNpz8ra92ojmpPHn/SsF1GglUy3P/nugSRtyhzSnmrbxF4ntinKYyUT4D9f6Tl7vVLsIZodOw0cH16dgGorIt82g3s4h23UCliLzL1CxGdIJHTA+nr6DA1NDLkRwbKK67PnzOZebXXGR0lqXuO+nNdeEOy6gBI+Bk=.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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