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January 21, 2020
Recognizing that the lack of people of color serving on nonprofit boards is a local and national dilemma—16% of board members nationally are people of color, although they represent 39% of the country's population, numbers that haven't budged since 1994—we decided to do something about it. MORE

January 20, 2020 — Cambridge Health Alliance, a nonprofit community health system based in Cambridge that serves Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston’s metro-north region, recently announced that Assaad Sayah, who has been serving as interim chief executive officer since June, will be its permanent CEO. MORE

January 18, 2020 — The Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, based in New Bedford, recently announced it granted $594,678 in yearend awards to 34 local nonprofit organizations providing services related to education, homelessness, hunger, violence prevention, and youth safety, among other issues. MORE

January 14, 2020 — Children’s Investment Fund, a Boston nonprofit that helps nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts develop high quality facilities for early learning and youth programs, yesterday announced that it was awarded a federal grant of $275,000 to advance its work across the state. MORE

January 12, 2020 — Nonprofits concerned that the 2020 election year will syphon off donations that otherwise would come their way can breathe easier, according to a national survey, as 45% of respondents said they are most likely to support nonprofits above political causes. MORE

January 21, 2020 — A recently completed study has found that a thank-you phone call to charitable donors will not necessarily lead to increased donations, despite a widely held belief that they will. MORE

January 19, 2020 — The National Endowment for the Humanities last week announced it has awarded a total of $532,500 to two Massachusetts nonprofits to enhance their capacity by supporting greater access to their cultural and educational resources. MORE

January 17, 2020 — Dream Big!, a nonprofit based in Newton that provides equipment and program fees to low-income girls and young women, enabling them to participate in sports and physical activities, this week announced the expansion of warehouse space donated by a local real estate company that increases its ability to meet its mission. MORE

January 13, 2020 — The Fred Harris Daniels Foundation has awarded a $225,000 grant to be shared by the three largest girl-focused nonprofits in Worcester that have joined to form a new program designed to support girls and their families with the tools to be safe in today’s digital world. MORE

January 21, 2020 — Wayside Youth & Family Support Network gets grant for data management... Cape Cod Foundation awards $30K to Chatham nonprofits... Mass. nonprofits invited to apply for innovative solution grants. MORE

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