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December 3, 2021

A great nonprofit fundraising event not only generates lots of donations and support within a short time, but also brings the community together and helps set the stage for even stronger support of your cause, but these events take careful planning and strategizing to be successful. MORE

Boston Athletic Association-HP
December 3, 2021 — The Boston Athletic Association, a Boston nonprofit that organizes the world's oldest annual marathon, recently announced that this year’s race, held in October, raised $25.4 million for 218 nonprofit organizations based in Massachusetts or serving Massachusetts residents. MORE

Bridge Over Troubled Waters-HP
November 30, 2021 — Bridge Over Troubled Waters, a Boston nonprofit that provides a range of services to homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth, yesterday announced it has received a multi-year, $900,000 grant from the Yawkey Foundation to help strengthen the organization and scale its “Pathway to Self-Sufficiency” programs that focus on youth development. MORE

Handel Hayden HP
November 28, 2021 — The Handel and Haydn Society, a nonprofit choral group based in Boston that focuses on Baroque and Classical music, on Friday announced it received “a transformative gift" of $10 million, the single largest donation it has received since its founding more than two centuries ago. MORE

Caritas Communities HP
November 26, 2021 — Caritas Communities, a Braintree nonprofit that serves the housing needs of low-income individuals, this week announced it raised $875,925 via its annual gala, held entirely online for the second year, surpassing the amount raised last year. MORE

December 2, 2021 — Accomplishments shared, third-party evaluation by an independent organization, and name recognition are top factors indicating that a charity is trustworthy, according to a recently published report, which identified how race, generation, and giving level tie to supporting specific types of organizations. MORE

Greater Lowell + Cambridge Community Foundations HP
November 29, 2021 — The Greater Lowell Community Foundation and the Cambridge Community Foundation recently announced they distributed a combined $100,000 in emergency COVID-19 funding to 25 nonprofits in their respective service areas that assist vulnerable populations. MORE

November 27, 2021 — A charitable foundation based in Newburyport that was established in 2005 to support nonprofits in the Newburyport area, recently decided to dissolve and distribute its assets, amounting to more than $4 million, to 22 North Shore nonprofits. MORE

Lisa Gurgone HP
November 25, 2021 — Mystic Valley Elder Services, a Malden nonprofit provider of healthcare serves to elders, adults living with disabilities, and caregivers, this week announced it appointed Lisa Gurgone to be its next chief executive officer. MORE

November 30, 2021 — SMILE Mass launches $2.5M capital campaign. YMCA Cape Cod to build early childhood care center. Daily Table gets $30K for Thanksgiving meals. Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation acquired by Melanoma Research Foundation. MORE

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