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August 12, 2020
Book Joan Garry HP
It's likely fair to say that the coronavirus pandemic is testing many, if not most, nonprofit leaders like never before, making Joan Garry's Guide to Nonprofit Leadership a timely read, especially its guidance on how to manage in a crisis. MORE

August 11, 2020 — Responding to the unfolding coronavirus pandemic, the Harvard Pilgrim Health Foundation recently granted $1 million to nonprofit health centers across Massachusetts, and The Cape Cod Foundation distributed $126,000 to Cape Cod nonprofits that are providing food and financial assistance. MORE

August 9, 2020 — The City of Boston on Friday announced it granted $485,000 to 145 arts and cultural nonprofits to "support innovative arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences programming with the goal of enhancing the quality of life in the city." MORE

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August 6, 2020 — Father Bill’s & MainSpring, a Brockton-based provider of emergency shelter and housing services in southern Massachusetts, today announced it raised $1,155,930 in a campaign it launched to support its response to the COVID-19 crisis – more than double the $500,000 it sought to raise. MORE

Greater Lowell Community Foundation-HP
August 3, 2020 —The Greater Lowell Community Foundation announced it granted $1,139,000 in emergency funding to 55 area nonprofits that are providing crucial assistance to the most vulnerable populations, including the elderly, low-income, and homeless in Greater Lowell who have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. MORE

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August 10, 2020 — Boston Harbor Now, a Boston-based nonprofit that is working to ensure a sustainable future for Boston's harbor, waterfront, and islands, recently was awarded a $35,000 grant and free promotional and volunteer support from Citizens Bank and New England Cable News . MORE

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August 7, 2020 — Fourteen Massachusetts grant makers this week joined more than 500 others across the nation in opposing plans by the federal government to cut short the time for collecting data for the national census, a move that could potentially cost Bay State nonprofits millions of dollars. MORE

August 4, 2020 — The Worcester Together fund, a COVID-19 relief fund established by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation and United Way of Central Massachusetts in collaboration with the City of Worcester, recently announced it granted $8,036,016 to 120 local nonprofit organizations, and a public school system, to support efforts to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak in Worcester County. MORE

August 2, 2020 — The City of Boston on Friday announced it granted $740,000 to 21 nonprofit organizations that are providing food, basic necessities, and additional support for Boston's most vulnerable residents who have been most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. MORE

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August 8, 2020 — Surging demand due to the coronavirus pandemic led Community Servings, a Jamaica Plain-based nonprofit that delivers meals tor the critically ill in their homes across the state, to recently re-institute a chief operating officer position, which coincides with a shift in reliance on volunteers to more paid staff. MORE

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