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October 21, 2019
Study after study of small- to mid-sized nonprofits show that while donor retention remains a critical issue, far too many organizations shortchange their fundraising efforts by failing to engage in widescale, ongoing donor acquisition efforts, which social media can help rectify. MORE

October 20, 2019 — The Pan-Mass Challenge, a Needham nonprofit that organizes an annual bike-a-thon fundraiser, which raised $10,200 at its inaugural event in 1980, yesterday announced it raised $63 million this year, a record, to support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, making it the largest financial gift ever given to the research organization. MORE

October 18, 2019 — The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, based in Boston, announced that it raised $225,000 at its annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast yesterday to support its early education programs. MORE

October 15, 2019 —Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston, a nonprofit based in Newton that connects children of all backgrounds to adult mentors, and disabled adults to others in their communities, recently announced that Jeffrey Savit has been named as its new president and chief executive officer. MORE

October 13, 2019 — Seven Boston area nonprofits recently were awarded $605,395 to improve their security against potential terrorist threats, while three Cape Cod nonprofits were awarded $741,228 to support projects aimed at improving water quality. MORE

October 21, 2019 — A newly completed study reconfirms a long-standing reality that compensation for women leaders at Massachusetts nonprofits lags behind their male counterparts – and the larger the organization, the greater the disparity in compensation. MORE

October 19, 2019 — The SHINE Initiative, a Worcester nonprofit that works to improve mental health awareness, research, programming, and public policy in the fight against mental illness in children and young adults, announced that it raised $140,000 at its recent annual gala, surpassing its goal by $25,000. MORE

October 17, 2019 — Two Massachusetts nonprofit leaders were honored yesterday by the state's nonprofit trade association for making "indelible impacts on the lives of people" across the state – one for her work bringing high-quality arts education to chronically underserved communities, and the other for his accomplishments as a community leader and a champion for communities of color. MORE

October 14, 2019 — Nonprofit leaders want major individual donors, the biggest source of philanthropic support for nonprofits in the United States, to understand their organizations and the context of their work better than they currently do, a newly completed study found. MORE

October 15, 2019 — Work Inc. alleges discrimination by Greenway Conservancy... Enroot selling building to ensure affordable space for Cambridge nonprofits... Wayside Inn changes name, appoints nonprofit director. MORE

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