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February 21, 2017
Your nonprofit’s strategic plan has been approved by the right stakeholders; now it’s time to begin to turn your plan into results through strategic communications. MORE

February 18, 2017 — The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, based in Springfield, this week announced that it has awarded $300,000 to seven nonprofits in western Massachusetts, the first beneficiaries of its new Innovation Grant program. MORE

February 16, 2017 — Advocates, a Framingham-based nonprofit that provides a wide range of services to people who face developmental, mental health, or other life challenges, recently announced that Diane Newark has been named vice president of philanthropy. MORE

February 14, 2017 — An inaugural two-mile walking fundraiser—called the Winter Walk—attracted 500 participants on Sunday who generated $100,000 for five nonprofits based in Boston and Cambridge that work to alleviate suffering and address the causes that give rise to homelessness. MORE

February 12, 2017 — Massachusetts ranked 14, out of the 50 states, in terms of charitable giving last year, but near the bottom, at number of 49, in terms of volunteering and service, according to a recent analysis that suggests charities have entered "a period of deep uncertainty" in 2017. MORE

February 20, 2017 —Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, a Boston-based advocacy organization, recently received a grant to support its work with youth, while Cohen Hillel Academy in Marblehead received the largest gift in its history. MORE

February 17, 2017 — Despite a drop in calls last year to Mass 2-1-1, a free health and human service referral phone line for the region served by United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, suggesting that fewer people need assistance, the opposite is more likely, reflecting growing demands on human services nonprofits in Massachusetts. MORE

February 14, 2017 — The Fatherhood Project, a nonprofit program based at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston that seeks to empower fathers to be knowledgeable, active, and emotionally engaged with their children, announced that it recently received a $20,000 grant to engage fathers. MORE

February 13, 2017 — The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts and Cape Cod Foundation are accepting grant requests...Brown Rudnick, Citizens Bank with NECN, and Bank of America are seeking grant proposals from Massachusetts nonprofits...The New England Foundation for the Arts is accepting touring grant applications. MORE

February 19, 2017 — The Greater Worcester Community Foundation and the Greater Lowell Community Foundation are accepting grant applications from nonprofits...Bridgewell gets financing for a new headquarters building...Mass Mentoring Partnership marks 25 years. MORE

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