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November 28, 2014
#GivingTuesday, a campaign that promotes a national day of giving that celebrates and encourages charitable giving, set for Dec. 2 this year, offers nonprofits a great opportunity to raise funds online – but they need to be prepared. MORE

November 28, 2014 — Richard Ring, who resigned five years ago as executive director of FamilyAid Boston, a nonprofit that provides emergency shelter for families, to undergo a heart transplant, has resumed the post following a full recovery. MORE

November 23, 2014 — Cross-sector collaboration involving nonprofits got a boost last week when The Boston Foundation named four winners of this year’s Collaborate Boston competition, which awarded $25,000 and technical assistance to help fund efforts that will address a variety of local neighborhood issues. MORE

November 21, 2014 — Bridgewell, a Lynnfield-based provider of services to adults with disabilities in eastern Massachusetts, raised $340,000 at its recent annual gala, surpassing this year’s goal and setting a record for the organization. MORE

November 20, 2014 — Twelve Boston-based nonprofit leaders have been named Barr Fellows, which award a three-month sabbatical, the opportunity for global travel, and leadership retreats over the next three years, plus a $40,000 grant to their organization. MORE

November 28, 2014 — Rosie’s Place, a nonprofit women’s shelter in Boston that also provides education services, reported that it raised $580,000 at its annual fall luncheon, which celebrated the organization's 40th anniversary, exceeding last year’s total by 26% to set a record. MORE

November 24, 2014 — A Somerville jury last week convicted the former president of the board of directors of West Medford Hillside Little League, a Medford-based nonprofit, and his son, former treasurer of the organization, of stealing between $50,000 and $100,000 from the nonprofit, and both were sentenced to jail. MORE

November 21, 2014 — The Visiting Nurse Association of Boston, which provides in-home nursing, therapy, personal care, and hospice services throughout Greater Boston, announced that its recent Heroes in Health Care Gala raised $260,000, setting a record for the annual event. MORE

November 20, 2014 — The Lurie Center for Autism at Massachusetts General Hospital and MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston hosted an inaugural special benefit event earlier this month that drew 160 guests and raised nearly $1.3 million to support its work. MORE

November 25, 2014 — Berkshire Bank recently awarded $46,225 to nine nonprofits in western Massachusetts and Middlesex Savings Bank awarded $500,000 to 37 nonprofits in eastern and central Massachusetts, while Sun Life Financial awarded $50,000 in grants to each of two Greater Boston nonprofits focused on youth development. Berkshire Bank Foundation Grants MORE

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