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April 1, 2015
No matter how noble the cause and because it cannot survive on good intentions alone, every nonprofit must first establish a certain level of ongoing, financial sustainability to support its operations. MORE

March 29, 2015 — The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, which annually generates more than a third of its billion-dollar budget through contributions and grants, including the annual Pan-Mass Challenge that raised $41 million last summer, is soliciting new fundraising ideas capable of producing at least $100,000. MORE

March 27, 2015 — Italian Home for Children, a Boston nonprofit that provides services to children with emotional challenges, recently announced that it has appointed Nina Selvaggio to the newly created position of chief impact officer, part of an effort to increase awareness of mental health issues and improve success measures. MORE

March 26, 2015 — Almost one in five workers in the Massachusetts human services sector earns so little that they could qualify to receive the services and supports they provide, which, if the situation continues, could limit agencies’ ability to staff up as demand for services grows, according to a newly issued report. MORE

March 24, 2015 — The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley yesterday announced that it recently released an additional $227,000 from its Family Fund to help 21 community agencies meet the increased demand for help during this year’s “perfect storm” of winter conditions. MORE

March 31, 2015 — Nearly six out of 10 charities in the northeast saw fundraising receipts increase in 2014 compared to the year before, slightly lagging the rest of the nation, according to a newly released report. MORE

March 27, 2015 — The Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency, known as MassHousing, an independent, quasi-public agency that provides financing for affordable housing in Massachusetts, announced that it recently awarded $275,000 to three nonprofits to support affordable sober housing programs for men, women, and veterans in Brockton, Shrewsbury, and Worcester. MORE

March 26, 2015 — Project Place, a Boston nonprofit that provides skills and resources to help homeless and low-income individuals find employment and housing, announced that its annual Spring Brunch raised $185,000, setting a record for the event that was held for the twelfth time earlier this month. MORE

March 24, 2015 — Amherst-based New England Public Radio, a nonprofit that provides news and cultural programming through five radio stations in western Massachusetts, yesterday announced that it has received a gift of $100,000 that will support establishment of a new bureau in Pittsfield. MORE

March 28, 2015 — Jimmy Tingle, the Cambridge-based, socially conscious comedian with a national following, is looking for a few good nonprofits to join his cause. Seriously. MORE

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