News and Information about the nonprofit sector in Massachusetts. Check back frequently to keep informed.
June 1, 2020
Book - How to Create Lifelong Donors-HP
Nonprofit organizations looking to align their fundraising with new realities emerging from the coronavirus crisis owe it to themselves to consider instituting a monthly giving program, if they haven't already, by following advice offered in How to Create Lifelong Donors Through Monthly Giving.

Boston Foundation-HP
June 1, 2020 — The Boston Foundation last week announced it awarded $450,000 to 18 area nonprofit organizations in general operating support grants to aid their continuing response to the coronavirus pandemic. MORE

May 29, 2020 — Eighteen nonprofit leaders earlier this week were named among the 50 most powerful leaders in central Massachusetts, people who wield influence in the region's economy, according to a newly published report. MORE

May 25, 2020 — Scores of Massachusetts nonprofits—from the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center in Worcester to Neighbors in Need in Lawrence, YMCA Cape Cod in West Barnstable, and the De Novo Center for Justice and Healing in Cambridge—recently received $3 million in emergency funding to help them provide services to mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

May 24, 2020 — At a time when the majority of arts organizations have postponed or canceled performances, exhibitions, or events and more than 60% of working artists have become fully unemployed as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, the New England Foundation for the Arts last week announced it has granted $106,065 to 19 nonprofit theaters in Massachusetts.

Blue Cross Foundation HP
June 1, 2020 — The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation last week announced it awarded nearly $300,000 in grants to 20 nonprofits across Massachusetts to support their efforts to expand and adapt operations in response to the coronavirus crisis. MORE

Marathon Cancelled HP
May 31, 2020 — The Boston Athletic Association, a nonprofit based in Boston that organizes the annual Boston Marathon, last week cancelled this year's race for the first time in its 124 years, after earlier postponing it from April 20 to Sept. 14 due to the coronavirus pandemic, a move likely to affect fundraising plans for numerous Massachusetts nonprofits. MORE

Mark O’Donnell-HP
May 28, 2020 — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides adult mentors to help youth reach their full potential, recently announced the appointment of Mark O’Donnell as its next president and CEO. MORE

Boston Foundation-HP
May 24, 2020 — The Boston Foundation last week announced it awarded $1 million in grants to 49 Greater Boston nonprofits, made in connection with its quarterly grants program, but which were accelerated to meet immediate critical needs and relieve increasing financial pressures stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

May 26, 2020 — Project Bread, Greater Boston Food bank warn of growing hunger crisis... Massachusetts Partnerships For Youth executes pandemic pivot to help educators... Two nonprofits partner to distribute art supplies to students... Worcester Together Fund invites applications from nonprofits.

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