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December 3, 2016
EXPERT ADVICE
An advisory board can be an important adjunct to a nonprofit’s fiduciary board – by expanding the scope of expertise that your organization can access, increasing your connections in the community, and bringing in new people who will advocate for your mission. MORE








December 2, 2016 — The Advanced Cyber Security Center, a Boston nonprofit that promotes best practices and threat sharing in cyber defense, this week announced that Michael Figueroa has been named executive director. MORE


November 29, 2016 — Four teams comprised of nonprofit and community organizations that will work to strengthen racial, ethnic, and community connections across Greater Boston have been named winners, and awarded $25,000 each, in a competition that fosters collaboration to address pressing social issues. MORE


November 26, 2016 — The MetroWest Health Foundation, a Framingham-based grant maker that also provides resources and information to improve the health of residents in the MetroWest region, recently announced that it awarded $823,617 to 22 area nonprofits. MORE


November 24, 2016 — Fourteen Massachusetts nonprofits have been named among the 125 top places to work in the state, based on factors that include direction, execution, connection, management, work, pay, and benefits. MORE


December 3, 2016 — Nearly 1,100 Massachusetts nonprofits sought to raise funds from established and new donors on Giving Tuesday, held for the fifth time this past week, with many posting gains over the amount raised and number of donations received last year. MORE


December 1, 2016 — Massachusetts charities that used professionals to solicit funds for them netted an average 41% of the proceeds collected during fundraising campaigns last year, according to a report released this week by the attorney general’s office, up from 38% the previous year. MORE


November 29, 2016 — Massachusetts nonprofits, and their counterparts nationwide, got a temporary reprieve when a federal judge in Texas last week granted a preliminary injunction blocking new overtime rules affecting exempt and non-exempt employees that were to take effect on Dec. 1. MORE


November 25, 2016 — Hallmark Health, based in Medford, which operates Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford and Melrose Wakefield Hospital in Melrose, last week announced that it has named Roselyn Fisher as chief development officer. MORE


PHILANTHROPiC TRENDS
November 27, 2016 — Massachusetts nonprofits naturally welcome and celebrate large gifts from individuals, but, according to a recently published report, growing reliance on larger and larger donations from smaller numbers of high-income, high-wealth donors could put them at risk. MORE








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