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July 3, 2020
Many nonprofit leaders have felt the need to revise their strategic plan or hold a team retreat in light of the coronavirus pandemic, but are postponing this critical work because face-to-face events are off limits for now and people get Zoom fatigue. However, that's not good enough. MORE

July 2, 2020 — Community foundations serving Cape Cod, Cambridge, and Boston, as well as the City of Boston, recently announced they distributed $3,365,000 to 52 nonprofits in eastern Massachusetts that are providing critically needed services to people who have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. MORE

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June 28, 2020 — KIPP Massachusetts, a Lynn-based nonprofit that is part of a national network of college preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students, recently announced that Rhonda “Nikki” Barnes has been named executive director. MORE

June 27, 2020 — Twenty Massachusetts theater, dance, and arts-related organizations, from the Berkshires to the Cape and islands, recently shared in $1,260,000 granted to them by the Shubert Foundation, part of a nationwide effort to support operations at nonprofit performing arts organizations. MORE

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June 25, 2020 — The Old North Foundation, a Boston nonprofit responsible for historic site operations and interpretative, educational, and preservation programs at the Old North Church historic site, recently announced the appointment of Nikki Stewart as the organization’s executive director. MORE

June 29, 2020 — The Yawkey Foundation, Tufts Plan Foundation, and The Boston Foundation recently granted $1,370,132 to 34 Massachusetts nonprofits that are continuing to provide vital services in response to the coronavirus pandemic that has roiled much of the state's nonprofit sector. MORE

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June 26, 2020 — While extensive diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts by nonprofits in recent years have increased awareness of race and racism, "the entrenched disparity of white privilege continues to dominate the nonprofit sector," according to a newly completed report on the nonprofit racial leadership gap. MORE

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June 25, 2020 — The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, the state's nonprofit trade association, yesterday recognized four organizations and two nonprofit leaders as models of excellence in connection with Nonprofit Awareness Day, an annual tribute to the contributions of Massachusetts nonprofits. MORE

June 23, 2020 — Charitable giving dropped 6% in the first quarter of 2020, after rising 4.2% last year, as more than four out of five nonprofits reported revenue declines in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, moves that have prompted creation of emergency aid funds, including a newly announced fund launched by Urban Edge in Boston. MORE

June 30, 2020 — Seven Massachusetts nonprofits get funding for census outreach. Cambridge Center for Adult Education enduring by its own COVID-19 relief fund. Behavioral Health Network names president and CEO. Nominations sought for .ORG awards. MORE

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