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October 27, 2020
Succession planning-HP
Daily demands on nonprofit leaders means succession planning often seems like one more great idea they don’t have time for, but there's much they can do to identify the next generation of leaders without adding to their workload.

October 25, 2020 — If next week's election results in the Democrats capturing the White House and U.S. Senate, and holding on to the House of Representatives, nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts and elsewhere can expect to receive more federal funding during the next few years, according to the leader of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, the state’s nonprofit trade association. MORE

Boston Foundation-HP
October 23, 2020 — The Boston Foundation on Wednesday announced it granted $2,336,023 to 58 Massachusetts nonprofits that focus on supporting long-term efforts to address systemic racism and job inequities through support of advocacy, workforce-related programs, as well as other issues. MORE

October 22, 2020 — The Nellie Mae Education Foundation, based in Quincy, this week announced it granted $4,566,750 to 12 Massachusetts nonprofits to support efforts to address the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and anti-Black racism on public education. MORE

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts-HP
October 18, 2020 — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts, a Boston-based nonprofit, noting that “mentoring is more important than ever” during the coronavirus pandemic, recently turned to technology to better support the mentor-mentee relationships they foster. MORE

Boston Athletic Association-HP
October 24, 2020 — The Boston Athletic Association, a Boston nonprofit, this week announced that this year’s first-ever virtual Boston Marathon, held last month, raised $32.1 million for 242 nonprofit organizations. MORE

Cambridge Community Foundation-HP
October 23, 2020 — The Cambridge Community Foundation this week announced it granted $367,000 to 59 nonprofits that address hunger, homelessness, and other housing challenges, youth and early childhood education and services, work force training, services for elders and arts nonprofits hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. MORE

RIZE Massachusetts-HP
October 19, 2020 —RIZE Massachusetts, a Boston-based nonprofit foundation working to end the opioid overdose epidemic in Massachusetts, last week announced it granted $565,171 to eight nonprofits in eastern Massachusetts to help improve racial equity in healthcare and support harm reduction services. MORE

Community Foundation for Nantucket-HP
October 17, 2020 — The Community Foundation for Nantucket yesterday announced that it awarded $1,048,914 in grants to 28 Nantucket nonprofits during the COVID-19 pandemic, enabling the organizations to remain operational during and after the crisis. MORE

October 20, 2020 — Wayside Youth & Family Support Network raises $77K. Human Relations Service awarded $80K to address growing mental health needs. Cape Cod Foundation gets anonymous $6M gift, for arts, culture. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum gets anonymous $5M endowment challenge gift. MORE

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