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July 29, 2014
Ever wonder how to create a strategic plan that is just right for your organization? You’ll find no shortage of books and consultants promoting the perfect planning process. MORE

July 25, 2014 — Building Impact, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides individuals and companies with the knowledge and opportunity to volunteer, donate, and connect in the buildings where they work or live, announced that Diana Brennan has joined the organization as chief executive officer. MORE

July 24, 2014 — The Vela Foundation, a private, Boston-based grantmaking foundation, announced it recently awarded $225,750 to 21 nonprofit organizations in eastern Massachusetts that are working to improve health through nutrition education and active living. MORE

July 22, 2014 — The North Shore United Way announced that it has awarded nearly $40,000 in grants to eight organizations for programs that are developing creative solutions to increase access to healthy food and physical activity for local children and their families. MORE

July 21, 2014 — Franciscan Hospital for Children, a nonprofit located in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, and The Travis Roy Foundation, which raises funds to help spinal cord injury victims, recently teamed for the fourth year to raise $120,000, beating their goal by 20%. MORE

July 26, 2014 — Gloucester Stage Company, a performing arts nonprofit based in Gloucester, announced that Costin Manu, who joined the organization last February as managing director, will resign after the company’s thirty-fifth anniversary season concludes in September. MORE

July 25, 2014 — The Family Center, a Somerville nonprofit that works to help parents build stronger families and trains professionals nationwide, announced that it will change its name to more fully reflect the primary focus of its work. MORE

July 24, 2014 — The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, based in Springfield, announced that it has awarded $1,227,100 for 99 projects relating to arts and culture, education, the environment, health, housing, and human services, organized by nonprofits in Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties. MORE

July 22, 2014 — MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, a national nonprofit based in Boston that advocates for quality youth mentoring across the United States, yesterday announced two major private-sector initiatives that, it said, will support boys and young men of color in reaching their full potential. MORE

July 27, 2014 — Nonprofits that make a fundraising push at the end of the calendar year may want to get started in September to be in sync with donors who dramatically increase their research during that month. MORE

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