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October 30, 2020
Doing together what we cannot do apart—the essence of collaboration—is perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of the work that nonprofits do, but creating true collaborative solutions to achieve lasting change is frequently elusive.

Erin Rodriguez HP
October 30, 2020 — Root Cause, a Cambridge-based nonprofit that provides strategic consulting and research services for mission-driven organizations nationwide, recently announced that Erin Rodriguez has been named executive director, succeeding its founder, Andrew Wolk, who stepped down after serving 15 years as CEO. MORE

October 29, 2020 — Massachusetts nonprofits fail to promote, retain, and support nonprofit leaders of color, a newly issued report has found, three years after a similar study came to the same conclusion, and while nonprofits know how to improve diversity, people of color as well as whites working in nonprofits feel decision makers lack the will to make changes. MORE

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

Inclusion HP
October 29, 2020 — To become more inclusive and equitable, Massachusetts nonprofits need to disrupt traditional ways of thinking and acting by holding individuals and organizations accountable in their day-to-day work, leaders and service providers from health and human services organizations across the state were told today. MORE

LUK Crisis Center-HP
October 27, 2020 — LUK, Inc., a Fitchburg nonprofit human services agency, recently was awarded $200,000 in federal grant funding to provide emergency shelter and counseling services for youth under 18 who have been forced to leave their home or cannot live safely with a parent, legal guardian, or relative. MORE

Boston Athletic Association-HP
October 24, 2020 — The Boston Athletic Association on Wednesday announced that this year’s first-ever virtual Boston Marathon, held last month after the coronavirus pandemic initially forced a postponement and then a transformation into a remote event, 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

October 27, 2020 — Southborough Community Fund merges with Southborough Education Foundation. New license plate for Greater Boston Food Bank and Boston Medical Center. Highland Street Foundation invites nonprofits to apply for free consulting. MORE

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