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November 1, 2014
NONPROFITOLOGY
Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston needs to get a lot of things right, and providing programming for diverse audiences in a busy urban center means you need to tap into the wants and needs of many different stakeholders: event-goers, community members, employees, and board members. MORE












October 31, 2014 — Gloucester Stage Company, a performing arts nonprofit based in Gloucester, announced that Jon Wojciechowski, Jr has been named executive managing director, succeeding Costin Manu who stepped down in July after five months on the job due to what was described as pressing family matters. MORE


October 30, 2014 — To better succeed in an ever more challenging operating and funding environment, nonprofits need to think more expansively than they do now, collaborate with multiple partners inside and outside the sector, and be willing to fail while trying new programs, according to one of the world’s leading business thinkers. MORE


October 25, 2014 — David Campbell, founder and chairman of All Hands Volunteers, a nonprofit based in Mattapoisett that provides assistance to communities around the world, has been named a $100,000 Purpose Prize winner in recognition of his relief efforts in five countries and dozens of U.S. locations over the last 10 years. MORE


October 24, 2014 — Fidelity Charitable and the Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program, both based in Boston, now rank as the nation’s second and tenth largest charities, respectively, largely due to increased contributions from affluent donors, a just completed study has found, while a separate report says that wealthy households are giving more to charity. MORE


October 31, 2014 — MassGeneral Hospital for Children, the oldest provider of pediatric services in Boston, reported that its recently held annual Storybook Ball raised $1.8 million for community and global health programs and drew 500 attendees, meeting its fundraising and attendance goals. MORE


October 30, 2014 — The Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation recently granted $10,000 to each of five Boston-based nonprofits to help them cope with the impact of the sudden closing earlier this month of the Long Island Bridge, which connects Long Island in Boston Harbor with the city. MORE


October 27, 2014 — Eighteen women who lead healthcare or human services nonprofits have been named among this year’s Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts, leaders who were chosen based on their organization’s revenue, workplace and management diversity, innovation, and number of full-time employees. MORE


October 27, 2014 — Five Boston-based nonprofits that serve early childhood needs in Greater Boston Latino neighborhoods have received a total of $100,000 in grants, the first made from a new fund that aims to strengthen the area’s Latino community. MORE


November 1, 2014 — One of the strongest legacies of former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, who died Thursday from cancer less than a year after stepping down from a 20-year run as the city’s chief executive, may be the way he and his administration worked with nonprofits. MORE










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