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June 3, 2020
EXPERT ADVICE
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As Massachusetts nonprofits begin to reopen under the four-phase plan announced by Gov. Charlie Baker last month, having employees return to the work place is not as simple as announcing a reopening date and getting back to business as usual. MORE










June 2, 2020 — The Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund recently announced it awarded $9,302,400 in grants to build, repair, or expand cultural facilities across the state, including dozens for nonprofit organizations focused on the arts, humanities, and sciences. MORE


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June 1, 2020 — The Boston Foundation during the last week announced it awarded $1,420,000 in general operating support grants to 48 area nonprofit organizations to aid their continuing response to the coronavirus pandemic. MORE


May 29, 2020 — Eighteen nonprofit leaders earlier this week were named among the 50 most powerful leaders in central Massachusetts, people who wield influence in the region's economy, according to a newly published report. MORE


May 25, 2020 — Scores of Massachusetts nonprofits—from the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center in Worcester to Neighbors in Need in Lawrence, YMCA Cape Cod in West Barnstable, and the De Novo Center for Justice and Healing in Cambridge—recently received $3 million in emergency funding to help them provide services to mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
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June 1, 2020 — The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation last week announced it awarded nearly $300,000 in grants to 20 nonprofits across Massachusetts to support their efforts to expand and adapt operations in response to the coronavirus crisis. MORE


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May 31, 2020 — The Boston Athletic Association, a nonprofit based in Boston that organizes the annual Boston Marathon, last week cancelled this year's race for the first time in its 124 years, after earlier postponing it from April 20 to Sept. 14 due to the coronavirus pandemic, a move likely to affect fundraising plans for numerous Massachusetts nonprofits. MORE


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May 28, 2020 — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides adult mentors to help youth reach their full potential, recently announced the appointment of Mark O’Donnell as its next president and CEO. MORE


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May 24, 2020 — The Boston Foundation last week announced it awarded $1 million in grants to 49 Greater Boston nonprofits, made in connection with its quarterly grants program, but which were accelerated to meet immediate critical needs and relieve increasing financial pressures stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.
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CRISIS CREATIVITY
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June 2, 2020 — Recognizing that vulnerable populations need, but may not be able to afford face masks to maintain their health during the coronavirus pandemic, Cambridge Volunteer Clearinghouse, launched an effort to source, make, and supply masks to nonprofit agencies for distribution to the people they serve. MORE










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