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October 21, 2016
The difficult board member—someone who acts like a black hole inside the organization, absorbing energy and good will—can be overcome if the board deliberately builds a culture of productivity, guards it carefully, and knows how to self-correct when problems materialize. MORE

October 20, 2016 — Care Dimensions, a Danvers-based nonprofit provider of hospice care in eastern Massachusetts, announced that its recently held Walk for Hospice raised $190,000, surpassing its goal of $175,000 by nearly nine percent. MORE

October 18, 2016 — The Museum of Science in Boston, one of the wealthiest nonprofits in Massachusetts, yesterday announced that Bloomberg Philanthropies has given the institution a $50 million gift, the largest in its 186-year history. MORE

October 15, 2016 — The Boston Foundation last week announced that it will award $649,733 to 24 nonprofit organizations, based primarily in the Greater Boston area, but as far as west as Amherst, in the form of one-year grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000, in connection with a new grant making program that aims to encourage innovative ideas. MORE

October 13, 2016 — Cardinal Cushing Centers, a Hanover nonprofit that supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, recently announced that Michael Andrade has been appointed president and chief executive officer. MORE

October 21, 2016 — Three Massachusetts nonprofits—College Bound Dorchester and Fenway Community Development Corporation in Boston and Lazarus House Ministries in Lawrence—recently received corporate financial support to advance their programs aimed at helping low-income populations. MORE

October 20, 2016 — Bridgewell, a Lynnfield nonprofit that support individuals with developmental and psychiatric disabilities, recently announced that Rita McAteer has been appointed director of development and marketing. MORE

October 17, 2016 — Tufts Medical Center in Boston recently announced that it has awarded $50,000 to each of six nonprofits in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston—three health centers and three youth programs—to provide an array of services to address substance use disorder and reduce youth violence. MORE

October 14, 2016 — The Trustees of Reservations, a nonprofit based in Sharon, the largest conservation and preservation organization in Massachusetts, recently announced the appointment of Alicia Leuba as vice president of its eastern region. MORE

October 16, 2016 — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/ Metrowest, Horizons for Homeless Children, The Friends of Endicott Park, and the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center recently received grants, while all Massachusetts nonprofits are being invited to apply for free consulting support. MORE

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