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August 27, 2015
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August 27, 2015 — The Cape and Islands United Way, based in Hyannis, recently announced it is merging Cape Cod Volunteers, a four-year-old Yarmouthport nonprofit that matches volunteers with local service opportunities, into its operations in tandem with an effort to expand its mission. MORE


August 24, 2015 — Social Venture Partners Boston, a Boston-based philanthropic nonprofit that provides funding to advance Greater Boston nonprofits that focus on collaborative solutions, especially those helping children and youth, announced that it has named Darcy Madden as executive director. MORE


August 21, 2015 — Mass Mentoring Partnership, a statewide organization based in Boston that seeks to expand empowering youth-adult relationships statewide, today announced it has granted nearly $500,000 to 32 Massachusetts nonprofits that provide mentoring programs. MORE


August 20, 2015 — Mass Audubon, a Lincoln-based nonprofit that works to protect the nature of Massachusetts, today announced that its recent Bird-a-Thon, its largest annual fundraising event, raised a record $219,547. MORE


August 27, 2015 — The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, based in Boston, yesterday announced that it has been selected as one of 12 nonprofits nationwide to receive a $250,000 grant to aid its effort to connect young people with opportunities that increase their employability and prepare them for lifelong success. MORE


August 25, 2015 — Eight nonprofit managers and leaders from central and eastern Massachusetts have been named the first recipients of Highland Street Fellowships, which underwrite a year-long program at the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership that aims to enhance leadership skills. MORE


August 21, 2015 — Jacob’s Pillow Dance in Becket and Girls Inc. of Worcester each recently received grants from national organizations outside the state, aimed at enhancing capacity building and program support, respectively. MORE


August 20, 2015 — Two Truro nonprofits have joined forces to purchase an 11-acre farm, which will enable one to expand its arts program and the other to create new walking trails. MORE


August 22, 2015 — While Massachusetts nonprofit leaders say, by a healthy margin, that their jobs have bolstered their sense of purpose and accomplishment, those gains seem to exact a toll in terms of higher stress, which poses a “potentially serious risk to the nonprofit sector,” according to findings from a survey of New England nonprofit leaders. MORE










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