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February 12, 2016
Nonprofit executive transitions can be complicated, and while boards are responsible for conducting effective processes to hire the best possible candidate, things can go terribly wrong if the board doesn't properly support the new hire. MORE

February 11, 2016 — The Barr Foundation, the largest private foundation in Massachusetts with $1.6 billion in assets, which annually distributes more than $50 million to nonprofits, announced that it has adjusted the focus of its charitable giving to extend beyond its traditional focus on Boston, where it is based. MORE

February 9, 2016 — Boston-based United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, which serves 180 community organizations, recently announced that Lisa Rowan-Gillis has been named chief development officer. MORE

February 6, 2016 — Citizen Schools, a national nonprofit based in Boston that partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for underserved students, this week announced that Emily Buxton McCann has been named chief executive officer. MORE

February 4, 2016 — The Company Theatre, a Norwell-based nonprofit theater that serves the South Shore and southeastern Massachusetts, recently announced the appointment of Carolyn Kennedy as its first general manager. MORE

February 11, 2016 — Nine Massachusetts leaders representing nonprofit and business interests on Tuesday urged Beacon Hill lawmakers to kill a proposed measure that would compel nonprofits to offer local municipalities first refusal rights to buy any real estate they are looking to sell or convert from its current tax-exempt purpose. MORE

February 8, 2016 — Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, a Boston-based national provider of programs and services for at-risk children and families, recently announced that it has received a $450,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation. MORE

February 5, 2016 — Susan G. Komen Southern New England, based in Westborough, a nonprofit that seeks to reduce breast cancer by funding education, screening, and treatment programs, recently announced that Lori van Dam has been appointed chief executive officer. MORE

February 4, 2016 — Fidelity Charitable and Schwab Charitable, two of the largest donor-advised funds in the country, recently reported that donations to Massachusetts nonprofits routed through them increased by more than 20% in 2015, compared to the year before, as both posted record high giving nationally. MORE

February 5, 2016 — Online giving to nonprofits grew 9.2% in 2015 over 2014 levels, significantly outpacing overall giving, which grew 1.6%, according to a newly released report. MORE

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