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September 21, 2014
A nonprofit rebranding program is more of a marathon than a sprint—more of a campaign than an event—and it’ll likely mean your day job becomes your night job for a while, because executing a rebranding campaign can be all consuming. MORE

September 19, 2014 — Rewarding Work Resources, a Brookline nonprofit that helps people with disabilities, the elderly, and their families hire personal care assistants and direct care workers, recently announced that it is expanding its services in Massachusetts to meet the increasing demand for in-home care workers. MORE

September 18, 2014 — Mary Bonauto, director of the Civil Rights Project at Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, a Cambridge nonprofit that works to end discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status, and gender identity and expression, has been awarded a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship, commonly referred to as a “genius grant”. MORE

September 16, 2014 — Three Boston area nonprofits have received a total of $39,000 in grants for inner-city education programs from the Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation, while three Cape Cod nonprofits received unsolicited grants from the Cape Cod Foundation. MORE

September 12, 2014 — While nonprofit organizations typically are recipients of charitable giving, six of them—all health providers or insurance companies—are among the 25 largest charitable contributors in Massachusetts, with three of them ranking in the top 10, according to a new ranking published by the Boston Business Journal. MORE

September 20, 2014 — The Boston Foundation, the largest community foundation in Massachusetts, announced that it has been awarded $2.7 million that will fund a series of grants, each valued at $100,000 or more, to be given to local nonprofits to provide coaching programs for Boston Public School graduates. MORE

September 18, 2014 —STRIVE Boston, a 20-year-old Boston nonprofit that works to help chronically unemployed men and women find jobs, will merge with Justice Resource Institute, a Needham-based nonprofit that serves children and adults with therapeutic and educational needs, effective immediately, the boards of both organizations announced today. MORE

September 16, 2014 — The five candidates vying to be the next governor of Massachusetts have vowed, if elected on Nov. 4, to protect the tax-exempt status of nonprofits and strengthen collaboration between state government and the Massachusetts nonprofit sector. MORE

September 15, 2014 — Science Club for Girls, a Cambridge-based nonprofit that connects girls in grades K-12 with female mentor-scientists through free science and engineering programs, announced that Connie Chow, its executive director for the last eight years, will step down from the post in December. MORE

September 14, 2014 — The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced that it is seeking to partner with up to 10 nonprofits that will enable them to engage with the orchestra over the course of a year as part of a larger effort to foster relationships with the nonprofit sector. MORE

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