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April 9, 2020
Many nonprofits grappling with the day-to-day impacts of the coronavirus crisis may think now is not the moment to engage in strategic planning, but a turbulent time is precisely when organizations need to take a clear-eyed look at the medium and long term. MORE

April 6, 2020 — The Boston Foundation and the City of Boston recently announced they have granted $4,230,000 in emergency grants to dozens of nonprofit organizations to help them respond to the coronavirus crisis, while the Cambridge Community Foundation granted $356,500 to nonprofits serving the city through its annual spring grantmaking cycle, allowing recipients to allocate the money where it is most needed. MORE

April 4, 2020 — Boston nonprofit formed to build low-cost ventilators... Partners In Health joins Massachusetts COVID-19 response... Center for Effective Philanthropy calls on foundations to give more to nonprofits now... MFA closes till June 30, furloughs staff, cuts director's pay. MORE

April 3, 2020 — The Lenny Zakim Fund, a Boston-based nonprofit that funds Massachusetts nonprofits working to improve literacy, alleviate poverty, and end youth violence, this week announced it awarded $576,000 to 56 nonprofits, fast-tracking its annual grantmaking process to help grassroots organizations respond to challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis. MORE

March 30, 2020 — All nonprofits across Massachusetts have been negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic—with 20% having laid off staff, 78% suffering a drop in revenue, and 34% experiencing an increased demand for services—according to a newly completed survey. MORE

April 7, 2020 — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mass. Commits $2M to Mass. nonprofits... Reliant Foundation provides $116,000 in COVID-19 emergency funding... Middlesex Savings Bank commits $1M to aid MetroWest nonprofits impacted by COVID-19... United Way of North Central Massachusetts aids 11 local nonprofits... Citizens Bank to aid Massachusetts nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. MORE

April 6, 2020 — With Massachusetts expecting a surge in COVID-19 cases between April 10-20, health care nonprofits across the state are furloughing non-clinical workers, as revenues have "evaporated" following elimination of elective procedures, while searching for personal protective equipment, with at least one major hospital appealing to the public to donate face masks, even homemade versions. MORE

April 3, 2020 — The Regional Housing Network, a Boston- and Springfield-based coalition of nine nonprofit housing agencies that develop and preserve affordable housing, recently announced the appointment of Stefanie Coxe as executive director, who took over the job in mid-March just as the COVID-19 crisis began heating up in Massachusetts. MORE

March 30, 2020 — The Northeast Arc, a Danvers nonprofit that supports 15,000 people with developmental disabilities, last week engaged a Massachusetts distiller to produce a batch of hand sanitizer following its disappearance from store shelves in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and then provided it to other nonprofits across the state. MORE

April 7, 2020 — Three Mass. nonprofits named among best to work for.... OI Global Partners offering free access to online job search support... ONE Worcester offers free consulting for nonprofits... Employees of Boston nonprofits getting free Lyft rides. MORE

April 7, 2020 — Root, a Salem-based nonprofit that trains at-risk youth to work in the restaurant industry, which closed down its youth training program in response to the coronavirus crisis, put its kitchen to work to prepare and deliver packaged meals to seniors living in Salem’s public housing. MORE

March 31, 2020 — Massachusetts nonprofits say they want to learn how other nonprofits are impacted by and responding to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a recently completed statewide survey. MORE

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