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December 13, 2019
A slew of alarming studies on impending leadership transitions in the nonprofit sector predict that anywhere from 50% to 75% of executive directors are planning to leave their jobs in the next several years, but the question remains: are too many executive directors leaving, or are too many staying? MORE

December 10, 2019 — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides adult mentors to help youth reach their full potential, today announced it has changed its name to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts, a move spurred to better reflect its regional growth in recent years. MORE

December 7, 2019 — Victory Programs, a Boston nonprofit that provides residential substance use disorder treatment and transitional housing, this week announced that Sarah Porter has been appointed executive director. MORE

December 6, 2019 — The Museum of Science in Boston, one of the largest nonprofits in Massachusetts and a top cultural institution in New England, this week announced it has named Tim Ritchie to be its next president, following a national search. MORE

December 3, 2019 — More than 2,000 Massachusetts nonprofits participated in the seventh annual Giving Tuesday fundraising event today, which has taken on greater importance in light of a drop in overall charitable fundraising during the first six months of 2019, but which turned positive in the third quarter. MORE

December 12, 2019 — Seven Hills Foundation, a Worcester-based nonprofit that provides services to children and adults with disabilities and life challenges, recently announced it was awarded $50,000 from Bank of America to support a workforce readiness and employment program. MORE

December 8, 2019 — The Social Innovation Forum, a Boston nonprofit that connects nonprofits with supporters to create positive social change, last week announced it selected eight Massachusetts nonprofits to participate in its 2020 Social Innovator accelerator program, which will provide each with capacity-building support and related resources valued at $150,000. MORE

December 6, 2019 — The MetroWest Health Foundation, based in Framingham, this week announced it awarded $237,424 to 13 area nonprofit organizations to support a range of programs designed to improve health and wellness. MORE

December 5, 2019 — Samaritans, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides programs and services aimed at preventing suicide, this week announced that Kathleen Marchi has been appointed executive director and president of the organization. MORE

December 10, 2019 — Baystate Health Foundation granted $750K for disease treatment... Community Development Partnership gets $20K to boost services... YMCA of Metro North names new senior director of marketing... Berkshire Museum to offer free admission to youth under 18. MORE

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