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February 1, 2015
EXPERT ADVICE
All nonprofits need to manage their organization’s knowledge—be it donor lists, operational processes, or other types of information—and while it need not be a huge and overwhelming task, it does take time and effort. MORE










January 30, 2015 — Charitable giving in Massachusetts in 2014 rose 7.7% over 2013 levels, lagging national giving, which increased 9.3% last year, both down from the year before, a trend that is expected to continue through 2015, according to a newly released report. MORE


January 26, 2015 — Citizen Schools, a Boston-based national nonprofit that partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for low-income students, announced that it has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Biogen Idec Foundation to support its science, technology, engineering, and math programs. MORE


January 23, 2015 — More Than Words, a Waltham-based nonprofit that empowers disadvantaged youth to take charge of their lives by getting involved in running a business, has been named a Champion in Action by Citizens Bank and New England Cable News, which brings with it $35,000 in unrestricted funding and volunteer and other support. MORE


January 22, 2015 — Carolyn Read, board president of Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts, a nonprofit, Christian ecumenical housing ministry that builds houses with and for people in need, has been named executive director of the Acton-based organization. MORE


January 31, 2015 — Episcopal City Mission, a faith-based ministry that promotes social and economic justice in Massachusetts, recently announced that it has granted $230,000 to 20 grassroots community organizations in eastern Massachusetts. MORE


January 29, 2015 — The Cape Cod Foundation, based in Yarmouthport, announced that it recently awarded $39,500 in grants to support the sustainability and long-term planning of local nonprofit organizations that are addressing a range of community needs. MORE


January 26, 2015 — Victory Programs, a Boston nonprofit that works with the homeless who often have substance use and chronic health issues, announced that it recently launched the third year of an innovative corporate sponsorship program in which donors commit upfront to support five key fundraising events over a year. MORE


January 25, 2015 — The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, a Boston nonprofit that seeks to prevent domestic violence in Asian families and communities in Massachusetts and New England, announced that Linda Chin, who has served as president since 2008, will leave the post at the end of next month. MORE


January 27, 2015 — Charitable organizations that provide robust volunteer opportunities have an edge in creating a steady donor base and growing their overall level of financial support, as half of volunteers say they give more financial support because they volunteer, a newly completed survey has found. MORE










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