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December 16, 2017
Although an interim leader by definition will only occupy the job for a short time, nonprofits need to exercise the same level of care filling that slot as they will for the permanent position. MORE

December 14, 2017 — Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, a Boston-based nonprofit that matches girls ages 7-20 with professionally trained and supported women mentors, announced that it raised a record-setting $1.3 million at its annual gala last week. MORE

December 11, 2017 — The wave of harassment accusations lodged against political, entertainment, and media figures nationally over the last three months washed ashore at two Massachusetts nonprofits in recent days, forcing a prominent media figure to step aside amid claims of bullying behavior and two health care leaders to leave their organization for mishandling sexual harassment allegations against a doctor on its staff. MORE

December 9, 2017 — The MetroWest Health Foundation, based in Framingham, last week announced it has granted $633,450 to 13 nonprofit organizations that serve residents in the MetroWest region, which focus primarily on access to care, adolescent mental health, and healthy aging. MORE

December 8, 2017 — Three Massachusetts nonprofits each recently were awarded $500,000 from The Kresge Foundation to advance innovative services to help low-income people gain social and economic mobility, and participate in a two-year leadership program. MORE

December 15, 2017 — The Foundation for MetroWest, based in Natick, which supports nonprofits in 33 Greater Boston communities, this week announced it has awarded $269,000 to 40 nonprofits that focus on arts and culture initiatives, family support, and the environment. MORE

December 14, 2017 — The Enchanted Circle Theater, a Holyoke nonprofit that is a regional leader in the field of arts integration, recently announced Andrea Spak has been appointed director of development. MORE

December 10, 2017 — The International Institute of New England, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides resettlement, case management, literacy, job training and placement, legal assistance, and other services to refugees and immigrants, announced that it raised $868,000 at its recent gala, more than doubling its goal and setting a record. MORE

December 9, 2017 — The Atlantis Charter School, a nonprofit in Fall River, one of the first charter schools in Massachusetts, founded in 1995, this week announced the launch of a $2.5 million capital campaign to help fund construction of a new, $35 million, state-of-the-art campus. MORE

December 12, 2017 — Leaders of three major Massachusetts nonprofit organizations, which collectively support or provide services to hundreds of nonprofits statewide, today said if proposed federal tax reform legislation becomes law, private food banks, homeless and domestic violence shelters, day care centers, and job training providers across the Bay State could lose millions of dollars. MORE

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