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July 23, 2014
Love them or hate them, the hashtag (# symbol) is gaining popularity and traction, and nonprofits that understand how to use them will be able to communicate better with the growing numbers of people who rely on hashtags. MORE

July 22, 2014 — The North Shore United Way announced that it has awarded nearly $40,000 in grants to eight organizations for programs that are developing creative solutions to increase access to healthy food and physical activity for local children and their families. MORE

July 21, 2014 — Franciscan Hospital for Children, a nonprofit located in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston, and The Travis Roy Foundation, which raises funds to help spinal cord injury victims, recently teamed for the fourth year to raise $120,000, beating their goal by 20%. MORE

July 19, 2014 — United South End Settlements, a community advocacy and services organization that serves Boston’s South End and Lower Roxbury neighborhoods, announced that it has named Ruth M. Aaron to serve as its interim president and chief executive officer. MORE

July 15, 2014 — Healthcare nonprofits are among the best places to work at large organizations in Massachusetts, according to a recent ranking compiled and published by the Boston Business Journal. MORE

July 22, 2014 — MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, a national nonprofit based in Boston that advocates for quality youth mentoring across the United States, yesterday announced two major private-sector initiatives that, it said, will support boys and young men of color in reaching their full potential. MORE

July 21, 2014 — The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, a social services agency serving the Greater Lawrence area, and AHA!, a collaborative cultural organization that seeks to invigorate New Bedford’s cultural life, recently announced that they have received grants. MORE

July 17, 2014 — The Longwood Symphony Orchestra, a Boston nonprofit that performs concerts while raising funds through public performances for health-related nonprofit organizations and the city’s medically underserved, announced that it has named Nick Adams as its new executive director. MORE

July 11, 2014 — The Internal Revenue Service has introduced a new, shorter application form to help small charities apply for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status more easily. MORE

July 20, 2014 — Fidelity Charitable, an independent public charity based in Boston with a donor-advised fund program, reported that it distributed $188 million to Massachusetts charities during the first half of 2014, up 37% from the same period last year. MORE

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