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July 8, 2020
BOOKS OF NOTE
Book - Understanding Financials, Prevent Fraud-HP
Understanding nonprofit financial statements and knowing how to protect their nonprofit from fraud are, arguably, two of the most important responsibilities of the people leading those organizations, which means there's always more to learn. MORE








July 6, 2020 — While a majority of Americans have confidence in the nonprofit sector to strengthen society, less than half believe the sector is actually headed in the right direction, and to build trust and credibility, nonprofits and philanthropy must demonstrate impact and show integrity through transparency and independence, a newly published report concludes. MORE


Life Science Cares HP
July 3, 2020 — Life Science Cares, a Cambridge-based nonprofit that connects the life sciences industry with nonprofits to fight poverty, this week announced it has granted $870,200 to 26 Greater Boston nonprofits to help mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. MORE


Coronavirus-Dollar-HP
July 2, 2020 — Community foundations serving Cape Cod, Cambridge, and Boston, as well as the City of Boston, recently announced they distributed $3,365,000 to 52 nonprofits in eastern Massachusetts that are providing critically needed services to people who have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. MORE


June 29, 2020 — The Yawkey Foundation, Tufts Plan Foundation, and The Boston Foundation recently granted $1,370,132 to 34 Massachusetts nonprofits that are continuing to provide vital services in response to the coronavirus pandemic that has roiled much of the state's nonprofit sector. MORE


July 7, 2020 — The Essex County Community Foundation in Danvers this week announced it granted $900,000 and the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts in New Bedford announced it distributed $1.5 million to nonprofits in their service areas that are helping people most severely affected by the pandemic. MORE


Fundraising Down-HP
July 5, 2020 — More than half of charitable organizations in the United States expect to raise less money in 2020 than they did in 2019, and an equal percentage believe the same will occur in 2021, according to a recently completed survey. MORE


Lifeworks Arc HP
July 3, 2020 — The Arc of South Norfolk and Lifeworks, longtime affiliated nonprofit providers of services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, based in Westwood, this week announced they will merge to become Lifeworks Arc. MORE


NONPROFIT ROUNDUP
June 30, 2020 — Seven Massachusetts nonprofits get funding for census outreach. Cambridge Center for Adult Education enduring by its own COVID-19 relief fund. Behavioral Health Network names president and CEO. Nominations sought for .ORG awards. MORE


NONPROFIT ROUNDUP
July 7, 2020— Community Foundation of North Central Mass. seeking grant applications. Save the Harbor/Save the Bay awards grants for clean beaches. Mass. nonprofits share in $300K for summer jobs for youth MORE










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