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April 24, 2014
One of the most important jobs of nonprofit boards is to raise money and while there are few born fundraisers, anyone, with some training, can excel at the task. A good place to start is by reading Train Your Board (And Everyone Else) To Raise Money. MORE

April 24, 2014 — Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, a Boston-based mentoring organization that aims to help girls realize their full potential, announced that it has named Wes Enicks as its new vice president of development. MORE

April 22, 2014 — Boston Cyberarts, a nonprofit that supports and encourages experimentation in the arts through exhibitions, events, educational programs, and collaboration, announced that it recently was awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. MORE

April 21, 2014 — Historic Boston Inc., a nonprofit preservation and real estate organization that redevelops historically significant properties, announced that it has completed the first major capital campaign in its 53-year history, surpassing its $1 million goal. MORE

April 17, 2014 — The Massachusetts Medical Society & Alliance Charitable Foundation announced that it has awarded grants totaling $196,500 to 12 nonprofits across the state to support a variety of health and medical services, including HIV testing, training for rape crisis counselors, teen health services, violence prevention, and heath care for the uninsured and underinsured. MORE

April 22, 2014 — More than 130 Massachusetts nonprofits fielded runners in Monday’s 118th running of the Boston Marathon, supported by thousands of volunteers and donors, to raise millions of dollars for causes focused on health and wellness, youth, education, homelessness, disability, and civic life. MORE

April 22, 2014 — The Second Step, a Newton nonprofit that provides comprehensive support services to survivors of domestic violence, announced that its annual Celebrating Success fundraiser raised nearly $240,000, beating its goal by $15,000 and besting last year’s total by 17%. MORE

April 18, 2014 — NeedyMeds, a Gloucester nonprofit that provides information to help people afford medications and healthcare, announced the launch of a $250,000 grant program for nonprofits that help individuals apply for free medicines through pharmaceutical patient assistance programs. MORE

April 15, 2014 — BJ's Charitable Foundation recently announced that it awarded $147,500 to 22 Massachusetts nonprofits located across the state that provide healthcare, education, hunger prevention, and self-sufficiency services. MORE

April 20, 2014 — Raising A Reader MA, the Massachusetts affiliate of a national nonprofit that promotes children’s literacy in low-income communities, recently unveiled a new brand identity to better reflect its dual focus of reading to the youngest learners at home and preparing each child to be ready to learn when entering school. MORE

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