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December 25, 2014
With financial resources nearly always scarce, nonprofit organizations should utilize their other precious asset—their networks—to strengthen their ability to deliver on their mission. MORE

December 23, 2014 — BJ’s Charitable Foundation yesterday announced that it has awarded $60,500 in grants to eight nonprofits in eastern Massachusetts that support families in need, while a Lowell nonprofit dedicated to keeping alive the memory of Jack Kerouac recently received a $10,000 grant, the largest in its history. MORE

December 19, 2014 — The Boston Foundation announced the awarding of $915,000 in grants to 13 local nonprofits that focus on improving family success and neighborhoods, fighting hunger and homelessness, encouraging healthy behaviors and improving health outcomes, advancing career and economic security of low-income individuals, improving college graduation rates, and advancing youth development. MORE

December 18, 2014 — One Fund Boston, a nonprofit fundraising entity created to aid victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, this week stopped accepting donations in advance of shutting down its operations. MORE

December 16, 2014 — Breakthrough Greater Boston, a Cambridge-based nonprofit that prepares under-resourced students to attend four-year colleges and trains teachers, announced that its recent fundraiser raised $90,000 through its annual lecture event, surpassing its goal by 20%. MORE

December 22, 2014 — Caritas Communities, a Braintree nonprofit that serves the housing needs of low-income individuals, announced that it raised $970,000 at its recent annual dinner, 47% more than the $660,000 raised last year. MORE

December 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 Maicharia Z. Weir Lytle as the organization’s next chief executive officer. MORE

December 18, 2014 — The Foundation for MetroWest recently announced that it distributed grants totaling $275,000 to 38 nonprofits serving MetroWest and focusing on arts and culture, family support, and environmental causes. MORE

December 16, 2014 — The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a Boston nonprofit that is one of the state’s leading non-partisan, public policy organizations dealing with state and local fiscal, tax, and economic issues, recently announced the appointment of Eileen McAnneny as its new president. MORE

December 20, 2014 — Donors to nonprofits can now contribute from their IRAs without treating the distribution as taxable income, thanks to final Congressional action this week on a bill that was signed into law yesterday by President Obama. MORE

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