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November 24, 2020
Data Security-HP
All organizations function—and succeed—based on their data, which means its loss or theft can pose an existential threat, but fortunately for nonprofits, instituting a number of low- or no-cost procedures can go a long way to ensuring data security. MORE

Fundraising Up-HP
November 24, 2020 — The coronavirus pandemic, which has left nearly 13 million people unemployed nationally, and sidelined 270,000 in Massachusetts, has fueled charitable giving this year, a newly completed study has found. MORE

November 21, 2020 — Fourteen community foundations across Massachusetts this week awarded $10 million in state funds which they will regrant to nonprofit organizations in their service area that are working to mitigate severe economic hardships experienced by individuals and households stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. MORE

November 19, 2020 — Nonprofits that have a high degree of “digital maturity” have been able to win more foundation grants during the coronavirus pandemic, and more than half have accelerated their move to digital programs, according to a newly completed analysis of nonprofits. MORE

November 17, 2020 — MetroWest Nonprofit Network ED honored, granted $20K. Social justice award for president of The BASE. Willie Ross School for the Deaf granted $32K to expand program. EforAll expands to Worcester, receives $45K. Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology awarded $1M to support move. Boston nonprofit wins competition aimed at advancing life sciences. MORE

Yawkey Foundation HP
November 23, 2020 — The Yawkey Foundation in Boston recently announced it has revised its grantmaking guidelines that it says will enable it to extend philanthropic support to a greater number of nonprofit organizations that provide resources, opportunity, and dignity to the vulnerable and underserved. MORE

November 20, 2020 — The Tufts Health Plan Foundation yesterday announced it has granted $340,000 to 22 Massachusetts nonprofits to support efforts aimed at helping local communities respond to the coronavirus pandemic. MORE

Home and Comfort HP
November 19, 2020 — Hope & Comfort, a Needham nonprofit that provides essential hygiene products to children and young adults in need in Massachusetts, this year planned to double last year’s level, but is now on track to more than tripling that number due to the coronavirus pandemic – and is doing that by relying on a small staff, dedicated volunteers, and a network of 150 nonprofit partners. MORE

Massachusetts Community Foundations Partnership HP
November 16, 2020 — A statewide coalition of 14 community foundations today announced the formation of a new partnership designed to stabilize and strengthen Massachusetts nonprofits, by addressing issues critical to their well-being, and enhance their ability to assist local communities recovering from the coronavirus pandemic. MORE

November 24, 2020 — Mass Cultural Council gets $10M to aid nonprofit cultural organizations. Worcester Together to award $1M in third phase of COVID-19 relief. Greater Lowell Community Foundation gives COVI-19 grants to nonprofits. MORE

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