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February 26, 2021
For Immediate Release2-HP
News releases remain an effective way for nonprofits to broadcast their message, even in the age of social media, but they need to be mindful of the needs of the editors and reporters they want to reach. Here’s what not to do.

February 23, 2021 — Three frontline workers at Massachusetts nonprofits were honored today for their commitment to community service, and presented with Light of Dawnn awards, named after Dawnn Jaffier, a victim of gun violence, which includes $5,000 in cash. MORE

February 21, 2021 — If national trends filter down to the state level, Massachusetts nonprofit jobs lost due to the coronavirus pandemic won’t fully recover for nearly two years, according to a recently completed analysis by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies. MORE

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February 19, 2021 — The Boston Symphony Orchestra, a leading nonprofit, Boston-based cultural institution, yesterday announced that it named Gail Samuel as president and chief executive officer, the first woman to hold the post in the organization’s 140-year history. MORE

February 16, 2021 — The Boston Foundation yesterday announced it granted $750,00 to five Boston-based nonprofits that support communities most directly impacted by COVID-19 and which are led by Black, indigenous, and people of color serving those communities. MORE

Arah Schuur HP
February 25, 2021 — Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships, a Lexington-based nonprofit that works to advance energy efficiency policies and practices, recently named Arah Schuur as its new executive director. MORE

February 20, 2021 — Nonprofits are doing little to support and retain their young professional fundraisers, and many of those young professionals anticipate leaving their current position in search of more experience elsewhere, according to a recently completed survey. MORE

February 18, 2021 — The coronavirus pandemic has created opportunities for nonprofit grant seekers to engage in “more open” conversations with grant makers, but it requires them to communicate clearly and creatively, perhaps more than they have historically, according to Philanthropy Massachusetts, a Boston-based regional association of grant makers. MORE

February 16, 2021 — ALS Association Massachusetts chapter wins $20K grant. Pioneer Valley Workers center co-director steps down. Community Consulting Teams providing free consulting to nonprofits. Philanthropy Massachusetts provides training for Bay State nonprofit leaders. MORE

February 23, 2021 — For-profits raise $107K from food customers for Dana-Farber. Mass Audubon raises $442K to buy 67 acres. Chatham nonprofits get $30K to provide critical services. Madison Park Development Corporation names communications director. MORE

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