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September 30, 2014
EXPERT ADVICE
Audit committees strengthen nonprofits by protecting their integrity, financial health, and long-term viability, and the level of the committee’s diligence and effectiveness can greatly enhance—or detract—from a nonprofit’s success. MORE








September 27, 2014 — The Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association, a nonprofit umbrella organization for affordable housing and community development activities in Massachusetts, based in Boston, has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to coordinate a statewide program that works directly with families and individuals facing foreclosure. MORE


September 25, 2014 — The Trustees of Reservations, based in Sharon, a leading land protection organization in Massachusetts, announced a new partnership with the Boston Public Market, due to open next summer, that will bring its experience and expertise in community programming to a wider audience. MORE


September 23, 2014 — Sixteen Massachusetts museums, including the Discovery Museums in Acton, the Museum of African American History in Boston, and the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, have received a total of $2,623,038 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to fund a broad range of enhancements to their operations. MORE


September 19, 2014 — Rewarding Work Resources, a Brookline nonprofit that helps people with disabilities, the elderly, and their families hire personal care assistants and direct care workers, recently announced that it is expanding its services in Massachusetts to meet the growing demand for in-home care workers. MORE


September 29, 2014 — Companion Animal Protection Society, a Cohasset nonprofit that seeks to protect companion animals from cruelty in pet shops and puppy mills, recently launched a national cable TV ad campaign, which came about when the producer of the ad read an article about the organization and decided to donate his time and effort to the cause. MORE


September 25, 2014 — A newly published nonprofit compensation study shows that, nationally, compensation for female CEOs lags that of their male counterparts – just as in Massachusetts. MORE


September 23, 2014 — More than 1,600 runners raised a record setting $2,977,779 for 86 Massachusetts nonprofits during the 43rd annual running of the Falmouth Road Race last month, surpassing last year’s total by more than $300,000, race officials announced today. MORE


September 22, 2014 — A new online learning and social networking platform that provides more than 200 professional development courses, accessible by nonprofits at no charge, has been launched. MORE


September 28, 2014 — Community foundations in western and eastern Massachusetts have issued calls for grant applications, United Way of Pioneer Valley received a grant to provide school supplies to homeless children, and a Boston-based human services organization overhauled its heating system that will save it $150,000 a year in operating costs. MORE










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