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April 16, 2021
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For nonprofits preparing to reopen in-person operations as the coronavirus pandemic recedes, successful workplace strategies, which may include continued virtual work arrangements or flexible scheduling, will benefit from feedback from the people who will be most impacted. MORE

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Returning to the office will look different to different nonprofits, and creating a level playing field for everyone—people working onsite and for those continuing to work remotely—will require careful planning. MORE

April 16, 2021 — Average nonprofit job growth in recent months suggests that the sector nationally will take another 18 months to return to its pre-COVID level of employment, according to a newly completed analysis released this week. MORE

April 13, 2021 —The Boston Foundation last week announced it awarded $770,000 in grants to nine nonprofit organizations and collaboratives that are providing aid to meet critical needs of residents in 11 Greater Boston communities in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. MORE

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April 10, 2021 — The Union of Concerned Scientists, a Cambridge-based nonprofit that advocates for solutions to pressing environmental and social problems, this week announced that it named Johanna Chao Kreilick as its next president. MORE

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April 8, 2021 — Mass Humanities, a Northampton nonprofit that conducts and supports programs that use history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines to improve civic life, today announced that it awarded $251,499 to 59 nonprofit organizations across Massachusetts. MORE

April 15, 2021 — Two Massachusetts nonprofits, one in Dorchester and another in Springfield, each recently were awarded $600,000 to work with partners from other sectors, including health institutions and practitioners, to improve community health while helping cities address climate change mitigation and adaptation. MORE

April 11, 2021 — The Greater Boston Food Bank last week announced it granted $500,000 to 39 eastern Massachusetts nonprofits responding to a surge in food insecurity brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, which is also reflected in the recent land purchase by the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts in preparation to relocating to a larger site. MORE

April 9, 2021 — Six Massachusetts nonprofits recently were awarded $13.7 million in state funding to support development of supportive housing in Amherst, Boston, Brockton, Quincy, Salem, and Worcester. MORE

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April 8, 2021 — Even as the coronavirus pandemic seems to be receding, many nonprofits will continue to face higher demand and less revenue, requiring board members to support their executive directors, perhaps more than ever before, and do whatever it takes to attract and retain staff, Massachusetts nonprofit leaders were told Wednesday. MORE

April 13, 2021 — Eight honored for nonprofit work in western Massachusetts. Nonprofit professionals named Boston Neighborhood Fellows. Trustees of Reservations renames two western Massachusetts sites. MORE

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