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February 24, 2018
On July 1 a new pay equity law takes effect in Massachusetts, which creates challenges—and opportunities—for compliance-minded nonprofits to face this critical issue head-on rather than wait to defend a claim. MORE

February 24, 2018 — The Norman Rockwell Museum, a Stockbridge nonprofit that houses the world's largest collection of paintings by the twentieth century chronicler of American life, this week announced it has appointed Ellen Spear to the newly created position of chief philanthropy officer. MORE

February 22, 2018 — Contrary to conventional wisdom that founders of nonprofits should make a clean break to ensure successful leadership transitions, many organizations would do well to keep their founders involved, according to a newly published analysis. MORE

February 18, 2018 — The Buzzards Bay Coalition, a nonprofit partnership based in New Bedford that works to restore, protect, and sustain the use and enjoyment of Buzzards Bay and its watershed, recently received $350,000 to help fund a multi-million dollar project that will transform a bathhouse into a regional boating center. MORE

February 16, 2018 — Learning Prep School, a Newton nonprofit that provides individualized instruction for students with complex learning profiles in grades 3-12, this week announced it has received a $100,000 grant, the largest gift from a charitable foundation in its history, to help students develop horticultural and other work skills. MORE

February 23, 2018 — Growing Places, a Leominster nonprofit that works to create equitable access to sustainable and healthy food for people living in north central Massachusetts, recently announced that it has named Ayn Yeagle as its new executive director. MORE

February 19, 2018 — Greentown Learn, a Somerville-based nonprofit that is helping hardware startups get products made better and faster and locally, recently was awarded part of a $1 million grant to address gaps in clean-energy technology development and commercialization. MORE

February 17, 2018 — While donors are figuring out how to respond to recent tax policy changes, nonprofits, especially smaller, local, and basic needs organizations, should take steps to better understand what motivates their donors in order to improve retention rates and increase support, a recently completed report advises. MORE

February 15, 2018 — MassRobotics, a Boston-based nonprofit that is focused on fostering the robotics cluster in Massachusetts, recently received a $2.5 million state grant to expand its headquarters in the city's Fort Point Channel area. MORE

February 17, 2018 — Food Bank of Western Massachusetts gets $30K to aid displaced Puerto Ricans... Bridge Over Troubled Waters awarded $13K...SVP Boston accepting applications to boost nonprofit capacity... Applications sought for grants addressing LGBTQ issues on Cape Cod and Islands, as well as to enhance workforce skills in the New Bedford area. MORE

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