June 18, 2018
Branding Campaign, New Social Innovator, Grants, Promotion

January 22, 2017 — Gardner Museum launches branding campaign...Room to Grow named a social innovator...Essex Heritage invites nonprofits to seek grants...Krtisin O’Malley promoted to president and CEO of Cape Cod Foundation.

Gardner Museum Rolls out Branding Campaign

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston last week announced that it has launched a campaign to reflect new positioning that seeks to connect contemporary audiences with the spirit and vision of Isabella Stewart Gardner, who founded the museum in 1903.

Launched after a year-long process, that included an analysis of how the museum represents itself to numerous constituencies, the “What’s Your Pleasure?” campaign will use print, radio, transit, outdoor advertising and social media throughout the Boston area. Playing on Gardner's personal motto ”C’est mon Plaisir” - or “It’s my Pleasure”, the campaign asks visitors to contemplate what the Gardner Museum can delight in them.

Room to Grow Named a Social Innovator

Room to Grow, a Boston nonprofit that provides social work support and material resources to families raising babies in poverty during the first three years of life, has been named to a 2017 that brings with I $135,000 in direct funding and services over the next two years.

The announcement was made last week by the Social Innovation Forum (SIF), a Boston nonprofit that connects nonprofits with supporters to create positive social change. Last month, SIF unveiled its 2017 class of seven Social Innovators.

Room to Grow replaces MotherWoman a Hadley nonprofit that promotes mothers and children by building community safety nets, which withdrew.

Essex Heritage Invites Nonprofits to Apply for Grants

Essex Heritage, a nonprofit organization based in Salem that works to preserve the character of Essex County, has issued a call for nonprofits to apply for grants that seek to preserve and enhance the historic, cultural, and natural resources of the county.

In 2017, Essex Heritage will award $2,000 grants to 20 qualified applicants who apply for funding in one of three categories, those that create or further develop educational opportunities for youth; increase awareness and understanding of the region’s heritage; or preserve or enhance historic structures, landscapes, and cultural resources.

Online applications are due by Feb. 20. Details.

Kristin O’Malley Promoted to President and CEO of Cape Cod Foundation

Kristin O’Malley, who has served as executive director of The Cape Cod Foundation since 2013, has been promoted to president and chief executive officer.

Henry Holden, board chair, said, “The board recognizes Kristin’s efforts to support and lead our strategic vision, and we feel the change in title more clearly reflects her role inside and outside the organization. We are confident that, through our partnerships with donors, nonprofit organizations, and the community, the foundation will continue to maximize its impact for many years to come."

In 2012, O’Malley was named one of Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine’s “40 Under 40” leaders. She currently serves as a board member of Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands, trustee of the Joshua A. Nickerson Society, and member of Cape Cod Healthcare’s Patient and Family Advisory Council. She received her undergraduate degree from Middlebury College and her MBA in nonprofit management from Suffolk University.

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