Grant for Media Center; Volunteer Engagement; Leadership Training
June 4, 2019 Holyoke Media to use $200k grant to construct a media center... United Way of Greater New Bedford, Cape Abilities honored for volunteer efforts... Cape Code, Martha's Vineyard nonprofit leaders complete leadership training.
Holyoke Media to Use $200K Grant to Construct a Media CenterHolyoke Media, a Holyoke-based nonprofit that provides a public access cable television service, recently received a $200,000 grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council to construct a $2 million media center.
Additional funding reportedly will come from Comcast, the sole cable TV provider in Holyoke, which has been providing funding to Holyoke Media since 2014.
The center will include a 100-seat black box theater, production suites, office space and a reception area, according to MassLive.com.
"Scott McPherson, Holyoke Medias executive director, said plans include demolishing the buildings interior in the coming months. The project must then go out to bid, with renovations expected to take 14 months," MassLive reported, adding that the theater will provide a space for original productions and public meetings.
United Way of Greater New Bedford, Cape Abilities Honored for Volunteer EffortsThe Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA), a Boston nonprofit that serves as the state commission on service and volunteerism, recently recognized two nonprofit organizations for innovative volunteer engagement.
When an organization embraces Service Enterprise on all levels, great things happen, commented Emily Haber, chief executive officer of MSA. United Way of Greater New Bedford and Cape Abilities are outstanding examples of the power of Service Enterprise as both have fully, and with great impact, integrated this model into their organization.
Cape Code, Martha's Vineyard Nonprofit Leaders Complete Leadership TrainingThe Cape Cod Foundation recently announced that 22 leaders from nonprofit organizations in Cape Cod and Marthas Vineyard recently graduated from a program designed to equip nonprofit leaders with the skills, knowledge, and networks to make strategic, mission-driven decisions that will positively impact their organizations and the communities they serve.
This year marks the third time the program, organized by Institute for Nonprofit Practice, a Needham-based nonprofit that helps educate nonprofit leaders, has been held on Cape Cod.
The following nonprofit executives graduated from the program: