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November 28, 2020
EXPERT ADVICE
Data Security-HP
All organizations function—and succeed—based on their data, which means its loss or theft can pose an existential threat, but fortunately for nonprofits, instituting a number of low- or no-cost procedures can go a long way to ensuring data security. MORE








November 28, 2020 — While average salaries for nonprofit fundraisers increased a modest 1.5% last year, over the year before, women on average received only 77% of what their male counterparts earned, according to findings from a recently completed national compensation and benefits survey. MORE


Fundraising Up-HP
November 24, 2020 — The coronavirus pandemic, which has left nearly 13 million people unemployed nationally, and sidelined 270,000 in Massachusetts, has fueled charitable giving this year, a newly completed study has found. MORE


November 21, 2020 — Fourteen community foundations across Massachusetts this week awarded $10 million in state funds which they will regrant to nonprofit organizations in their service area that are working to mitigate severe economic hardships experienced by individuals and households stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. MORE


November 19, 2020 — Nonprofits that have a high degree of “digital maturity” have been able to win more foundation grants during the coronavirus pandemic, and more than half have accelerated their move to digital programs, according to a newly completed analysis of nonprofits. MORE


Fundraising thermometer HP
November 27, 2020 —Massachusetts charities received 47% of the funds raised last year on their behalf by professional solicitors, and while that share marked was higher than the year before, the total amount raised by professionals was down 31% from the year before, according to a report released on Tuesday by the attorney general. MORE


Yawkey Foundation HP
November 23, 2020 — The Yawkey Foundation in Boston recently announced it has revised its grantmaking guidelines that it says will enable it to extend philanthropic support to a greater number of nonprofit organizations that provide resources, opportunity, and dignity to the vulnerable and underserved. MORE


November 20, 2020 — The Tufts Health Plan Foundation yesterday announced it has granted $340,000 to 22 Massachusetts nonprofits to support efforts aimed at helping local communities respond to the coronavirus pandemic. MORE


Home and Comfort HP
November 19, 2020 — Hope & Comfort, a Needham nonprofit that provides essential hygiene products to children and young adults in need in Massachusetts, this year planned to double last year’s level, but is now on track to more than tripling that number due to the coronavirus pandemic – and is doing that by relying on a small staff, dedicated volunteers, and a network of 150 nonprofit partners. MORE


NONPROFIT ROUNDUP
November 24, 2020 — Mass Cultural Council gets $10M to aid nonprofit cultural organizations. Worcester Together to award $1M in third phase of COVID-19 relief. Greater Lowell Community Foundation gives COVI-19 grants to nonprofits. MORE










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