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October 22, 2014
Since replacing donors costs so much more than keeping them, nonprofits ought to invest mightily in retaining existing supporters, a point persuasively made in Retention Fundraising: The New Art and Science of Keeping Your Donors for Life. MORE

October 21, 2014 — Nonprofits in MetroWest, Boston, and South Coast have received grants to help them address a number of issues, including hunger relief, job training, healthcare, and women and children in need. Foundation for MetroWest Gives $87K for Hunger Relief The Foundation for MetroWest, based in Natick, recently announced that it distributed $87,000 to 49 local food pantries in 29 MetroWest cities and towns through the MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund. MORE

October 17, 2014 — The Boston Foundation yesterday announced that it has distributed $1,548,000 in single and multi-year discretionary grants to 14 nonprofits that are working to increase the college graduation rate of Boston public school students and provide educational programming for young people, promote economic security of low-income individuals, encourage healthy behaviors, and increase neighborhood stability. MORE

October 16, 2014 — Screening for Mental Health, a nonprofit based in Wellesley Hills that seeks to improve mental health screening through public education, screening, and treatment resources, recently announced that it has named Candice Porter as its executive director. MORE

October 13, 2014 — A number of Massachusetts nonprofits are joining the effort to fight the Ebola outbreak that already has claimed one victim in the United States, and which, if not contained, could infect up to 1.4 million people in west Africa within four months and spread more widely globally. MORE

October 19, 2014 — The Handel and Haydn Society, a nonprofit choral group based in Boston that focuses on Baroque and Classical music, this week announced that, in connection with the opening of its bicentennial season, it has launched a $12 million capital campaign, of which $9 million has been raised. MORE

October 17, 2014 — New England School of Acupuncture has hired former staffers from Pathways to Wellness, a Boston-based nonprofit, holistic therapies clinic that served the community since 1988, which ceased operations last month due in part to financial pressures. MORE

October 16, 2014 — The Essex County Community Foundation this week announced that Dave Welbourn, who has served as president and chief executive officer for the past six years, will retire on Dec. 1. MORE

October 14, 2014 — NVNA and Hospice, a Norwell nonprofit that provides home health care, wellness, and public health services to South Shore communities, announced that it has named Michael R. Rogers as its director of development. MORE

October 20, 2014 — Nonprofit employment in Massachusetts rose nearly every year from 2007 to 2012, as total employment in Massachusetts barely nudged during that period which spanned the Great Recession, due largely to growth in healthcare and social services employment, according to newly published research. MORE

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