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August 22, 2017
EXPERT ADVICE
Supporting a nonprofit organization with cash donations is very charitable (and highly encouraged), but serving on the board of directors can be an even more valuable measure of support, especially to small nonprofits with limited resources. MORE








August 21, 2017 — Erica Dumont, who served as executive director of the Wellesley Historical Society for nearly four years, is stepping down from the post to assume a similar role at the Lexington Historical Society, both nonprofits that tell the story of their town. MORE


August 18, 2017 — The Cape Cod Foundation, based in South Yarmouth, announced that it raised more than $60,000 via an annual motorcycle event to assist local military families and veterans. MORE


August 14, 2017 — Total spending on community benefit programs by nonprofit hospitals serving the North Shore dropped by about 25% over the last five years, although they are required to spend on such programs in order to maintain their nonprofit status, according to a recently completed review. MORE


August 12, 2017 — The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, based in Springfield, yesterday announced it awarded $768,500 to 45 organizations serving the Pioneer Valley relating to arts and culture, economic development, education, the environment, health, housing, and human services. MORE


August 22, 2017 — Breakthrough Greater Boston, a nonprofit based in Cambridge that prepares underserved students to be successful in four-year colleges and trains urban teachers, today announced it has been awarded a $500,000 grant to propel organizational growth over the next four years. MORE


August 19, 2017 —-Thirty-two major, Boston-based nonprofit organizations, from which the city sought $47 million in voluntary payments in lieu of property taxes during the last fiscal year, made payments ranging from 6% to 100% of the amount requested, but another 17 made no payments, according to figures released by the city. MORE


August 17, 2017 — The Irish International Immigrant Center, a Boston nonprofit that assists newcomers to successfully transitions to new lives in Greater Boston and the United States, recently announced that it received a $50,000 grant to support refugees and immigrants in Massachusetts. MORE


August 15, 2017 — The Boys & Girls Club of Taunton recently received a corporate donation to support renovation of its facility, while Catholic Charities in Boston received a corporate gift to support training, tutoring, and mentoring programs. MORE


GRANT DEADLINES
August 20, 2017 — Massachusetts nonprofits are being invited to submit applications for grants to support projects that address a wide range of projects – from protecting natural resources in the Berkshires to serving women's needs in southeastern Massachusetts to enhancing the Boston waterfront, and more. MORE








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