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December 18, 2017
When it comes to nonprofit advocacy, following one's instincts is not always the best approach, because we often end up triggering unproductive mindsets and beliefs in our audiences that keep them from supporting our missions. MORE

December 16, 2017 — The Barr Foundation, the largest private foundation in Massachusetts, last week announced it recently awarded $17,025,000 to 33 Massachusetts nonprofits that focus on the arts and creativity, education, climate, civil society, and other areas. MORE

December 14, 2017 — Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, a Boston-based nonprofit that matches girls ages 7-20 with professionally trained and supported women mentors, announced that it raised a record-setting $1.3 million at its annual gala last week. MORE

December 11, 2017 — The wave of harassment accusations lodged against political, entertainment, and media figures nationally over the last three months washed ashore at two Massachusetts nonprofits in recent days, forcing a prominent media figure to step aside amid claims of bullying behavior and two health care leaders to leave their organization for mishandling sexual harassment allegations against a doctor on its staff. MORE

December 9, 2017 — The Atlantis Charter School, a nonprofit in Fall River, one of the first charter schools in Massachusetts, founded in 1995, this week announced the launch of a $2.5 million capital campaign to help fund construction of a new, $35 million, state-of-the-art campus. MORE

December 17, 2017 — The Boston Foundation, the state's largest community foundation, last week announced it has awarded grants totaling $2.6 million to 64 Greater Boston nonprofits that deliver services related to, among other areas, arts and culture, civil society and legal services, economic development, education, health and wellness, and the environment. MORE

December 15, 2017 — The Foundation for MetroWest, based in Natick, which supports nonprofits in 33 Greater Boston communities, this week announced it has awarded $269,000 to 40 nonprofits that focus on arts and culture initiatives, family support, and the environment. MORE

December 14, 2017 — The Enchanted Circle Theater, a Holyoke nonprofit that is a regional leader in the field of arts integration, recently announced Andrea Spak has been appointed director of development. MORE

December 10, 2017 — The International Institute of New England, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides resettlement, case management, literacy, job training and placement, legal assistance, and other services to refugees and immigrants, announced that it raised $868,000 at its recent gala, more than doubling its goal and setting a record. MORE

December 12, 2017 — Leaders of three major Massachusetts nonprofit organizations, which collectively support or provide services to hundreds of nonprofits statewide, today said if proposed federal tax reform legislation becomes law, private food banks, homeless and domestic violence shelters, day care centers, and job training providers across the Bay State could lose millions of dollars. MORE

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