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May 26, 2016
Nonprofit executives recognize the need to develop a new generation of leaders to sustain their missions, but most often ask how can they invest in building future leaders’ skills when they barely have enough resources to sustain current activities. MORE

May 24, 2016 — The Highland Street Foundation in Newton today announced that it will sponsor a program that will provide free entrance to 80 Massachusetts cultural nonprofits this summer, underwriting the effort to the tune of $800,000, to help increase awareness of smaller institutions. MORE

May 22, 2016 — The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum in Boston, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Boston’s water engineering legacy, on Friday announced the appointment of Barbara Elfman as its executive director. MORE

May 20, 2016 — Two Boston nonprofits cited for their ability to innovate and partnership between two nonprofits aims to spur public participation in the artistic process...Massachusetts nonprofits invited to apply for capacity building grants valued at $100,000. MORE

May 17, 2016 — Despite nonprofits making greater use of social media to raise money, email remains central to their fundraising efforts, according to a recently released study, which organizations may want to heed in light of expected weaker charitable giving in 2016. MORE

May 26, 2016 — Neighbor Brigade, a Lexington-based nonprofit that mobilizes community volunteers to step in with non-medical assistance when families or individuals are experiencing a temporary crisis, yesterday announced that it has appointed Polly Mendoza as its new executive director. MORE

May 24, 2016 — Massachusetts nonprofits reported raising significant funds at their recently held annual galas, including Kennedy-Donovan Center and Zoo New England, which set fundraising records, and Community Servings, Greater Boston PFLAG, Room to Grow, and JVS Boston. MORE

May 21, 2016 — Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation announced it recently awarded $114,119 to 12 Massachusetts nonprofit organizations that are working to help older adults eat better and stay connected to their communities through community garden, cooking, and nutrition programs. MORE

May 19, 2016 — Jumpstart, a national nonprofit based in Boston that recruits and trains college students and community Corps members to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods, announced that its recent annual gala raised $663,000, beating its goal by 32%. MORE

May 26, 2016 — Nonprofits thinking about merging need to ask themselves what they can accomplish together that they can't on their own, and even then they need to acknowledge that the proposed combination may not succeed, according to a recently released report on nonprofit mergers in the Boston area. MORE

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