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July 31, 2014
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July 31, 2014 — Massachusetts nonprofits are being invited to participate in a challenge that will award $5,000 to those who invest in a fund that will enable them to receive all of the fund manager’s profits. MORE


July 29, 2014 — Ten Boston area nonprofits focused on basic needs and workforce development have been awarded grants of $5,000 each from BNY Mellon for technical assistance and non-programmatic support aimed at strengthening the overall organization, while Junior Achievement New England won a $25,000 award in recognition of its work with youth. MORE


July 25, 2014 — Building Impact, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides individuals and companies with the knowledge and opportunity to volunteer, donate, and connect in the buildings where they work or live, announced that Diana Brennan has joined the organization as chief executive officer. MORE


July 24, 2014 — The Vela Foundation, a private, Boston-based grantmaking foundation, announced it recently awarded $225,750 to 21 nonprofit organizations in eastern Massachusetts that are working to improve health through nutrition education and active living. MORE


July 27, 2014 — Nonprofits that make a fundraising push at the end of the calendar year may want to get started in September to be in sync with donors who dramatically increase their research during that month. MORE


July 26, 2014 — Gloucester Stage Company, a performing arts nonprofit based in Gloucester, announced that Costin Manu, who joined the organization last February as managing director, will resign after the company’s thirty-fifth anniversary season concludes in September. MORE


July 25, 2014 — The Family Center, a Somerville nonprofit that works to help parents build stronger families and trains professionals nationwide, announced that it will change its name to more fully reflect the primary focus of its work. MORE


July 24, 2014 — The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, based in Springfield, announced that it has awarded $1,227,100 for 99 projects relating to arts and culture, education, the environment, health, housing, and human services, organized by nonprofits in Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties. MORE


July 31, 2014 — Nonprofit organizations spend an average of 3.2% of their annual operating budget on technology and feel relatively confident that they have the tools to do their every-day work, but are less confident about having enough skilled staff or training to effectively use their technology, according to recently completed study of nonprofit use of technology. MORE










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