News and Information about the nonprofit sector in Massachusetts. Check back frequently to keep informed.
August 3, 2021
Board members-HP
One of the best ways to engage and energize nonprofit board members—and maximize productivity—is to ensure that board meetings are well planned, for which a properly structured agenda is key. MORE

August 2, 2021 — Three Lowell area nonprofits recently received $863,343 in federal Shuttered Venue Operators Grants, which provides relief to music and entertainment organizations hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. MORE

New Repertory Theatre HP
July 31, 2021 — The New Repertory Theatre, a nonprofit based in Watertown, this week announced it has suspended operations indefinitely due to financial losses stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, and could shut down. MORE

July 29, 2021 — Two Cambridge-based nonprofits—one that advocates for Indigenous people’s rights and the other that uses data and technology to make concrete change in the lives of Black people—recently received $1.4 million from the MacArthur Foundation to advance their work for racial and ethnic justice. MORE

July 27, 2021 — Commonwealth Kitchen moves into permanent home. Mass Audubon names VP for diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. Arts nonprofits of color invited to apply for grants. MORE

August 1, 2021 — For the second consecutive year, three Massachusetts nonprofit leaders, out of the thousands who head up nonprofits across the state, were cited as being among the 50 most powerful and influential nonprofit leaders in the country, according to an annual ranking released yesterday. MORE

July 30, 2021 — A new report that documents a steady decline in charitable support by American households since the Great Recession—with less than half now giving—may influence the debate on allowing Massachusetts taxpayers to deduct charitable contributions on their state tax returns. MORE

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July 27, 2021 — The Cape Cod Foundation based in South Yarmouth today announced that it awarded $200,296 to nine local nonprofit organizations to support technology upgrades, new educational programming, hybrid delivery programs, facility and staff expansion, and strategic planning and development initiatives. MORE

July 26, 2021 — Fifty-five national nonprofits, including a number with Massachusetts affiliates, last week called on President Joe Biden and Congressional leaders to pass legislation that would provide $50 billion to nonprofits “to get people back to work and make sure nonprofits are able to meet the needs of the populations they serve.” MORE

August 3, 2021 — American Friends Service Committee sells building for $2.9M. Nonprofits serving Boston residents invited to apply for $300K in grants. Nonprofits asked to apply for Champions in Action program. MORE

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