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September 1, 2014
The tax-exempt status of a nonprofit is conditioned on many requirements and restrictions, so it is useful to periodically perform a tax “checkup” to be sure your organization is in compliance. MORE

August 30, 2014 — Cape Abilities, a Hyannis-based nonprofit that serves individuals with disabilities on Cape Cod by educating, counseling and providing residential, therapeutic, social and employment supports, announced that it has named Rosalie Edes as its new president and executive director. MORE

August 28, 2014 — The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, based in Easthampton, which seeks to create economic and social equality for women and girls in western Massachusetts, announced that it has granted $240,000 to four nonprofits that focus on educational access and success, economic justice, and safety and freedom from violence. MORE

August 25, 2014 — Breakthrough Greater Boston, a year-round, tuition-free academic and teacher training program based in Cambridge, recently announced that it raised more than $100,000 through a donor-matched fundraising campaign sponsored by New England Patriots owner Robert K. Kraft. MORE

August 22, 2014 — A Norton nonprofit that raises funds to provide scholarships for people who have worked in the golfing industry recently held a daylong, statewide golf marathon—during heavy, continuous rain—to raise more than $254,000, beating its goal. MORE

August 28, 2014 — United Way of Hampshire County, based in Northampton, announced that its annual fundraising campaign drew support form 3,700 individuals and local organizations to meet its $1.275 million goal. MORE

August 26, 2014 — In less than a month, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, originating in Massachusetts, in which people drench themselves with ice or cold water while pledging funds to the ALS Association, has turned into a nationwide viral sensation, helping to raise more than $79 million and rebrand the disease. MORE

August 22, 2014 — Justice Resource Institute, a Needham-based nonprofit that works with individuals, families, communities, and governments by providing an array of outpatient mental health services throughout Massachusetts, recently announced that Kimberly Thomas has been named vice president of development. MORE

August 21, 2014 — A recently formed nonprofit, based in Cambridge, that seeks to change the way the public views the nonprofit sector, has announced plans for a three-day, 60-mile march, to be held next June, to raise $1 million to promote its message. MORE

Regardless of their focus, all nonprofits need to engage in fundraising – and therefore they have an avid interest in knowing how other organizations have planned and executed fundraising events. MORE

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