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September 20, 2017
Newsletters can be one of the most effective cultivation, stewardship, and fundraising tools for nonprofits, but, unfortunately, many organizations invest little time in the layout, look, and content of these critical communication vehicles. MORE

September 18, 2017 — Nonprofit boards are starting to embrace their roles as advocates for their missions, but are not taking action to increase racial and ethnic diversity, a recently completed national survey that examined trends on nonprofit board practices and performance has concluded. MORE

September 16, 2017 — A consortium of Massachusetts nonprofits and corporate funders has raised $1.1 million to create the Greater Boston Immigrant Defense Fund, which aims to support immigrants and refugees, and the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, a Boston nonprofit that works to improve legal services for low-income people, invited area nonprofits to apply for grants from the new fund. MORE

September 14, 2017 — The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, a Boston nonprofit that seeks to encourage public discourse and inspire citizens to become public leaders, yesterday announced that it has named Mary K. Grant as its new president. MORE

September 12, 2017 — For the second time in two weeks, Massachusetts nonprofits are reaching out to hurricane victims elsewhere in the country, this time assisting victims of Hurricane Irma, and one organization, All Hands Volunteers, based in Mattapoisett, has received donations totaling $3 million to support its relief and rebuilding work following the two massive storms. MORE

September 17, 2017 — The Merrimack Repertory Theatre, a Lowell nonprofit that has served as the Merrimack Valley’s professional theatre company for nearly four decades, yesterday announced that Bonnie J. Butkas has been appointed executive director. MORE

September 15, 2017 — Bridgewell, a nonprofit based in Peabody that supports individuals with developmental and psychiatric disabilities, this week announced that it has appointed Kelly J. Martin as its chief executive officer and president. MORE

September 14, 2017 — The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, a Springfield nonprofit that supports economic and social equality for women and girls in western Massachusetts, recently announced that Donna Haghighat has been appointed chief executive officer. MORE

September 12, 2017 — Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, a Boston nonprofit that serves girls throughout eastern Massachusetts, today announced that it has named Cari Palmer Lord as its chief advancement officer. MORE

September 19, 2017 — Greater Boston Food Bank gets donation for distribution trucks...Boston nonprofits focused on children receive grants...Rewarding Work Resources gets technology grant...Greater Worcester Community Foundation awards grants for Brookfield residents... Greater Lowell Community Foundation issues call for grant applications. MORE

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