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January 25, 2015
All too often, when nonprofits, especially smaller organizations, are looking to recruit new board members, the process starts with the best of intentions, but then bogs down. MORE

January 23, 2015 — More Than Words, a Waltham-based nonprofit that empowers disadvantaged youth to take charge of their lives by getting involved in running a business, has been named a Champion in Action by Citizens Bank and New England Cable News, which brings with it $35,000 in unrestricted funding and volunteer and other support. MORE

January 22, 2015 — Carolyn Read, board president of Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts, a nonprofit, Christian ecumenical housing ministry that builds houses with and for people in need, has been named executive director of the Acton-based organization. MORE

January 20, 2015 — Nonprofit managers generally rely on a wide range of management tools to boost their organization’s performance, but while satisfaction with tools used is generally high, it varies with the effort invested, according to a newly released report. MORE

January 17, 2015 — Urban Edge, a community development nonprofit that operates in the Boston neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury and surrounding communities, announced that Susan Davy has been named interim chief executive officer. MORE

January 25, 2015 — The Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, a Boston nonprofit that seeks to prevent domestic violence in Asian families and communities by serving Asian families and individuals in Massachusetts and New England, announced that Linda Chin, who has served as president since 2008, will leave the post at the end of next month. MORE

January 22, 2015 — Responding to its eco-minded constituency, the Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts this year opted to produce an interactive, electronic annual report that can be accessed anywhere – saving four weeks of production time and thousands of dollars in printing, postage, and handling costs while improving donor relations. MORE

January 20, 2015 — A coalition of dozens of corporate, public, and private foundations that banded together in recent years to spotlight their support for hundreds of Massachusetts nonprofits that address hunger, heat, housing, and health care needs has disbanded, although individual funders are continuing to provide funds on their own. MORE

January 18, 2015 — The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation recently announced it awarded $82,500 to seven local nonprofits, among dozens of other grants, through its winter grants program, while The Cape Cod Foundation awarded $25,000 in “surprise grants” to five local nonprofits in connection with its 25th anniversary. MORE

January 19, 2015 — The Essex National Heritage Commission is inviting Essex County nonprofits to apply for matching grants that support efforts to steward the region's nationally significant heritage, and Citizens Bank is seeking nonprofits to apply for funding to help teach good financial practices. MORE

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