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May 29, 2015
Hiring a consultant is often one of the most cost-effective and quickest ways a nonprofit can solve a problem, but, similar to bringing on permanent staff, the process is more likely to succeed when guided by best practices. MORE

May 28, 2015 — The West End House, an independent Boys & Girls Club based in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, reported that it raised a record $450,000 at its annual celebration, held earlier this month. MORE

May 26, 2015 — The five largest family foundations in Boston, which saw their combined assets double over five years to $3.5 billion, donated $168 million, or about 5%, to charitable causes in 2013, according to a newly published report. MORE

May 24, 2015 — Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, a Boston-based nonprofit that provides job training and career services to low-income, unemployed, and underemployed adults, this week announced that it has named Mike Curren as vice president of philanthropy. MORE

May 22, 2015 — Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston, a major provider of social services to people of all faiths in eastern Massachusetts, announced that it raised $1.1 million at its Annual Spring Celebration, held earlier this month. MORE

May 28, 2015 — Victory Programs, a Boston-based nonprofit that works with the homeless who often have substance use and chronic health issues, announced it recently raised $88,000 at its 25th annual Dinnerfest RED Party + Auction to set a record. MORE

May 26, 2015 — Jumpstart, a national nonprofit based in Boston that helps young children living in under-resourced communities develop the essential skills needed to start kindergarten prepared to succeed, announced that its recent Scribbles to Novels fundraising gala raised $450,000 to support its programs in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. MORE

May 22, 2015 — The Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, now called Danforth Art, this week announced that it has named Debra Petke as its executive director, succeeding Katherine French, who retired in January after 10 years in the post. MORE

May 19, 2015 — Foodie event sets new fundraising fundraising software for nonprofits...$1 million challenge grant...historic building renovation complete...award winning innovative nonprofit. MORE

May 23, 2015 — The popularity of smartphones—and expected continued growth across all demographic groups—means nonprofits need to implement a mobile strategy that begins with building a comprehensive database of mobile phone numbers. MORE

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