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March 28, 2015
EXPERT ADVICE
Because nonprofit employees often wear multiple hats and juggle several jobs at one time, frequently involving evening or weekend events and even travel to meet with donors, it’s not surprising that they can feel burned out. MORE










March 27, 2015 — Italian Home for Children, a Boston nonprofit that provides services to children with emotional challenges, recently announced that it has appointed Nina Selvaggio to the newly created position of chief impact officer, part of an effort to increase awareness of mental health issues and improve success measures. MORE


March 26, 2015 — Almost one in five workers in the Massachusetts human services sector earns so little that they could qualify to receive the services and supports they provide, which, if the situation continues, could limit agencies’ ability to staff up as demand for services grows, according to a newly issued report. MORE


March 24, 2015 — The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley yesterday announced that it recently released an additional $227,000 from its Family Fund to help 21 community agencies meet the increased demand for help during this year’s “perfect storm” of winter conditions. MORE


March 21, 2015 — Although 50% of all nonprofits anticipate creating new positions in 2015, outpacing the corporate sector, a slightly greater number of nonprofits, 52%, do not have a formal recruitment strategy and still more lack a formal recruitment budget, a newly completed study has found. MORE


March 27, 2015 — The Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency, known as MassHousing, an independent, quasi-public agency that provides financing for affordable housing in Massachusetts, announced that it recently awarded $275,000 to three nonprofits to support affordable sober housing programs for men, women, and veterans in Brockton, Shrewsbury, and Worcester. MORE


March 26, 2015 — Project Place, a Boston nonprofit that provides skills and resources to help homeless and low-income individuals find employment and housing, announced that its annual Spring Brunch raised $185,000, setting a record for the event that was held for the twelfth time earlier this month. MORE


March 24, 2015 — Amherst-based New England Public Radio, a nonprofit that provides news and cultural programming through five radio stations in western Massachusetts, yesterday announced that it has received a gift of $100,000 that will support establishment of a new bureau in Pittsfield. MORE


March 23, 2015 — National Braille Press, a Boston-based nonprofit publisher that promotes literacy of blind children through braille and seeks to empower blind people to engage in work, family, and community affairs, recently named Joseph Quintanilla as its vice president of development and major gifts. MORE


March 28, 2015 — Jimmy Tingle, the Cambridge-based, socially conscious comedian with a national following, is looking for a few good nonprofits to join his cause. Seriously. MORE










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