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October 25, 2014
Since replacing donors costs so much more than keeping them, nonprofits ought to invest mightily in retaining existing supporters, a point persuasively made in Retention Fundraising: The New Art and Science of Keeping Your Donors for Life. MORE

October 24, 2014 — Fidelity Charitable and the Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program, both based in Boston, now rank as the nation’s second and tenth largest charities, respectively, largely due to increased contributions from affluent donors, a just completed study has found, while a separate report says that wealthy households are giving more to charity. MORE

October 23, 2014 — Voluntary payments from nonprofits to the City of Boston in lieu of taxes are lagging, three years after the city initiated an effort to boost payments from its 49 largest nonprofit landowners. MORE

October 20, 2014 — Nonprofit employment in Massachusetts rose nearly every year from 2007 to 2012, as total employment in Massachusetts barely nudged during that period which spanned the Great Recession, due largely to growth in healthcare and social services employment, according to newly published research. MORE

October 17, 2014 — The Boston Foundation yesterday announced that it has distributed $1,548,000 in single and multi-year discretionary grants to 14 nonprofits that are working to increase the college graduation rate of Boston public school students and provide educational programming for young people, promote economic security of low-income individuals, encourage healthy behaviors, and increase neighborhood stability. MORE

October 23, 2014 — South Shore Conservatory, nonprofit community school for the arts with campuses in Hingham and Duxbury, recently announced that it has appointed Kara Fagan to the newly created position of vice president of institutional advancement. MORE

October 21, 2014 — Nonprofits in MetroWest, Boston, and South Coast have received grants to help them address a number of issues, including hunger relief, job training, healthcare, and women and children in need. MORE

October 19, 2014 — The Handel and Haydn Society, a nonprofit choral group based in Boston that focuses on Baroque and Classical music, this week announced that, in connection with the opening of its bicentennial season, it has launched a $12 million capital campaign, of which $9 million has been raised. MORE

October 17, 2014 — New England School of Acupuncture has hired former staffers from Pathways to Wellness, a Boston-based nonprofit, holistic therapies clinic that served the community since 1988, which ceased operations last month due in part to financial pressures. MORE

October 23, 2014 — Most nonprofits believe most of their foundation funders lack a deep understanding of their needs, a newly completed study from the Center for Effective Philanthropy in Cambridge has found. MORE

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