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July 6, 2015
Since board composition profoundly influences the nonprofit it guides, it’s essential that board members think strategically and bring a diversity of skills, perspectives, and experiences, as doing so will enable the nonprofit to succeed in good times and bad. MORE

June 30, 2015 — College Bound Dorchester, a nonprofit that aims to equip students living in the Dorchester section of Boston with the attitude, skills, and experience to graduate from college, announced that it raised $300,000 at its recent annual gala. MORE

June 28, 2015 — The Fenway Community Development Corporation, a nonprofit that builds and preserves affordable housing and champions local projects to protect the economic and racial diversity of Boston's Fenway neighborhood, announced that it has selected Leah Camhi as its new executive director. MORE

June 26, 2015 — The Trustees of Reservations, one of the largest conservation and preservation nonprofits in Massachusetts, recently announced that it has raised $22.4 million of a $26.6 million capital campaign aimed at attracting more visitors to its historic and cultural properties – and expects to raise the balance by the end of this year, 18 months ahead of schedule. MORE

June 24, 2015 — With the new Massachusetts Earned Sick Time Law due to take effect next week, many nonprofits are still struggling to fully comprehend its complexities and how the law may affect their organizations. MORE

June 29, 2015 — The Tufts Health Plan Foundation today announced that it has awarded $1,767,000 in grants to 21 Massachusetts nonprofits, from the Berkshires to Martha’s Vineyard, in connection with new guidelines that awards fewer but larger grants, often over several years, to organizations that are collaborating with others. MORE

June 27, 2015 — Womenade Boston, a women’s collective philanthropic organization that aims to raise awareness and funds for programs that positively impact the lives of women and girls in the Boston area, announced that it recently awarded $86,000 to four nonprofits that seek to empower teen girls and women. MORE

June 25, 2015 — Families for Depression Awareness, a national nonprofit based in Waltham that helps families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder, recently announced the appointment of Marlin W. Collingwood as executive director. MORE

June 20, 2015 — The Massachusetts Service Alliance, which serves as the state commission on service and volunteerism, this week announced that the state has received $10,615,471 in federal funding, which it will provide to 23 programs statewide to support 1,564 AmeriCorps members. MORE

June 26, 2015 — Runs and walks are the easiest fundraising events for nonprofits to plan, generating moderate to high revenue for organizations of all sizes, but smaller nonprofits are at a disadvantage compared to larger nonprofits as the upfront investment strains resources, according to a recently completed analysis. MORE

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