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May 5, 2015
Facing dropping enrollment and donations, Roxbury Weston Programs, a Weston nonprofit that operates the longest running voluntary educational program in the United States, accessed free consulting services from another nonprofit to create a stabilization and growth strategy. MORE

May 4, 2015 — Community Action Agency of Somerville, a nonprofit that aims to reduce poverty in the city and works to eliminate its causes, recently announced that David Gibbs has been named as its executive director. MORE

May 1, 2015 — Two Boston nonprofits, Jewish Vocational Service, which provides skills training, education, job placement, and career development support, and Social Finance, have been jointly awarded $225,000 as part of a federal effort to advance adult basic education in Massachusetts. MORE

April 28, 2015 — Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation today announced it has awarded $84,127 to Massachusetts nonprofits to support local community garden programs to increase access to fresh, local food for low- and moderate-income families. MORE

April 27, 2015 — Raising a Reader Massachusetts, a statewide, early literacy nonprofit organization based in Boston that focuses on preventing academic achievement gaps, announced that it has named Randy Houk as its executive director. MORE

May 5, 2015 — Cambridge Health Alliance, a nonprofit community health system that provides essential services to Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston’s metro-north communities, announced that it raised $420,000 at its recent annual fundraiser, setting a record. MORE

May 3, 2015 — Many nonprofit board members lack the skills, resources, and experience to be effective and a significant minority are uncertain whether their fellow board members have the experience to do their jobs well, according to researchers who recently completed a national survey. MORE

April 30, 2015 — A former Waltham-based nonprofit that provided day habilitation services to individuals with developmental disabilities has agreed to pay more than $94,000 to settle claims of billing the state’s Medicaid program for services that were not provided, Attorney General Maura Healey announced on Tuesday. MORE

April 28, 2015 — Several businesses and service providers recently launched programs to help Massachusetts nonprofits – one looking to distribute a share of its profits to help organizations succeed online, another offering free photography services, and a bank that will provide $30,000 to support programs in Watertown. MORE

May 2, 2015 — Grant applicants foundation president seeks to be more collaborative and inclusive...nonprofit leader honored as humanitarian of the year...executive director of legendary musical institution to retire...a $10,000 gift for helping nonprofits enhance their capacity. MORE

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