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April 30, 2016
A development plan sets goals that promote growth and create ownership among the entire fundraising team, which enables it to track progress, identify problems as they arise, and avoid crisis fundraising. MORE

April 28, 2016 — Spectrum Health Systems in Worcester, a nonprofit provider of substance abuse and mental health treatment services, this week announced that its chief operating officer, Kurt A. Isaacson, has been named president and chief executive officer. MORE

April 26, 2016 — Nine Massachusetts affiliates of Habitat for Humanity will get $28,500 from a housing partnership tied to the on-ice performance of the Boston Bruins...while the Greater Boston Food Bank received $20,000 from The Dunkin' Donuts & Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation. MORE

April 25, 2016 — Two nonprofits—the Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge and the Home Health Foundation based in Lawrence—recently held fundraisers to support their community-focused health care missions, generating $460,000 and $24,000, respectively. MORE

April 22, 2016 — The Hyams Foundation, a private. Boston-based foundation that aims to increase economic, racial, and social justice, and power within low-income communities in Boston and Chelsea, announced that it recently awarded $1,435,000 to 23 nonprofits serving both cities. MORE

April 29, 2016 — MASSCreative, a Boston-based nonprofit that works with more than 300 Massachusetts arts and cultural to advocate for resources and awareness to support creative communities, today announced that it has named Kippy Rudy to lead its fundraising efforts as its deputy director. MORE

April 29, 2016 — The Boston Alliance for Community Health, a partnership of neighborhood coalitions and more than 50 community-based partners, recently announced that it has awarded $62,500 in grants to six nonprofits focused on trauma response and resilience. MORE

April 26, 2016 — The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, based in Boston, which provides a range of services that protect rights and well-being of children and families across the state, announced that its annual dinner held earlier this month raised $661,000, surpassing its goal. MORE

April 24, 2016 — The Greater Worcester Community Foundation recently announced that it awarded $341,500 to 19 nonprofit organizations in the Worcester region, aimed at supporting parents and families and increase the supply of high quality early education. MORE

April 23, 2016 — The nonprofit executive director as "heroic martyr"—committed, overworked, trying to do ever more with the same or shrinking resources—doesn't serve the organization and may dissuade new generations of potential leaders from taking over, attendees at a panel discussion in Boston were told earlier this week. MORE

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