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February 7, 2016
Nonprofit executive transitions can be complicated, and while boards are responsible for conducting effective processes to hire the best possible candidate, things can go terribly wrong if the board doesn't properly support the new hire. MORE

February 6, 2016 — Citizen Schools, a national nonprofit based in Boston that partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for underserved students, this week announced that Emily Buxton McCann has been named the organization’s next chief executive officer. MORE

February 4, 2016 — The Company Theatre, a Norwell-based nonprofit theater that serves the South Shore and southeastern Massachusetts, recently announced the appointment of Carolyn Kennedy as its first general manager. MORE

February 2, 2016 — Horizons for Homeless Children, a nonprofit based in the Roxbury section of Boston that seeks to improve the lives of young homeless children by ensuring they have access to early education and opportunities to play, today announced the appointment of Kate Barrand as president and chief executive officer. MORE

February 1, 2016 — Four Massachusetts nonprofits—the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership , Discovery Museums, Community Servings, and Music & Youth Initiative—recently received grants to support programs that serve and extend their ongoing missions. MORE

February 5, 2016 — Susan G. Komen Southern New England, based in Westborough, a nonprofit that seeks to reduce breast cancer by funding education, screening, and treatment programs, recently announced that Lori van Dam has been appointed chief executive officer. MORE

February 4, 2016 — Fidelity Charitable and Schwab Charitable, two of the largest donor-advised funds in the country, recently reported that donations to Massachusetts nonprofits routed through them increased by more than 20% in 2015, compared to the year before, as both posted record high giving nationally. MORE

February 2, 2016 — The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts, based in Fitchburg, which recently distributed $487,566 to local charities, announced that it will be accepting applications for grants through Feb. 26. MORE

February 1, 2016 — New leadership, advances in technology, and greater involvement by business in social and environmental issues are among nine major trends that will shape the operating environment for nonprofits over the next two decades, according to a recently completed assessment. MORE

February 5, 2016 — Online giving to nonprofits grew 9.2% in 2015 over 2014 levels, significantly outpacing overall giving, which grew 1.6%, according to a newly released report. MORE

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