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September 20, 2021
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Many of the practices that nonprofits adopted to foster resilient teams during the coronavirus pandemic still apply, but as they implement or extend hybrid work arrangements those organizations will face new challenges. MORE

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September 19, 2021 — Three Massachusetts nonprofits—the Community Health Center of Cape Cod in Bourne, the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers in Cambridge, and Salem Hospital in Salem—recently collectively raised $241,500 in golf tournaments to support programs that advance their mission. MORE

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September 17, 2021 — The Massachusetts Bar Foundation today announced it awarded $2,612,782 to 89 legal aid programs conducted by 59 nonprofit organizations across the state through its annual Interest on Lawyers' Trust Account grants program. MORE

September 16, 2021 — Total revenue for the top 25 nonprofits in Massachusetts dropped 8.3% last year, compared to the year before, reflecting the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, although the combined assets of the 25 largest nonprofits increased 1% from the year before, according to a newly published ranking of the state’s largest nonprofits. MORE

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September 5, 2021 — Increased individual charitable giving spurred by the coronavirus pandemic and innovative responses to the crisis by nonprofits may portend continued strengthening of the sector, optimism recently echoed by several central Massachusetts nonprofit leaders. MORE

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September 18, 2021 — The Dimock Center, a nonprofit located in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood that provides low cost health and human services, this week announced it raised $195,000 via its annual Road to Wellness 5K Walk/Run, surpassing its goal by 30%, setting a record. MORE

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September 17, 2021 — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass & Metrowest, a Worcester nonprofit providing youth mentoring services, recently announced that it named Connie Askin as its new chief executive officer. MORE

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September 7, 2021 — Alternative House, a nonprofit based in Lowell that provides shelter, support, children’s programming, legal and housing services, and community advocacy for all victims of domestic violence, recently named Maria Crooker-Capone as its executive director. MORE

September 4, 2021 — Philanthropic giving to racial and social justice causes increased across all demographic groups last year, with the growing impact of crowdfunding and mutual aid demonstrating how donors of color are leading shifts in individual giving patterns, new research has found. MORE

September 7, 2021 — Harvard Art Museums to require proof of vaccination for all visitors. New England Foundation for the Arts gets $2.4M for public art. Yawkey Foundation seeking grant proposals from nonprofits. City of Boston offering more than $3M for arts organizations. MORE

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