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September 22, 2019
To thrive in an increasingly competitive environment, nonprofits need to think strategically by looking ahead, using leading indicators, instead of only looking back using lagging indicators. The Balanced Scorecard can help them do it. MORE








September 21, 2019 — The Anthony F. Cordeiro Charitable Foundation recently announced it has granted $40,000 to six nonprofits in southeastern Massachusetts that provide programs and services to support children and families. MORE


September 20, 2019 — The Barr Foundation in Boston yesterday announced it has awarded grants of $1 million to each of five Massachusetts community foundations in connection with its Creative Commonwealth Initiative, a long-term in partnership launched last year to promote the leadership role of community foundations in advancing the arts. MORE


September 17, 2019 — Massachusetts nonprofits, especially smaller organizations, may want to pay heed to a newly released report which found that charitable giving by individuals fell 7.5% in the first half of this year, from 2018 levels, and that the number of donors dropped as well. MORE


September 14, 2019 — The Shout Syndicate, a collaboration of Boston music and arts industry professionals in partnership with The Boston Foundation and the Mayor's Office of Arts & Culture, yesterday announced it has awarded $200,000 in initial grants to 10 Greater Boston nonprofit arts organizations that focus on creative youth development. MORE


September 20, 2019 — Fifty-two nonprofits across Massachusetts—from Holyoke to Sandwich—today benefited from the volunteer efforts of 3,000 employees of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts and shared in $260,000 to support projects focusing on improving the health of children and families. MORE


September 19, 2019 — Eastern Bank last week announced it is granting $970,000 to 48 Massachusetts nonprofits focused on enriching early childhood development, including $500,000 to Boston Basics, a collaborative that aims to give children from every background a better start in life. MORE


September 16, 2019 — A former program manager of Heading Home, a Charlestown nonprofit provider of emergency shelter, transitional, and permanent housing for low-income families and individuals where she previously had worked, has been indicted in connection with a scheme to steal $45,000 from the organization, Attorney General Maura Healey announced on Thursday. MORE


September 13, 2019 — Forty-seven major educational, medical, and cultural Boston-based nonprofits paid $34.2 million in cash and gave $52.5 million in benefits to the city in the last year, or 79% of the amount requested in lieu of property taxes, up from the 75% of the amount requested a year ago, according to a report recently released by the City of Boston. MORE


NONPROFIT ROUNDUP
September 17, 2019 — Amherst BID names Gabrielle Gould as ED... Greater Lynn Senior Services CEO on leave following protest... Entrepreneurship for All expands to Pittsfield, Boston... Cummings Foundation combines two programs into one offering $20M... Nonprofit Security Grant Program gets an additional $1M. MORE








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