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September 21, 2020
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While the last few weeks of the year traditionally are the most critical for nonprofit fundraising, the coronavirus pandemic poses special challenges this year, which means you’ll want to find ways to maximize your efforts. MORE

September 19, 2020 — The City of Boston yesterday announced it granted nearly $480,000 to 19 nonprofit organizations that are working to increase food access, support direct services for families, youth and older adults, and fund local organizations directly providing assistance to the community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. MORE

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September 17, 2020 — MasksOn, a Boston-based nonprofit that is mass producing face shields for medical purposes for clinicians who do not have access to FDA cleared equipment, recently was awarded a $100,000 grant to advance its work to help frontline health workers. MORE

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September 13, 2020 — The Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires in Great Barrington, which serves as the clearing house for information for nonprofits, recently launched a free, online resource to help connect nonprofits with volunteers, a move reinforced by a newly released study that found that the coronavirus pandemic apparently has increased volunteering in general. MORE

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September 11, 2020 — The Brookline Community Foundation recently announced it named Giselle Ferro Puigbo as its new executive director, succeeding Jenny Amory, who led the Brookline-based foundation for eight years. MORE

September 18, 2020 — Five Massachusetts nonprofits, from Northampton Somerville, recently were awarded $130,000 to help them fund educational opportunities for individuals with developmental and other disabilities. MORE

September 15, 2020 — While the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on nonprofit operations and fundraising efforts, a newly completed national survey found that the share of nonprofits expecting COVID-19 to have a significant impact on their fundraising over the long term fell at the beginning of September to the lowest level since June. MORE

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September 12, 2020 —The combined assets of the top 25 nonprofits in Massachusetts last year dropped 4.29% to $9.1 billion from the year before, a marked change from last year's 8.5% increase, according to a newly published ranking of the state’s largest nonprofits. MORE

September 11, 2020 — The City of Boston recently announced it awarded $490,000 to 146 arts and cultural organizations that offer programming to support innovative arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences programming aimed at enhancing the quality of life in the city. MORE

September 15, 2020 — Impact on charitable giving unclear as fewer Mass. taxpayers itemize… Nonprofits seek higher minimum distribution from foundations, donor-advised funds… Community Servings gives back to restaurant partners… WGBH rebrands to GBH. MORE

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