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October 18, 2019
Study after study of small- to mid-sized nonprofits show that while donor retention remains a critical issue, far too many organizations shortchange their fundraising efforts by failing to engage in widescale, ongoing donor acquisition efforts, which social media can help rectify. MORE

October 15, 2019 —Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston, a nonprofit based in Newton that connects children of all backgrounds to adult mentors, and disabled adults to others in their communities, recently announced that Jeffrey Savit has been named as its new president and chief executive officer. MORE

October 13, 2019 — Seven Boston area nonprofits recently were awarded $605,395 to improve their security against potential terrorist threats, while three Cape Cod nonprofits were awarded $741,228 to support projects aimed at improving water quality. MORE

October 10, 2019 — The former executive director of the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum, a nonprofit in Adams that works to raise public awareness of the wide-ranging legacy of the pioneering feminist and suffragist, was charged with embezzling $31,000 while running the organization. MORE

October 7, 2019 — Gregory Ruffer, the president and chief executive officer of the Boston Center for the Arts, a nonprofit visual and performing arts complex in the South End neighborhood of Boston, has reportedly resigned following allegations of inappropriate conduct while he worked as a professor at a Florida college a decade ago. MORE

October 17, 2019 — Two Massachusetts nonprofit leaders were honored yesterday by the state's nonprofit trade association for making "indelible impacts on the lives of people" across the state – one for her work bringing high-quality arts education to chronically underserved communities, and the other for his accomplishments as a community leader and a champion for communities of color. MORE

October 14, 2019 — Nonprofit leaders want major individual donors, the biggest source of philanthropic support for nonprofits in the United States, to understand their organizations and the context of their work better than they currently do, a newly completed study found. MORE

October 11, 2019 — Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, a nonprofit that helps girls realize their full potential by providing them with positive mentoring relationships with women, and Care Dimensions, a Danvers-based nonprofit provider of hospice care in eastern Massachusetts, recently announced the appointment of new fundraising chiefs. MORE

October 10, 2019 — Two Boston area nonprofits recently received grants to advance their work – one in Boston that creates educational and economic opportunity for underserved populations was awarded $700,000, while the other in Framingham that supports survivors of human trafficking received $330,027. MORE

October 15, 2019 — Work Inc. alleges discrimination by Greenway Conservancy... Enroot selling building to ensure affordable space for Cambridge nonprofits... Wayside Inn changes name, appoints nonprofit director. MORE

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