Arts Funding: Boston Lags Behind

(Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston) A surprising report emerged in the Massachusetts nonprofit world earlier this month. Commissioned by The Boston Foundation and penned by the research and consulting firm TDC, “How Boston and Other American Cities Support and Sustain the Arts” points to…

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Planned Parenthood Files Lawsuit

The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) – an anti-abortion organization – made quite a stir last year when it released a series of videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials discussing profits made by illegally trading fetal tissue. Activists from the organization posed as employees…

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The Flint Water Crisis, and How You Can Help

(The Flint River, which contains water so corrosive that it introduced lead into the city’s water supply) An environmental and human disaster continues to unravel in Flint, Michigan, where residents are plagued by lead-contaminated water. In April, 2014, city officials decided to switch Flint’s water…

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Making a Difference on MLK Day

Monday is Martin Luther King Day, and nonprofits and citizens across the United States are finding their own ways of celebrating the life of the great civil rights figure. Since its inception in 1983, MILK day has acted as a day of service, spurring volunteerism…

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Fundraising Takeaways from 2015

(2015 takeaway: Millennials are the next great giving generation, and they donate via mobile technology.) After 5 straight years of growth in the fundraising world (2014 topped previous records, pulling in $358.38 billion in philanthropic dollars, and 2015 will likely be even bigger), things are…

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PA Ballet Scores Social Media Win

The Pennsylvania Ballet made waves on December 30, responding to a disgruntled Philadelphia Eagles fan who made a sexist remark on social media. Mourning the failure of this year’s season, the fan wrote that the team played as if “they were wearing tutus.” The disparaging…

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