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$184K in grants to Worcester-area programs

Sam Bonacci |

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation has announced the 13 organizations that received $183,500 in grants from the Fallon/OrNda Community Health Fund.

Tower Hill names interim CEO

Sam Bonacci |

The Worcester County Horticultural Society has hired Suzanne Maas to serve as the interim CEO of the Boylston-based nonprofit that operates out of the Tower Hill Botanic Garden.

Mass. nonprofits employ more than half a million


More than half a million people in Massachusetts are employed by nonprofit organizations, representing the sixth largest state nonprofit sector in the nation.


Butler-Dearden has continued a consistent rate of growth despite the influx of new competition from non-traditional sources, such as Amazon and Staples.

How to make social media work for you in 2016

ROBERT BURGESS Special to the Worcester Business Journal |

You probably hear all the time how social media is the key to reaching customers. Yet, how can you translate your efforts online to benefit your organization? It seems like Facebook...

Nonprofit hiring expectations outpace private sector

Sam Bonacci |

A study has found that nearly 60 percent of nonprofits plan to hire in 2016, which is not only up from 2015 but exceeds the 36 percent of private companies that are planning to hire.

Central Mass. Red Cross names new director

Sam Bonacci |

Kim Goulette has been appointed the new executive director of the American Red Cross' Central Massachusetts chapter.

Guide aims to steer solar energy into low-income communities


A policy guide for low-income solar projects holds up Massachusetts as a leader in making solar energy accessible to low-income communities.

Businesses change their golfing habits

Laura Finaldi |

Central Massachusetts' golf course owners have responded to changing tastes, focusing on the whole experience rather than just golf.

Unum donated over $12.7M in 2015; built Worcester partnerships

Sam Bonacci |

Unum and its employees donated more than 88,000 volunteer hours and $12.7 million to charitable organizations in 2015.

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