What the Summer Olympics Could Mean for Boston Nonprofits

In a little less than a decade, Boston could be the epicenter for the sporting world. However, not everybody is excited about that possibility.

An organization called No Boston Olympics is striving to make sure the 2024 Summer Olympics take place anywhere but Boston.

“A Boston Olympics would divert resources from education, healthcare, transportation and open space,” the No Boston Olympics site states.

Kelley Gossett, co-chair of No Boston Olympics, said she is concerned because the games would be funded primarily through private donations, which are crucial for nonprofits.

Even though Boston has the backing of the United States Olympic Committee, it is too early to know if it will ultimately be the host city. The International Olympics Committee will select the host city in September 2017.

For more information on the 2024 Olympics and the potential impact on nonprofits, check out the article below.

Boston Olympics Could Have Less Gold for Area Nonprofits [Daily Free Press]


Lyndsey Hrabik

Lyndsey is a former editor for Nonprofit Hub and Nonprofit Hub Magazine. She now serves as a guest contributor, writing on topics such as social media, technology, marketing and starting a nonprofit.

February 20, 2015

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