A bi-weekly update from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.                                        

IN THIS ISSUE: 
HEADLINES
APADRNonprofit Awareness Day 2016: Don't Miss The Annual Celebration of Nonprofits

Join us on  June 27 to  celebrate  the importance of the nonprofit sector,  share your impact, and support  causes across the Commonwealth. This celebration,  presented by  Citizens Bank , brings together hundreds of nonprofit and business leaders, as well as elected officials, from across the state to showcase the impact that nonprofits have on our communities. 

The highlight of the day is the presentation of the Nonprofit Excellence Awards, which will be awarded to seven nonprofit organizations and employees for innovative, creative and effective work being done in the nonprofit sector. 

To learn more about how you can celebrate at Nonprofit Awareness Day, share your impact through the #nonprofitsmakesense social media campaign, and show your support of nonprofits through sponsorship v isit our website

RTSMNN's 2016 Policymaker Roundtable Series
The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network is continuing its 2016 Policymaker Roundtables series with a candid conversation with  Mary Beckman, Assistant Attorney General and chief of the Attorney General's Non-Profit and Public Charities Division  on April 15

Why you won't want to miss this roundtable: As chief of the Attorney General's Non-Profit and Public Charities Division, Mary Beckman supports and regulates nonprofit organizations across the state. The division oversees public charities and safeguards the public's donations to charitable organizations. This is a great opportunity to learn about statutes and regulations for nonprofits, how nonprofits across the Commonwealth are being monitored, and what issues the Attorney General's office believes will impact nonprofits in the future.

MNN's series of roundtables are a chance for MNN members to connect with their peers and public officials and discuss issues impacting the nonprofit sector. Please note, t his roundtable is only open to MNN members.  Learn more and register.

PublicPolicyPublic Policy Update: What We're Working on to Protect Nonprofits
In recent months, the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network has tracked bills at the State House that would restrict nonprofits' ability to operate. The bills would change state law regarding compensation, damages in court cases, and payments in lieu of taxes. MNN has urged legislators not to pass those bills.

Our work has included testimony at public hearings, meetings with legislators, follow-up with key staffers and coordination with other associations. MNN's advocacy has highlighted the extensive oversight that nonprofits are already subjected to, and their legal status based on their dedication to the common good.


FWWApril FREE Wednesday Webinar

NP411Nonprofit 411: Five Tips on Integrating Your Nonprofits' Values into Your HR Practices
By Lyn Freundlich, Director of Human Resources and Senior Consultant,  Third Sector New England
 
We know one of the things that keeps nonprofit managers awake at night  are concerns about 
personnel. In the social sector, employees are an organization's greatest asset. Nonprofit leaders naturally want to get that critical piece of their work right.  But this can be particularly tricky in smaller organizations that don't have a designated human resources manager on staff. Often HR functions are spread out among numerous positions - someone in the finance office does payroll, maybe the office manager posts open positions and orients new employees, and the executive director inevitably handles personnel issues. And this works well enough... until it doesn't.
QUICK LINKS 
QuickLinksJob Opportunities
Director of Government Affairs, Massachusetts Nonprofit Network
Marketing and Brand Manager, Downtown Boston Business Improvement District 
Executive Director, The Association for Community Living
Executive Director, Bottom Line
Resource Development Specialist, Lawrence CommunityWorks, Inc.
President/CEO, Goodwill Industries of Berkshires and Vermont
Development Director, Political Research Associates
Development Director, Future Chefs
Membership & Communications Coordinator, Adaptive Sports New England
Executive DirectorShrewsbury Youth & Family Services
Director of Development, National Priorities Project
Family Programs Director, Father Bill's & MainSpring
Vice President of Finance, Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Chief Advancement Officer, Jeremiah Program
Office Manager, Catholic Charities Boston
Direct Marketing Manager, Unitarian Universalist Association
Deskside Support Technician, Tech Networks of Boston

Grant & Award Opportunities
Young Scholars Program , Due April 14
NetScout, Due April 15
 
Trainings & Events 
*Discounts for MNN members
* Become a Power Presenter, Boston, April 14
NESAE Presents Organizational Excellence, CAE, Burlington, April 29
17th Annual Board Connection, May 12. R egistration due by April 5
Way of Council Training, Brattleboro (VT), May 7 & 21

Resources
Boston University's Nonprofit Management and Leadership (NML) Certificate Program , now entering its ninth year, is designed especially for talented, innovative, nonprofit managers eager to learn and make a difference while they work.   On Tuesday  evenings from October 2016 to April 2017, you can join a community of accomplished peers, award-winning faculty, and experienced senior fellows to strengthen your management skills: skills in financial management, measuring impact, marketing, managing change and much more. Learn more.

Invest in your company by investing in your employees' health and well-being! Working on Wellness provides financial support to offset the cost of launching a wellness program and offers expert training, technical assistance and an online learning community. The program is recruiting new organizations through May 6th Check out the brief application and learn more . If you have been considering launching a wellness program, take advantage of this opportunity! 

Access to Justice Fellows Program: Participate in the 2016-1017 Fellowship Year.   The Lawyers Clearinghouse is pleased to announce that they are now accepting applications from prospective partner organizations and statements of interest from prospective Fellows wishing to participate in the 2016-2017  Access to Justice Fellows ProgramPlease feel free to contact Mia Friedman, Access to Justice Fellows Program Director ( mfriedman@lawyersclearinghouse.org 617-778-2082 ), with any questions.




New & Returning Affiliate Members
*Special discount for MNN members
 
ADVIZA provides services to executives, senior managers, and boards who want to navigate the challenges associated with organizational growth, leadership changes, and new directions. 

AAFCPAs provide best-value assurance, tax, business consulting, and information technology advisory solutions to nonprofit organizations. AAF's sincere approach to business and service excellence has attracted discerning clients along with the best and brightest CPA and consulting professionals. 

BlumShapiro is the largest regional business advisory firm based in New England providing accounting tax and business consulting services. They will work side-by-side with your staff members, volunteers and clients to help resolve your everyday challenges.

Cox Capital Management provides custom managed portfolios with an emphasis on capital preservation, predictable income, diversification and risk management.

Marsh & McLennan Agency is a full-service insurance, retirement, and risk management firm that specializes in providing proprietary solutions to organizations dealing with the complexity of employee benefits and commercial insurance. 

Tech Networks of Boston helps mission-based organizations strategically plan and collaborate between technology and leadership.  *Free 1-hour strategic planning consultation & invitations to their Roundtable events early