A bi-weekly update from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.                                        


Join us on November 2nd for MNN's annual conference where we will convene as a sector to draw upon our collective expertise and take a look at what's working, what needs improvement, and how we can continue to meet the ever evolving needs of the populations we passionately serve.

Whether you're an experienced executive, emerging leader, or just starting your career in the nonprofit sector, our conference provides an amazing environment for growth and connection, including the opportunity to network with 600+ nonprofit and business professionals , the chance to gain and hone new skills at  31 unique workshops , and the ability to contribute your talent and knowledge to peers throughout the nonprofit community.

What are you waiting for? Early bird registration ends in 4 days. Register now and don't miss out on these great savings!!

anchor2Have You Registered to Vote?
Did you know that Tuesday, September 27th is National Voter Registration Day?  This special registration day is a nonpartisan effort by the National Association of Secretaries of State, Nonprofit VOTE, and hundreds of other organizations across the country. To learn more about National Voter Registration day and what you can do to ensure the people you serve participate and vote in November - click here.

anchor3FREE Wednesday Webinar

Each month, MNN partners with one of our affiliate members, experts in their field, to present a free webinar on timely and relevant topics for the nonprofit sector. Join us on September 21st, 10-11 AM, for an exciting session presented by  Annkissam

Are you having difficulty finding key documents when employees are on leave, retire, or take time off? Is your information scattered between paper and electronic sources? Are you finding it difficult to locate the information you need when you need it? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this webinar is for you! Register now to save your spot!
By  By Diane G. Remin, President, MajorDonors.com

Setting the Stage:  You just asked for a gift, and received a response that falls into one of three broad categories:
  1. Yes.  That one is easy.
  2. "Let me think about it"-and all its variations, e.g., I have to talk to my <fill-in the blank>.  "Let me think about it" is not a trigger to negotiate. Ask questions. The donor may simply need time to think. If you are uncertain, then err on the side of caution:  don't negotiate.  But do schedule a next visit.
  3. No way:  "There is no way in the world I/we can do that" or "I/we can't possibly afford that much."  You are listening for an absolute "no" that will be expressed through the words, voice tone and body language. It's time to negotiate.
Read more  here.
headline4Training: Using Google Analytics and AdWords
MNN is partnering with  Insource Services Inc.  to present this free, beneficial training. On Thursday, September 29th at the NonProfit Center in Boston, join us for a workshop presented by  Russell Greenwald, Vice President and Director of Information Technology at Insource Services Inc., where you will learn how to setup Google Analytics and Google AdWords for your organization. In this workshop, participants will learn how to effectively target, track, and report website traffic, understand what visitors value most, review the related benefits that Google offers to nonprofits, and learn a step-by-step approach for setup, configuration, and collaboration between both Google products. Click here to learn more and register for this free event
Communications ManagerMassachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN)
Director of Development, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Director of Volunteer Center, Community Teamwork
Director of Housing Development/Property Management, Hildebrand Family Self Help Ctr
Vice President for Education, The Possible Project
Executive Director, Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter
Special Assistant to the President, Corporate Accountability International
Digital Communications Associate, The Marion Institute, Inc.
Director of Finance, Burlington Day Care
Accounting Manager, Massachusetts 4-H Foundation
Finance Director, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
Organizing Director, New Lynn Coalition
Manager of Corporate and Foundation Giving, Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries
Program Assistant/Farmers Market Manager, Greater Ashmont Main Street
Housing Program DirectorQuincy Community Action Programs, Inc.
Manager of Foundation and Government SupportMass Audubon
Project Coordinator, Safe Havens Interfaith Partnership Against Domestic Violence

Trainings & Events 
*Discounts for MNN members
Nonprofit Incorporation Workshop, West Concord, September 27
Board Development Series (5 Sessions), Waltham, September 28
Updated Overtime Rules, Lawrence, October 4
2017: A Healthcare Odyssey, Dedham, October 5
RESPONDing to Domestic Violence Gala, Cambridge, October 14

Boston University's Nonprofit Management and Leadership (NML) Certificate Program  is designed especially for experienced nonprofit managers eager to have a greater impact in their organizations and in their communities.  On Tuesday evenings from October 2016 to April 2017, you will join a dynamic community of accomplished peers, award-winning faculty, and experienced senior fellows to strengthen your management skills and demonstrate increased competency in areas such as financial management, marketing social issues, measuring impact, leading change and developing talent. Learn more.

On Saturday, October 15th, join Congressman Joe Kennedy III and the Corporation for National & Community Service for a Volunteer Expo for the 4th Congressional District. This event will bring together service organizations with local citizens who are interested in volunteering. Learn more.



New & Returning Affiliate Members
*Special discount for MNN members

Charles Group Consulting (CGC) is a full service consulting firm offering individually-tailored and reasonably priced services to non-profit organizations, businesses, and community and membership-based organizations. 

More than 1,500 businesses throughout the Northeast trust DSCI to manage their mission-critical network services. DSCI's customers trust them to provide hosted communications, managed IT, and connectivity services that are current, proven, highly personalized, and backed by 24/7/365 technical support.

Dynamic Solution Associates
Dynamic Solution Associates is a firm that specializes in assisting nonprofit organizations achieve their full potential by offering an array of fundraising and administrative services that allow organizations to focus on their programs instead of the details.

Specializing in nonprofit facilitation and consulting for over 30 years, McCormick Group has helped nonprofits across the nation and abroad start a new, or change an existing organization or foundation, using a pragmatic, relevant and timely approach that respects the most precious asset - your passion for the mission. *VIP pricing discount

Moody Street Group LLC's mission is to assist clients in reaching their personal and business goals and helping to secure their financial future with appropriate Creative Values-Based Financial Strategies based on their clients' needs and goals.

Raising Change is a full-service, global consulting firm and an on-line digital platform bringing you the most up to date resources on social change, fundraising and philanthropy, as well as real-time tools and products to help you make a powerful difference in the world. *15% off services

New & Returning