IN THIS ISSUE:
Standing Strong with Orlando: How to Help
This week an act of terrorism in Orlando took the lives of 49 victims and injured scores more. We at MNN send our thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathies to those impacted by the violence, from Florida to Massachusetts, and beyond.
It is not often easy to find the best way to react or respond to horrifying situations like the violence in Orlando. Luckily we have smart, thoughtful peers who are leading efforts to support victims of the tragedy. Associated Grant Makers and the Florida Philanthropic Network have compiled a list of ways to support philanthropic efforts to provide support in this time of need. We encourage you to view the list and share it with your friends, family and colleagues.
Only a Few Seats Left for Nonprofit Awareness Day
Nonprofit Awareness Day
is almost here! We hope that you will join us on Monday, June 27, at the State House, along with House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Stan Rosenberg, to celebrate the incredible impact of nonprofits. We will also be presenting the
Nonprofit Excellence Awards to
seven of our 30 finalists
that demonstrate the most essential and creative work of nonprofits throughout the Commonwealth.
MNN Affiliate members: make sure to take advantage of your member benefits- as a member of MNN, you are the only for-profits invited to the celebration! This annual event is presented by
And you can continue the celebration by joining MNN as we partner with the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network for "A Toast to Nonprofit Excellence" the evening of
. Learn more and register.
It's Time to Tell Everyone Why #nonprofitsmakesense!
Nonprofit Awareness Day
just around the corner, make sure to join our annual social media campaign and use #nonprofitsmakesense to share stories, videos, images, and stats that tell our partners and the community why we matter. This is a great way to increase your organization's visibility and to raise awareness for the efforts of nonprofits all across the Commonwealth.
Each year, the #nonprofitsmakesense campaign engages hundreds of social media partners, generates 1,000+ tweets, 100+ Facebook posts and 55+ Instagram posts, and results in 3 million+ impressions.
Meet the Finalists for Leadership Excellence Awards
Every year, MNN honors the dedication, passion, and impact of nonprofit organizations and leaders through the Nonprofit Excellence Awards. You can help celebrate these amazing nonprofits and be there when the winners are announced at Nonprofit Awareness Day! In the meantime, get to know some of the finalists...
|Marisol Amaya-Aluigi is the Executive Director of La Alianza Hispana and is a finalist for the Leadership Excellence Award.
The Leadership Excellence Award
recognizes a nonprofit chief or senior executive whose strategic vision, passion, ethical integrity, innovation, perseverance, and collaborative style has led to extraordinary results in their organization. This individual will not only have identified the current needs for their organization and implemented effective approaches to reach those goals, but will have also worked to further the greater mission of their organization.
The finalists for the Leadership Excellence Award are: Marisol Amaya-Aluigi, La Alianza Hispana
; Deborah Kincade Rambo, LICSW-Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston
; David Kuehn, Cotuit Center for the Arts
; Katrina Shaw, Freedom House
; and Lauren Solotar, May Institute
to learn how these leaders are strengthening their nonprofits and improving their communities.
Department of Labor Answers Questions on How New Federal Overtime Rules will Affect Nonprofits
With so many concerns regarding how the new federal overtime rules will affect nonprofits, the Department of Labor recently hosted a webinar to explain the new regulations and answer questions.
The new overtime laws, which take effect December 1, 2016 will significantly increase the number of managerial employees receiving overtime pay. Under the new laws, overtime pay will be extended to full time, salaried employees who make up to $47,746/year, more than double the current threshold. A second threshold for managerial staff who are "highly compensated" and therefore exempt from the overtime requirement will also be raised from $100,000 to $134,004/year.
Most of nonprofit leaders' questions from the Q/A session focused specifically on fundraising and how to handle bonuses. An
Chronicle of Philanthropy
provides highlights from the webinar, including a period of non-enforcement for some nonprofits, how to handle part-time employees who work with both charitable and business enterprise, and employees who pay for all premiums.
Click here to view the webinar.
For more tips and practical advice on how nonprofits can deal with these new regulations, see the latest
Nonprofit 411 article
New Giving USA Report Says Donations Are Up
According to estimates from
, as highlighted in the
Chronicle of Philanthropy
, charitable giving reached $373.3 billion in 2015. That's an increase of 4% from 2014. This growth is in line with what
, a collaboration between the Giving USA Foundation and Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, projected last year. However, it is a drop from the 6.1% growth seen in 2014.
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Nonprofit 411: Strategies to Prepare for New Overtime Rules
You have most likely gotten notice(s) of the changes in the overtime eligibility rules.
These changes have employers of all sizes concerned about the financial impact this may have on their organizations. We recommend that you start planning now for these changes, which will be adopted as of December 1, 2016.
The new overtime eligibility rules, taking effect December 1, are expected to impact millions of salaried workers.
The rules focus primarily on updating the salary and compensation levels needed for Executive, Administrative and Professional workers to be exempt from overtime.
Currently employees earning $23,660 or less annually are automatically eligible for overtime pay; the new regulations will increase that threshold to $47,476 annually regardless of the employee's job function. For a number of our clients and other organizations, this will mean that administrative staff who have been considered exempt based on their duties would now be nonexempt if they make under $47,476 annually
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Trainings & Events
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Boston Public Schools is excited to announce the launch of PartnerBPS.org, BPS's web-based partnership platform. As part of this launch, we are requesting that all current Boston Public School school-based partners register on the PartnerBPS platform by June 15th, 2016. This is a critical step in creating more coherence, alignment and understanding of the dynamic BPS partnership landscape.
If you have any questions, or would like technical support, please contact Sue Li in the BPS Office of School-Community Partnerships at
617-635-6772, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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