IN THIS ISSUE:
Commonwealth Insights: With 529,000+ Employees the MA Nonprofit Sector is Strong, Resilient & One of the Largest in the Nation
MNN's inaugural issue of
, which was released last week, utilized unprecedented data from the federal government's
Bureau of Labor Statistics
to show that with more than half a million employees, the Massachusetts nonprofit sector is strong, resilient, and one of the largest in the nation. A few highlights from the report:
- In 2015 the state's 529,538 nonprofit jobs produced well over $30 billion in wages for employees.
- Nonprofit jobs account for 17% of the state's workforce, making the Commonwealth's nonprofit sector the 6th largest in the nation.
- The nonprofit sector added jobs even during the Great Recession, proving that it is more resilient than its for-profit counterpart.
Meet the Finalists in Advocacy and Innovation
Every year, MNN honors the dedication, passion, and impact of nonprofit organizations and leaders through the Nonprofit Excellence Awards.
Help celebrate these amazing nonprofits and be there when the winners are announced!
Nonprofit Awareness Day, June 27 at the State House, presented by
. In the meantime, get to know some of the finalists...
The Excellence Award in Advocacy recognizes a nonprofit organization whose work has recently
affected significant public policy change through the education and
mobilization of constituents, the general public, or public policy decision makers. The finalists for the Excellence Award in Advocacy are: Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance; Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation; Massachusetts Public Health Association; and the Merrimack Valley Food Bank.
to learn more about the organizations, and their impactful advocacy campaigns.
The Excellence Award in Innovation recognizes a nonprofit organization that has utilized new
models, solutions or strategies to adapt to a changing environment or to find new ways of
solving problems faced by the organization or the populations it serves. The finalists for the Excellence Award in Innovation
Boys & Girls Club of Boston, Youth Connect;
Compass Working Capital;
Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll); and
The Treehouse Foundation.
To learn why each of these organizations was chosen as a finalist for the Nonprofit Excellence Award in Innovation, click here.
In the coming weeks, MNN will continue to highlight each of the finalists. Stay tuned!
A Survey for Nonprofits with Government Grants and Contracts
Policy changes in the coming months could potentially affect the costs and operations of nonprofits that have grants and contracts with local, state, and federal governments. In order to find ways to support nonprofits with these grants and contracts, the National Council of Nonprofits has developed a survey related to proposed overtime regulations and procurement requirements.
Join us tomorrow for the May FREE Wednesday Webinar
Nonprofit 411: How to Tell a Good Story
Everybody does Storytelling these days. One person proclaims she does Storytelling when in fact she only holds an interview. Another person's Storytelling is a dry elevator speech. Yet another person actually tries to tell their Story, but ends up with a list of facts. So what makes a good Story?
Don't be discouraged, everybody can learn how to tell a good Story. To become a good Storyteller, follow the Secret Story Set...
Grant & Award Opportunities
Trainings & Events
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New & Returning Affiliate Members
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Serving the nonprofit community for 20 years, they'll help you create your own private discussion email group to exchange ideas, share information, keep in contact with your supporters, or form virtual communities. Their software is up-to-date with the latest list technology available.
*Free 30 day trial (no obligation) No setup fees for any services.
Engaging Video Solutions help nonprofits tell their story by producing custom videos that can be used on websites, social media, and more. In addition, they feature their client's videos on their own platform, which is promoted to over 2,000 foundations.
As a provider of technology and services, Harbor Compliance helps nonprofits of all sizes stay compliant, from establishing 501(c) organizations to managing multi-state and nationwide compliance. The company also helps organizations meet charitable solicitation registration and more.
*Save $25 per state on charitable solicitation registration filings.
The direct manufacturer for copiers and printers for Kyocera, they provide special pricing to nonprofits of all sizes throughout New England. This includes state of the art hardware, full service, and supplies.
*45% discount on hardware and service.
They help organizations tell their story in unique ways so that it sticks- using emotionally charged stories to encourage others to act for the common good and help your organization grow. Storytelling is how we share our experiences and our beliefs. And those beliefs that we share are what bonds us.
*Deep discount for MNN members, contact them to learn more.
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