A bi-weekly update from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.                                        


headline1Policymaker Roundtable: Secretary Sudders
We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to strengthen the relationship between the nonprofit sector and state government through open dialogue. As a reminder, this is an opportunity exclusive to MNN members. Cli ck here to learn how you can join the MNN network .

headline2September 8th State Primary
On Thursday, September 8th, primary elections are taking place across the Commonwealth. Polls will be open from 7:00am - 8:00pm and you can find your polling location here. The Secretary of State's website has voter tools and information, research and statistics, and all you need to know about the 2016 elections - including information on the 2016 Primary Candidates.

headline3 2016 Conference: Grow Your Network and Your Impact
MNN's Conference-Moving Forward for a Better Commonwealth-on November 2nd has a lot to offer:  an inspirational keynote speaker, 31 comprehensive workshops, and 50+ local businesses with services and products to help you save money and be more effective. 

And don't forget about the people you'll meet!  As one of the largest local gatherings of nonprofit professionals in the Commonwealth, you'll have the opportunity to make hundreds of connections with colleagues from across the state and our conference includes plenty of time to engage in conversation, share best practices, and discuss highlights from conference sessions. 

There's still time to save on registration but our  Early Bird rates are ending soon !


headline4Insource Training: Using Google Analytics and Google AdWords
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
By  Russell Greenwald, VP and Director, Technology Consulting Practice, Insource Services, Inc. 

Wire fraud emails are personalized, well-crafted emails that look official and appear to be coming from a member of an organization's senior leadership. Often they ask for personal information or for money to be sent immediately. They are very convincing and can be alarming to the recipient. ANY email that asks for a wire transfer warrants a second set of eyes. If you have doubts about the email, request a second form of validation as a control to confirm the authenticity of the email. You can also ask your IT department to inspect the email to validate the legitimacy of the request.

Recently, one of our clients had a scammer contact them - luckily they weren't fooled, but their story illustrates how clever these scammers can be. 

Read more  here.
Job Opportunities
Communications ManagerMassachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN)
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
Marketing Manager, Parenting Journey 
Employment and Economic Advancement Manager, International Institute of New England
Director of Finances and Operations, Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers
Community Mobilization & Sustainability Specialist, University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute
Executive Director, Steps to Success
Executive AdministratorCorporate Accountability International
Associate Consultant , Common Impact

Trainings & Events 
*Discounts for MNN members
Salesforce Bootcamp for Nonprofits, Boston , September 21
Nonprofit Incorporation Workshop, West Concord, September 27
Updated Overtime Rules, Lawrence, October 4
2017: A Healthcare Odyssey, Dedham, October 5
RESPONDing to Domestic Violence Gala, Cambridge, October 14
New Changes in Overtime Regulations, Wellesley, October 19
TUGG's Tech Gives Back 2016, Boston, October 20
Temple Grandin on Life with Autism, New Bedford, October 22

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.


New & Returning Affiliate Members
*Special discount for MNN members

AffluenceIQ is the only database profiling the highest net worth families in Massachusetts. It is an essential tool for Wealth Managers, nonprofits seeking their next donor; and luxury goods purveyors looking for new customers.  *10% discount code available, call 877 - 424 - 6695 for a coupon code.

Atomik Design provides a full spectrum of graphic design services, specializing in designing result driven websites for nonprofit organizations who want to boost their fundraising efforts, increase volunteerism, and raise awareness for their mission.  *Free initial consultation and estimates; design discount packages available.

Belmont Savings Bank offers all the products and services of a big bank with the personalized service of a community bank.

Bloomerang helps nonprofit organizations to reach, engage, and retain the advocates they depend on toe achieve their vision for a better world. *10% off first year of database services.

EssentialWorth helps nonprofits achieve their missions by offering services to save time, money, and frustration. Their flagship process, the Essential Strategic Plan, is a comprehensive yet focused process that enables a planning team to complete a strategic plan. 

TriNet's bundled HR products cover the core services of payroll, benefits, risk & compliance, an HR team and a cloud platform so that nonprofits can focus on what they do best.

New & Returning