IN THIS ISSUE:
Calling on Nonprofits to Sign On to Letter to Preserve the Johnson Amendment!
take two minutes to sign on to a special
Nonprofit Community Letter in Support of Non-partisanship
. Last month, President Trump stated his intention to "get rid of and totally destroy" the Johnson Amendment. Following up on the President's statement, Congress is seriously considering legislation that would politicize charitable nonprofits and foundations. The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network strongly opposes efforts to politicize charitable nonprofits. Remaining nonpartisan - that is, not endorsing or contributing to candidates - enables organizations to address community challenges, and invites the problem-solving skills of all residents, without the distraction of party labels. Click
to sign your organization on to the letter. To learn more about the Johnson Amendment -
read this recent article by Nonprofit Quarterly
||Nominations are due by March 10th!
On Thursday, March 23rd, MNN is hosting its first
of 2017 with Massachusetts State Senator Jennifer Flanagan.
Senator Flanagan is on the Board of Directors for Women in Government Caucus. She is also a member of the Non-Profit Caucus and the Foster Care Caucus. Senator Flanagan serves as Chairperson of the Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Recovery, Chairperson of the Joint Committee on Children and Families and Persons with Disabilities, and Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health.
The Policymaker Roundtable series is open to MNN members only.
Learn about becoming a member
or email us at email@example.com.
RSVP to attend here.
The NonProfit Center, 89 South Street, Boston, MA 02111
Thursday, March 23rd at 2:30 p.m.
On Monday, June 5th, join hundreds of nonprofit and business leaders, along with government officials, at the State House to celebrate the work of the nonprofit sector and raise awareness of critical issues throughout the state at MNN's annual celebration of
Nonprofit Awareness Day
, presented by
You can register for this year's celebration
| Nonprofit 411: Goodbye Obamacare & Hello Trumpcare? Not so fast...
By Colleen Doherty, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, SVP, Compliance & Client Service,
From the day that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare
, The Affordable Care Act, or the ACA) was signed into law back in 2010, its opponents have been vow
ing to repeal it. During the Obama administration, repeal was a moot point given that President
Obama could veto any bill that attempted to dismantle his signature legislation. Under the new Trump administration, the repeal of the ACA is a primary objective of the new president as well as the Republican majority House and Senate. However, a full repeal of the law is highly unlikely given th
at Senate Democrats will most likely block any attempt to fully repeal the law.
In these changing times when organizational agility, key decision making, and functional speed is critical to mission impact, nonprofit leaders need to explore every available tool, resource, and opportunity. Learning what, and how, the most successful nonprofits are doing today will help you determine if your organization is best prepared for the "now" and the "next" phase of your life cycle.
Guided by Kim McCormick, Vice President, McCormick Group and featuring a case study from United Way Worldwide, participants will learn the techniques and tactics contemporary nonprofits are using to get better everyday.
*Discounts for MNN members
The Kraft family and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation (NEPCF) are accepting nominations for the 2017 Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards. The awards highlight the Patriots' ongoing Celebrate Volunteerism initiative, which honors Myra Kraft's lifetime commitment to volunteerism. Nonprofit organizations may nominate volunteers for the Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards by completing the application found here. Completed applications must be received by March 31, 2017.
Could your nonprofit organization benefit from a new website? This
will be partnering with local web designers and agencies to build 48 websites for 48 nonprofits in the area for FREE. For your nonprofit to be considered, apply here by March 31, 2017.
More than ever, many nonprofits want to speak out about how federal government policies will affect their communities. Others want to encourage voter participation in the 2018 midterm elections. Even organizations with 501(c)(3) status can do this, but they need to comply with the tax code and other applicable laws.
is holding a webinar on March 14th that will explain how nonprofits can engage in nonpartisan civic engagement and in issue advocacy consistent with their tax status. Learn more and register
Are you looking to develop the skills, confidence, and network to propel your career? The Institute for Nonprofit Practice (INP) is now accepting applications for its award-winning programs in Greater Boston, Merrimack Valley and Rhode Island! In partnership with the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University, INP provides yearlong certificate programs in nonprofit management and leadership for executive, mid-career, and emerging leaders. INP is hosting information sessions where you can learn more about what their programs can offer. Sign up here. For questions, referrals, or nominations, contact Presceia Cooper, INP's Director of Community Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Middlesex Community College
is offering a
new 3-hour seminar
Navigating the Tax Code for the Non-Profit Organization
being taught by Steve Hoffman, The Tax Translator, EA, CFP, MT. This session will clarify the tax withholding, tax reporting and required tax disclosure obligations of nonprofits. Learn more
New & Returning Affiliate Members
*Special discount for MNN members
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