April 2021
“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”
– Pablo Neruda
April 7
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Christine Fortune Guthery, Founder and Executive Director
Leading From the Inside Out During Challenging Times
Nonprofit leaders are on the front lines of impact during the pandemic. But how can leaders stay focused, resilient and non-reactive in the midst of the overwhelming and ever-changing needs of this time and of those whom they serve? Join us as Christine moderates a conversation and offers strategies to lead from our mission and values ("inside out") during these tumultuous times, all while supporting ourselves. 

April 14
11:30 am-1:00 pm
Jim Klocke, Executive Director
Join us for our annual MetroWest Regional meeting with MNN. Jim and the MNN staff will cover policy updates of importance to the sector, review the new and expanded MNN services and programs, provide regional nonprofit data and updates, and offer guided conversations by regional leaders. There will also be time for moderated virtual networking for attendees.

April 28
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Keith Hoyte and Chaitra Sanders
MA Health Connector
Has your nonprofit considered offering health insurance benefits to its employees? (Even if you are small!) Join us for a conversation with Keith Hoyte, licensed insurance agent/broker, and, Chaitra Sanders, Associate Director of the MA Health Connector for Business, as they share:
  • How offering health insurance can benefit both employers and employees.
  • What is the Health Connector for Business?
  • What are employers’ experiences with HCB?
  • How an organization can get started in offering benefits through the HCB.

April 21
11:30 am-12:30 pm
Lone Rangers
Are you an Executive Director or leader of a single-staffed, small-staffed, or volunteer organization? Are you looking for a supportive, casual yet confidential environment to share issues, exchange ideas, and discuss challenges and strategies?

*Join our MetroWest Lone Rangers Facebook Group to access the monthly zoom link.
April 22
7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Community Conversation
Conversation #4 - Education

Please join us on Thursday, April 22nd for the fourth in our series, Conversations about Antiracism. Our guest facilitator will be Dr. Paula S. Martin, cultural competency and antiracism educator and consultant.

This conversation will focus on how past and present systemic racism in education impacts students, families, and our communities. We will also explore how we can take action as leaders and community members.

You do not need to have attended previous conversations in the series to participate. Registration is free.

MWNN is honored to partner with Leadership MetroWest as we engage in a series of six collaborative conversations about race, equity, and social justice with nonprofit leaders and community members.
We are grateful to the Sudbury Foundation for their generous support of this series.
Welcome to our Lunch and Learn sponsor Massachusetts CORE Plan. We appreciate your support!
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