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The 13th Monte's March is happening on Nov 21 and 22. Join WSRI 93.9 The River's Monte Belmonte, Congressman Jim McGovern, & Food Bank Executive Director Andrew Morehouse on a 43 mile march from Springfield to Greenfield to make moves towards ending hunger in Western Massachusetts. More info HERE

Friends of Children asks you to join their celebration on Oct 26 to honor Clare Higgins with a Changemaker Award and celebrate the work of Friends of Children.

Clare has been an advocate for children, families and our communities for over 40 years, working tirelessly whether as an Early Childhood Educator and activist, the Mayor of Northampton or Head of Community Action Pioneer Valley. Her arms have held so many communities as she has advocated on their behalf.

Click here to buy your ticket and join friends to honor Clare and celebrate the work of Friends of Children, both champions on behalf of our vulnerable young people.  

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Last week's favorite click?

Amherst CDBG Funding

Read about it HERE.  

Grow Food Northampton invites you to join the NPS Early Childhood Center and Grow Food Northampton for a sensory tour of the Community Garden and a change to harvetst sunflower seeds to grow at home! RSVP for Thursday, Oct 13 HERE.  

THANK YOU for your support of COSA. You are a valuable member of a diverse group of nonprofits. Your membership contributes to greater networking opportunities and stronger partnerships for all.  

For more than 20 years, COSA has had a tiered dues structure that ranged from $25 for individuals to $750 for the largest nonprofits. While these dues have remained the same for two decades, COSA has responded to our membership with free antiracism training, a more diverse Board, an improved website, monthly programming, and our JEDI work for justice and equity.  

In order to remain responsive to our membership's needs and continue to offer updated services, the COSA Board has approved a revised and simplified structure for membership dues. Individual memberships will remain at $25 and there will be slight increases for organizations. All of the details are listed in our membership form online HERE

We invite you to join COSA for the 2022-2023 season and be part of a network that supports nonprofit excellence with connections, information, and training.

With gratitude,

The COSA Board of Directors

If you have any questions, please contact COSA at [email protected].

Thank you!

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Amherst Survival Center

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BHN - Behavioral Health Network

Helpline Responder  

SAFEPLAN Court-Based Advocate  

Domestic Violence Advocate – Phone Based 

Domestic Violence Advocate 

Group Facilitator – IPAEP Program 

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Oct 11: Brazelton Touchpoints Learning to Advocate for Children and Families  

Oct 11: Kaiser Health The Long Shadow of COVID: Older People and the Pandemic  

Oct 12: CoC Lunch and Learn  

Oct 12: Human Service Forum Conflict Resolution and Team Building  

Oct 12: The Truth School Ladder 2 Leadership  

Oct 15: The Truth School Supporting Elementary Aged Youth in Climate Action 

Oct 16: Mass Nonprofit Network 2022 Annual Conference (In Person Event)  

Oct 16: Cooley Dickinson's Happy Valley Half Marathon & 5K at Look Park  

Oct 20: The Truth School Cross Cultural Communication  

Oct 22: Friends of Children Move-a-Thon 

Oct 19: Human Service Forum Benefits and Liability  

Oct 25: The Truth School Calling In the Call Out Culture  

Oct 26: Friends of Children Changemaker Event Celebrates Clare Higgins  

Oct 26: Human Service Forum Retention: Rewards and Recognition  

Oct 27: Amherst Education Foundation Trivia Bee  

Nov 02: Human Service Forum Cyber Security  

Nov 04: Town of Amherst CDBG Proposals are DUE 

Nov 09: Human Service Forum Introduction to DEI