A bi-weekly update from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.                                        

headline1MNN Conference: 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients 
MNN is thrilled to announce that Deborah Cary, Director of Central Sanctuaries at Mass Audubon, and Michael Maso, Managing Director of the Huntington Theatre Company, are  the recipients of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented at MNN's annual conference on November 2.  Join us as we celebrate Deb and Michael's accomplishments and impact!

A dedicated nonprofit professional who has worked tirelessly to protect nature and improve the quality of life for Massachusetts residents, Deb is being honored for her passion and her commitment to the nonprofit sector.  Deb has worked with Mass Audubon for the past 31 years and was instrumental in establishing and growing an urban nature center and wildlife sanctuary in the city of Worcester. Under Deb's leadership, Mass Audubon spearheaded multiple campaigns to establish the wildlife sanctuary and expand the visitor center, including several land acquisition efforts and capital improvement projects, resulting in a sanctuary that today stands at 430 acres. 

As both an artistic and a civic leader in Boston for over three decades, Michael is being honored for his dedication to the nonprofit sector and his leadership and innovation within the arts community.  Michael has led Huntington's administrative and financial operations since 1982, producing more than 200 plays in partnership with three artistic directors and leading the Huntington's 10-year drive to build the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, which opened in 2004, an effort which earned him the title of Theatre Man of the Year  from the Boston Herald in 2004.

"Deb and Michael's dedication, energy, and innovation in their respective fields is what makes our work at MNN possible,"  said Jim Klocke, CEO of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.  "We are privileged to honor Deb and Michael and recognize the pivotal role they play in strengthening the entire Massachusetts nonprofit sector."  Click here to earn more about Deb and Michael's work.

headline2Recap of the MNN Overtime Event
We want to thank everyone who attended the overtime panel discussion last week, put on by MNN and the College for Social Innovation. With a well-rounded panel, providing legal, accounting, and implementation and enforcement perspectives, attendees were able to engage on a complicated issue and ask fact specific questions pertaining to challenges their organizations are facing.

Attendees walked away with the information, tools, and resources they need to ensure their organization will be in compliance on December 1st.  We would like to extend our thanks to our panelists: Matthew Kalil, CPA, Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico; Patricia Colarossi, Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist, Department of Labor; and Elizabeth S. Reinhardt, Of Counsel, Hurwit & Associates.

For more information on the new overtime regulations, see the Attorney General's page, the Department of Labor's Q&A page for nonprofits, and the nonprofit fact sheet

headline3Last Day to Register to Vote!

webinarFREE Wednesday Webinar

Each month, MNN partners with our affiliate members to present a free webinar on timely and relevant topics for the nonprofit sector. On Wednesday, November 9, the experts at Insource Services, Inc. will will open up a new world of reporting capabilities for those who feel they have not maximized the functionality that QuickBooks has to offer.  Register now and save your spot!
By Kevin Palmer, COO, Annkissam

Congratulations! You were given the responsibility to overhaul your organization's approach to knowledge management (KM), including choosing a new tool or system. Several months into the process you make the decision to invest in purchasing a new KM system. You have spent countless hours documenting your exact data needs, working with implementation specialists and, perhaps, engaging a consultant or two to adjust the tool to meet your needs. You have focused nearly exclusively on ensuring the right tool was selected and customized. However, a few weeks after the new system goes live, almost no one at your organization is using it. What happened? 

It can be deceptively easy to think that, once you find the right tool, everyone in your organization will see the intrinsic value in posting their information and content. The reality can sometimes be that, without getting buy-in across the organization, your new KM tool can turn into a costly ghost town.

Read more  here.
Operations Associate, Mass Mentoring Program
Vice President of Revenue Cycle, Tufts Medical Center
Vice President of Finance, Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Program Coordinator, McKenna Management, Inc. 
Managing Director, Grow Native Massachusetts 
Development Manager, Breakthrough Greater Boston 
Accounting Manager, Insource Services 
Director for Agency OperationsBig Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/MetroWest
Chief Membership Services Officer, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
Community Arts Internship, Raw Art Works
Accountant, IBA-Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion
Executive Director Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers, Inc.
Accounting CoordinatorCorporate Accountability International
Legacy Gifts ManagerUnitarian Universalist Association
Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts
Development and Communications DirectorBrockton Neighborhood Health Center
Marketing DirectorThose Who Can, For Those In Need

Trainings & Events 
*Discounts for MNN members
TUGG's Tech Gives Back 2016, Boston, October 20
Updated Overtime Rules, Easton, October 20
Temple Grandin on Life with Autism, New Bedford, October 22
The ABCs of Building Better Boards, webinar, October 25
501Partners Bootcamp 101/201 , Brooklyn, NY, October 27
Nonprofit Incorporation Workshop, Boston, October 27
Updated Overtime Rules, Boston, October 28

The Equality Fund at the Boston Foundation is pleased to release a Request for Ideas for its fifth annual grant making program. In 2017, the Equality Fund will distribute up to $100,000 in grants to organizations that seek to serve the needs of LGBTQ people and their families. Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. on October 23, 2016 to be considered. Please find the Request for Proposals at here. If you have a question that is not addressed in the RFI, please contact Tyler Dube, Philanthropic and Donor Partnerships Associate, at Tyler.Dube@tbf.org.

MNN is excited to once again partner with the Nonprofit Finance Fund on their Fall 2016 webinar series, The Spectrum of Nonprofit Financing Options. This series gathers together knowledge Financial Services and Advisory Services staff to tell a six-episode story about the current state and near future of nonprofit finance. Click here to register (be sure to indicate that you were referred by MNN and use code SAVE10 to get the 10% discount).

New & Returning Affiliate Members
*Special discount for MNN members

501Partners provides Salesforce consulting and support services exclusively to nonprofits, with a suite of services that covers basic implementation, enterprise-wide systems integration, training, and ongoing support.  * 25% discount on Salesforce for Nonprofit Boot Camps

Coaching to Potential is a strategic partner with a proven track record of helping nonprofit professionals successfully chart direction and facilitate change, analyze and address staffing, funding and board challenges, strengthen leadership, management and strategic skills, and more. 

The Massachusetts CORE Plan, in conjunction with Empower Retirement, is developing an employer-sponsored defined contribution retirement plan designed for small (20 employees and under) nonprofit employers.

Strategy Matters, LLC is a consulting group that develops creative solutions to complex problems for mission-driven organizations, including government agencies, businesses, nonprofits, collaboratives, and public-private partnerships, in order to address organizational and societal changes and challenges.

The Junior League of Boston, Inc.
The Junior League of Boston is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. 

Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C. is the only major regional firm in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts with service to nonprofits as its largest practice focus, including a comprehensive array of accounting, auditing, tax, and advisory services to nearly 350 nonprofits, benefiting various sectors.

Yozell Associates is a second generation, 50+ year old employee benefits, health and welfare insurance firm located in the heart of Boston's Financial District that focuses exclusively on employee benefits.

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