A bi-weekly update from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.                                        

After the Election-Moving Forward Together
After a divisive campaign season that has left uncertainty for far too many, the ideals, the collective strength, and the unwavering   commitment  of the nonprofit sector have never been more important. 

We at MNN are more dedicated than ever to supporting the Massachusetts nonprofit sector and working to see our nation's policies align with our overarching values and beliefs. You take on great challenges every day, including protecting the marginalized, ensuring children have access to opportunities, and working hard to protect the earth for the next generation. So much of what you do is what helps to build a more perfect Commonwealth. We encourage our members and the entire nonprofit sector to remain vigilant, passionate, and engaged. MNN will continue to stand with you as we move forward together.  

headline2MNN 2016 Conference Recap

The day began as attendees filled the halls outside the ballroom, which were lined with exhibitor tables. Fifty exhibitors featured  a variety of products and services, from technology and advocacy to banking and fundraising. The excitement was palpable as business cards were exchanged and connections were built that would last beyond that day.  Read a full recap of the event here

MNN and Insource Services Training
Join us on November 30 at the NonProfit Center in Boston for HR Building Blocks for Start-Up and Growing Nonprofits workshop, presented by Saleha Walsh, Vice President at Insource Services, Inc. T his workshop will cover common HR issues faced by growing nonprofits and will address hiring basics, benefits, compliance and record keeping, and will enable attendees to outline priories as they build HR function and grow their organizations.  Spaces are limited, so register now!

Special Forum with Congressman Moulton
The  Highland Street Foundation , in partnership with MNN, is pleased to invite you to a breakfast forum with Congressman Seth Moulton on  Monday December 5th at 8:00 AM , at the  New England Center and Home for Veterans  in Boston. 

Hear Congressman Moulton reflect on his first term in Congress, the historic Presidential election, and his vision for the next term. Elected to the 6th Congressional District of Massachusetts in 2014, Congressman Moulton has focused on economic growth for families and improving veterans' health care, and currently serves on the House Armed Services, Budget, and Small Business Committees. An Iraq war veteran, Congressman Moulton served four tours as a Marine Corps infantry officer, including two tours as a platoon commander and two tours as a Special Assistant to General David Petraeus. Congressman Moulton left the Marines in 2008 with the rank of Captain.

Networking and a light breakfast begin at  7:30 AM,  and the program starts at  8:00 AM Spaces are limited, so RSVP now!  For questions regarding this event, please contact Marta Hodgkins-Sumner, Director of Membership and Programs, at  mhodgkins-sumner@massnonprofitnet.org.

Policymaker Roundtable with Secretary Walker
MNN's 2016 Policymaker Roundtable series brings together MNN members and government leaders to have candid conversations about the issues impacting the nonprofit sector. We are excited to announce that on December 12th from 9:00 - 10:00 AM at the NonProfit Center in Boston we will be hosting Ronald L. Walker, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development. 

In his role as Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, Secretary Walker oversees five labor and workforce development regulatory agencies and manages the Commonwealth Corporation-the Secretariat's quasi-public state agency charged with administering Workforce Training Funds and the Council on the Underground Economy. Secretary Walker is also responsible for directing and executing Governor Charles D. Baker's agenda on workforce development and unemployment assistance, job creation, business services, and labor. Click here to read more about Secretary Walker.  The event is free, but an RSVP is required as a light breakfast will be provided.  Register now and reserve your spot!

Support of the Policymaker Roundtable series is provided by the Hyams Foundation through its Special Opportunities Fund.
By  Jay W Vogt and Judy A Ozbun, Founders, EssentialWorth

You're facing a tough decision, and you're stuck.  You'd love some perspective, but you don't know how to get it.  If only you could see your situation in a new way.
Here's how we often gain perspective on tough decisions.  First we take a step back, and try to see the big picture.  Often choices are hard because they bring together two competing and compelling interests, in a dynamic tension, pulling you in different directions.  Seeing this tension as creative helps us map the landscape of a challenge, and place our specific choice in its general context.  In seeing that context, we often experience insight, and then our decision is made.

Read more  here.
Executive Director, OUT MetroWest
Development Manager, HILL for Literacy 
Development Officer, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
CBDS Case Manager, Greater Waltham Arc
Executive Director, Acre Family Child Care
Major Gifts Officer, Unitarian Universalist Association
Administrative Coordination, United Way of Hampshire County
Finance and Operations Manager, Brookline Community Foundation
Major Gifts Officer, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
Internship Coordinator/Employer Liaison, Community Action of Franklin, Hampshire & North Quabbin Region
Development Manager, Tech Goes Home
Vice President of Operations, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
Payroll Specialists, MassPay HR & Payroll
Housing Program Manager, Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc. 
Elder Care Advisor & Housing SpecialistSomerville-Cambridge Elder Services
Program DirectorMENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
Development Manager, Blueprint Schools Network
Vice President of Operations, Save the Harbor
Chief Executive OfficerScreening for Mental Health, Inc.
HR, Payroll, and Benefits CoordinatorBlueprint Schools Network

Trainings & Events 
*Discounts for MNN members
The Power of Dialogue, Cambridge, December 1
Lobbying 101 Workshop, Plymouth, December 8
Nonprofit Incorporation Workshop, Boston, December 8

Third Sector New England has announced their 2017 Valuing Our Nonprofit Workforce compensation and benefits survey.  In partnership with foundations and nonprofits in the region, Third Sector New England is conducting this study to collect salary and benefits data from nonprofits across the state. The study will be published in a report (June 2017) detailing benefits offered, and salaries paid to employees in hundreds of positions in different types of nonprofits. To learn more and participate in the survey,  click here .

Princeton Alumni Corps' Project 55  works closely with their partners to place passionate, energetic and highly capable recent Princeton graduates in one-year, paid fellowships in six cities, including Boston. AlumniCorps' staff recruit, evaluate and refer candidates to partner organizations based on their position description and the qualities they seek in a fellow. Partner organizations are required to pay a minimum stipend to fellows, as well as provide health insurance. You can read more about the program and its requirements here.

Rosie's Place in Boston is spearheading an Access to Justice project to build a website called MassLegalLink through which Social and Human Service workers can get answers to the legal questions that their clients frequently ask them. Rosie's Place is currently seeking lawyers, and other knowledgeable individuals as "experts," and people willing to act as beta testers to help them refine the site. If you are interested in being an expert and/or a beta tester for the site, please contact Lee Glickenhaus at leeg@tlex.com or 617-731-2930.

Community Catalyst, a nonprofit organization with a mission to organize and sustain a powerful consumer voice to ensure that all individuals and communities can influence local, state, and national decisions that affect their health, is looking for like-minded organization(s) to sublease some of their space located at One Federal. Please contact Donna at dprobinson@communitycatalyst.org for further details and/or to view the space.

New & Returning Affiliate Members 
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