A bi-weekly update from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.                                        


OvertimeHow New Overtime Rules Could Impact Your Nonprofit
The federal government has released new rules, taking effect December 1, which will significantly increase the number of managerial employees receiving overtime pay.

Under current rules, employers have to pay overtime to managerial employees making less than $23,667/year. The new rules increase that threshold to $47,476/year. The new threshold will be adjusted for inflation in 2020 and every three years afterwards. A second threshold, to identify managerial employees who fail the standard duties test but are "highly compensated" and therefore exempt from the overtime requirement, has been raised from $100,000 to $134,004/year.

The US Department of Labor has put together two documents outlining how the new rules affect nonprofits. The first, a 3-page overview, is available here. You can access the second, more detailed document here. It outlines four options for employers: raising salaries to maintain an exemption from the overtime requirement, paying current salaries with overtime after 40 hours, reorganizing workloads or schedules, and adjusting wages.

While there may be a Congressional attempt to block or suspend these new rules, it is unlikely to succeed. Covered organizations should prepare to implement the new rules by December 1. For more information contact advocacy@massnonprofitnet.org.
SMCAMPBeginning Tomorrow: Tell Everyone Why #nonprofitsmakesense! 
Join our annual social media movement leading up to Nonprofit Awareness Day, during which we'll use stories, videos, images, and stats to tell our neighbors, elected officials, and funders why #nonprofitsmakesense. This is a great way to increase your organization's visibility and raise awareness of causes throughout the Commonwealth!

Each year, the #nonprofitsmakesense campaign engages hundreds of social media partners, generates 1,000+ tweets, 100+ Facebook posts and 55+ Instagram posts, and results in 3 million+ impressions. Join the #nonprofitsmakesense movement be heard!

The campaign will kick-off tomorrow, June 1 and will take place during the four weeks leading up to Nonprofit Awareness Day. As a #nonprofitsmakesense partner, you'll receive social media tips, tricks and sample language to help you engage in the campaign.

exawardfinalistsMeet the Finalists for Young Professional & Small Nonprofit Excellence Awards
Every year, MNN honors the dedication, passion, and impact of nonprofit organizations and leaders through the Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Help celebrate these amazing nonprofits and be there when the winners are announced! Register now for Nonprofit Awareness Day, June 27 at the State House, presented by Citizens Bank. In the meantime, get to know some of the finalists...

Jonathan Lunde leads UTEC's four-person Streetworker team and is a finalist for Young Professional Excellence Award.
The Young Professional Excellence Award recognizes an emerging nonprofit professional who has made a significant contribution to their organization through their effectiveness, dedication, perseverance, innovative thinking, and interpersonal skills. This award is for professionals 35 years of age or younger. The finalists for the Young Professional Excellence Award are:  Nicole Eigbrett , Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity; Jack Patrick Lewis , OUT MetroWest; Jonathan Lunde , UTEC; Nichole Morgan, Citizen Schools; and Mickey Northcutt , North Shore Community Development Coalition.

Click here  to learn how these young professionals are strengthening their nonprofits and improving their communities.

The Small Nonprofit Excellence Award celebrates a nonprofit organization whose budget size
The Rise Above Foundation is a finalist for the Small Nonprofit Excellence Award
is $250,000 or less and that, despite their small size, has managed to fulfill their mission and make major contributions to the population they serve. The finalists for the Small Nonprofit Excellence Award are:  Boston Area Gleaners, Multicultural BRIDGE, Rise Above Foundation, and WAM Theater.

To learn why each of these organizations was chosen as a finalist for the Small Nonprofit Excellence Award  click here

In the coming weeks, MNN will continue to highlight each of the finalists. Stay tuned! 

webinarJoin us for the June FREE Wednesday Webinar

nonprofit411Nonprofit 411: Ready, Fire, Aim- An Entrepreneurial Approach to Organizational Development

These days there is an ever greater emphasis on planning, impact, and measurement.  But the orderly approach reflected in these activities is not necessarily the best way to start an organization or even a project.  Planning is a human activity, replete with human feelings and foibles.  And the world rarely stays still long enough to conform to the conditions we plan for.  So flexibility and nimbleness in responding to changing conditions-both threatening and ripe with opportunity-are among the keys to organizational effectiveness.

If ready, aim, fire is the motto for the planning mode, I want to propose an alternative: ready, fire, aim.  In this mode, 'ready' does not mean you have all your ducks in order.  It means that you have a good idea that both turns you on and strikes you as practical.  You think about it for a while, let it marinate in your thinking.  It still sounds good.

QuickLinksJob Opportunities
Director of Membership and Programs, Massachusetts Nonprofit Network
Executive Director, Greater Boston PFLAG
Founding Executive Director, Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice
VP for Development, Essex County Community Foundation
Executive VP of Operations, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
Managing Director, The Theater Offensive
VP of Human Resources, Combined Jewish Philanthropies
Development Manager, Two Ten Foundation
Development and Communications Manager, Brockton Neighborhood Health Center
Chief Financial Officer, Insource Services
Customer Care Specialist, Girl Scouts of Eastern MA
Executive Director, CASA Worcester County 
President/ CEO, Cristo Rey Boston High School
Executive Director, Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership
Legacy Gifts Administrator, Unitarian Universalist Association
Program Director, Veterans Inc.
Director of Annual Giving, Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries
Senior Communications Manager, Corporate Accountability International 
Curator- Fruitlands Museum, The Trustees of Reservations
Controller, Boston Ballet

Grant & Award Opportunities
New Earth Foundation, Due July 1

Trainings & Events 
*Discounts for MNN members
AGM Meet-the-donors in Cape Cod, location tbd, June 6 
* Collaborative & Classy Awards, Boston, June 14-16 ( MNN Members use discount code CLASSYNPO when registering)


Want to reach your supporters on their smartphone? Frustrated that your supporters aren't reading your emails.  Wish you could reach them on their smartphones? LetsAllDoGood just launched in Boston with over 25 nonprofits including MNN, United Way Mass Bay, WGBH, and Autism Speaks.  LetsAllDoGood is both simple and free. Visit www.letsalldogood.com to learn more. And make sure you connect with MNN on the app! 

FREE Computer Skills Training for Nonprofit Employees. If your agency pays into the MA unemployment system (ask your CFO or HR Payroll Person), your company is eligible for free computer skills training! Operation A.B.L.E. was awarded a grant from Commonwealth Corporation to provide nonprofit employees with updated computer skills.  We will work with you to schedule them all.  Training 
includes:  Microsoft Office 2010/2013; Computer Essentials; and Computer Troubleshooting. Call LaVerne Freeman at 617.542.4180 X144 to register.

Office Space Available for Nonprofits! Beginning in July, there are two office spaces (approximately 2,500 and 2,000 square feet) available for rent in the Roxbury Crossing neighborhood. The lease terms and rate are negotiable. Contact Omar Hakkaoui for more information- 617.820.0816 /  omar.hakkaoui@gmail.com.  

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center is looking to partner with a MA nonprofit! Mass Solar Connect increases the adoption of small-scale solar electricity systems for members of participating Massachusetts-based non-profit groups through an outreach and education campaign coupled with competitive pricing. Learn more.

New & Returning Affiliate Members
*Special discount for MNN members
Citizens Bank's Non Profit & Healthcare Division is focused on services to Non-Profits, with over 500 Non-Profit customers in MA. They offer a full array of services including Tax-Exempt Bonds, Construction and Term Loans, Lines of Credit, Equipment Leasing, Merchants and Commercial Credit Card services, Cash Management, Endowment Management, HSA Administration, and more. *A comprehensive commercial card solution with no annual fees.
A MA-based independent insurance agency providing insurance consulting, products and services to regional nonprofits for 45 years. They work with all major insurance carriers to provide tailored coverage and have exclusive programs for MNN which can provide better coverage and reduce your costs. *Exclusive discounted Directors & Officers liability, Employment Related Practices liability, Crime Coverage and Fiduciary Liability.
Consulting and learning opportunities to help nonprofits raise more money, build better boards, chart the course for an exciting future and brag about all the great work they're doing! New Era adopts a partnership model of consulting that leverages your experience and knowledge while tapping the depth and breadth of their expertise in fundraising, board development, strategic planning, marketing  and communications. *10% off first invoice.
As a CPA and Consultant, Susan will collaborate with you to plot a clear path, share your vision, advocate for you to give you a voice, and educate you to be more self-sufficient. Specializing in work with nonprofits that are starting, building and growing but need support to further their mission and achieve their goals. *Free initial consultation up to 2 hours.