A bi-weekly update from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.                                        

anchor1MNN Event: New Overtime Law - How Does This Affect My Organization?
Is your nonprofit ready for the new overtime rules that will go into effect on December 1, 2016? Have you calculated how these regulations will effect your budget? Do you have a plan for compliance?  Join us on  Thursday, October 13th from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.  at the NonProfit Center in Boston for a panel discussion presented by MNN and the College for Social Innovation. The featured panelists include Matthew Kalil, a CPA from Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico, Patricia Colarossi, Community Outreach and Resource Planning Specialist from the U.S. Department of Labor, and Elizabeth Reinhardt, Of Counsel with Hurwit & Associates. 

This event is FREE but seats are limited.   Register now to reserve your seat! 

googleSuccessful Google Analytics and AdWords Training
We want to thank everyone who attended our Google Analytics and AdWords training session on September 29th. At our sold-out event, attendees had the opportunity to learn about the benefits that Google offers to nonprofits and how to use these applications to further their mission. 

Attendees left with the insight and tools needed to ensure their  organizations  are taking advantage of the wealth of information that can be analyzed by setting up and utilizing all that Google Analytics and AdWords has to offer.

We would like to extend our thanks to our affiliate member Insource Services Inc. and presenter Russell Greenwald, Vice President and Director of Information Technology at Insource Services.

anchor3Conference Workshops: 31 Unique Opportunities to Learn
Will you be joining us on November 2nd for MNN's annual conference - Moving Forward for a Better Commonwealth? This year, attendees will have the opportunity to choose from 31 unique workshops, led by an expert array of presenters. Some of these workshops include:
With a day packed with networking, learning, inspiration, and the largest selection of workshops to date, our conference will provide everything you need to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your organization.  For a full list of these workshops click here.

By Dennis Gilligan, SVP Sales Leader, Eastern Insurance Group LLC

Your nonprofit organization may be dependent on a team of volunteers on the Board and on the staff to run its operations. Even if a team member commits to long-term service, things happen in life that may cause a disruption to their commitment. Your nonprofit should be prepared for unexpected changes, such as the resignation of a key Board member or a dedicated staff member.

To preserve the organization in this event, your team should engage in succession planning. This is the process by which you determine specific critical roles within your nonprofit, identify and assess possible successors for these roles, and provide these successors with the necessary skills and training for future opportunities

Read more  here.
charityUnited for Charity: An Independent Sector Report
In its recent report, United for Charity: How Americans Trust and Value the Charitable Sector, Independent Sector provides key insights into how Americans view the nonprofit sector and the cooperation between nonprofits and government. In general, these findings reveal an American public that greatly supports the work of the charitable sector. 

One of the key findings of this report is that 78% of voters, and 85% of voters aged 18-34, believe that the federal government should collaborate more with charities in order to produce more effective and efficient solutions to societal problems.

This report, which cuts across party and state lines, reveals that Americans strongly support the work of the charitable sector. It is for this reason, among others, that MNN continues to advocate for public policies that support the nonprofit sector, while fostering relationships and collaborations between nonprofits and elected officials. 

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 Manager, Unitarian Universalist Association
Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts
Development and Communications Director, Brockton Neighborhood Health Center
Marketing Director, Those Who Can, For Those In Need
Director of Development, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Institutional Advancement Manager, IBA-Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
Theater Program Coordinator, Hyde Square Task Force
Charter School Executive DirectorLowell Community Charter Public School
Chief Program Officer, Victory Programs
Clothing Program Coordinator, St. Francis House

Grant & Award Opportunities
Trainings & Events 
*Discounts for MNN members
2017: A Healthcare Odyssey , Dedham, October 5
RESPONDing to Domestic Violence Gala, Cambridge, October 14
New Changes in Overtime Regulations, Wellesley, October 19
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
Nonprofit Incorporation Workshop, Boston, October 27
Updated Overtime Rules, Boston, October 28
The Bolder Board Training, Cambridge, November 12

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).

Nonprofit chief executives are peerless within their organization, with no one to talk to about sensitive issues and challenging situations. ESC of New England is pleased to announce a new program to address this professional support gap. The Nonprofit Executive RoundTable (NET) provides a confidential forum for nonprofit chief executives to share challenges and get feedback from smart, connected leaders who understand the unique challenges of the job.  The second cohort of this monthly facilitated roundtable will meet for ten sessions at lunchtime on the first  Tuesday  of each month. Learn more and apply today!

Does your office need furniture? Green Standards works with corporations and other large organizations to responsibly mange their surplus office furniture and equipment, redirecting safe, usable items to community organizations of all shape and sizes Any registered nonprofit is eligible to receive donations by simply signing up to join the Green Standards Charitable Network

This fall Citizens Bank and LISC Boston are presenting a series of  free  financial literacy workshops for entrepreneurs. On Thursday, October 13th, from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. join Citizens Bank and LISC Boston for a Financial Presentation Skills workshop. Attendees will learn learn about what to emphasize, what to avoid, and how to back up ideas with solid data to increase your chance of getting funding. To register click here.

New & Returning Affiliate Members
*Special discount for MNN members

Amy Graves Beaudoin Creative helps nonprofits of all sizes and sectors tell their stories by developing breakthrough print and digital creative strategies that break out from the crowd. *FREE personalized creative critique 

BDO is a professional services firm providing assurance, tax, advisory, and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies through its 60 offices and 450+ independent alliance firm locations nationwide and a global network of 1,408 offices in more than 150 countries.

BerryDunn's Not-for-Profit Group gives you access to CPAs and consultants who work closely with tax exempt organizations throughout the Northeast and access to broader knowledge of emerging issues in not-for-profit accounting, audit, compliance, and taxation.

B. Greenfield Consulting helps clients diagnose and solve workflow and organizational problems in order to   reduce costs, improve quality, and/or enhance delivery speed and customer service. *Free initial consultation and 10% off standard rates for projects

Foundation Management & Pro-Productions offers event production, foundation management, and marketing consultation from large scale svents to local community benefits.
Merchants offers vehicle leasing, funding, and a full slate of Fleet Management Services, including multiple vehicle maintenance options, fuel management, and insurance, all tailored to meet the individual needs of each client
The experts at Nexus Werx LLC can teach you how to lobby by providing your team and volunteers with the tools, training, and strategy to achieve your regulatory, legislative, or budgetary goals.
RTF Consulting serves nonprofits, businesses, and social good organizations by helping them find and tell the stories that matter. *20% discount on all fees

Solomon McCown & Co has a track record of helping clients from across all sectors become leaders in their fields through integrated communications campaigns that feature messaging, media coverage, digital, government relations, executive visibility and thought leadership programs. 

Two Wheels Creative offers a personal, creative approach to communications and content to create a comprehensive communications strategy to help your nonprofit's key messaging sing across every platform. *Free initial consultations and estimates

New & Returning 
Nonprofit Members
-Boston Children's Theatre
- United Cerebral Palsy Association of MetroBoston