A bi-weekly update from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.                                        

MNN members are invited to join us for the second in our series of Policymaker Roundtables across the state. During this event, you'll have the opportunity to have a candid conversation with Mary Beckman, Assistant Attorney General, and nonprofit peers, about issues impacting the nonprofit sector.

As Chief of the Attorney General's Non-Profit and Public Charities Division, Mary supports and regulates nonprofit organizations across the state. The division oversees public charities and safeguards the public's donations to these organizations. This is a great opportunity to learn about statutes and regulations for nonprofits, how organizations across the Commonwealth are being monitored, and what issues the Attorney General's office thinks will impact nonprofits in the future. Space is limited: learn more and register.

This event is only open to MNN members. If you're not a member, click here to learn how MNN will help you network, advocate, save money, and access the tools you need to grow and thrive. 

NPTHNonprofit Town Halls:  MNN 2016 Regional Meetings
MNN's infographics highlight unique aspects of each region's nonprofit sector.
Do you know which region has more than half of its nonprofit assets in the youth and education sector? Or the region that is home to the most arts organizations?   
FWWApril FREE Wednesday Webinar

NP411Nonprofit 411:  How to Foster an Effective Board of
By Shannon Crowley, Audit Supervisor, BlumShapiro
In today's world, nonprofit organizations are highly scrutinized, are subject to higher demands for services and diminishing resources. In order to face these challenges, it is more important than ever that the Board of Directors is effective and provides solid leadership. Executive management is in a position to help ensure the Board is well prepared to lead the organization. 

To read about Shannon's guidelines for fostering an effective board, click here.
Congratulations to Lily Lynch, MNN's Director of Communications and Development, who last week was named an EXTRAordinary Woman of Boston.  The award was bestowed by the Mayor's Office of Women's Advancement. 
QuickLinksJob Opportunities
Director of Government Affairs, Massachusetts Nonprofit Network
Recruitment Manager, Commongood Careers
Development Coordinator, Hyde Square Task Force
Marketing and Brand Manager, Downtown Boston Business Improvement District 
Individual Giving Manager, Mass Insight Education
Executive Director, Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Development and Events Assistant, Foundation for MetroWest
Executive DirectorSolidago Foundation
Chief Finance and Administrative Officer (CFAO), Boston Plan for Excellence (BPE)
Gift Officer, Major Gifts

Grant & Award Opportunities
Princess Grace Awards, Due March 31
Eagle and Janet's Fund, Due April 1
Young Scholars Program, Due April 14
NSF Scholarships, Due May 17
Trainings & Events 
*Discounts for MNN members
* The Trustee Institute , Lowell, March 25
MNN Regional Meeting , Framingham, April 7
* Become a Power Presenter, Boston, April 14
Way of Council Training, Brattleboro (VT), May 7 & 21

The Lawyers Clearinghouse connects Massachusetts nonprofits with attorneys from top law firms who provide pro bono legal representation.  Their many legal seminars help nonprofits to improve their operations by providing training in areas including corporate governance, corporate law, employment law, contracts, real estate, taxation, and intellectual property. For more information please contact Machiko Sano Hewitt (msanohewitt@lawyersclearinghouse.org)

Boston University's Nonprofit Management and Leadership (NML) Certificate Program  , now entering its ninth year, is designed especially for talented, innovative, nonprofit managers eager to learn and make a difference while they work.   On Tuesday  evenings from October 2016 to April 2017, you can join a community of accomplished peers, award-winning faculty, and experienced senior fellows to strengthen your management skills: skills in financial management, measuring impact, marketing, managing change and much more. Learn more.

Looking to share office space in Harvard Square?  Small Planet Institute is a nonprofit located in Harvard Square and is seeking to co-locate its small staff with a friendly organization. If you have available space in your office or are interested in exploring rental options, please email  Jesse@smallplanet.org .

New & Returning Affiliate Members
*Special discount for MNN members
Too often, strong ideas emerge within organizations that go unexplored because of the demands of day-to-day operations. Ann Donner works with her clients to bring those concepts to fruition.  A skilled strategist and facilitator, she has substantial experience leading complex projects and initiatives for a diverse mix of business, nonprofit and government organizations. *10% Discount

Annkissam is a consulting organization that helps non-profits and social enterprises manage their operations and technology. They use open source software to implement solutions that improve their client's internal workflows and increase their efficiency.*Discounted hourly rate 

Krokidas & Bluestein LLP provide legal services in the areas of public, non-profit, for-profit general corporate law, healthcare law, education law, real estate development, finance and property management, civil litigation, labor and employment law, and social services law.