A bi-weekly update from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.                                        

Due Next Week: Nominations for Nonprofit Excellence Awards 
Highlight the impact of your organization!

Help us tell the story of the important work being done in every subse ctor and corner of the  Commonwealth by submitting a nomination for the 2016 Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Whether it's a small nonprofit making a big impact, an outstanding leader changing the sector, or an advocacy campaign that made waves, we want to hear about it! 

Honor the work of your organization, or a nonprofit you admire, with a Nonprofit Excellence Award nomination in the following categories:
The winners will be recognized on June 27 at MNN's 9th annual celebration of Nonprofit Awareness Day, presented by Citizens Bank. J oin hundreds of nonprofit and business leaders, plus elected officials, to celebrate the work of the nonprofit sector and raise awareness of causes throughout the state.

Do you know what 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? 
LOD2016 Light of Dawnn Awards and Scholarships
"Her Spirit and legacy are in good hands..." -Ian Jaffier Sr.
On Thursday, February 25, dozens of community members gathered at the West  End House Boys and Girls Club to celebrate Dawnn Jaffier and those who  follow in her footsteps. The room's windows let in plenty of sunlight, illuminating Dawnn's soft eyes and big smile depicted in the mural which hangs there permanently, watching over the boys and girls of the club. A daughter, a coach, a  mentor, and a leader who  worked tirelessly to support youth, Dawnn was an innocent victim of gun violence in August of 2014. Her legacy is carried on through the Light of Dawnn Awards and Scholarships.  

The Light of Dawnn Awards recognize frontline nonprofit workers whose tireles s  dedication to serve their community mirrors Dawnn's:  Latiana Appleberry, Mentor Coordinator at My Life My Choice; Kendall Bruce, Violence Intervention Advocate at Boston Medical Center's Violence Intervention Advocacy Program; and Tim Bulla, Manager of Clinical &  Mental Health Counseling at the St. Francis House. This year, the ceremony also included the presentation of the Light of Dawnn Scholarships to three high school seniors.      

Read more about the awards and view photos from the event here.

FWWMarch FREE Wednesday Webinar

NP411Nonprofit 411:  The "Bucket System" for Nonprofits: Managing Cash and Investments
By Joel Aronson, CPA, PFS, MBA Partner, AAFCPAs Wealth Management
Cash may be king, but nonprofits need to make certain their money is working as hard as it can - for today and for the long term. Cash on the books can open the  door to a cash management plan and perhaps even an investment strategy that will help keep the future as secure as the present.
Keeping the door of opportunity open requires a shift in the traditional non-profit mindset.  How to make that shift? You can begin by adopting a "Bucket system" that separates cash reserves into three categories, each of which requires its own cash or investment strategy: working capital, stability and other reserves, and long-term investments.    Read more here...
QuickLinksJob Opportunities
Director of Government Affairs, Massachusetts Nonprofit Network
Individual Giving Manager, Mass Insight Education
Executive Director, Cambridge Center for Adult Education
Development and Events Assistant, Foundation for MetroWest
Director of Development, Lowell Association for the Blind
Director/ CEO, Hispanic Black Gay Coalition
Program AssociateThird Sector New England
Chief Advancement Officer, Jeremiah Program
PresidentThe Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts 
Vice President of Finance and Management, Conservation Law Foundation
Vice PresidentImpact Delivery
Senior Manager of Development, Mass Mentoring Partnership
Executive DirectorTeam IMPACT
Program Officer, Massachusetts Service Alliance
Executive Director, The Hyams Foundation, Inc.
Director of Finance, Boston Athenaeum
Nonprofit Data Manager, Just-A-Start
Director of Information Technology, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
Accounting Manager, Boston Ballet
Chief Operating Officer, Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Grant & Award Opportunities
Princess Grace Awards, Due March 31
Trainings & Events 
*Discounts for MNN members
CHNA 15 & SCI Social Media Training , Burlington, March 10
* Reflective Leadership, Boston, March 10
Monthly HR Advisory RoundtableHyannis, March 18
Institute for Trustees, South Hamilton, March 19
Grants Management Essentials (Scholarships available), Brattleboro, March 23-24
* The Trustee Institute, Lowell, March 25
MNN Regional Meeting , Framingham, April 7
* Become a Power Presenter, Boston, April 14

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)

The Commonwealth Institute will be launching another Non-Profit Forum for Executive Directors and will be recruiting through mid-March.  The Forum, comprised of up to 12 women, meets once a month for half a day with a group leader, culminating in a year-long commitment.  If you are an ED seeking advice from experts and mentoring from peers, this might be a perfect fit. For more information contact Pat Cooper (pcooperbiz@yahoo.com).

Need office space? Kingston Street in Downtown Crossing has space available in their building, and would love to have another nonprofit fill that space. If interested contact Allison Kinyua

Nonprofit Tech for Good is offering free social media templates through the month of March. Learn more.

New & Returning Affiliate Members
*Special discount for MNN members
Rowe Resources helps non-profits to maximize their resources in the areas of fundraising, special events, conference planning, retreat facilitation, and board management and training. Cindy Rowe has over twenty years of experience working in the non-profit and public sectors, and teaches courses in resource development.

Tennant Lubell provides legal advice on Board governance, regulatory compliance, 
and general business transactions, as well as handling intellectual property protection and licensing for a wide range of organizations.
*10% Discount