MNN Kicks Off Policymaker Roundtable Series
"Passion for creative ideas... Innovative solutions... That's why the sector here is so strong"- Senator Karen Spilka
It was a full house for MNN's first Policymaker Roundtable, during which Senator Karen Spilka, Chair of the Ways and Means Committee, shared her personal experience and answered questions for more than 40 of MNN's members.
From her early career in education to her work in the Senate, Senator Spilka's many roles are guided by her personal experience, which she views as having come full circle. And on the eve of the release of Governor Baker's budget, information from Senator Spilka regarding the budgeting process, and how she approaches line items, was particularly pertinent.
She reminded attendees that public officials rely on nonprofit leaders to learn about the issues organizations face on a daily basis, which prompted the question: what is the best way to educate public officials on topics that are critical to the nonprofit sector? The Senator's advice: "Make your information concise. Come prepared with a one-pager that contains 2-3 of the most important points. And personalize the request to the official you are speaking to."
These members-only roundtables will continue throughout the year and feature a variety of special guests. Stay tuned for more information on the next roundtable!
Public Policy Update: Protecting Nonprofits' Property Rights
There is a proposal at the State House (
House bill 3908, section 27
) that would give municipalities the right of first refusal whenever a nonprofit sells property and changes its use to residential, commercial, or industrial. MNN has heard from many members who are concerned about this proposal. We are working with a number of organizations to convey our opposition to it.
SAVE THE DATE: Nonprofit Awareness Day 2016
On June 13, 2016 join 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 at MNN's 9th annual celebration of Nonprofit Awareness Day, presented by Citizens Bank.
This event sells out each year so be sure to mark your calendar. Registration will open March 21.
February FREE Wednesday Webinar
Wednesday, February 24,
This is not just for financial professionals! During this webinar, you'll learn how to use your organization's finances and your budgeting process to advance your organization and gain a better understanding of the inner workings of your nonprofit: the organization's strengths and weaknesses; how to tackle strategic planning; your staff's key performance indicators; and what stories you should be telling funders.
Too often, new members sit at board meetings without a good understanding of the organization and the board's role in its governance. Training board members about their roles and responsibilities can make your board into a stronger body and can help ensure that your organization meets its legal requirements.
Regardless of the nature of an organization, there are some responsibilities that are common to all boards of directors. These include the following...
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