A bi-weekly update from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.                                        

Help Us Craft a Nonprofit Public Policy Agenda
The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network wants to make sure your voice is heard. Join us at Setting the Agenda: MNN Nonprofit Public Policy Roundtable Meetings, for a candid discussion during which we will solicit your ideas for initiatives that strengthen and protect the entire sector. 


These free events will take place throughout the state from February-April and are open to anyone interested in learning more about, or helping to form, a state nonprofit public policy agenda that strengthens our sector. 
Learn more and register here
Check out These Resources for Nonprofits 
Whether you're a C-suite executive or an intern fresh out of college, finding resources (particularly free ones) is an essential step to improving the effectiveness and capacity of yourself, your employees, and your organization. Here are some resources we're loving right now...
  • Did you know you can do more than search for jobs on idealist? The site includes a blog with interesting, and often funny, nonprofit musings.
  • Infographics are all the rage right now and for good reason. They help communicate data and ideas in a digestible and attractive format. Nonprofit Tech for Good lists 19 must-see inforgraphics for nonprofit social media and fundraising.
  • MA-based blogs Selfish Giving and J Campbell Social Marketing both bring charisma to their timely, canny insight.
  • If you need a burst of inspiration, check out these 6 smart apps that fit charity in to your daily routine.
  • Nonprofit professional Simone Joyaux shares her favorite books, blogs, and sites in Resources You Just Must- Must- Check Out in the Nonprofit Quarterly.
These are just a few of the many fantastic resources available to nonprofits. Do you have any go-to's that we're missing? Let us know at feedback@massnonprofitnet.org.

MNN CEO Joins MA Health Connector Board of Directors

MNN's CEO, Rick Jakious, was recently appointed to the Massachusetts Health Connector Board of Directors. Rick will use his experience with nonprofit organizations in his role as the small business representative on the Board. You can read more about Rick's appointment here.

Financial Management Webinars for Nonprofits

MNN is excited to partner with the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) to bring you a webinar series on strategic financial management for nonprofits. These webinars begin February 4 and are a great way to enhance your knowledge of nonprofit financial tools, practices, and strategies, with insight from NFF's experienced staff. The sessions can be taken as a full financial management curriculum, or can be chosen a la carte.


The first series, A Foundational Understanding of Nonprofit Finance explains the counterintuitive, upside-down financial system in which nonprofits operate and then offers a crash course in reading nonprofit financial statements. Click here to learn more about the workshops and discounts. And be sure to indicate on the registration drop down that the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network referred you!



Mark your calendar for the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network's 7th Annual Conference & Expo! 


Join hundreds of nonprofit and business leaders to share lessons and best practices and learn about capacity-building products and services. Stay tuned for more details..

Charitable Deduction "Probably Safe" for 2014
According to an article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy, nonprofit experts are confident that the charitable tax deduction will remain the same throughout 2014, pointing to a change in congressional leadership and probable trouble passing "solitary changes in tax policy."

NH Bill Seeks to Eliminate Tax Exemption for Some Nonprofits 
A bill filed in the New Hampshire legislature by Rep. David Hess (R) would eliminate the business tax exemption for any nonprofit organization with annual revenues exceeding $2 million, according to an article in Nonprofit Quarterly.

Gov Patrick To Outline End-of-Term Priorities 
Tonight's State of the State address will be Governor Patrick's final, and he is expected to outline an ambitious agenda that will address several important matters, including increases to the state's minimum wages and possible changes to unemployment benefits.

New health insurance benefits and opportunities available through the MA Health Connector


By Audrey Morse Gasteier, Deputy Director of Policy & Research, Director of Employer Policy, Massachusetts Health Connector  


Whether you are a small nonprofit organization providing coverage to employees or an individual looking for health insurance for you and your family, the Massachusetts Health Connector is providing more choice, benefits, and expanded subsidy opportunities than ever before through implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Take a look at the opportunities available to you and know that individual shoppers have until March 31, 2014 to explore options and find the best health insurance plan for them and their family. Businesses shopping for their employees can shop for group health insurance when they are up for renewal or any month if they don't already offer group health insurance.   


Click here to learn about the benefits available to small businesses and individuals through the Health Connector.

Policy Analyst, MassBudget

Development Director, Web of Benefit

Development & Operations Associate, MENTOR/ National Mentoring Partnership

Deputy Director of Operations, Children's Trust

Director of Operations, Worcester County Food Bank

Program Manager, Science Club for Girls

Director of Strategic Partnerships, uAspire

Chief Financial Officer, Harborlight Community Partners 

Senior Project Manager, B'nai B'rith Housing

Associate Director of Employer Engagement, Year Up

Director of Marketing, Center for Effective Philanthropy


Grant & Award Opportunities

Trainings & Events 
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Infographic: What is Driving Nonprofit Sector's Growth?

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New & Returning Nonprofit Members 


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Leise specializes in photography for nonprofit groups and mission-driven companies. She offers event photography, editorial photos for fundraising materials and reports, headshots and staff profiles - all available at affordable rates for non-profit groups. 

MNN's work is made possible by The Barr Foundation, The Boston Foundation & State Street Foundation.
If you'd like to share a story or have a job, grant or other information that is important to Massachusetts nonprofits, contact llynch@massnonprofitnet.org .