FALL 2018
Welcome to the MetroWest Nonprofit Network Fall 2018 Seminar Series. We are so pleased to bring you a number of outstanding opportunities that focus on maximizing impact, building capacity and expanding your resource network. Our sincerest thanks to Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation for their generous support of the MetroWest Nonprofit Network Fall 2018 Seminar Series.
We look forward to seeing you!
Executive Director
How to Develop Planned and Progressive Giving Programs
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
326 Concord Road
Sudbury, MA 01776

Planned and Progressive Giving programs are key to creating sustainable nonprofit organizations whether your organization's budget is $100,000 or $1 million. Join us for an informative and interactive seminar with experts in the field of nonprofit asset and wealth management. Practical tips and strategies for building successful giving programs will be shared. Topics will include:
  • How to stay ahead of the curve
  • Tax policy – the good, the bad and the ugly
  • How to implement a best practices program with limited resources
  • Top 10 steps in developing an effective P&PG program
Case studies using examples from organizations will also be discussed.

Registration is required. Seats will be limited to 25 to maximize interaction between participants and presenters. Light breakfast will be served.

This program is a joint partnership of William Blair and Company and MetroWest Nonprofit Network.
Celebration! Gathering for Good
 Wednesday, October 24, 2018
4:30 - 6:30 p.m .
42 Adams Rd,
Framingham, MA 01702

Hosted by: MetroWest Nonprofit Network

Mark your calendar! As the Fall season gets underway we can't think of anything more important (or fun!) than coming together with new and long time colleagues to share stories, new adventures and a few laughs. We are Gathering for Good and hope you will join us for this very special event.

  • Celebrate the accomplishments of our MetroWest nonprofit community and help us launch the MWNN Gathering for Good initiative as we come together to support the mission of one of our own, Rise Above Foundation
  • Support Rise Above in their efforts to distribute College Care Packages to 600 Massachusetts youth who grew up in foster care and are defying the odds by attending college. Packages will be filled with college essentials, goodies and a message from all of us that we are cheering them on! Check out the Care Package list below and bring your donation to the Gathering for Good event.

Light refreshments will be served.

This program is a joint partnership of Rise Above Foundation and MetroWest Nonprofit Network with generous support from Framingham State University.  
Pro Bono Consultation for Nonprofits: Bylaws Review and Update
Thursday, November 1, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
746 Water St
Framingham, MA 01701

  • When was the last time your organization formally reviewed its bylaws to ensure that they remain in accordance with your Articles of Organization and other corporate documents?
  • Do your bylaws reflect your organization's actual practices?
  • Does your organization have any concerns about how your bylaws are being or can be interpreted to ensure that decisions and resolutions are legally binding?
  • Would you benefit from an individual consultation with a trained attorney?
Join us for a two-part training and consultation program on bylaws.
  • Part 1: A 60-minute training that will focus on the mechanics of bylaws and practical tips for how to use these documents in your operation.
  • Part 2: Individual consultation sessions that will be staffed by pro bono lawyers from Ropes & Gray LLP. Attorneys will review your current bylaws and spot issues your organization may wish to address, and make recommendations as necessary. 
Please note that registration is required. Participation will be limited to 25. In order to be part of the Consultation Session, a conflicts check will have to be cleared by the participating law firm.  

Light breakfast will be served.
This program is a joint partnership of Lawyers Clearinghouse, MetroWest Nonprofit Network and the Framingham Public Library with pro bono support from Ropes & Gray LLP.
 Service Enterprise Seminar: Doing More with More
(not Less)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Do you believe that your survival as a nonprofit organization depends on doing more with less? We believe there may be more effective ways to add time, skills and knowledge to build capacity. Organizations that successfully leverage the power of volunteers are more productive, sustainable and operate more efficiently, with an ROI of up to 600%. Join us as we explore how Service Enterprise, an initiative from Points of Light offered by Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA) through a grant f rom Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) can help you do more with more.

Come to this info session and learn how you can access the same benefits 58 organizations in Cape Cod, North Central Mass, Boston and Greater New Bedford have already received such as:

  • A thorough and research-based assessment of existing organizational volunteer engagement practices
  • Up to 16-20 hours of team-based change management training to help you re- imagine ways to better engage volunteers
  • Individualized coaching to address unique organizational opportunities and challenges
  • National certification symbolizing the organization's commitment to volunteer engagement
  • Technical Assistance valued from $3,500

Be one of the first organizations in this area to achieve national recognition and certification as a member of the first Metrowest Service Enterprise cohort.

Light breakfast will be served.
This program is a joint partnership of Mass Service Alliance and MetroWest Nonprofit Network.
MW Lone Rangers
Date : Wednesday, October 24th, December 12th, 2018
Topic : Open Discussion
Co-Facilitators : Helen Lemoine, Executive Director of Leadership MetroWest and Sarah Baldiga, Executive Director of Rise Above Foundation
Time : 8:30-10:00 am
Location MetroWest Health Foundation, 161 Worcester Road, # 202 Framingham,MA
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