The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) of Boston Chris Herron Professional Development Fund provides grants of up to $500 for emerging nonprofit leaders to engage in professional development opportunities. The application for the inaugural round of funding is open now through September 29 . See their website here for more info.

Foundation for MetroWest (FFMW) is currently seeking proposals from qualified consultants to render professional services for FFMW to conduct and produce a Community Needs Assessment (CNA). FFMW will undertake this CNA to provide data and context to the opportunities and challenges within Metrowest. Proposals must be mailed or emailed to FFMW by Friday, September 14 . More information here .

Educational Development Group (EDG), an adult education nonprofit located in the South End neighborhood of Boston, has a room on the fifth floor of their building that is available in early afternoons and evenings for classes, workshops, or meetings for a reasonable fee. If interested, please contact Frances Laroche .

ESC ’s  Nonprofit Executive RoundTable (NET)  is currently registering nonprofit Executive Directors and CEOs to be part of this program. NET provides a confidential forum for nonprofit executives to share challenges and get constructive feedback from smart, connected leaders who understand the unique challenges of the job. This facilitated roundtable creates a community of peers where nonprofit leaders have the freedom to openly present issues of concern and get support from peers who have walked in their shoes. The cost for the program is $875. The program runs begins September/October 2018 . Visit the website for more information or contact Julie Crockford , ESC's Executive Director.

Could your nonprofit benefit from a seasonal tune-up? Renaissance Consulting Group (RCG) is providing short-term probono consulting services to small, non-profit agencies and small businesses in the Boston/MetroWest area. They specialize in employee relations, management and administration, and operations. Interested? Contact RCG at

The  Northeast Arc  and the  John F. Kennedy Library Foundation  want your ideas to identify innovative concepts to help positively disrupt the system to improve the lives of persons with intellectual disabilities and/or autism and their families. They are looking for out-of-the-box ideas and people who can imagine possibilities, be creative and who want to change the status quo. The Northeast Arc is awarding up to a total of $200,000 through The Changing Lives Fund, to one or multiple innovative ideas, during the The Arc Tank competition. All applications are due no later than  September 18.  For more on application requirements and overall details about the competition,  click here .