IN THIS ISSUE:

  • The Census is Now: Attend This Free Webinar to Prepare
  • 2020 MNN Regional Meetings Kick Off in Lowell and Pittsfield
  • 3 Tax Law Updates That Impact Nonprofits
  • Our Shared Sector: Your Evaluations May Be Biased. Here's What You Can Do About It.
  • Looking for New Board Members? BoardLead Could Help
  • Nonprofit 411: Paid Family and Medical Leave is Coming to Massachusetts in 2021
  • Free Webinars
  • Jobs and Resources
The Census is Now: Attend This Free Webinar to Prepare
The 2020 Census is upon us– and nonprofits are key players in ensuring a complete count in their communities. The first in a 3-part series, this free webinar on Tuesday, January 28 from 2:00-3:00 PM  will set the stage by covering the "nuts and bolts" of what nonprofits need to know about the 2020 Census. Technical experts from the US Census Bureau and the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth will provide an overview of the Census questionnaire, response methods and timeline, resources available to nonprofit partners, and will answer frequently asked questions around the what, when, how of the 2020 Census.

This webinar series is sponsored by Comcast NBCUniversal and presented by MNN. The second and third webinars of the series will be presented in February and March, respectively.

Register for the free webinar below.
2020 MNN Regional Meetings Kick Off In Lowell and Pittsfield
The 2020 MNN Regional Meetings will kick off in Lowell on Wednesday, February 5 from 8:30-10:30 am at the Non-Profit Alliance of Greater Lowell. The Berkshires Regional Meeting will follow on Monday, February 10 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm at the Hotel on North in Pittsfield.

The 2020 Regional Meeting series, "Healthy Sector, Healthy Workforce: Keeping Nonprofits and Employees Healthy in 2020 and Beyond," will cover policy updates of importance to the nonprofit sector and will review the new and expanded MNN services and programs designed to keep nonprofits strong in 2020 and beyond. The meetings also will feature a presentation from the Massachusetts Health Connector on tools, tips, and best practices for nonprofit employers to determine which health insurance plan is best for their organizations. The meetings are free and open to all nonprofits.

The Northeast Regional Meeting is presented with the Non-Profit Alliance of Greater Lowell . The Berkshires Regional Meeting is presented with the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires and is sponsored by the Massachusetts CORE Plan .

Click the buttons below to register.
3 Tax Law Updates That Will Impact Nonprofits

The end of 2019 and beginning of the new year brings changes at the federal and state level that impact nonprofits all across the Commonwealth. There are three federal and state tax law updates that nonprofits should be aware of. Click here to read a blog post with more information.
Need more information on how these tax law changes could impact your nonprofit? Join MNN today to sign up for an Office Hours appointment with Danielle Fleury, MNN's Director of Government Affairs. Danielle provides targeted technical assistance to nonprofit members on public policy and advocacy issues that impact their organizations. Click the button below to join.
" Our Shared Sector ," a partnership between MNN and YW Boston, explores the intersection of nonprofit work and efforts across the sector to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. Reach out here with any feedback or suggestions for Our Shared Sector.
Your Evaluations May Be Biased. Here's What You Can Do About It.
Nonprofits are increasingly interested in measuring their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts to determine whether they are actually effecting change. Whether nonprofits are evaluating efforts within an office or in a community, evaluations are important tools for measuring progress that can inform any adjustments if needed. However, bias often shows up in evaluations, just as it can show up elsewhere. This unaddressed bias can jeopardize the success of a nonprofit's DE&I efforts.
Looking for New Board Members? BoardLead Could Help
BoardLead , a board placement program run by Cause Strategy Partners, is looking for qualifying nonprofit organizations interested in adding to their boards of directors. Nonprofits selected for the BoardLead cohort are sponsored by BoardLead’s partners, making this a no-cost service. To qualify, a nonprofit must be a registered 501(c)(3) organization operating in the Greater Boston area; must have bylaws that permit new board members to be elected by August 31, 2020; and must have a board member “give” expectation of no more than $5,000 and a “give/‘get” expectation of no more than $10,000.

Nonprofits are invited to submit their names for consideration by contacting Madeleine Morgan .

New and Returning Affiliate Members
*discount to MNN members
You can see a full listing of affiliates in our online Business Directory . Many affiliates offer discounts to our members!

Save Advancement Group is a fundraising & strategy firm that serves nonprofits. *One hour free consultation.

Sanella & Associates assists nonprofit organizations with executive financial management and strategic planning.

United Personnel provides staffing support for nonprofit employers.
NONPROFIT 411
Paid Family and Medical Leave is Coming to Massachusetts in 2021
by Jeff Bastien, RogersGray Insurance

As part of the “Grand Bargain,” Massachusetts officially passed the Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) program with benefits scheduled to start on January 1, 2021. There is still plenty for organizations to do in 2020 to prepare for the start of the program. This article provides nonprofits with an overview of the process and important things to consider as the scheduled start date approaches.
FREE WEBINARS
MNN will hold its quarterly nonprofit member benefits webinar. This webinar is ideal for both members interested in taking advantage of all of their benefits and nonprofits considering membership with MNN. The webinar will cover a range of benefits including advocacy, events, programming, and cost-saving resources. There will also be an open question-and-answer session at the end of the webinar.  Register here .
With increasing competition and shrinking budgets, financial sustainability is a problem many nonprofits face. In this 1-hour webinar, KPM & Associates will walk through a variety of considerations nonprofits should have as they look to alternative revenue streams, next steps, pitfalls, timing, approaches, brainstorming ideas, best practices and so much more. Including thought-provoking questions and a live Q&A, this webinar is ideal for any nonprofit board member of executive staff member as they think through the long-term financial stability of their organization.  Register here .
This webinar from Pear Associates will focus on how to strategically plan for growth opportunities. Webinar participants will learn to pursue strategic opportunities by cultivating partnerships and relationships, identifying new markets and creating new programs. Also, participants will learn to identify their organization’s value proposition, and marketing strategies to communicate their value to a range of audiences. Finally, participants will learn strategies for creating a business development plan including conducting an environmental scan to determine competition, the political/economic landscape, and funding opportunities.  Register here .
JOBS and RESOURCES
Job Opportunities

Home Improvement Program Manager , Just-A-Start Corporation
Advancement Associate , Grassroots International
Leadership Giving Officer , Zoo New England
Multimedia Arts Coordinator , Castle Square Tenants Organization
Clinical Director , Middlesex Human Service Agency, Inc.
Program Coordinator , Earthwatch Institute
Development and Communications Director , English for New Bostonians
Development Coordinator , Parenting Journey
Advocacy Manager , Massachusetts Charter Public School Association
Nutritionist , Montachusett Opportunity Council
Chief Executive Officer , Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
Assistant Director of Media Relations , Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Development and Event Associate , REACH Beyond Domestic Violence
Chief Executive Officer , Somerville Community Corporation
Community Engagement Manager , Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
Director of Development , Esplanade Association
Talent and Equity Senior Director , Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Executive Assistant to CEO , Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
Job Developer and Retention Specialist , Youth Options Unlimited Boston
President and CEO , MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
Community Care Coordinator , Bay Cove Human Services
Executive Director , Boston Children's Chorus
Development & Events Coordinator , Boston Cyclists Union
Dean of Finance & Administration , Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Development Coordinator , Improbable Players
President , Stern Center for Language and Learning
Director , Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education
Manager of Site-Based Mentoring , Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Development Manager , Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
Foundation Relations Manager , Kennedy-Donovan Center
Program Lead/Teacher at Mt. Tom Academy , Collaborative for Educational Services
Chief Executive Officer , Isles, Inc.
Project Coordinator , CF Leads
Resources
What will it take to make sure everyone is counted and that all voices are heard? We’re taking proactive steps for accuracy and inclusion in the 2020 Census. Read about this work that is supported by the Barr Foundation in their 2019 Year in Review here .

Boston Realty Advisors is seeking nonprofit tenants to fill office space at 128 Brookside Avenue in Jamaica Plain and at 10 City Square in Charlestown . Contact Robert LeClair if interested.

ESC’s Nonprofit Executive RoundTable (NET)  is currently registering new participants for the February 2020 cohort. 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. For more information or to sign up for the session beginning this winter, visit here  or contact Julie Crockford, ESC’s Executive Director, at  jcrockford@empowersuccesscorps.org  with questions.

Cummings Foundation is seeking nonprofit leasing clients for two office suites in the amenity-rich West Cummings Park in Woburn: a 1,000 SF first-floor suite featuring a private entrance and reception area, and a 2,200 SF suite with a windowed conference room. One hundred percent of the rental profits from these properties go to charitable causes.  Learn more  about these and other leasing options.
New and Returning MNN Nonprofit Members
A Better Tomorrow Services, Inc. - Acre Family Childcare, Inc. - Africa America Alliance - African and American Friendship, Inc. - African Children Fund Inc. - African Community Education Program, Inc. - African Community Health Initiatives - All Dorchester Sports and Leadership - All Out Adventures - Amherst Committee for A Better Chance - Aquinnah/Gay Head Community Association, Inc. - AvaCon, Inc. - Beacon of Hope Community Services, Inc. - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts - B oston By Foot - Boston Cyberarts, Inc. - Boston Youth Healthcare Professionals - Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston - Bridge Repertory Theater of Boston - Brookline Community Foundation, Inc. - Calling All Crows - Cape Verdean Community UNIDO - Captions for Literacy - Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity - Central Mass Grown - Chelsea Chamber of Commerce - Children's Melanoma Prevention Foundation - Children's Museum of Greater Fall River - Christian Community Service Organization of North Reading - Community Dispute Settlement Center - Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts - Coolidge Corner Theatre - Cortico - Dreamfar High School Marathon, Inc . - Earthwatch Institute - East Somerville Main Streets - Epilepsy Foundation New England - Fairbanks House Historical Site - Find The Cause Breast Cancer Foundation - Found in Translation - Foundation for MetroWest - Fourah Bay Community Foundation - Friends of the Children-Boston - Friends of the Dwight-Derby House - Golden Tones, Inc. - Great Pond Foundation - Green Energy Consumers Alliance - Grow Food Northampton - Hands Across the Sea - Hawthorne Youth & Community Center - Homework House - Iron Work Farm in Action, Inc. - Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts - Legal Center for Nonprofits, Inc. - LifeLinks - Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program - Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust, Inc. - Main Street Partners - Marshfield Community Television - Massachusetts American Legion Auxiliary - Massachusetts Association of Older Americans - Massachusetts Vest-a-Dog, Inc. - MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership - MetroWest Legal Services, Inc. - Mystic Chorale Inc. - NEADS World Class Service Dogs - NELCWIT (New England Learning Center for Women In Transition) - NorthEast Passenger Transportation Association - NorthStar Learning Centers - Operation Help Now, Inc. - Project Bread-Walk for Hunger, Inc. - Provincetown Arts Press - REACH Beyond Domestic Violence - Roxbury Youthworks, Inc. - Sierra Leone Cultural Organization, Inc. - Southeast Cyclones Youth Hockey Association - Southeast Regional Services Group - Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership - Southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance - St. Francis House - Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum - Symphony Nova - The Flavor Continues - The Performance Project - The Urban Farming Institute of Boston, Inc. - Transformative Culture Project - United Way of Central Massachusetts - Vietnamese-American Civic Association (VACA) - Walden Chamber Players - Welcome Project, Inc. - Womanshelter/Compañeras - Youth Options Unlimited Boston - ZUMIX
MNN's work is made possible by our members and supporters including the Barr Foundation, The Boston Foundation, and the Highland Street Foundation. If you'd like to share a story or information that is important to Massachusetts nonprofits, contact fmartinez@massnonprofitnet.org