A bi-weekly update from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.                                        

ActionAlertCalling on Nonprofits to Sign On to Letter to Preserve the Johnson Amendment!
take two minutes to sign on to a special 
Nonprofit Community Letter in Support of Non-partisanship. Last month, President Trump stated his intention to "get rid of and totally destroy" the Johnson Amendment. Following up on the President's statement, Congress is seriously considering legislation that would politicize charitable nonprofits and foundations. The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network strongly opposes efforts to politicize charitable nonprofits. Remaining nonpartisan - that is, not endorsing or contributing to candidates - enables organizations to address community challenges, and invites the problem-solving skills of all residents, without the distraction of party labels. Click here to sign your organization on to the letter. To learn more about the Johnson Amendment - read this recent article by Nonprofit Quarterly.

Don't miss this opportunity to nominate an individual and/or nonprofit organization for one of this year's awards. Winners come from every subsector and corner of the state, but they all share a commitment to improving communities across the Commonwealth. Now in their 9th year, the Excellence Awards recognize deserving organizations and their dedicated employees.  Click here to submit a nomination for a 2017 Nonprofit Excellence Award in the following categories:
Nominations are due by March 10th!

On Thursday, March 23rd, MNN is hosting its first  Policymaker Roundtable of 2017 with Massachusetts State Senator Jennifer Flanagan.  Senator Flanagan is on the Board of Directors for Women in Government Caucus. She is also a member of the Non-Profit Caucus and the Foster Care Caucus. Senator Flanagan  serves as Chairperson of the Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Recovery, Chairperson of the Joint Committee on Children and Families and Persons with Disabilities, and Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health.

The Policymaker Roundtable series is open to MNN members only

Learn about becoming a member here  or email us at membership@massnonprofitnet.org RSVP to attend here.

Where:  The NonProfit Center, 89 South Street, Boston, MA 02111

When:  Thursday, March 23rd at 2:30 p.m.

On Monday, June 5th, join hundreds of nonprofit and business leaders, along with government officials, at the State House to celebrate the work of the nonprofit sector and raise awareness of critical issues throughout the state at MNN's annual celebration of  Nonprofit Awareness Day , presented by  Citizens Bank You can register for this year's celebration  here .
 Nonprofit 411: Goodbye Obamacare & Hello Trumpcare? Not so fast...
By Colleen Doherty, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, SVP, Compliance & Client Service, Eastern Insurance
From the day that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare , The Affordable Care Act, or the ACA) was signed into law back in 2010, its opponents have been vow ing to repeal it. During the Obama administration, repeal was a moot point given that President Obama could veto any bill that attempted to dismantle his signature legislation. Under the new Trump administration, the repeal of the ACA is a primary objective of the new president as well as the Republican majority House and Senate.  However, a full repeal of the law is highly unlikely given th at Senate Democrats will most likely block any attempt to fully repeal the law.
What is an ACA opponent to do? Read more.
In these changing times when organizational agility, key decision making, and functional speed is critical to mission impact, nonprofit leaders need to explore every available tool, resource, and opportunity. Learning what, and how, the most successful nonprofits are doing today will help you determine if your organization is best prepared for the "now" and the "next" phase of your life cycle.

Guided by Kim McCormick, Vice President, McCormick Group and featuring a case study from United Way Worldwide, participants will learn the techniques and tactics contemporary nonprofits are using to get better everyday.  Register here.
President/CEO, Delta Projects, Inc.
Corporate Engagement Officer, St. Francis House
Development Coordinator, ALS Therapy Development Institute
Executive Director, Spina Bifida Association of Greater New England
Programs Supervisor, Greater Waltham Arc
Program Manager, Families First Parenting Programs
Publications Manager, Corporate Accountability International
Executive Director, Wolfeboro Area Children's Center, Inc.
Senior Policy Analyst , Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
Director of Development, Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
Director of Programs & Services, St. Francis House
Volunteer and Programs Coordinator, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Director of Institutional Advancement, IBA-Inquillinos Boricuas en Accion
Senior Accountant-Grants, Just-A-Start
Stabilization Housing Case Manager , Quincy Community Action Programs, Inc.
Camp Administration Clerk, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
Deputy Director , Found in Translation

*Discounts for MNN members
The Kraft family and the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation (NEPCF) are accepting nominations for the 2017 Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards. The awards highlight the Patriots' ongoing Celebrate Volunteerism initiative, which honors Myra Kraft's lifetime commitment to volunteerism. Nonprofit organizations may nominate volunteers for the Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards by completing the application found here. Completed applications must be received by March 31, 2017.

Could your nonprofit organization benefit from a new website? This  June 2nd-4th,
48in48 will be partnering with local web designers and agencies to build 48 websites for 48 nonprofits in the area for FREE. For your nonprofit to be considered, apply here by March 31, 2017 

More than ever, many nonprofits want to speak out about how federal government policies will affect their communities. Others want to encourage voter participation in the 2018 midterm elections.  Even organizations with 501(c)(3) status can do this, but they need to comply with the tax code and other applicable laws.  Lawyers Clearinghouse is holding a webinar on March 14th that will explain how nonprofits can engage in nonpartisan civic engagement and in issue advocacy consistent with their tax status. Learn more and register here .  

Are you looking to develop the skills, confidence, and network to propel your career? The Institute for Nonprofit Practice (INP) is now accepting applications for its award-winning programs in Greater Boston, Merrimack Valley and Rhode Island! In partnership with the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University, INP provides yearlong certificate programs in nonprofit management and leadership for executive, mid-career, and emerging leaders. INP is hosting information sessions where you can learn more about what their programs can offer. Sign up here. For questions, referrals, or nominations, contact Presceia Cooper, INP's Director of Community Engagement at pcooper@nonprofitpractice.org.
Middlesex Community College is offering a new 3-hour seminar, Navigating the Tax Code for the Non-Profit Organization being taught by Steve Hoffman, The Tax Translator, EA, CFP, MT. This session will clarify the tax withholding, tax reporting and required tax disclosure obligations of nonprofits. Learn more here .

New & Returning Affiliate Members 
*Special discount for MNN members

Consulting organization that helps non-profits and social enterprises manage their operations and technology. 

CPA firm in the Boston area offering a full scope of accounting, tax, and business advisory services to a broad range of industries with a strong focus on nonprofit organizations.

Provides a wide range of property and casualty products and services to individuals, families, and businesses. Offers specialized coverages for small and mid-sized businesses, as well as insurance protection for homes, automobiles, and other personal items.

Firm that focuses on what matters to the client - whether it's overcoming a legal challenge, taking a business to the next level, or having trusted partners for ongoing legal advice. 

Provides outsourced day-to-day bookkeeping and financial consulting to make nonprofits efficient and cost effective. 

Assists nonprofits to maximize their resources in the areas of fundraising, special events, conference planning, retreat facilitation, and board management and training. 

Helps mission-based organizations in Greater Boston strategically plan and collaborate between technology and leadership to help nonprofits meet their mission. *Free 1-hour strategic planning consultation.

New & Returning 

MNN's work is made possible by the Barr Foundation, The Boston Foundation & the Highland 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  info@massnonprofitnet.org.