IN THIS ISSUE:
  • POLICY UPDATE: Employer Medical Assistance Contribution Supplement (EMAC Supplement) Reminder
  • Early-Bird Registration for Annual Conference: Save on Workshops to Strengthen Your Nonprofit Career
  • Did You Know MNN Members Can Get Discounts on...
  • MNN's Work Across Massachusetts in 2018
  • Tell Your Colleagues: Sign up for SectorNews!
  • Nonprofit 411: When "#MeToo" Becomes "Now What?" Nonprofits Have Lots of Options
  • Free Wednesday Webinars
  • Jobs and Resources
POLICY UPDATE: Employer Medical Assistance Contribution Supplement (EMAC Supplement) Reminder
Have you recently received an EMAC Supplement Liability Determination that you disagree with? Employment and wage detail reports and payments for Q2 were due to the Department of Unemployment Assistance on July 31. If you have received an assessment for an employee which you want to appeal, keep in mind that there are two different appeal processes :

  • DUA appeal: You can learn more about this appeal process here. There are limited reasons to appeal through DUA, including if you were assessed for an independent contractor, if you have less than 6 employees, if the submitted wages were not for UI purposes, or if an employee has not been on qualifying health care for a continuous period of 56 days.
  • MassHealth appeal: This appeal process is initiated by filling out the EMAC Employee Information Form. This is a separate appeal process and can be done separately or in conjunction with a DUA appeal. This form should be filled out by organizations that are appealing an assessment based on an employee being enrolled in an employer's sponsored insurance plan, an employee not being a Massachusetts resident, and/or an employee having wages inconsistent with income eligibility. Any appeals for Q2 using the EMAC Employee Information Form must be submitted by August 30.

To learn more about the appeal process and helpful information to guide you through your appeal process, click  here . If you want to learn more general information about the EMAC Supplement, click  here . Reach out with questions or concerns to our Director of Government Affairs  Tonja Mettlach .
Early-Bird Registration for Annual Conference: Save on Workshops to Strengthen Your Nonprofit Career
Register today for MNN's   Annual Conference on Wednesday, October 10 at the Sheraton Framingham and get discounted access to workshops and breakout sessions designed to help you strengthen your work and your organization. The Conference will bring together over 600 nonprofit professionals and business leaders from across the state to learn best practices in nonprofit work and network with their peers.
Check out these and other great workshops that will be hosted at this year's Conference:
"Growing Pains: Dealing with High Expectations and Resistance in DEI Culture Change in your Organization"
In this breakout session, Guimel DeCarvalho o f Wayside Youth & Family Support Network will provide attendees with strategies and tools to prepare for and begin the challenging but crucial work of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) culture change within nonprofits.
"Let's Get Digital: Digital Strategy & Social Media in Fundraising"
Join Kate Murphy and Ted Trevens of Dynamic Solutions Associates as they teach participants best practices to position their organizations for long-term success in digital strategy and social media as part of a larger fundraising plan.
"Mission and Measurement: Tips and Tools for Effectively Measuring Your Work"
Join Miki Akimoto and Hannah Kanstroon of U.S. Trust, Bank of America as they provide an in-depth look at the evolution of the importance of impact measurement for both nonprofits and funders. Attendees will get a worksheet to take with them to help structure and improve their practices.  
Did You Know MNN Members Can Get Discounts on...
MNN members enjoy a wide variety of cost savings that can help their nonprofit organizations run efficiently on tight budgets. These cost savings range from discounts on operational needs to capacity-building resources, and include:

MNN's Work Across Massachusetts in 2018

MNN was busy this past year traveling across the Commonwealth and meeting with nonprofits on important topics such as federal tax reform, state public policy concerns, and other issues. Our regional meetings took place in cities and towns in every region of Massachusetts, including Stockbridge, Boylston, Springfield, Natick, South Yarmouth, New Bedford, Lowell, and Boston. Have suggestions of where we should go next? Reach out to us anytime.
Tell Your Colleagues: Sign up for SectorNews!
Over 11,600 Massachusetts nonprofit professionals receive  SectorNews  and its   curated listing of the latest nonprofit news, policy updates, job openings, and resources aimed at strengthening individuals and organizations in the nonprofit sector. If you have a friend or colleague who you think should be reading SectorNews to advance their own career, organization, or mission,  forward this email so they can subscribe .    They'll join you and thousands of colleagues across the state. Subscribing is quick and easy-  click here .
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!

Registered, independent Investment Advisor dedicated to serving their community and the investment objectives of their clients.

Works extensively with nonprofit organizations to help them understand the intricacies of regularly issues, reimbursement risks, and fundraising.

Offers a full array of services for over 500 nonprofit clients in Massachusetts using a consultative approach with a strong customer service focus.

Delivers assurance, tax and advisory capabilities with an emphasis on serving nonprofits.
P rovides communications, entertainment and cable products and services.

Creates Drupal and WordPress websites, provides support, admin interface audits and enhancements, and strategic consulting. *MNN members get free website audit and recommendations; discounted rates.

Builds capacity for nonprofits through executive search, executive coaching, and a host of other strategic consulting services.

GMA Foundations, Inc.
Helps foundations and individual donors make grants to charitable nonprofit organizations and manage the day-to-day administrative details of their giving programs.

Dedicated to strengthening communities by empowering low-income families to change their lives and the lives of future generations through homeownership opportunities .
Supports boards during times of leadership transition by providing seasoned nonprofit interim executives. *MNN members get a free initial consultation.

 Provides direct mail fulfillment, and plastic card personalization services all under one roof. *MNN members get a discount on consulting services.

Rockland Trust
Offers deposit services, cash management, investment management, foreign exchange services, insurance services and commercial financing to nonprofit organizations.

Helps businesses reduce costs and optimize their solar investment through smart, customized energy strategies and solutions that meet the highest standards for quality, safety, and efficiency.

A free event management platform and CRM.
Nonprofit 411: When "#MeToo" Becomes "Now What?" Nonprofits Have Lots of Options
by Loraine Della Porta and Amy Rebecca Gay, The Mediation Group

The #MeToo movement has increased sexual harassment and discrimination complaints in the workplace. Employees are demanding that individuals and organizations be held accountable through formal investigations and lawsuits. How will your nonprofit respond? What are your options? 
FREE WEDNESDAY WEBINARS
Join  The Mediation Group 's Loraine Della Porta and Amy Rebecca Gay for a one-hour webinar on how organizations can appropriately respond to and investigate complaints of harassment and discrimination in the workplace. They will review what types of issues should be investigated and best practices for conducting a thorough, balanced and credible investigation. They will also discuss the importance of looking deeper into your organization after the crisis to identify and eliminate underlying causes of complaints to prevent future problems.  Register here.
Attend this FREE webinar presented by First Nonprofit Group  and learn what over 2,000 nonprofits have learned: how to reduce unemployment costs by 36% in 2019; the benefits of being in an unemployment program vs. paying state unemployment insurance (SUI) taxes; helpful tips and information on winning your unemployment claims.  Register here  .
Join us for a one-hour webinar, presented by MNN and Lisa Brown Alexander of  Nonprofit HR. Attracting high-performers can be one of the most difficult tasks, and retaining them is even more challenging. During this webinar, we’ll discuss how you can attract top talent and how you can implement professional development strategies that increase productivity among your organization’s entire staff. Hear quick and easy steps for identifying, developing and retaining high-performing talent, and get answers to your most pressing questions.  Register here.
Data is a strategic asset to your organization. Organizing it in a way that is easy to access and provides meaningful information to manage your operations is critical to your success. Finding a system to help you do this right is key to engaging staff, creating efficiency, and making business decisions. Join  Insource Services  to examine how to choose a database management system. They'll provide a framework for choosing an effective database for your organization.  Register here.
JOBS and RESOURCES
Job Opportunities
Director of Development, Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Executive Director, Landmark Trust USA
Senior Programs Director, Father Bill's & Mainspring
Enrollment and Match Support Specialist, Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Graphic Design Manager, Girl Scouts of Eastern MA
Family Support Specialist, Catholic Charities Boston
Nonprofit Development Associate- Boston, The Public Interest Network
Director of Development, Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires
Assistant Education Director, Museum Institute for Teaching Science
External Relations Manager, Silver Lining Mentoring
Fundraising & Communications Manager, Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity
Director of Development (PT), Merrohawke Nature School
Program Manager, Empower Schools
Development Manager, MASSCreative, Inc.
Community Engagement & Recruitment Coordinator (North of Boston), Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
Director of Corporate Relations, United Way of Greater New Bedford
Corporate Engagement Project Manager, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
Director of Annual Giving, Conservatory Lab Charter School
Major Gifts Officer, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
President, United Way of Pioneer Valley
Program Coordinator, Beverly Bootstraps
Director of Development, Rehearsal For Life Inc.
Resources
Two exciting opportunities for nonprofit technology professionals are available from NTEN :
  • Your work matters. NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate gives you the skills you need to grow in your career and become a tech champion at your organization. The certificate covers best practices in technology planning and investment, digital strategy, and leadership. The next cohort starts in October. Use this special link to get a steep discount on enrollment as well as a free year-long membership to NTEN.
  • Share your experience and expertise with the nonprofit community! Session proposals are now open for the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), March 13 - 15 in Portland, Oregon. Educational sessions at the NTC are created by and for the nonprofit tech community. Whether you're a longtime presenter or a newbie, you're encouraged to submit your proposal on topics including fundraising, IT & security, marketing & communications, or data & evaluation. Plus, NTEN offers support in making your proposal shine, from community calls to open office hours. Proposals close August 17, so check it out and submit your proposal.

A recent Accounting Standards Update , ASU 2016-14, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958); Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities, affects substantially all nonprofits as well as creditors, donors, grantors, and others that use their financial statements. Understanding and implementing accounting standards can be complex, time-consuming, and often requires requisite skills and expertise not usually found on internal finance teams. AAFCPA s created a guide to help nonprofits that is accessible here .

Boston College Graduate School of Social Work is looking for projects for fall 2018 as part of its  Creating and Sustaining Social Enterprises  course. If you are considering implementing a new, or scaling an existing, revenue-producing program or service in a nonprofit setting, the students in this graduate course can help you take your plan to the next level. If you are interested, please send a brief description of your project to the course professor Melissa Cronin at  melissa.a.cronin@gmail.com by August 17. Spots are limited.

Nonprofit Net is offering free seminars for nonprofits in Lexington, MA and the surrounding areas. Please visit their website here to register for a seminar to strengthen your work and your nonprofit organization.
New and Returning MNN Nonprofit Members
MNN's work is made possible 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