IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Policy Alert: Encourage Your State Senator to Support the Complete Count Grant Fund
  • U.S. Department of Labor Seeking Public Comments on New Overtime Rule
  • Meet the Leadership Excellence Award Finalists, and See Who Will Win at Nonprofit Awareness Day
  • Learn How to Plan for Staff Transitions at a Free Event by Insource Services on May 21
  • Build Nonprofit Capacity at MNN's Annual Conference: Workshop Proposals Due June 14
  • Nonprofit 411: Improving Board Performance
  • Free Webinars
  • Jobs and Resources
Policy Alert: Encourage Your State Senator to Support the Complete Count Grant Fund
Last Thursday, Senator Sal DiDomenico filed a $5 million budget amendment ( FY2020-SE-14 ) to the State Senate's version of the budget to support the Complete Count Grant Fund . The Fund would support direct outreach by community-based nonprofits during the 2020 Census. MNN encourages nonprofits to reach out to their state senators to ask them to support this amendment. Nonprofits are trusted messengers and will play a key role in reaching hard-to-count communities during the 2020 Census. The participation of these communities is critical to making sure Massachusetts receives adequate federal funding and political representation in the next decade.

Click   this link   to find and contact your state senators. Click here for additional resources for nonprofits to participate in the 2020 Census.
U.S. Department of Labor Seeking Public Comments on New Overtime Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)'s proposed new overtime rule was published in the   Federal Register . The new rule would:

  • Raise the salary minimum for exemption as an executive, administrative, or professional employee from $455 per week ($23,660 per year) to $679 per week ($35,308 per year).
  • Allow employers to satisfy up to 10% of the salary minimum through non-discretionary bonuses, incentives, and/or commissions that are paid annually or more frequently.
  • Raise the threshold for exemption as a "highly compensated employee" to $147,414 in total annual compensation.

Members of the public can submit written comments on the proposed rule  here  until  May 21, 2019 .  
Meet the Leadership Excellence Award Finalists, and See Who Will Win at Nonprofit Awareness Day

Nonprofit Awareness Day: A Celebration of Nonprofit Excellence   on June 3, 2019 presented by Citizens Bank will bring together hundreds of nonprofit and business leaders as well as elected officials from across the state to celebrate excellence in the nonprofit sector through the presentation of  Nonprofit Excellence Awards .

Read more below on this year's finalists for the Leadership Excellence Award. Click the buttons to register for Nonprofit Awareness Day and to sign up to share stories of nonprofits' impact through the #MAkingadifference social media campaign.
Christine Buckley is Executive Director of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation in Hanover, MA, and is being recognized for her work in raising substantial financial support for and public awareness of brain aneurysms, their causes, and cutting-edge research into their prevention.
Priscilla Kane Hellweg is Executive Director and Master Teaching Artist of Enchanted Circle Theater in Holyoke, MA, and is being recognized for growing the organization during her 39-year tenure from a fledgling theater company to a pioneer of arts integration in New England.
Radha Natarajan is Executive Director of the New England Innocence Project in Boston, MA, and is being recognized for increasing support and creating strategic partnerships for the only nonprofit legal services organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted persons in New England.
Imari Paris Jeffries is Executive Director of Parenting Journey in Somerville, MA, and is being recognized for building and executing a social-change model to address societal inequality in service to Parenting Journey's mission of uplifting families in Massachusetts.
Amy Sousa is Executive Director of The Guild for Human Services in Concord, MA, and is being recognized for leading an organizational transformation that now has the agency serving twice as many individuals as it did five years ago, and receiving top ratings from the state's Department of Developmental Disabilities.
Learn How to Plan for Staff Transitions at Insource Services' Free Event on May 21

Staff transitions at nonprofits can be challenging, but organizations can start putting plans in place to help ease the burden. Join Insource Services for their free event, " Staff Transitions: Are You Covering Your Bases When Employees Leave Your Organizations ," on Tuesday, May 21 from 9:00-10:30 am at The Link in Cambridge. This event will cover the practical and tactical HR, financial, and IT considerations that nonprofits should address when employees leave organizations.
Build Nonprofit Capacity at MNN's Annual Conference: Workshop Proposals Due June 14

MNN is accepting proposals for workshop topics for its Annual Conference on  Wednesday, October 16, 2019  at the Sheraton Framingham. 25-30 workshop slots are available to address the diverse professional development needs of a large nonprofit audience. MNN is looking for workshops that provide relevant, cutting-edge, and actionable information in engaging formats. The RFP can be found  here ; FAQs can be found  here Click the button below  to submit your proposal by  Friday, June 14.
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!


Abbie von Schlegell provides both fundraising and governance consulting for nonprofits, specializing in major gifts, campaigns, board development, and boards. *Two free hours of consulting for MNN members.

Corcoran & Havlin, Cross is a Massachusetts-based independent insurance agency providing insurance consulting, products, and services to regional nonprofits for 45 years. *Discounted D&O liability, Employment-Related liability, Crime Coverage, and Fiduciary liability for MNN members.

Nicole Gakidis specializes in executive searches in the healthcare, human services, social justice, education, and arts and culture nonprofits.

KPM Associates is a CPA and consulting firm offering tax, audit, business, IT, risk, and compliance services.

MAPA Translations is a full-service agency providing written translations, interpreter services, and multilingual voice-overs.

Movers.com is a moving company specializing in long distance moves.

Mutual of America provides retirement products and related services to organizations, their employees, and individuals.
*Complimentary review of existing 401(k) or 403(b) plans.

Newfound Associates is a Massachusetts-based executive search firm specializing in banking and financial services.

Plum Street Advisors is a financial planning and investment firm with a focus on nonprofits.

RSM
RSM US LLP is a leading provider of audit, tax, and consulting services focused on the middle market.

Susan McCarthy collaborates with nonprofits to plot a clear path, share their visions, and advocate for them on the path towards self-sufficiency. *No charge for initial consultation up to 2 hours.
NONPROFIT 411
Improving Board Performance

Executive directors and directors of development often cite under-performing boards as one of the top challenges they face. In addition, board members cite meetings, paperwork and minutia as the things they enjoy least. But change is possible. An engaged board of directors can help nonprofits fulfill their mission in new and surprising ways. Good boards don’t materialize out of thin air: they are the result of strategic, thoughtful work, and a year-round investment in recruitment and education.
FREE WEBINARS
With fundraising more complex than ever, nonprofits need to know how to stay legally compliant when embarking on online campaigns and efforts that involve outside partners. In this webinar, Ellen Lubell of  Tennant Lubell, LLC  will educate members on the rules governing non-traditional fundraising such as crowdfunding, commercial co-venturer campaigns, corporate sponsorship programs, and events such as house parties and bike-a-thons.  Register here .
This webinar will provide a general overview of the MA Paid Family Medical Leave program including how it coordinates with FMLA, notice requirements, implementation timelines and the latest in guidance about how to plan for these changes and be sure your organization is in compliance. Sample notice forms and posting notices will be shared as well as initial guidance about updating your leave policies and considering your disability benefits currently in place. This webinar is hosted by the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network and presented by  Insource Services Register here .
JOBS and RESOURCES
Job Opportunities

Manager of Foundations and Communications , Irish International Immigrant Center
Special Events & Development Coordinator, Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester
Manager of Volunteer Engagement , Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Public Grants and Contracts Manager , International Institute of New England
Director of Organizing , Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition
Development Manager , Jeremiah Program Boston
Environmental Campus Organizer , Work for Progress
Development Manager , Boston Landmarks Orchestra
Boston Office Manager , The Public Interest Network
Academic Administrative Assistant , William James College
Executive Director , the ASSISTments Foundation
Business Development Director , Bridges Together
Teen Services Coordinator , West End House
Director of Community Programs , Castle Square Tenants Organization, Inc.
Press Officer , Corporate Accountability
Executive Director , South Park Inn
Change Corps Organizer , Work for Progress
Program Associate , The Literacy Lab
Executive Director , Community Giving Tree
Deputy Director , Northeast Sustainable Energy Association
Development Director , Boston Area Gleaners
Director - Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission , Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation
Project Coordinator , Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Program Associate , GreenLight Boston
Operations Assistant , Public Responsibility in Medicine in Research
Executive Director , CT Cannabis Innovation and Research Center
President and Chief Executive Officer , United Way of North Central Massachusetts
Development Coordinator , FSH Society
Senior Director of Advancement , Two Ten Foundation
Director of Education , Wade Institute for Science Education
Resources
The Tellus Institute is offering attractive and conveniently-located nonprofit office rental space near Harvard Square. They are seeking to sublet 300 square feet of office space at a rental rate of $1,000 per month. The space out on Cambridge Common and is located within walking distance of the Harvard Red Line MBTA stop. For pictures and to inquire about availability, contact David at dmac@tellus.org or Kathy at knguyen@tellus.org .

Rogers & Gray Academy is hosting a seminar, " The Grand Bargain In Massachusetts: New Family and Medical Leave Program ," and is inviting nonprofits to attend free of charge. The event will be on Wednesday, May 15 from 8:30-10:00 am at Hotel 1620 in Plymouth, MA . The event will cover the legislation signed into law in 2018 that created the paid family and medical leave program for employers and employees in Massachusetts. The presenter is Jenifer M. Pinkham, Esq., an expert in employment law. Click here to register.

Northeastern University is inviting nonprofits to join the Experiential Network (XN) program , which provides organizations with the opportunity to work with rising professionals on exciting and important short-term projects. This arrangement enables organizations to move forward on project-based work at no cost while giving graduate and professional studies students highly relevant work experience and real-world learning opportunities. Projects are carried out virtually over a flexible six-week period as an academic exercise in students’ coursework as an assignment or capstone project. Students bring proficiency in many domains such as nonprofit management, communications and media, leadership, and project management. Get in touch with Emily Kingston at projects@northeastern.edu to learn more about XN and to discuss your project needs.

Project Write2Them is seeking to donate office supplies to nonprofits in the Greater Boston area. Available office supplies include: a lightly-used, 2-year-old high-speed color printer , including printer cartridges and supplies; a surge and battery protection unit; and other assorted supplies and paper. If interested, please call Helen at (866) 590-3449.

The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands is requesting proposals from workshop presenters who are interested in providing sessions at Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod on November 19, 2019. They are looking specifically for workshops relating fundraising. Click here to download the RFP. The proposal deadline is June 3, 2019 .

Harvard Business School (HBS) Association of Greater Boston is accepting applications from nonprofits interested in the 2019-2020 cycle of their their Community Action Partners Program . The program partners HBS/Harvard Kennedy School alumni experienced in tacking management issues with nonprofits seeking pro bono consulting advice. The purpose of these engagements is to solve clearly defined organizational and management challenges. Click here to learn more and to submit an application.

JumboCode is a volunteer student organization of Tufts University with the goal of developing free software for nonprofit organizations that are helping their communities. They are comprised of a group of undergraduate students primarily studying computer science at Tufts who share a passion for creativity and helping others. They are dedicated to using their skills and time outside the classroom to solve problems and create projects alongside nonprofits. Reach out to them with potential projects through their email: tuftsjumbocode@gmail.com .
New and Returning MNN Nonprofit Members
A Better Tomorrow Services, Inc. - Access Framingham - ActBlue - Adaptive Sports New England - ALS Association, MA Chapter - Arlington Land Trust, Inc. - Arts Are Essential, Inc. - Boston University Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program - Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board - Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee - Career Collaborative - DEAF, Inc. - Facing Cancer Together, Inc. - Friends of Foster Care India - Grant Professionals Association (GPA) New England Chapter - Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plymouth - Harvard University - Health Leads, Inc. - HMEA - IMPACT Melanoma - Interfaith Social Services, Inc. - Jane Doe Inc. - Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action - Local Enterprise Assistance Fund - Lowell Heritage Partnership - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center - Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition - New Hampshire Public Radio, Inc. - Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires - Nubay Services - Parents Helping Parents - Project 351 - Reflower Project - Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy - Sightline Security - Social Venture Partners Boston - South Coast Innovators Labs, Ltd. - South Shore Habitat for Humanity - The ASSISTments Foundation - The Home for Little Wanderers - The Literacy Lab - The Rashi School - The Second Step, Inc. - Those Who Can, For Those in Need, Inc. - United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley - West Medford Community Center - Weymouth Food Pantry - William James College - Williamstown Community Chest - World Farmers, Inc. - Zoo New England
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