• Flash Poll: Has the Federal Government Shutdown Impacted Your Nonprofit or Clients?
  • 2019 MNN Regional Meetings Kick Off in Lowell on February 6
  • Register for Members-Only Policymaker Roundtable with Secretary Marylou Sudders on January 30
  • Welcome Danielle Fleury, MNN's New Director of Government Affairs
  • Discounted GrantStation Access Now Available to Members
  • Applications Due January 25 for Free Communications and Marketing Forum for Nonprofits
  • Nonprofit 411: 8 Tips for IT Security
  • Free Webinars
  • Jobs and Resources
Flash Poll: Has the Federal Government Shutdown Impacted Your Nonprofit or Clients?

MNN knows that nonprofits play a vital role in the continuity of critical services, even as the current partial federal government shutdown has become the longest in US history. Nonprofits may be experiencing a disruption in federal funds, an influx in demand for services, or a number of other issues as a result of the shutdown. In addition, the people that nonprofits serve may be impacted by the shutdown. We want to hear if nonprofit organizations and the people they serve have been affected by the partial federal government shutdown.

Click the button below to take this quick poll. All answers will be kept confidential. Reach out to Fernando Martinez with any questions.

Thank you in advance for your participation.
2019 Regional Meetings Kick Off in Lowell on February 6

The 2019 Regional Meetings of this year will begin with the Northeast Regional Meeting in Lowell, MA, on February 6. This Regional Meeting will be hosted in Partnership with the Non-Profit Alliance of Greater Lowell .

This year's Regional Meetings will feature a presentation and discussion on the reasons why a complete 2020 Census count is important for Massachusetts nonprofits. In addition, MNN will be providing a membership update and will review the new and expanded services and programs to ensure that nonprofit members are taking advantage of all of their membership benefits. The update will also give non-member nonprofits the best possible reasons to join our network.

Regional Meetings are free and open to all nonprofits . Regional Meetings for the other seven regions of Massachusetts that MNN serves (Berkshire, Pioneer Valley, Central, Metrowest, Greater Boston, Southeast, and Cape & Islands) will be announced throughout the year.

Click the button below to register for the Regional Meeting in Lowell on February 6.
Register for Members-Only Policymaker Roundtable with Secretary Sudders on January 30

MNN will host Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders on Wednesday, January 30, from 9:00-10:00 am at Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. Secretary Sudders will discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the health and human services sector in Massachusetts.

This event is only open to MNN members . If you are interested in joining MNN for access to events like the Policymaker Roundtables, click here .
Welcome Danielle Fleury, MNN's New Director of Government Affairs

MNN is thrilled to introduce our new Director of Government Affairs, Danielle Fleury . Danielle will drive MNN's advocacy on public policy issues, working with colleagues, members, key government officials, and key external partners. She will also serve as a resource to MNN members on advocacy and policy issues impacting the nonprofit sector. Danielle has a professional background in the public and nonprofit sectors, and most recently served as the Northeast Regional Lead for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Office of Community Food Systems. Learn more here . Click here to get in touch with Danielle.
Discounted Access to GrantStation Now Available to Nonprofit Members

MNN members can now purchase a discounted membership to GrantStation, an online provider of grant research resources, for $75 a year . This is a substantial discount from the list price of $699 .

MNN members can click here for more information on purchasing GrantStation. To join MNN and get access to benefits like GrantStation, click here.
Applications Due January 25 For Free Communications and Marketing Forum for Nonprofits

Applications to attend the Consult Café will be accepted through January 25, 2019, at 5:00 pm.  The Consult Café will be a half-day communications forum for nonprofit professionals to connect and engage with experts on all aspects of nonprofit communications and marketing. The Consult Café will be hosted by The Castle Group, Babson College, and MNN. Click here for more information.

Nonprofit organizations that are registered as a 501(c)(3) and have annual budgets of $5 million or less are eligible to apply. 

Click the button below to apply for this exciting opportunity.
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!

Craftsman aims to help nonprofits grow and thrive by ensuring they meet the high technical expectations of their constituents.
*Free CRM assessment.

Leise Jones specializes in photography for nonprofit groups and mission-driven companies.
*10% off event photography for first-time clients (two-hour minimum coverage) .

Massachusetts Health Connector makes it easier for small businesses (with 50 or fewer employees) to offer health insurance to their employees.

MSL Consulting helps nonprofit organizations with their organizational development and strategic planning.
Sannella & Associates helps nonprofit organizations with financial management and strategic planning.
*No charge for the initial consultation.

S haron S. McDonald Proposal Writing & Consultation
Sharon S. McDonald has been working in the field of fundraising and development for 26 years, and expertise in grants research, cultivation, proposal writing, and stewardship.

Sussman Associates offers nonprofit management consulting that builds capacity, enhances performance, and supports organizational and real-world change.

Zoglio Financial Management Solutions provides high quality, on-demand outsourced part-time and interim CFO, accounting, financial management and reporting, budgeting, and related consulting services.
Nonprofit 411: 8 Tips for IT Security
by Ashley Fontes, Tech Networks of Boston

Many nonprofits may think that they are not large enough to be a target of cyber-crime, but being smaller in size is one of the things that makes smaller organizations more appealing to cyber-criminals. Nonprofits usually have fewer IT staff and resources, making them particularly vulnerable. Nonprofit technology staff frequently juggle responsibilities to keep the organization’s systems running, which often means that they have less time to focus on security . Here are 8 IT security tips to help nonprofits protect their data.
Although signed into law in December of 2017, the fallout from the  Tax Cuts and Jobs Act  is far from over. Webinar attendees will get the latest updates and analysis on: how new UBTI regulations may result in a tax bill for your organization; the “contribution workaround” for newly created state charities; lawsuits filed in response to the controversial SALT deduction limitation; and what impact the results of the midterm elections may have. This webinar will be presented by MNN affiliate member  Zoglio Financial Management Solutions .   Register here .
On Tuesday, February 5, MNN will hold its quarterly nonprofit member benefits webinar. This webinar is ideal for both members interested in taking advantage of all of the benefits of their membership and nonprofits considering membership with MNN. We will cover a range of benefits including advocacy, events, programming, and cost-saving resources. We will also have some time to answer questions about MNN and membership. The webinar will begin at 10:00 am and last 30 minutes.  Register here .
Job Opportunities

Development Associate , RAW Art Work
Commonwealth Corps Program Manager , Massachusetts Service Alliance
Deputy Director , Empower Success Corps
Associate, Social Media and Marketing , The Boston Foundation
Deputy Chief of Staff , The Public Interest Network
Massachusetts Campus Fellow , Work for Progress
Executive Director , The Power of Flowers Project
Associate Director of Development , Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Special Events Coordinator , Samaritans, Inc.
Policy Analyst , New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute
Director of Evidence and Knowledge , The Full Frame Initiative, Inc.
Program Manager - Home & Community Connections , Western Massachusetts Training Consortium
Program Manager , Raising A Reader MA
Youth Construction Supervisor , Just-A-Start YouthBuild
Development Manager , MetroWest Legal Services
Operations Manager , Brookline Community Foundation
Associate Director, Camp and Outdoor Adventure , Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
Telephone Case Screener- Child at Risk Hotline , Judge Baker Children's Center
Life Sciences Cares Development Role , Life Sciences Cares
Communications Director , Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
Executive Director Position , Winchester Multicultural Network
Development Coordinator , Social Innovation Forum (SIF)
Director of Programs and Services , St. Francis House
Associate Director of Development , The Immigrant Learning Center
The Massachusetts Census Equity Fund 2020 (MCEF) has announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for nonprofits seeking to increase participation in the 2020 Census in communities that are at significant risk of being under counted. Through a statewide grant program, the MCEF will support community-based organizations to educate, organize, and empower residents to respond to the 2020 Census. Grants will range from $5,000 to $20,000, depending on specific requests. Click here to submit an application before the March 1, 2019 deadline.

Access Strategies Fund is seeking mission-aligned tenants to join them in their new office space in Central Square in Cambridge, MA. Individual desks are available for a one-year lease at $9K a year, or in triplet format for $26K a year. The space features a shared kitchen, conference room, wifi, regular cleaning, on-street parking, and easy access to the Central Square Red Line MBTA stop. Email for more details.

NBCUniversal is seeking applicants for the Project Innovation grant challenge program. Project Innovation will award nearly $2.5 million to nonprofit organizations in 11 NBC and Telemundo owned television station cities that are tackling everyday problems through innovative solutions. Applications will be accepted until Friday, February 15 . Click here to learn more about this opportunity. ( Español )

GreenRoots , a community-based organization in Chelsea, MA, has announced a Request for Qualifications for a consultant or team of consultants to work with GreenRoots members, staff, and board on a 3-5 year strategic planning process. GreenRoots is looking for consultant(s) who: reflect the communities in which GreenRoots organizes; have experience in popular education and more traditional strategic planning; can facilitate a robust process that clearly defines GreenRoot's direction, objectives, and goals. Click here for more information.

The Massachusetts Service Alliance is seeking proposals from workshop presenters for the annual Massachusetts Conference on Volunteerism on May 7, 2019. Workshop presenters will play a key role in ensuring that over 250 conference participants gain new skills, learn best practices and current trends, and increase their enthusiasm for tackling problems through engaging volunteers. Click here to learn more and to submit workshop proposals by February 1, 2019 .

The Stand for Your Mission Awards have been created to recognize the critical role that boards play in standing up for the organizations they believe in by advocating for their organizations' mission and creating public will for positive social change. The awards will recognize nonprofit boards that have established advocacy as an expectation for engaged and effective board leadership and, by doing so, are helping their organizations realize their missions and set priorities in partnership with policymakers rather than wait for the outcome. The  application deadline is February 1 . Visit the  application page  and the Stand for Your Mission campaign website  for more info.
New and Returning MNN Nonprofit Members
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