• Introducing the MNN Conference Keynote Panel
  • Policy Update: Paid Family and Medical Leave Withholdings Begin October 1
  • New MNN Member Benefit: Office Hours
  • Our Shared Sector: What Every Nonprofit Should Know About the Acronym "DE&I"
  • Nonprofit 411: The Top 5 IT Risks Organizations Should Be Aware Of
  • Free Webinars
  • Jobs and Resources
Introducing the MNN Conference Keynote Panel
MNN is pleased to announce the keynote panel for our October 16 annual conference. The panel will discuss three issues important to Massachusetts nonprofits: the 2020 Census, cliff effects, and workforce development. The panelists are: Rachel Heller , CEO of the Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA);  Eva Millona , Executive Director of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition; and  Jerry Rubin , President and CEO of JVS.

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Rachel Heller
Citizens' Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA)
Rachel will bring to the panel expertise on solutions to combat "cliff effects," the phenomenon in which an increase in work earnings leads to a sharp reduction in the public benefits that many working families rely on. CHAPA encourages the production and preservation of housing to low and moderate income families, and fosters diverse and sustainable communities.
Eva Millona
Executive Director
Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition
As the Chairperson of the statewide 2020 Complete Count Committee formed by the Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin, Eva will bring to the panel insights on how to drive census participation in diverse and historically "hard-to-count" communities. The MIRA Coalition is the state's largest organization representing the foreign-born.
Jerry Rubin
President and CEO
JVS is a leading workforce development provider that empowers individuals from diverse communities to find employment and partners with employers to hire, develop, and retain productive workforces. Jerry will bring to the panel expertise on workforce development, particularly upcoming opportunities and challenges for nonprofits. He has led JVS in pioneering new strategies such as the nation's first Pay For Success project to focus exclusively on providing workforce development services to low-skilled adults.
Policy Update: Paid Family and Medical Leave Withholdings Begin October 1
Starting October 1, 2019, employers will begin making payroll deductions to prepare for quarterly reporting and contribution to the Department of Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML). Employers are required to begin complying with the PFML law's posting and notice obligations by September 30, 2019, an extension from the original June 30 deadline.

To prepare, nonprofits can take the following steps:

New MNN Member Benefit: Office Hours
MNN is now offering office hours to members. MNN Director of Government Affairs Danielle Fleury and Marketing and Communications Manager Fernando Martinez will give tailored public policy-advocacy and marketing-communications assistance to members that sign up for appointments. The appointments will be held on one day each month starting in September. Click the button below to join MNN to take advantage of these and other great benefits.
" 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.
Our Shared Sector: What Every Nonprofit Should Know About the Acronym "DE&I"
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, or “DE&I” as it is commonly referred to, is a phrase that broadly outlines the efforts an organization takes to create a more welcoming environment for people of less-privileged identities. But Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is referred to as "DE&I" so often that many individuals may not know what each letter refers to. One barrier that some nonprofits may face in starting to build a strategy is not knowing the difference between these three concepts and how to address each.
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!

Atomik Design provides the full spectrum of graphic design services, specializing in designing results-driven websites.
*Free initial consultation and estimates.

Cambridge Savings Bank, an 180 year-old financial institution, offers savings and checking accounts, personal and business loans, home mortgages, certificates of deposit, and wealth management services.

Capital Motion offers high-quality, experienced engagement management and trusted advice. *One-time 5% discount on the first engagement project fee.

Carisa Cunningham helps social justice nonprofits tell their stories through strategic communications services and counsel.

Citizens Bank's Nonprofit & Healthcare Division offers a full array of services including tax-exempt bonds, construction and term loans, lines of credit, equipment leasing, merchants and commercial credit card services, cash management, endowment management, HSA administration, and more.  *A comprehensive commercial card solution with no annual fees.

Comcast Internet Essentials is an ambitious broadband adoption program with a focus on closing the digital divide and getting more low-income Americans connected to the Internet.

Interim Executive Solutions supports Boards during times of leadership transition.
*Free initial consultation to MNN members.

Kelley Chunn & Associates provides culturally smart services including civic engagement, community relations and outreach, event planning and management, video production, training, and public speaking.  *Free initial hour-long conversation.

Marcum's Search and Transition Services provides executive search and transition services for nonprofits to expand capacity and increase long-term effectiveness.

McKenna Management, Inc. is an accredited association management company that provides nonprofit associations and societies with management, consulting, and event planning services. 

Morse Technologies specializes in on-premise and cloud-managed services, including Amazon Webs Services, MS Azure, Office 365, and more.

Sir Speedy provides cheap and top-quality printing services for businesses.

Solomon McCown offers integrated communications campaigns that feature messaging, media coverage, digital, government relations, executive visibility and thought leadership programs.

Streamlined Accounting Strategies provides cloud-based accounting services to nonprofits. *Free one-hour phone consultation.

T-Mobile offers special amplified rate plans available only to government and nonprofits that fall under the State.

A voluntary health plan that combines all the benefits and coverage of MassHealth and Original Medicare.

The Donahue Institute serves a range of nonprofit clients in organizational development, community mobilization and sustainability, communications, fund development and grant writing, financial/fiscal management, economic and public policy research, program evaluation, crisis response, and more.

VolunTheory builds self-sustaining modern recruitment systems for today's volunteer workforce.

WithInsight accelerates the success of nonprofits and schools by aligning their strategy, people and data to foster learning.  *15% discount.

Yotme is a free event management platform and CRM.
5 IT Risks Every Organization Should Be Aware Of
by Chris Ellingwood, BerryDunn

Technology: we all love it and we all immerse ourselves in it in every fashion of our daily lives. These emerging IT security risks are not overly technical in nature; it's possible that you've heard of them before. Reflecting on a strong economy and a changing business environment, knowing these risks will help empower nonprofits to consider the controls needed to enhance their controls while they implement new, high demand technology and software to allow their organizations to thrive and grow.
Are you making decisions based upon incomplete, outdated or inaccurate information? Do you know if you are? Many nonprofit organizations don’t have the resources to employ high level accounting and finance professionals. As a result, management of these organizations find themselves, knowingly or unknowingly, making decisions based on inaccurate financial information. This webinar will teach key metrics that any organization can track, as well as what those metrics tell you about the financial health of your organization. This webinar is hosted by MNN and is presented by  Kevin P. Martin & Associates Register here .
This webinar will cover using cloud systems as a file server replacement, easily meet compliance requirements, and provide staff the tools they need so they don’t have to use “Shadow IT.” Attendees will learn how Dropbox can meet these needs, basic management of the platform, and learn about enhanced features to improve workflows. This webinar is hosted by MNN and presented by  Insource Services Register here .
Job Opportunities

Chief Executive Officer , Astor Services for Children & Families
Family Social Worker , Youth Villages
Deputy Director , Generations Incorporated
Senior Researcher , Corporate Accountability
Finance and Administrative Assistant , Four Paws International
Sr. HR Business Partner , Health Leads, Inc.
Advocacy Manager , Massachusetts Charter Public School Association
Chief Program Officer , About Fresh
Development Coordinator , Berkshire Agricultural Ventures
Executive Director , The Salem Pantry
Event Manager , United Way of Greater New Bedford
Director of Administration and Finance , Phillips Brooks House Center for Public Service
Public Affairs Associate , The Boston Foundation
Admissions Counselor , William James College
Executive Director , The Institute for Community Health
Vice President of Development , United Way of Greater New Bedford
Associate Director of Development and Marketing , Boys and Girls Club of Boston
Policy Analyst , Citizens' Housing and Planning Association
Administrative Assistant , Job Training & Employment Corporation
Business Analyst , Craftsman Technology Group
Executive Director , Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis
Donor Relations Coordinator , Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Executive Director , New Hampshire Humane Society
Court Advocate , Rosie's Place
Director of Institutional Research , William James College
Youth in Philanthropy Instructor-Wayland , Foundation for MetroWest
The deadline for Building Movement Project's Race to Lead survey is Friday, September 13 . Respondents will contribute to one of the largest existing data sets on race and leadership in the nonprofit sector and will help inform the next round of Race to Lead reports. The confidential survey is open to anyone working for pay in the sector and takes about 25 minutes to fill out. Click here to fill out the survey.

The Massachusetts Census Equity Fund , a statewide funding initiative with the mission to increase participation in the 2020 Census, has announced that its next Request for Proposals is due Friday, October 25 at 5:00 pm. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 will support community-based organizations in educating, organizing, and empowering hard-to-count communities to respond to the 2020 Census. Click here for grant application guidelines and to submit an application.

When companies re-brand, are acquired, or complete a marketing campaign, they are often left with obsolete branded merchandise like clothing, mugs, water bottles, and pens. Too often, these products are thrown away.  Grossman Marketing Group , a fourth-generation marketing services firm with a deep history of corporate responsibility, has launched  SwagCycle , a startup focused on responsibly managing the life cycle of branded merchandise. SwagCycle connects companies with charities and recycling firms to re-purpose those unwanted goods–a win for the environment, communities, and brand perception. Nonprofits interested in joining SwagCycle's coalition of charitable partners can fill out the form here .

401(k), 403(b), and Retirement Plan Sponsors are gathering on November 5 for the  2019 New England Fiduciary Summit . The half-day summit is an education-focused, workshop style conference for Finance, Human Resource & Benefit Executives, Business Owners, and Fiduciaries to discuss retirement plan best practices and strategies. The event is also pre-approved for 3 hours of continuing education credits. For more details and to register, click here .
New and Returning MNN Nonprofit Members
Aaron's Presents - Abby's House - BBB 360 Community Health & Wellness - Berkshire Agricultural Ventures - Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation - Boston Area Rape Crisis Center - Boston Natural Areas Network - Brain Aneurysm Foundation - Briarcliff Lodge Adult Day Program - Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Bunker Hill Community College Foundation - Cambridge Community Center - Cape Cod Literacy Council - CareerPoint - Center for Teen Empowerment, Inc. - Charles River Conservancy - Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation - College Bound Dorchester - Community Access to the Arts (CATA) - Community Art Center - Community Boating Center - Community Servings - Cooperative Development Institute - Copley Society of Art - Corporate Accountability International - Cradles to Crayons - Dress for Success Boston - Emmaus, Inc. - Esperanza Academy - Ethos - Falmouth Service Center - Family Services of the Merrimack Valley - Father Bill's & MainSpring - Fight for The Poor, Inc. - Food For Free - Franklin Food Pantry - Franklin Park Coalition - Fresh Truck - Friends of the Homeless, Inc. - Gavi Sports Foundation - Generation Citizen Massachusetts - Generations Incorporated - HarborCov - Health Care Without Walls - Hearth, Inc. - Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center, Inc. - HopeWell, Inc. - Household Goods - InnerCity Weightlifting - Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion (IBA) - Jeannie Geiger Crisis Center, Inc. - Jeremiah's Inn - Jewish Family Service of Metrowest - Job Training & Employment Corporation - Lawrence Community Works, Inc. - Letters Foundation - Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly - MA Developmental Disabilities Council - Massachusetts Association for Community Action - Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance - Massachusetts Military Heroes Fund - Mattapan Community Health Center - MDS Ehsan Nonprofit Organization, Inc. - Mental Health Association - Mental Health Collaborative - More Than Words - Mothers for Justice and Equality - Nativity School of Worcester - New Bedford Rowing Center - Nonprofit Net Inc . - One Can Help - Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston - Parenting Journey - Partners for Youth with Disabilities - Primary Care Progress - Professional Development Collaborative - Raw Arts Works - Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps - Rosie's Place - School On Wheels - Seaglass Theater Company - Silver Lining Mentoring - Suffolk University - Teachers21 - Tech Foundry - The Bostonian Society - The Cape Cod Foundation - The Center for Hope and Healing, Inc.
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