IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Join MNN to Save on Registration to the Conference
  • Policy Updates:
  • New Federal Overtime Rule
  • Census Outreach Resources Available
  • Our Shared Sector: After Understanding the "DE&I" Acronym, How Can Nonprofits Start on their DE&I Journeys?
  • Office Space Opportunities for Nonprofits
  • Nonprofit 411: Today's Leadership Skills to Support Tomorrow's Nonprofits
  • Free Webinars
  • Jobs and Resources
Join MNN to Save on Registration to the Conference
Join MNN today as a nonprofit member and save $80 per ticket to MNN's annual conference next Wednesday, October 16 . Now in its eleventh year, this year's conference will feature 30 workshops on topics ranging from fundraising to finance, networking opportunities with hundreds of nonprofit leaders, a keynote panel on the ways nonprofits are building a better Commonwealth, and the presentation of the 2019 Lifetime Achievement Awards .

Click the buttons below to join MNN and to register for the conference.
New Federal Overtime Rule
This month, the US Department of Labor published a final rule updating the earnings thresholds for exemption from overtime pay. In the final rule, the following changes will be implemented effective January 1, 2020:

  • the salary threshold for exemption will be raised from $455 to $684 per week (equivalent to $35,568 per year for a full-year worker);
  • the total annual compensation level for "highly compensated employees" will be raised from the current level of $100,000 to $107,432 per year;
  • employers will be allowed to use non-discretionary bonuses and incentive payments that are paid at least annually to satisfy up to 10 percent of the standard salary threshold.

Please see the additional information and resources about the final rule here .
Census Outreach Resources Available
Custom poster templates to encourage communities to respond to the 2020 Census are now available on the Secretary of the Commonwealth's  website . Nonprofits can paste their logos, photos, and any identifiable information to these posters to create a branded presence that encourages census participation in hard-to-count communities.

For additional resources, visit MNN's resource page  here .
" 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.
After Understanding the “DE&I” Acronym, How Can Nonprofits Start Their DE&I Journeys?
The last edition of Our Shared Sector described the differences between each part of the “DE&I” Acronym–diversity, equity, and inclusion–and explained how the differences between each requires distinct approaches. This edition focuses on the steps that nonprofits can take to begin to weave the principles of diversity, equity into their organizational cultures. While putting a plan in place to address diversity, equity, and inclusion may feel daunting, this edition contains valuable advice to launching efforts in a thoughtful and effective way.
Office Space Opportunities for Nonprofits
There are two new office space opportunities for nonprofits in the Greater Boston area:

  • The Parenting Journey is seeking mission-driven professionals and organizations to fill co-working and office spaces at their offices in Somerville. Click here to learn more.
  • CBRE is seeking nonprofit tenants for office space on 30 Winter Street in the Downtown Crossing area of Boston. The spaces are available starting January 1, 2020. Click here to learn more.
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!

BerryDunn's Not-for-Profit group provides accounting, auditing, and executive search services.

Bloomerang is a cloud-based donor management application. *10% off the first year of database services.

blumshapiro provides auditing, accounting, tax and business advisory services.

BoardWalk Consulting recruits prospective CEOs, executive directors, board members, and other top leaders.

Brennan and Fournier brings financial management expertise to nonprofit organizations.

Brookline Bank delivers banking and financial services to individuals and businesses.
Cause After A Pause provides 1:1 advising services, strategies, workshops, and group programming for those looking to (re)enter the nonprofit workforce.

CohnReznick is an accounting, tax, and advisory firm.

Development Guild consults with nonprofit leaders to recruit staff and increase philanthropic revenue.

FMA
*25% discount on CNAP training.

Hemenway & Barnes advises on corporate issues and governance, institutional advancement including planned giving, tax planning, government relations, and more.

Molly Fannon Williams provides interim fundraising leadership.

Oracle+NetSuite Social Impact provides software donations and pro bono services to nonprofits.

Paper Crane Associates provides strategic and business planning for organizations, advisory and coaching services, and more.

People's United Bank is a commercial bank with a specialization in lending to nonprofits.

Pfautz Consulting provides human resources and business consulting services to nonprofits.

S ocial Mission Catalysts LLC

The More Than Giving Co. provides organizational development consulting .

Yozell Associates is an employee benefits, health, and welfare insurance firm.
NONPROFIT 411
Today's Leadership Skills to Support Tomorrow's Nonprofits
by John Fazekas, WittKieffer

Today's nonprofits need leaders with more to offer than passion for the mission. They need executives who can build a brand, differentiate the organization from competitors, and guide it to sustainability. Clarity on strategic priorities and proof of impact have risen to the top of organizations' priority lists, with substantiated results expected of top nonprofit executives. In an effort to identify their next leader, organizations are prioritizing these essential skills and competencies.
FREE WEBINARS
MNN's quarterly member benefits webinar webinar is ideal for both members interested in taking advantage of all of their membership and nonprofits considering MNN membership. The webinar will cover a range of benefits including advocacy, events, programming, and cost-saving resources. The webinar will begin at 10:00 am and last 30 minutes.  Register here .
JOBS and RESOURCES
Job Opportunities

Frontier Group Policy Analyst , Work for Progress
Director of Programs , Silver Lining Mentoring
Director of Development for the Conservatory Lab Foundation , Conservatory Lab Charter School Foundation
Youth Career Counselor , MassHire Greater Brockton Workforce Board
Senior Director of Programming and Operations , Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominister
Donor Relations Director , Unitarian Universalist Association
President and Chief Executive Officer , MASCO (Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization, Inc.)
Development Coordinator , Charles River Conservancy
Vice President of Programs , Montachusett Opportunity Council
Program Associate , Irish International Immigrant Center
Chief Operating Officer , TSNE MissionWorks
Director of Training and Professional Learning , Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA)
Academic Success Coordinator , West End House
Education Program Assistant , Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research
Executive Director , Triangle Club
Administrator , Veterans Legal Services
Operations Assistant , FSHD Society
Corporate and Foundations Grants Manager , Community Rowing, Inc.
Director of Our Big Futures , Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Manager of Exhibitions and Events , Tower Hill Botanical Garden
Development Director , Community Access to the Arts
Associate, 10,000 Small Business , Initiative for Competitive Inner City
Communications and Events Manager , Parenting Journey
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
Resources
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is holding its second annual donation of corporate art pieces and event tables for nonprofit partners on Friday, October 25 beginning at 10:00 AM and closing at 12:00 PM . The donation will take place at the BCBSMA Quincy office building at One Enterprise Drive, Quincy, MA, on the 7th floor. Limit two art pieces. Donations are given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Interested organizations must RSVP to Kimmie Saliba here .

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.

Since 2011, Internet Essentials from Comcast has connected more than 8 million low‑income Americans to all the opportunities of a digital world through low‑cost, high‑speed Internet at home. Through Internet Essentials, Comcast partners with local communities to provide low‑cost Internet service and computers with free training. Learn more and order fee materials about Internet Essentials here .

How can nonprofits approach the continuous search for self-sustaining revenue? The classic model of relying on board donations and grants can keep an organization afloat, but growth requires finding more reliable sources of income. Learn how AAFCPAs ’ financial and operational evaluations led to a new approach and a more sustainable path for its client MENTOR: the National Mentoring Partnership . Read more here .

Nonprofits are invited to participate in a Bridgewater State University survey regarding the capacity building needs of nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts. The survey is approximately 10 minutes and all responses are confidential. The project is being supervised by Dr. Seth J. Meyer, professor of Political Science. Click here to take the survey.

Project 55 places recent Princeton University graduates in one year, paid fellowships with high impact nonprofits in six locations across the country including the Boston area. Project 55 is seeking nonprofit partners in the Boston area to host fellows . In addition to the job placement, fellows are matched with a mentor from within the Princeton network and afforded professional development and community building opportunities. Fellows are brought back to Princeton for a midyear retreat, and supported throughout the year by our program team. Click here to fill out a partner application.
New and Returning MNN Nonprofit Members
Advocates - Alice's House - ArtsBoston - Association of Developmental Disabilities - Bethany Hill Place, Inc. - Big Sister Association of Greater Boston - Birthday Wishes, Inc. - Budget Buddies - Camp Harbor View - Cancer Connection - Cape Abilities - Caritas Communities - Casa Myrna - Catholic Charities Diocese of Worcester - CFLeads - Charles River Watershed Association - Coalition for a Better Acre - Coastal Connections, Inc. - Community Action Pioneer Valley, Inc. - Community Cooks - Conservatory Lab Charter School Foundation - Enchanted Circle Theater - Essex National Heritage Commission - George Marston Whitin Memorial Community Association, Inc. - Global Smile Foundation - Historic Salem, Inc. - IAFSA Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni - Improbable Players - Jett Foundation - L'Arche Boston North - Leadership MetroWest - Life Planning Network - Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, Inc. - Massachusetts Association of 766 Approved Private Schools, Inc. - Massachusetts Children's Alliance - Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education - Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation - MATSOL-Massachusetts Educators of English Language Learners - Metro Housing Boston - Neighbors in Need - New Art Center in Newton, Inc. - Norfolk Trout Club - Plugged In Band Program - PowerOptions, Inc. - Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation - SPARK Kindness, Inc. - Tailored for Success, Inc. - TechGoesHome - The Children's Study Home, Inc. - The College Diabetes Network - The Lenny Zakim Fund - The Lionheart Foundation - The Loop Lab - Triangle Club - Trinity Boston Connects - United Way of Greater New Bedford - Veterans Legal Services - Wade Institute for Science Education
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