• Message from MNN: "It is Our Journey—All Of Ours—and We Must Continue On It"
  • Policy Updates: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension Becomes Law, UI Delay Passes
  • Nonprofit Awareness Day: Featuring a Special Message from Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Emceed by Katelyn Flint
  • Our Shared Sector: Responding with Empathy and Understanding
  • Regional Meetings Announced for the Southeast, Pioneer Valley, and Cape & Islands Regions
  • Nonprofit 411: 7 Important Factors of Maintaining Internal Control in a Remote World
  • Webinars
  • Jobs and Resources
Message from MNN: "It is Our Journey—All of Ours—and We Must Continue on It"
This time of crisis has become even more of one in recent weeks, with the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. MNN condemns their killings and joins the call for justice.  

MNN stands with everyone who seeks a world free of prejudice and full of opportunity. The journey towards those goals is unacceptably long, and painful. But it is our journey—all of ours—and we must continue on it.  

We are inspired by the millions around the country who are calling for change in peaceful ways. By speaking out, marching, and helping others do the same they exemplify the adage, "Be the change you wish to see in the world". Together, we can bring about the Beloved Community that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned.
If your nonprofit is seeking resources to learn about, reflect on and help advance the journey to a world free of prejudice, start with the following resources:
Policy Updates

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension Becomes Law
On June 5, the President signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act . The Act will give nonprofits more time and flexibility in using PPP loans. Most notably, the Act extends the rehiring deadline and forgiveness period from June 30 to December 31, 2020. It will also reduce the 75 percent payroll ratio requirement to 60 percent. Click here for a full analysis.

UI Delay Passes
Governor Baker has signed into law  S.2618 , which provides additional unemployment insurance flexibilities to those affected by COVID-19. The law includes a provision that MNN and a coalition of nonprofits  advocated for : a 120-day delay in claim payments owed by nonprofits to the Commonwealth's Unemployment Insurance trust. The law also exempts employers' experience rating from being impacted by the surge in COVID-19 related claims. MNN continues to advocate at the federal-level to simplify UI payment for self-insured nonprofits, and is in communication with the Department of Unemployment Assistance to secure additional guidance on the timeline for unemployment insurance billing for self-insured employers.
Nonprofit Awareness Day: Featuring a Special Message from Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Emceed by Katelyn Flint
MNN has announced that Nonprofit Awareness Day: A Celebration of Nonprofit Excellence presented by Citizens Bank on Wednesday, June 24 will feature a special message from Senator Elizabeth Warren and will be emceed by Katelyn Flint of NBC10 Boston and necn.

This years virtual celebration is an opportunity to uplift excellence in the Massachusetts nonprofit sector. 27 finalists and six winners of the Nonprofit Excellence Awards will be recognized.

Click the buttons below to register for the event and to participate in MNN's annual social media campaign, #MAkingadifference, in the days leading up to the day of the event.
Registration for Nonprofit Awareness Day is free for MNN members and $25 for all others.
Sign up for tips and resources to participate in the #MAkingadifference social media campaign.
" 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.
Responding with Empathy and Understanding
Right now, your organization, and the nonprofit sector as a whole, has an obligation to bolster its commitment to employees and constituents of color, especially Black employees and constituents. It is critical that nonprofits do not let commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion waver. As employees and constituents navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to the existent crisis of systemic racism, it is important for nonprofits to lead with empathy and understanding.
Regional Meetings Announced for the Southeast, Pioneer Valley, and Cape & Islands Regions
Given the immense impacts of COVID-19 on nonprofits and the communities that they serve, providing for the health and wellness of all is a top priority. Regional Meetings—which will be held virtually—will cover important policy updates on COVID-19 recovery and relief efforts and will review new and expanded MNN services and programs. The meetings also will feature a presentation from the Massachusetts Health Connector on tools, tips, and best practices for nonprofit employers to determine which health insurance plan is best for their organizations. Regional Meetings are free and open to all nonprofits.

Click below to register for the Southeast, Pioneer Valley, and Cape & Islands Regional Meetings.
Southeast Regional Meeting
Tuesday, June 30 from 10:00-11:00 am
Sponsored by the Massachusetts CORE Plan and presented with the United Way of Greater Plymouth County
Pioneer Valley Regional Meeting
Wednesday, July 15 from 10:00-11:00 am
Presented with the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
Cape & Islands Regional Meeting
Tuesday, July 21 from 10:00-11:00 am
Sponsored by the MA CORE Plan and presented with the Cotuit Center for the Arts

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, CFRE, FAFP provides fundraising and governance for nonprofits. *Two free hours of consulting.

Capital Motion offers engagement management and trusted advice, including strategic planning, revenue planning, and more.
*One-time 5% discount on first engagement project.
CliftonLarsonAllen delivers assurance, tax and advisory capabilities to nonprofits.

EGLahr PR & Media provides strategic and crisis communications for business and nonprofit organizations.

Nicole Gakidis identifies and select highly qualified candidates for healthcare, human services, social justice, education, and arts and cultural nonprofits.

FlightPath IT specialize in data protection and security, including business continuity, disaster recovery, data and network security, and more.
The New Kensington Group provides strategic planning, fundraising, executive search, and board leadership and governance support.

South End Soccer provides free soccer program ming for more than 1,200 urban youths every year.

Susan J. McCarthy works with nonprofits who are starting, building, and growing but need support to further their mission and achieve their goals.
7 Important Factors of Maintaining Internal Control in a Remote World
by Preston Kinney, BerryDunn

In a matter of weeks, our world and our workplaces have changed. With stay-at-home orders in effect, we need to consider how to keep our organizations safe as we work remotely from our homes. The following are seven internal controls that will help organizations maintain consistent and reliable controls now and into the future.
This webinar from Your Part-Time Controller, LLC (YPTC) will discuss how organizations can transition from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online. Participants will learn how to prepare for the conversion to online, the steps needed to complete the conversion, and post-conversion steps to complete. Register here.
This “Special Edition” of Meet-the-Donors will explore ways to ensure and grow the vibrancy of nonprofits' relationships with their funders. Presenters will share tips and feedback from the funder/donor community about how to deepen and maintain the important connections between nonprofits and grantmakers in this challenging time. MNN Members can access this session free of charge ; the cost is $20 for all others.   Moderator: Jessica Berns, Network Vibrancy Director,  Philanthropy Massachusetts . Panel: Tara Duplaga, Chair,  MA Givers Group ; Danielle Fleury, Director of Government Affairs,  Massachusetts Nonprofit Network ; John Vasconcellos, President,  Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts ; Jean Whitney, Philanthropic Advisor. Zoom information will be sent via email in advance of the program.   Register here.
Job Opportunities

Financial Coaching Manager, Compass Working Capital
Director of Human Resources , International Institute of New England
Communications Associate , Beacon Academy
Facilities Assistant , Making Opportunity Count
AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring , Mass Mentoring Partnership
VP People and Operations , Project Bread
Executive Director, Woman's Friend Society
Direct Support Professional/CNA , Cape Abilities, Inc.
Fundraising Consultant for Strategic Development Plan , New England Foundation for the Arts
Chief Financial Officer , TSNE MissionWorks
Program Coordinator , Tech Goes Home
Office Manager, Helping Hands Monkey Helpers
Executive Assistant , The Marion Institute
Literacy Tutor (AmeriCorps) , The Literacy Lab
Executive Director , The Children's Study Home
Chief Financial Officer , Two Ten Foundation
Managing Director, Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research
Social Media Strategist , Unitarian Universalist Association
Farm Sales Associate , Cape Abilities, Inc.
Facilities Assistant , Making Opportunity Count
Database Manager , Samaritans Inc.
Executive Director , Journal of Emerging Investigators
Policy Associate , Frontier Group
Executive Director , Brookline Community Foundation
Director of Marketing and Communications , Jewish Family & Children's Service
Director of Communications , Unitarian Universalist Association
Director of Philanthropy , United Personnel
Community Director , Boston-Area Jewish Education Program
Director of Resource Development , Just-A-Start Corporation
Housing Specialist and Mediator , Just-A-Start Corporation
Executive Director , Bottom Line
Executive Director , Natick Service Council
Senior Grants Writer , Raw Arts Works
Complex Care Nurse Manager , Community Care Cooperative
Highland Street Foundation's Community Impact Consultants program is designed to help position nonprofits for future growth and sustainability by addressing a specific need within an organization. Community Impact Consultants have worked with nonprofits in areas such as fundraising, strategic plan development, marketing, and board development. Organizations interested in receiving a Community Impact Consultant must submit an application by Thursday, June 18 . Click here to learn more and to apply.

The COVID Relief Coalition , comprised of members of MassMutual’s Law Department and Western New England School of Law Small Business Clinic alumni and students, will provide legal guidance to help nonprofits understand the requirements to receive and, if eligible, access loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) as well as to help identify other potential sources of relief in the western part of the Commonwealth, primarily in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties. Nonprofits in these communities seeking free legal assistance about the PPP are encouraged to contact the COVID Relief Coalition through the link provided here .

Newburyport High School is 3D printing and donating face shields and ear saver comfort bands to medical facilities and nonprofits that provide health and human services. More information is available on their website here .

With the support of the Barr Foundation, Project Evident will be launching its next  Talent Accelerator  for New England-based organizations in August 2020. This 20 week, cohort-based learning model will support efforts to capture lessons from program changes related to the pandemic, strengthen the communication and use of data for decision-making, and intentionally integrate diversity/equity/inclusion into evidence building activities.  This opportunity will be of no cost to nonprofits.  If you are interested please reach out to  for more information.

Philanthropist  Bill Cummings  has released the latest edition of his business book, “ Starting Small and Making It Big ," offering lessons in both entrepreneurship and charitable giving. "Starting Small" chronicles his successful career in commercial real estate and the work of  Cummings Foundation , which he founded in 1986 together with his wife, Joyce. 100% of proceeds go to charitable purposes through Cummings Foundation.

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters (JBBBS) recently launched a new initiative for LGBTQ+ and questioning children (ages 6-18) to be matched 1:1 with an LGBTQ+ adult mentor (21+) who can uniquely empathize and support youth through similar lived experiences. They are actively recruiting “Littles” and “Bigs” who live in the Greater Boston area (including Boston, Newton, Brookline, Cambridge and Somerville.) Matches make a twice a month commitment for at least one year. Their community includes people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, races, religions, and backgrounds. Parents enroll their child at . Volunteers can sign up  here.
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.