IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Registration OPEN: Nonprofit Awareness Day on June 4, 2018
  • Mayor Martin J. Walsh Speaks to Nonprofits at Special Breakfast Forum
  • Update on Employer Medical Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC) Assessment
  • Latest Edition of Commonwealth Insights Provides Strategies for Nonprofits to Address Tax Reform Changes
  • Webinars, Jobs, and Resources
Welcome to the newly redesigned SectorNews! This is MNN's free newsletter with news, job openings, and resources. Starting today, it will shift to a monthly schedule and will run on the second Tuesday of every month. Our  Community Events and Training Calendar  will run as a separate monthly communication to all SectorNews subscribers on the fourth Tuesday of every month. MemberNews , the monthly members-only update that contains grant information and member offers, will run the first Tuesday of every month.
Registration OPEN: Nonprofit Awareness Day on June 4, 2018

Registration for Nonprofit Awareness Day is now open!  Join us and presenting sponsor Citizens Bank to celebrate the nonprofit sector and the people who power it, and share how your organization is # MAkingadifference  in your community and throughout the Commonwealth. The celebration of nonprofit excellence will be on Monday, June 4, 2018 from 10:00 am- 12:30 pm in the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House.

Nonprofit Awareness day brings together hundreds of nonprofit and business leaders as well as elected officials from across the state to showcase the impact that nonprofits have on their communities with the presentation of Nonprofit Excellence Awards .

Click below to register for Nonprofit Awareness Day and to sign up to share your impact through the  #MAkingadifference  social media campaign.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh Speaks to Nonprofits on Collaboration, Federal Changes at Special Forum
Yesterday, MNN and the Highland Street Foundation hosted a special forum at the Boch Center. Mayor Martin J. Walsh addressed a room full of nonprofit leaders, thanking them for their organizations contributions to the health and vitality of Boston and highlighting the impact of cross-sector collaborations on the city's most pressing issues. Mayor Walsh also spoke about the changes happening at the federal level, including the tax reform legislation passed by Congress. “We have to use every possible resource we have. When we work together we can be successful. It’s important to build partnerships, and important to do it together,” said Mayor Walsh.
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Update on Employer Medical Assistance Contribution (EMAC) Assessment
The Employer Medical Assitance Contribution (EMAC) Supplement is a new health care assessment for all employers with six or more employees who have non-disabled employees on MassHealth or subsidized coverage through the ConnectorCare. This assessment was signed into law in August 2017 and regulations were finalized in December 2017. For the first time since it was finalized, employers and Third Party Administrators (TPAs) can log into their state Unemployment Insurance online account to see if they owe any EMAC Supplement changes. 

To see whether your organization has been assessed an EMAC supplement charge, click  here . If you work with a  TPA  for your payroll and/or to manage your Unemployment Insurance contributions, reach out to your TPA immediately to determine if you were assessed fees and, if so, whether you wish to appeal or pay the assessment. To find out more information about the EMAC supplement click  here . Reach out to our Director of Government affairs  Tonja Mettlach  for questions or concerns.
New and Returning Affiliate Members
*discount to MNN members
As always, check below to see our new and returning affiliate members who provide products and services specifically for nonprofits. You can see a full listing of affiliates in our online Business Directory. Many affiliates offer discounts to our members!
Provides the best-value assurance, tax, business consulting, and information technology advisory solutions to nonprofit organizations

Offers a comprehensive approach to prospect research, wealth screening, prospecting, analytics and modeling and related services.
Cox Capital Management LLC
Provides custom managed portfolios, helping nonprofits and foundations achieve strong investment results with minimal risk.

A full-service national executive search firm specializing in CEO searches for nonprofits and foundations.
Latest Edition of Commonwealth Insights Provides Strategies for Nonprofits to Address Tax Reform Changes
Read the latest edition of our Commonwealth Insights report for organizational and fundraising implications of the new tax law and strategies for what nonprofits can do to prepare. The report focuses in particular on the doubling of the standard deduction, resulting in over 500,000 middle-income taxpayers in Massachusetts no longer itemizing their charitable gifts. This could mean a reduction in giving to nonprofits by hundreds of millions every year.

But there are opportunities: the report also details steps organizations can take today to proactively prepare for the changes ahead. Click here to download and read the latest edition of Commonwealth Insights.
Helps clients secure their financial future with appropriate financial services based on their needs and values.
Transforms disparate data into compelling dashboards, maps, and applications that reveal the stories behind the numbers.
Nonprofit 411: Taking Your Financial Temperature: Three Indicators to Track
by Debbie Nguyen, Impact Catalysts

How is your financial health these days? If you are a nonprofit leader, you probably think about this at four o'clock in the morning. If you are a board member or funder of a nonprofit, you may struggle to sift through an array of financial reports to get an answer. At Impact Catalysts, we begin every client engagement by looking at the following indicators.
FREE WEBINARS
Connecting Organizations to Retirement: Learn More About the CORE!
Saving for retirement just got a little easier for nonprofits in Massachusetts. You may have heard that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts just launched a new 401(k) plan called the CORE Plan, designed specifically for smaller nonprofits in Massachusetts. This is a great retirement plan solution for smaller nonprofits! The basic eligibility requirements: your organization can’t have more than 20 employees at the time you adopt the CORE Plan, and you have to use a third party payroll provider. Join us at for MNN’s next Free Wednesday Webinar to learn more about the CORE Plan.
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Job Opportunities
Operations and Membership Coordinator , Massachusetts Nonprofit Network
Development Director, The Lenny Zakim Fund
Executive Director/CEO, Media Power Youth
Controller, American Training, Inc.
Executive Director, Franklin Park Coalition
Grant Writer, Hyde Square Task Force
Communications Coordinator, American Camp Association
Membership Sales Recruiter- Cape Cod & Islands, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
Executive Director, Independent Association of Framingham State Alumni
Project Director, Disability Policy Consortium
Systems Change Manager, One Family, Inc.
Individual Gifts Manager, Greater Boston Food Bank
National Campaign Manager, Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation
Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring, Big Sister Association of Boston
Case Manager, Catholic Charities of Boston
Marketing and Communications Manager, Foundation for MetroWest
Program Director, Land For Good
Data and Evaluation Manager, Silver Lining Mentoring
Project Manager, Groundwork Lawrence
Director, Green Street Studios
Executive Director, Charles River Watershed Association
Resources
Applications are open for Institute for Nonprofit Practice (INP) award-winning certificate programs in Boston, Lowell, Providence, and Hyannis! In partnership with the Tisch College at Tufts University, INP offers certificate programs for  nonprofit and public sector executives, managers, and emerging leaders. Become a part of an expansive, diverse, multi-city network of talented social impact professionals. The Core Certificate Program provides leaders with comprehensive tools, networks, and strategies they need to ensure organizational excellence and drive social change. INP also offers the Community Fellows Program, a highly competitive, fully-funded fellowship for emerging leaders committed to building their personal and organizational leadership skills. A 2017 Social Innovation Forum Innovator, INP was also recently highlighted in the Boston Globe and the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Join their community and see why: learn more at   http://www.nonprofitpractice.org .

United Way Board Connection is a forum in which organizations can connect with local professionals seeking board-level volunteer positions. This event has a proven track record for connecting qualified individuals to local nonprofit agencies. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet prospective board or committee members.  This year, United Way is bringing together organizations that have a focus on Emerging Leaders and Young Professionals Boards. In addition, they are offering a United Way Board Connection certificate training program weeks prior to the event to individuals interested in joining nonprofit boards. This year, John Hancock is again sponsoring BoardConnections. If your agency is interested in participating,  please click here to register.

DipJar is looking for local nonprofits they can help at their fundraising events. They have a team of experts who are looking for local fundraisers to display new fundraising techniques using DipJar. They will provide our product and time free of charge, and share our professionally made film. All money raised would be donated to the nonprofit. Learn more at  www.dipjar.com . 
New and Returning MNN Nonprofit Members
MNN's work is made possible by the Barr Foundation, The Boston Foundation, and the Highland Street Foundation. If you'd like to share a story or have a job, grant or other information that is important to Massachusetts nonprofits, contact info@massnonprofitnet.org