• Recognize Your Front-Line Nonprofit Staff by Nominating Them for a Light of Dawnn Award
  • Secretary Marylou Sudders at Members-Only Policymaker Roundtable on Jan. 30, 2019
  • Discounted Advertisements Available to Nonprofits
  • Keynote Speaker and Panel Moderator Announced for the Consult Café, a Free Communications Consulting Opportunity for Nonprofits
  • How Can the MNN Business Directory Work for Your Nonprofit? Learn More Today!
  • Tell Your Team to Subscribe to SectorNews for a Gift that Keeps On Giving
  • Nonprofit 411: Useful Techniques for Search Engines and Online Databases
  • Free Webinar
  • Jobs and Resources
Recognize Your Front-Line Nonprofit Staff by Nominating Them for a Light of Dawnn Award

Nominate a colleague who works on the front lines with compassion and commitment for a 2019 Light of Dawnn Award . The awards recognize three outstanding nonprofit professionals who are serving their communities in the spirit of Dawnn Ashley Jaffier.

On August 14, 2014, Dawnn was killed by an act of senseless gun violence. Dawnn was a rising star in the Boston nonprofit community, holding direct service positions at the West End House, Playworks, City Year, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston. She understood the important role that nonprofits play in communities, and dedicated her life to giving back.

To honor her legacy, the  Highland Street Foundation , MNN, community leaders, and Dawnn's colleagues, friends, and family created the Light of Dawnn Awards to honor those serving their communities by working in nonprofits.

The Light of Dawnn Awards ceremony will be held in late February 2019.

Click below to nominate a front-line nonprofit professional who embodies Dawnn's legacy by Friday, January 4, 2019.
Secretary Marylou Sudders at Members-Only Policymaker Roundtable on Jan. 30, 2019

MNN will welcome Marylou Sudders, Secretary of Health and Human Services of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, at the first members-only Policymaker Roundtable of 2019. The Roundtable will be held on Wednesday, January 30 from 9:00-10:00 am at Big Sister Association of Greater Boston.

Secretary Sudders was appointed by Governor Charlie Baker in 2015. She leads the largest executive agency in state government, with a $21 billion state budget with over 22,000 employees, and oversees critical services that touch one in four residents of the Commonwealth. Professionally trained as a social worker, Sudders has dedicated her life to public service and to serving the state's most vulnerable residents.

The event is free and open to MNN members only. To learn more about joining MNN and the benefits of membership, visit .
Discounted Advertisements Available to Nonprofits

The Ad Club , Boston’s nonprofit trade association for marketing, advertising, and communications professionals, is offering a unique opportunity for nonprofits to save on discounted paid media advertisements.

Every year, The Ad Club secures hundreds of media donations from TV, magazines, newspapers, out-of-home, radio, digital, marketing services, and more sources and posts these donations to a media auction website.

The Ad Club has leftover media available from this annual fundraiser and is offering it to nonprofits at an additional discount.  Now through Friday, December 14, nonprofits have the opportunity to purchase media for an additional 10% discount off the listed start bids for any items. Media will be available for purchase on a first come, first serve basis.

Items can be browsed at the Media Auction link and then purchased through Friday, December 14, by contacting Kate McCabe directly. Reach out to Kate with any questions about the donations or the process in general.
Keynote Speaker and Panel Moderator Announced for the Consult Café, a Free Communications Consulting Opportunity for Nonprofits

The keynote speaker and panel moderator for the Consult Café on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 , have been announced. Cheryl Y. Kiser , Executive Director of The Lewis Institute and The Babson Social Innovation Lab, will be the keynote speaker. The opening panel moderator will be  Tina Martin,  an Emmy-nominated and Edward R. Murrow award-winning television and radio reporter and host for WGBH News in Boston.

The Consult Café will be a half-day communications forum for nonprofit professionals to connect and engage with experts on all things related to nonprofit communications and marketing. The day will include breakfast, networking, an opening keynote, a panel discussion, roundtable talks, and lunch. MNN is partnering with  Babson College  and  The Castle Group to offer this exclusive event.

Applications to attend this event will be accepted through January 25, 2019.   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.
How Can the MNN Business Directory Work for Your Nonprofit? Learn more today!

MNN's Business Directory is the ideal place for nonprofits to find local businesses committed to providing them with the services they need to increase their impact and meet their missions. Click the button below to explore MNN's partners that help nonprofits with everything from accounting to technology.
Tell Your Team to Subscribe to SectorNews for a Gift that Will Keep On Giving

SectorNews , the free monthly newsletter created especially for the Massachusetts nonprofit sector, is a gift that will keep on giving. Subscribers get the latest nonprofit news, policy updates affecting the sector, job openings, resources, and training events delivered straight to their inbox every month.

If you're reading this, you're one of 12,000 subscribers that knows firsthand the benefits of SectorNews . Forward this email to your colleagues so that they can subscribe and take advantage of this free resource.
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!

Cabot Risk Strategies is a dynamic and highly experienced team of insurance professionals dedicated to delivering quality services to their clients.

The Difference Leadership Group (DLG) team brings significant experience in law, leadership, executive coaching, board and organizational governance, strategic planning/implementation, and organizational development to nonprofit organizations.

The IdeaLift Group helps to advance the ability of nonprofit boards, executives, entrepreneurs and philanthropists to be effective social change leaders.
*Free introductory consultation.

Wethos matches nonprofits of all sizes with top-performing, pre-paired teams of freelancers to tackle short-term, high-impact initiatives. *10% off overall project rate.
Nonprofit 411: Useful Techniques for Search Engines and Online Databases
by Roger Magnus, Roger Magnus Research

Nonprofit workers regularly utilize web search engines and online databases to inform decisions about programming, prepare grant applications, and to achieve many other goals. For these tools, there are many different—and often unknown—ways to search, depending on what search features a search engine or online database contains and how they are phrased. Here is a list of quick techniques that nonprofits can start using today to more effectively and efficiently use search engines and online databases.
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

Membership and Programs Intern , Massachusetts Nonprofit Network
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
Development Associate - Corporate and Foundation Relations , Initiative for A Competitive Inner City
Volunteer/Youth Enrollment & Match Coordinator , Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
Legal Immigration Forms Services (LIFS) Supervising Attorney , International Institute of New England
Development Assistant , Foundation for MetroWest
Development Associate , Judge Baker Children's Center
Chief Executive Officer , Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
Development Coordinator , FSH Society
Boston Campus Organizer , Work for Progress
Executive Director , WillPower Foundation
Operations Associate , Massachusetts Charter Public School Association
Program Manager, Product Design , MENTOR: The National Mentorship Partnership
Executive Director , Unitarian Universalist Rowe Camp and Conference Center
Youth Programs Associate , Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
Bilingual Program Manager , Raising a Reader MA
Director of Development , Parenting Journey
AAFCPAs would like to make nonprofit organizations aware of the recent IRS guidance on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "TCJA") and how it pertains to charitable nonprofits. AAFCPAs has outlined the following changes that are especially noteworthy: state-by-state applicability of TCJA changes to nonprofits; IRS Notice 2018-67 providing updates on Section 512(a)(6) for how to separate unrelated lines of businesses and how to treat pre- and post-2018 losses; and disallowed fringe benefits now treated as Unrelated Business Taxable Income are not subject to the Siloing rules of Section 512(a)(6). Read more.

The OrganizeTogether Fellowship provides recipients with a three month period of free consulting on community organizing, event planning, and database management best practices. Recipients also receive $500 worth of subscription access to community organizing software. Click here for full details.

Princeton AlumniCorps ’ Project 55 Fellows work at a diverse range of nonprofits of all types to build capacity, manage programs, and more. Founded in 1969, the Project 55 Fellowship Program connects civically-minded young professionals with dynamic nonprofit organizations doing meaningful public interest work. Visit  for more and to apply to host a Project 55 Fellow.
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