A bi-weekly update from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.                                        

PMRTCelebrate Nonprofit Excellence by Nominating a Nonprofit Worker or Organization

It's time for all who work to make our communities stronger to stand up and be recognized. Nominations are being accepted for Nonprofit Excellence Awards until March 2. The Awards will be presented at our annual Nonprofit Awareness Day: A Celebration of Nonprofit Excellence on June 4, 2018 at the Massachusetts State House in Boston. The event is presented by Citizens Bank.
Nominations of exceptional individuals and organizations are being accepted in six areas: Advocacy, Collaboration, Innovation, Leadership, Small Nonprofit, and Young Professionals.
Submit a nomination  here. For more information,  visit our FAQ page.
Join MNN on its annual tour of the Commonwealth and sign up for a Regional Meeting today! This year's theme, "Federal Tax Reform: Where Do We Go From Here," will explore the effects of federal tax reform on the Massachusetts nonprofit sector and will provide a forum for all nonprofits in attendance to network, share their questions, and prepare for the changes ahead. Meetings are coming up for the Metrowest, Greater Boston, Cape & Islands, Southeast, Northeast and Berkshires regions.  Regional Meetings are free and open to all.  Click  here  to sign up for a Regional Meeting near you. 

Regional  Meetings in the Boston, Metrowest, Southeast, and Cape & Islands  regions are sponsored by  Eastern InsuranceRegional  Meetings in the Berkshires, Pioneer Valley, Central, and Northeast  regions are sponsored by the  Massachusetts CORE Plan .

testifyState Auditor Suzanne Bump Shares Insights with Nonprofit Members at Policymaker Roundtable

On Thursday, February 8, MNN welcomed State Auditor Suzanne Bump to its first members-only Policymaker Roundtable event of the year. The Office of the State Auditor identifies ways state agencies can collaborate and share data to work more effectively. Nonprofit members enjoyed a robust conversation with Auditor Bump about the work of her office and about the successes and challenges of the nonprofit sector. "I always enjoy the opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of how well the Commonwealth government is working for its residents," said Auditor Bump.
MNN is planning additional Policymaker Roundtable events for the upcoming months. Learn more about Roundtables here. These events are an exclusive benefit available only to our nonprofit members. To learn more about the benefits of joining MNN, click here.

memberspotMembers: Tell the Network about Your Nonprofits' Impact

MNN raises the public awareness of the strength, vitality, and impact of the nonprofit sector in Massachusetts. That's why we're inviting all nonprofit members to submit a Member Spotlight highlighting a compelling story, program, or client success story from their organization. Member Spotlights will be featured on our website, social media accounts, and newsletters. The combined reach of readers is in the tens of thousands. Read the inaugural Member Spotlight on our nonprofit member The Dignity Institute.

Click here to submit a Member Spotlight.  Please note that Member Spotlights are only open to MNN nonprofit members. Click here to learn about membership.
nonprofit411Nonprofit 411: Cause Marketing: What You Need to Know
Brock Klinger, Harbor Compliance

More and more companies want to partner with nonprofits in cause marketing campaigns. Also known as commercial co-ventures, these partnerships can help both parties build their brands and enhance their effectiveness. Many prospective co-venturers don't realize that they need to register or submit other documents in many states.  Read more.
webinarsFree Webinars

This webinar will give a comprehensive overview of the tax reform legislation affecting nonprofit organizations and their donors. Get a behind the scenes look at the makings of the tax plan, its ramifications, and what you can expect in the future. Laura J. Kenney will speak on the implications of this tax bill for nonprofit organizations and their donors. This webinar is hosted by MNN  and presented by BlumShapiro.  Register here.

Program Manager, Institute for Clinical and Economic Review
Social Change Hiring Director, The Public Interest Network
Resource Development Associate, United Way of Pioneer Valley
Communications Director, Corporate Accountability
Executive Director, Step by Step Supportive Services
Marketing and Communications Manager, Foundation for MetroWest
Program Assistant, Climate, Barr Foundation
Director of Development, Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Election Recruiter, Work for Progress
Summer Jobs and Beyond Program Specialist, Community Action of Franklin, Hampshire, and North Quabbin Regions
Staff Accountant, Massachusetts Service Alliance
Residential Manager, Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center, Inc.
Development Director, The Lenny Zakim Fund
Budget and Contracts Analyst, Bay Cove Human Services
Development Coordinator, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate

Bootcamp Plus: DIY Data Migration, Boston, February 16
Bootcamp Plus: Advanced Reporting, Boston, February 16
Excel Workshop, Springfield, February 26

On  Thursday, February 22 at 2:00 pm , join  Nonprofit VOTE  for a  free, hour long webinar surveying nonpartisan voter engagement tactics for nonprofits. In the first part of their "Plan Ahead 2018" two-part series, Nonprofit VOTE discussed planning voter engagement activities. In this second webinar, they will focus on the variety of nonpartisan voter engagement activities available to nonprofits: voter registration, voter education, Get-Out-The-Vote, ballot measure advocacy, working with candidates, and more. Register here .

Free furniture is available for nonprofit organizations. The Furniture Trust's mission is diverting great office furniture from the waste stream and getting it to nonprofits and schools who can use it. They are Boston-based and are always looking for new members to their Sustainable Network throughout Massachusetts who have furniture on their "wish lists." Sign up here:  http://www.thefurnituretrust.org/contact-receive  or call Margaret at  617-877-1812 .

48in48 understands that many nonprofits lack essential resources and choose to spend their money doing good rather than looking good. This April, 48in48 is again partnering with the  United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and Boston's best digital marketers, designers, and developers to host an event working directly with small, local nonprofits to market themselves in a way they deserve. They will join forces to build 48 websites for 48 lucky nonprofits in the Boston area. Take advantage of  this opportunity to enhance your digital presence and pick up some valuable nonprofit marketing skills. Fill out an Interest Form here.

5500 square feet of office space is available for sale or lease in the Denholm Building on Main St in downtown Worcester. These are two office condos that have been combined, and include 17 spacious, private offices, a wood paneled conference room,  reception area, office kitchen with dishwasher, and large training space. It is being offered for sale at a reduced price to a nonprofit organization. The location is excellent for both clients and staff: it is in the heart of downtown Worcester, directly across the street from City Hall and public transportation. Call 508-754-6829 ext 3028 for more information.

The  Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit is an immersive event where nonprofit, association and philanthropic leaders discuss concepts and ideas for advancing their missions through their people. Attendees build new relationships with social sector leaders and walk away with actionable plans for leading, transforming, and inspiring their workforce. For more information on the event taking place on April 18-20 in Washington, D.C., visit  www.nonprofittalentsummit.com .

New & Returning Affiliate Members 
*Special discount for MNN members

Insource Services offers cost-effective, outsourced finance, technology and HR management consulting. *4 hours of free service in accounting & finance, human resources, IT management.
Leadership Transitions is dedicated to helping nonprofits find new leaders that can take organizations to the next level of performance. *Reimburses placement cost for Leadership Transitions Interim Director.

Ninestone is a woman-owned and managed firm providing business and IT consulting services. 

Non Profit Capital Management provides services that enable nonprofits to focus less on administrative tasks and devote more time to their missions. 
People's United Bank is a commercial bank with a specialization in lending to nonprofit organizations.

Sage Advancement is a fundraising and strategy firm whose mission is to empower nonprofits to creative positive change by providing solutions that maximize results. *1 hour of free consultation.

United Personnel serves their  communities by providing exceptional staffing support for employers; life-changing career opportunities for qualified candidates; and support for causes that are important to their regions.

New & Returning 
Nonprofit Members

- Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, Inc.

MNN's work is made possible by the Barr Foundation, The Boston Foundation & 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.