• Policy Updates:
  • Paid Family and Medical Leave Payroll Contributions Due January 31
  • Census Resources for Nonprofits: Grants and a Guide
  • Nominate Nonprofit Professionals Who Shine for the Light of Dawnn Awards
  • Our Shared Sector: How Nonprofits Can Address Unconscious Bias
  • Boost Your Nonprofit Advocacy with MassTrac by InstaTrac
  • Nonprofit 411: Revenue Diversification – 10 Questions to Consider
  • Free Webinars
  • Jobs and Resources
Policy Updates
Paid Family and Medical Leave Payroll Contributions due January 31

The first payroll contributions for the Massachusetts  Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML)  program  are due on January 31, 2020 . The PFML program is a new benefit for anyone who works in Massachusetts and is eligible to take up to 26 weeks of paid leave for medical and family reasons. Benefits are scheduled to become available on January 1, 2021.
Join MNN today to sign up for an Office Hours appointment with Danielle Fleury, MNN's Director of Government Affairs to get your questions on PMFL answered. Danielle provides targeted technical assistance to MNN members on important policy issues during these monthly appointments. Click the button below to join MNN for Office Hours and for other benefits that can inform and strengthen your nonprofit.
Census Resources for Nonprofits: Grants and a Guide
Two resources are available for nonprofits to engage their communities to participate in the 2020 Census, one of the most fundamental civic exercises happening next year.

The Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth released an RFP for the   Complete Count Grant Program , a $2.5M statewide grant program for nonprofits and other eligible entities to support outreach efforts in hard-to-count communities during the 2020 Census. Click here to watch a recorded webinar with detailed information about the Grant Program. Grant applications are due on December 20.

In addition, MNN's latest Commonwealth Insights report is an easy-to-use guide for nonprofits to begin their preparations to support the 2020 Census count, particularly in hard-to-count communities. "The Census is Coming: How Nonprofits Can Make Sure that Everyone Counts–and Why They Should" includes a checklist with key steps, messaging points, and a list of resources for nonprofits. Click here to download the guide.
Nominate Nonprofit Professionals Who Shine for the Light of Dawnn Awards
Nominations for the 2020 Light of Dawnn Awards are being accepted through Friday, January 10.

The Light of Dawnn Awards were created to commemorate Dawnn Ashley Jaffier. The awards recognize individuals who are working on the front lines at nonprofits and who demonstrate the spirit that is Dawnn's legacy: compassion and unwavering commitment to serve those in need. The awards are intended for nonprofit professionals who, while not in highly-visible roles, make a positive impact in their communities. The awards, which include a monetary gift for each recipient, will be given in a public ceremony in late February.

Click the button below to nominate a nonprofit worker who shines a light in their community as Dawnn did.
" 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.
How Nonprofits Can Address Unconscious Bias
In order to address discrimination and inequities within the workplace, many organizations are turning to implicit bias training. In some of these efforts, the belief is that one-day trainings are enough and can remove bias from employees. Through partnerships with other organizations, YW Boston has found that this assumption is incorrect. To successfully address discrimination and inequities in the workplace, organizations must transform the way they approach unconscious bias.
Boost Your Nonprofit Advocacy with MassTrac by InstaTrac
Nonprofits need to be smart about their public policy advocacy, and advancing their agendas in the State House frequently requires up-to-date knowledge of the legislative process. MNN is now offering its members discounted subscriptions to MassTrac by InstaTrac , a legislative tracking service used by over 1,300 government relations professionals. Learn more about this new benefit and how it can boost nonprofit advocacy during a free webinar on Wednesday, January 8 . Click the blue button to the right below to register. Click the yellow button to the left 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!

Cigna is a global health services company.

Flowetik helps nonprofit leaders increase support and grow their organizations through smart, practical brand marketing. *Free 30-60 minute phone consultations and 10% discount on multi-year projects .

K. Weill provides nonprofits with targeted fund development services. *Free 30-minute phone consultation.

Lizann Peyton is an independent nonprofit consultant that specializes in governance, strategic planning, leadership coaching, stakeholder engagement, facilitation, and more.

Sussman Associates is a nonprofit management consulting firm that builds capacity, enhances performance, and supports organizational change.

Zoglio Financial provides part-time and interim accounting and financial management services.
Revenue Diversification – 10 Questions to Consider
by James Matzdorff, CPA, Kevin P. Martin & Associates, P.C.

With increasing competition and shrinking budgets, it is important for nonprofits to broaden their horizons to alternative sources of revenue in order to better protect against economic decline and uneven political environments. While diversification of revenue may allow nonprofit organizations to have a more stable financial position, implementing these streams brings different levels of reliability, limitations, costs and concerns with each possibility. Consider these 10 questions.
ioby  provides civic leaders with a crowdfunding platform and one-on-one fundraising coaching to raise the dollars needed to bring an idea to life. Join them for a free webinar to learn the nuts and bolts of how to crowdfund local projects that benefit the community.  Register here .
MNN is pleased to announce an affiliation with InstaTrac, publisher of the MassTrac legislative service used by 1,300 Massachusetts government relations professionals. Join MNN for this joint MNN-InstaTrac webinar to learn more about Instatrac and its services. MNN members receive a 15-35% discount on InstaTrac’s MassTrac service. Register here .
Job Opportunities

Development Coordinator , Improbable Players
President , Stern Center for Language and Learning
Director , Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education
Manager of Site-Based Mentoring , Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Development Manager , Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
Foundation Relations Manager , Kennedy-Donovan Center
Program Lead/Teacher at Mt. Tom Academy , Collaborative for Educational Services
Chief Executive Officer , Isles, Inc.
Project Coordinator , CF Leads
Membership Recruitment Specialist - Northwest of Boston , Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
Program Director , First Literacy
Development Associate , Judge Baker Children's Center
Site Director , Wayside Youth & Family Support Network
Master's Level Clinician , Youth Villages
Program and Marketing Coordinator , Charles River Conservancy
Development Coordinator , Charles River Conservancy
Staff Accountant , Massachusetts Service Alliance
Recruitment Strategist , The Public Interest Network
Major Gifts Officer , William James College
Associate Director of Development , Trinity Boston Connects
Executive Director , Boston Landmarks Orchestra
Director of Fundraising , The Phoenix
Executive Director , Maine Women's Lobby
Nonprofit leaders are invited to take part in a national survey for small nonprofits and also have a chance to win $250 for a nonprofit of their choice. Take Mission Met 's survey to help small nonprofits with their strategy and fundraising efforts at . Your response is anonymous, valuable and appreciated.

The new Online Graduate Certificate in Community-Based Nonprofit Leadership offered through the Merrimack College Community Engagement Program will be available this spring. This three-course certificate will enhance participants' skills in fundraising, community relations, volunteer management, diversity training, and leadership. Learn more at .

Blaze Pizza is fast fire'd pizza with artisan ingredients on an assembly line. Setup a fundraiser at for one of their seven locations in MA, RI, and NH. Blaze Pizza kickbacks 20% of sales to your nonprofit.
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