IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Policy Update: Paid Family and Medical Leave Draft Regulations and Toolkits Released
  • MNN Kicks Off 2020 Census Efforts with Statewide Partners
  • Register for Nonprofit Awareness Day: A Celebration of Nonprofit Excellence on June 3
  • Free Webinar on Wednesday: "New Transportation Benefits Tax on Nonprofits"
  • Discuss Policy and Explore Membership at the MetroWest Regional Meeting
  • Nonprofit 411: Are You Still Living In the 1980's?
  • Free Webinars
  • Jobs and Resources
Policy Update: Paid Family and Medical Leave Draft Regulations and Toolkits Released

After hosting listening sessions over the past several months, the Massachusetts Department of Family and Medical Leave has published  updated Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) draft regulations  on its website. The Department has also released employer and employee toolkits to assist with implementation of the law, accessible at  www.mass.gov/dfml . The toolkits contain helpful resources for businesses and individuals to navigate the latest information regarding the PFML law. MNN appreciates the input of nonprofits on the PFML law at our Regional Meetings and will continue to update the sector on important developments concerning the law. Contact  Danielle Fleury  to share feedback on the regulations, or with any questions.
MNN Kicks Off 2020 Census Efforts with Statewide Partners
Last Monday, MNN took part in two Census kickoff events. Secretary of State Bill Galvin launched statewide efforts at a ceremony in Framingham hosted with Mayor Yvonne Spicer ( click here for Boston Globe coverage of the event). Boston Mayor Marty Walsh held a kickoff event with nonprofit and community leaders in East Boston ( click here for WBUR coverage).

As trusted messengers, nonprofits can play an important role in driving Census participation in hard-to-count communities. Nonprofits that are interested in learning more about and getting involved with the 2020 Census can:

  • find and join their local Complete Count Committee using this tool on the Secretary of State's website;
  • promote job opportunities with the Census Bureau within their networks; and
  • visit massnonprofit.org/2020census for an up-to-date list of tools and resources to aid in Census public education and outreach.

MNN will provide additional information and resources as the 2020 Census draws closer. Contact Fernando Martinez with any questions or comments.
Register for Nonprofit Awareness Day: A Celebration of Nonprofit Excellence on June 3

Register for Nonprofit Awareness Day: A Celebration of Nonprofit Excellence! Join MNN 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 3, 2019 from 10:00 am-12:00 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 the Nonprofit Excellence Awards. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend a Lobby Day after the ceremony to engage in advocacy with their state elected officials.

The Platinum Sponsors of Nonprofit Awareness Day are Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts , Hemenway & Barnes , and Insource Services .

Click below to register for Nonprofit Awareness Day and to sign up for the #MAkingadifference social media campaign.
Free Webinar on Wednesday: "New Transportation Benefits Tax on Nonprofits

Hemenway & Barnes will present a free webinar on Wednesday, April 10, on the new transportation and benefits tax on nonprofits. In the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a new federal tax was imposed on nonprofits that provide transportation and parking benefits to their employees. Brad Bedingfield will discuss how this new tax may affect nonprofits, how to fill out the necessary tax forms, and what nonprofits can do to avoid pitfalls–and perhaps avoid the tax altogether. Click below to register.
Discuss Policy and Explore Membership at the MetroWest Regional Meeting

Join MNN's Regional Meeting for the MetroWest Region on Wednesday, May 8, from 8:30-10:30 am at Special Olympics Massachusetts in Marlborough. The meeting will feature a presentation and discussion on public policy issues pertinent to nonprofits including the 2020 Census, a membership update on new services and benefits available to MNN members, and time for networking. This Regional Meeting is hosted in partnership with the MetroWest Nonprofit Network and is sponsored by the Massachusetts CORE Plan . Click below to register.
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!


AAFCPAs provides assurance, tax, business consulting, and information technology advisory solutions to nonprofit organizations, commercial companies, and estates. AAF donates 10% of its net profits annually to nonprofit organizations.

Annkissam provides innovative, affordable technology solutions for nonprofits and mission-driven organizations.

Cox Capital Management provides custom managed portfolios with an emphasis on capital preservation, predictable income, diversification, and risk management.

Egmont Associates is a full-service national executive search firm specializing in CEO searches for nonprofits and foundations.
Forge Consulting specializes in facilitation and planning, demonstrating impact, coaching for emerging leaders, and organizational development.
*10% discount for MNN members.

Fundraising Focus helps nonprofits with fundraising, specializing on creating corporate, foundation, individual, and major gifts programs.

Good Egg offers a faster, smarter approach to background screening that looks at every part of a candidate's career.
*Discounted subscriptions to MNN members.

The Hanover provides a wide range of property and casualty products and services to individuals, families, and businesses.

The MA State Treasurer's Office, in conjunction with Empower Retirement, provides a turnkey employer-sponsored defined contribution retirement plan designed for Massachusetts nonprofits with 20 or fewer employees.

Navitance helps nonprofits with bookkeeping, controllership, and outsourced CFO services acting as an extension of the management team.
*25% discount on all services in the first month.

Nonprofit HR works exclusively with the nonprofit sector with a focus on HR consulting, talent acquisition, executive search and HR outsourcing.

Pear Associates provides grant writing, strategic planning, marketing, communications, and interim leadership to nonprofit organizations.

Rogers & Gray Insurance offers personal, business, and employee benefits insurance, with nine locations throughout Massachusetts.

United Personnel is a staffing firm that matches organizations with temporary workers, contract positions, and direct hire placements.
NONPROFIT 411
Are You Still Living in the 1980's?
by Barry MacQuarrie, CPA, Kevin P. Martin & Associates, P.C.

Do you ever feel like your nonprofit organization is operating the same way it did in the 1980's? Although the '80s was a great decade, it’s also when we started to spend time keying and rekeying data into our new desktop accounting applications. The impact of new technologies during the past decade has been nothing short of amazing. By embracing these radical new technologies, we can break old habits and build organizations that are more efficient and reliable.
FREE WEBINARS
IT security is a necessary tool to keep nonprofits safe from ransomware, malware, and other threats that create data security risk exposures. Nonprofits and their employees need to know how to use it. In this webinar, Tuan Pham, Chief Executive Officer of Tech Networks of Boston , will educate participants on strategies to reduce the risk of data loss, reputation damage, lost revenue, and business-threatening downtime that can occur with a cyber attack.  Register here .
On Tuesday, May 14, 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. MNN will cover a range of benefits including advocacy, events, programming, and cost-saving resources. MNN 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 .
JOBS and RESOURCES
Job Opportunities

Office Manager , Boston Landmarks Orchestra
Volunteer Programs Coordinator, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Deputy Director , Irish International Immigrant Center
Director of Development , The FullFrame Initiative
Development Associate , The Boston Foundation
Program Manager, Found in Translation
Manager of Volunteer Engagement , Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Seasonal Horticulturist , Esplanade Association
Director of Development , Raising A Reader MA
Career Services Director , Franklin Hampshire Employment and Training Consortium
In-Home Therapist (Full-Time, Salaried, Master's Level Clinician), Family Continuity
Business Analyst , Craftsman Technology Group
Membership Recruitment Specialist-Northwest of Boston , Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
Director of Philanthropy , The Option Institute
Movement City Director , Lawrence CommunityWorks, Inc.
Affiliate Network Manager , MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring , Mass Mentoring Partnership
Assistant Controller , Unitarian Universalist Association
Substance Abuse Counselor (Boston/Waltham, Middlesex Human Service Agency
Executive Director - New England , The Institute for Nonprofit Practice
Chief Operating Officer , The College Diabetes Network
Marketing Coordinator , Tech Networks of Boston
Grants Manager , Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation
Finance Coordinator , Grassroots International
Executive Director , Trinity Boston Foundation
Resources
Grow Native Massachusetts is looking for 1,000 square feet of leased office space at a larger nonprofit institution, in a shared space with other organizations with a similar mission, in a historic property, or in an affordable commercial rental property. They are looking in Waltham, Lexington, Arlington, Watertown, Belmont, or the neighboring communities. Here is a list of their requirements. Contact Karen Gibson with any information on potential options.

Josh Kraft , President & CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, and Karen Voci , President of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation recently co-authored an article describing the importance of strong partnerships between nonprofits and corporations. Click here to read, "It's All in the Details: Tips for Successful Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships."

The Massachusetts Conference on Volunteerism will be on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the DCU Center in Worcester. The Conference, hosted every year by the Massachusetts Service Alliance , is the only statewide convening on volunteer management in Massachusetts. The Conference will feature 22 workshop offerings and networking opportunities. Click here to register.

The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) is seeking participants for its statewide survey, " TCI's Women's Development in Massachusetts 2019 Impact Study ." The survey focuses on understanding employers' actions to develop, retain, and advance women employees in Massachusetts. Nonprofits interested in participating in the survey can email survey@commonwealthinstitute.org to receive a unique URL.

Boston University’s Nonprofit Management and Leadership (NML) Certificate Program is now accepting applications for its seven-month program designed to strengthen the management skills of nonprofit leaders and to advance the impact of nonprofit organizations. The program meets weekly on Tuesday evenings from September through April. Applications for the May 5 priority deadline can be submitted at bu.edu/nml .  

SOAR Management Consulting Group provides pro-bono management consulting services to Greater Boston nonprofits and public agencies facing planning and operational challenges associated with organizational growth and change. SOAR consultations help organizations meet their strategic objectives, strengthen their governance and leadership, and adapt to changing cultural and economic trends. Learn more at soarmcg.org .
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 fmartinez@massnonprofitnet.org