IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Members-Only Policymaker Roundtable with Senator Eric Lesser on Tuesday, June 25
  • Submit Proposals for Conference Workshops by this Friday, June 14
  • New and Returning Board Members Welcomed at Nonprofit Awareness Day
  • Regional Meetings in the Southeast, Pioneer Valley, and Cape & Islands Regions
  • Nonprofit 411: How Does the New Transportation Benefits Tax Impact Nonprofits?
  • Free Webinars
  • Jobs and Resources
Members-Only Policymaker Roundtable with Senator Eric Lesser on Tuesday, June 25
MNN members are encouraged to attend the next Policymaker Roundtable with Senator Eric Lesser on Tuesday, June 25 from 12:00-1:00 pm at the Barr Foundation in Boston.

Senator Lesser holds several leadership positions in the legislature. Elected at the age of 29, Senator Lesser spearheads the Senate's agenda on millennial issues, including technology policy, student debt, and greater youth engagement in public affairs.

The 2019 Policymaker Roundtable series is presented by Comcast NBCUniversal .

Click the button to the left to register. Please note that Policymaker Roundtables are only open to current MNN members. To join MNN and gain access to Policymaker Roundtables as well as other great benefits, click the button to the right .
Submit Proposals for Conference Workshops by this Friday, June 14
The request for workshop proposals for MNN's Annual Conferences closes this Friday, June 14 . The Annual Conference on Wednesday, October 16   at the Sheraton Framingham will feature 25-30 workshops that address the diverse professional development needs of a large nonprofit audience. MNN is looking for workshops that fall under seven major categories: Advocacy and Public Policy; Communications; Development; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Leadership; Measurement and Evaluation; and Operations. The RFP can be found  here ; FAQs can be found  here

Click the button to the left to submit your proposal.

Sponsorship of the Annual Conference is a great way to increase the visibility of companies within the nonprofit sector and is available to current MNN affiliate members. Click the button to the right to learn more about sponsorship.
New and Returning Board Members Welcomed at Nonprofit Awareness Day

At the Annual Meeting held during Nonprofit Awareness Day: A Celebration of Nonprofit Excellence   on June 3, MNN nonprofit members elected three new board members and re-elected five returning board members to the MNN Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of representatives from eight nonprofit subsectors across eight regions of the state to ensure that the organization is representative of the entire Massachusetts nonprofit sector. At-large members support and assist with achieving organizational goals.

The new and returning board members are featured below. Candidates with an asterisk ( * ) next to their name are returning board members. Read their biographies here .

Read more about Nonprofit Awareness Day including a list of the Nonprofit Excellence Award winners here .
Jacquie Anderson*

Senior Director of Grantmaking,
Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Massachusetts

At-Large Member
Elizabeth Cannon*

Executive Director,
Lowell Association for the Blind

Northeast Region
Dennis P. Carman

President and CEO,
United Way of Plymouth County

Southeast Region
Charmane Higgins*

Human Rights Subsector
Amanda Holm Hartigan

Assistant Director of Programs Data & Insight,
The Boston Foundation

At-Large Member
Eric Masi*

Executive Director,
Wayside Youth and Family Support Network

Human Services Subsector
Celina Miranda

Executive Director,
Hyde Square Task Force

Greater Boston Region
Liana Toscanini*

Founder and Executive Director,
Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires

Berkshires Region
Regional Meetings in the Southeast, Pioneer Valley, and Cape & Islands Regions
MNN invites all nonprofits to the Southeast Regional Meeting on Thursday, July 11 from 9:00-11:00 am at the Waypoint Event Center in New Bedford; the Pioneer Valley Regional Meeting on Thursday, July 25 from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm ; and the Cape & Islands Regional Meeting on Wednesday, July 31 from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth. The meetings are free and open to all nonprofits.

This year's meetings will provide a membership update and review new and expanded member services and programs that MNN offers. In addition, the meetings will include a presentation on the 2020 Census and the role that nonprofits can play to help insure an accurate count. There will also be time for informal networking before and after the meetings.

The Southeast Regional Meeting will be presented in partnership with the United Way of Greater New Bedford. The Pioneer Valley Regional Meeting is presented in partnership with the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts. The Cape & Islands Regional Meeting will be presented in partnership with Cape Cod Foundation, the Cotuit Center for the Arts, and the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. 

Register below.
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!


Amdsen Consulting provides fundraising and communication consultation for small-to-mid-size nonprofit organizations.

BANKW staffing provides temporary and direct-hire staffing services in the areas of finance, accounting, information technology, administration, legal, human resources, and sales.

G.T. Reilly & Company provides audit, accounting, tax, and advisory services to nonprofit clients.  *Free initial consultation.

Indigo Associates provides outsourced controller and CFO services to nonprofit agencies.

Legit Locksmith provides 24/7 professional locksmith services in Boston.

Luba Falk Feigenberg is a researcher, psychologist, and educator who works with organizations to use data in service of building a culture of inquiry, reflective practice, and continuous learning.
Santander Bank is an active provider of capital, treasury management, risk management, and international solutions. 
 *Free Liquidity Management assessment by a Certified Treasury Professional.

Springfield College's School of Professional and Continuing Studies provides broadly accessible higher education for adult learners.

NONPROFIT 411
How Does the New Transportation Benefits Tax Impact Nonprofits?
by Brad Bedingfield, Hemenway & Barnes, LLP

To the dismay of nonprofits across the country, costs incurred in providing certain commuting and parking benefits to employees now result in a tax payable by the charity or other tax-exempt organization. The tax is framed as a deemed “unrelated business income tax” (or “UBIT”), and the costs that trigger this tax are treated as deemed “unrelated business taxable income” (or “UBTI”). Treatment of these costs as deemed UBTI affects how the taxes are calculated, and what options an organization may have for avoiding or minimizing the tax.
FREE WEBINARS
This webinar will provide a general overview of the MA Paid Family Medical Leave program including how it coordinates with FMLA, notice requirements, implementation timelines and the latest in guidance about how to plan for these changes and be sure your organization is in compliance. Sample notice forms and posting notices will be shared as well as initial guidance about updating your leave policies and considering your disability benefits currently in place. This webinar is hosted by the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network and presented by  Insource Services Register here .
When it comes to achieving retirement goals, what are some working Americans and their employers doing right? Finding answers to this question has never been more urgent as life expectancy increases. In this webinar, we identify specific employee actions — “habits of success” — that correlate with significantly higher projected lifetime income when working years end. Moreover, employers can foster these behaviors through various plan features, tools, and access to professional advice. Find out how the MA 401(k) CORE Plan, a retirement plan built for nonprofits, can help. This webinar is hosted by the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network and is presented by Massachusetts CORE Plan Register here .
JOBS and RESOURCES
Job Opportunities

Programs and Services Manager , Massachusetts Nonprofit Network
Census Bureau Jobs in Massachuse tts , U.S. Census Bureau
Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator , English for New Bostonians
Development Associate , GreenLight Fund
Associate, King Boston , The Boston Foundation
Executive Director , Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation
Program Manager , FSH Society
Operations Manager , Open Table, Inc.
Policy Analyst , New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute
Communications and Operation Associate , Massachusetts Service Alliance
Programs and Administrative Associate , Philanthropy Massachusetts
Development Officer , Science from Scientists
Office Manager & Bookkeeper , Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
Program Assistant , Public Responsibility in Medicine & Research, Inc.
Credentialing and Compensation Administration , Unitarian Universalist Association
Boston - Climbing Instructor , The Phoenix - Sober Active Community
Development Coordinator , New Art Center
Capital Programs Manager , Esplanade Association
Executive Director , Boston Neighborhood Community Land Trust
Writing Teacher , Beacon Academy
Nonprofit Creative Associate , The Public Interest Network
Grants Administration Associate , The Boston Foundation
Family Services Manager , Jeremiah Program
Executive Director , ALS Association - Massachusetts Chapter
Partnerships and Events Associate , Valley Venture Mentors
Development Operations Associate , Girls Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
Park Ranger , Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Resources
The Boston Foundation is hosting free information sessions on their Open Door Grant Program in locations across Greater Boston. These sessions will be opportunities for nonprofits to learn more about the grant program and ask questions. Information sessions will be held in Boston, Chelsea, Natick, and online. Limit 1 representative per nonprofit. Register here .

New Profit Inc. is seeking an organization to share their new office space at 225 Franklin Street in Boston. Details on the space can be foun d here . Contact phuong_dao@newprofit.org if interested.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has announced that applications for their Healthy Living Accelerator Grant Program are now being accepted. Blue Cross seeks to fund programs and initiatives that: promote healthy living by addressing the inter-connectedness of healthy eating, active lifestyles, and positive environments; influence behavior change and advance the health of Massachusetts residents; and scale existing models or jump start new ideas. The Healthy Living Accelerator Grant Program will provide five organizations with a one-time grant of up to $100,000. Applications are due by Tuesday, July 2, 2019 , and can be submitted here .

BANKW Staffing is offering complimentary conference room space to nonprofit members of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. Conference room space is available in all four of their offices in Boston, Woburn, Portsmouth, NH, and Bedford, NH. To view their space or to reserve a conference room, please contact Jillian Vaillancourt at jvaillancourt@bankwstaffing.com .

Dynamic Solution Associates is on a mission to share nonprofits' missions as they put together a new blog series featuring great organizations. They are looking for nonprofits to join them for coffee or tea to hear their stories. They will put these stories into a blog and on social media that nonprofits can then share with their audiences. Email kate@dsaboston.com to set up a coffee date.
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