IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Early-Bird Registration for Annual Conference: Save on Workshops to Build Your Nonprofit Career
  • Policy Updates
  • Census Funding Opportunities from the Commonwealth and the City of Boston
  • Paid Family Medical Leave Education Sessions
  • *NEW FEATURE* Our Shared Sector: Four Ways To Become a More Inclusive Nonprofit Leader
  • MNN's Work Across Massachusetts in 2019
  • Nonprofit 411: MA Paid Family and Medical Leave: What Do Nonprofits Need to Do For the October 1 Deadline?
  • Free Webinars
  • Jobs and Resources
Early-Bird Registration for Annual Conference: Save on Workshops to Build Your Nonprofit Career
Register today  for MNN's   Annual Conference on Wednesday, October 16, "Building A Better Commonwealth,"  to get discounted access to workshops designed to help build your nonprofit career. The Conference will bring together over 600 nonprofit professionals and business leaders from across the state to learn best practices in nonprofit work and network with their peers. Click the button below to register.
Check out these and other great workshops that will be presented at this year's conference:
"Beyond Diversity Numbers: How to Move Your Nonprofit and Board Towards Racial Equity"
In this workshop, Judy Freiwirth of Nonprofit Solutions Associates and Curdina Hill of ClearWays Consulting will help participants increase their understanding of key concepts such as systemic racism, implicit bias, and micro-aggressions, and will give equity assessment tools to help nonprofit board members and staff take stock of their practices and identify areas of improvement.
"Learning to Love (or At Least Live With) Restricted Revenue"
Tim Warren and Curtis Klotz of CliftonLarsonAllen LLP will provide participants with an understanding of the new standards on revenue recognition and restricted revenue, and will provide direction on how these new standards can be used to develop more effective grant proposal narratives and budgets.
Census Funding Opportunities from the Commonwealth and the City of Boston
MNN has worked with its MassCounts partners to secure state funding to ensure a complete census count in 2020. The FY20 State Budget included $2.5M to create a new statewide Complete Count Grant Program, a competitive process for nonprofits to apply for support for their education and outreach efforts related to the 2020 Census. MNN will share more information on the Complete Count Grant Program when it is available.

In addition, the City of Boston is accepting applications for mini-grants to fund Boston nonprofits working with "hard-to-count" populations to develop and implement education, awareness, and mobilization strategies around the 2020 Census. Applications are due by September 6 at 4:00 pm . Click here to apply.
Paid Family Medical Leave Education Sessions
The state Department of Paid Family Medical Leave is offering education sessions across the state to help employers prepare to administer their new employee benefit program. This program provides temporary income replacement to eligible workers who are welcoming a new child into their family, are struck by a serious illness or injury, need to take care of an ill or ailing relative, and for certain military considerations. Click here to register for an upcoming event.
This month we launch a new SectorNews feature called " Our Shared Sector ," a partnership between MNN and YW Boston . This feature will include advice for nonprofits; first‐person testimonials about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) work; stories of its impact; and information about challenges and opportunities encountered by nonprofit professionals working to advance DEI in their organizations. Reach out here with any feedback or suggestions for Our Shared Sector.
Our Shared Sector: Four Ways to Become a More Inclusive Nonprofit Leader
Studies have found that nonprofit organizations are suffering from racial and gender leadership gaps . Research shows that people of color have similar qualifications as white respondents and are more likely to aspire to nonprofit leadership positions, yet people of color are severely underrepresented in leadership positions within the nonprofit sector. This has left many nonprofits wondering how they can develop more inclusive leadership in order to successfully support diversity and inclusion within their organization. What exactly is an inclusive leader? How does one become an inclusive leader, and how can individuals assess their own leadership skills?
MNN's Work Across Massachusetts in 2019
This year MNN has been traveling across the Commonwealth to meet nonprofits and present on important topics such as the 2020 Census, the effects of federal tax reform, state public policy concerns, and other issues. The 2019 Regional Meetings took place in cities and towns in every region of Massachusetts: MNN met with nonprofits in  Lowell , Pittsfield , Worcester , Boston , Marlborough , New Bedford , Springfield , and South Yarmouth . MNN thanks its statewide partners, sponsors, and all attendees who made the Regional Meetings successful.
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!

Appleton Partners provides customized financial planning and investment solutions.

BDO USA, LLP is a professional services firm providing assurance, tax, and advisory services to publicly traded and privately held companies.

C.J. Cohen and Associates offers a wide range of services focused on capacity building, executive transition, executive coaching, strategic planning, and organizational re-structuring.
*10% discount.

Dawn Grenier offers grant writing services and training, grant portfolio development, and grant program resources to nonprofits.
*20% discount for the first 5 hours of a consulting contract.

DevCollaborative works with nonprofits on website design and management, specializing in Drupal and WordPress site builds, website support, and more.
*Discounted rates.

DonorView is a could-based, all-in-one software solution for nonprofit organizations, specializing in fundraising, CRM event management, membership management, and more.
*4 months of subscription for free plus 20% off data conversion.

Results Communications and Research offers digital and traditional marketing services, including social media and blog voice/presence, web site launches and revisions, and online advertising and analytics.
*A number of pro-bono and gratis hours when engaged for paid work and a free application to Google AdWords on members' behalf.




TSNE MissionWorks provides a dynamic mix of financial management and consulting services, executive transitions, training programs, and community investments.

UMass Boston offers a variety of spaces for meetings, conferences, banquets, or special events.

William August serves as trusted legal counsel to a broad range of nonprofit organizations, including 501c3, c4, and c6 corporations.

WittKieffer is a global executive search firm specializing in senior-level, mid-level and interim executive search, leadership solutions and board services .
NONPROFIT 411
MA Paid Family and Medical Leave: What Do Nonprofits Need to Do For the October 1 Deadline?
by Saleha Walsh, Insource Services

Massachusetts provided us with a summer break in delaying the implementation of the payroll taxes that will fund the new state paid leave program. Now it’s time to prepare to meet the upcoming deadlines that require employers to notify their employees of program benefits and to begin employer contributions and employee deductions.   
FREE WEBINARS
Are you making decisions based upon incomplete, outdated or inaccurate information? Do you know if you are? Many nonprofit organizations don’t have the resources to employ high level accounting and finance professionals. As a result, management of these organizations find themselves, knowingly or unknowingly, making decisions based on inaccurate financial information. This webinar will teach key metrics that any organization can track, as well as what those metrics tell you about the financial health of your organization. This webinar is hosted by MNN and is presented by  Kevin P. Martin & Associates Register here .
This webinar will cover using cloud systems as a file server replacement, easily meet compliance requirements, and provide staff the tools they need so they don’t have to use “Shadow IT.” Attendees will learn how Dropbox can meet these needs, basic management of the platform, and learn about enhanced features to improve workflows. This webinar is hosted by MNN and presented by  Insource Services Register here .
JOBS and RESOURCES
Job Opportunities

Donor Relations Coordinator , Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Executive Director , New Hampshire Humane Society
Court Advocate , Rosie's Place
Director of Institutional Research , William James College
Youth in Philanthropy Instructor-Wayland , Foundation for MetroWest
Campus Organizer , Work for Progress
Staff Accountant , Proteus Fund
Digital Marketing & Design Associate , MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
Finance Manager , Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Program Associate, Education to Career , The Boston Foundation
Manager of Volunteer Engagement , Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Administrative Assistance , Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging
Director of Development , Campus Compact
AmeriCorps Planning Grant Consultant , United Way of Greater New Bedford
Bilingual Training Coordinator , Acre Family Child Care
Early High School Advisor , Breakthrough Greater Boston
U.S. PIRG Policy Fellowship , Work for Progress
Literacy Tutor , The Literacy Lab
Development Associate , Friendship Home
President and CEO , MassHire Metro North Workforce Board
Practice Services Manager , Centering Healthcare Institute
Chief Operating Officer , Quincy Community Action Programs
Program Manager-Homelessness , Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance
Executive Director , The Lenny Zakim Fund
Master's Level Clinician , Youth Villages
Vice President, Donor Impact and Engagement , United South End Settlements
Youth Support Coordinator , Hyde Square Task Force
Office Manager , Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers
Director of Planning & Resource Development , Community Action Pioneer Valley
Director of Development , Springfield Symphony Orchestra
Resources
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is accepting applications for the MetroCommon 2050 Outreach Mini-Grant Program to help gather diverse perspectives on Greater Boston’s next regional plan for 2050. MAPC is offering the $5,000 to $15,000 grants to support events, community engagement, and outreach to harder-to-reach communities. Learn more and sign up for an informational webinar here .

The next deadline for the Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation 's  Small Capital Grant s Program  is Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 5:00 pm ET. The program supports one-time capital expenses between $10,000-$50,000 that directly enhance a nonprofit organization's ability to serve its clients and achieve its mission. Grants may be used for such purposes as facility improvements, vehicles, equipment purchases, and other non-expendable assets. The Foundation targets this assistance to nonprofit organizations with annual operating budgets under $5 million. Organizations from Greater Boston and select Gateway Cities in Eastern MA are encouraged to apply. For more information, including complete eligibility requirements, please visit the Foundation’s  website  or  register for the 8/15/19 info session webinar. For questions, please contact Amy Hampe at 857-404-0705 or ahampe@smithfamilyfoundation.net .

In 2016, the Building Movement Project conducted a national survey on race and leadership in nonprofits. The data from that survey led to the development of the popular Race to Lead report series . Their Race to Lead survey is back . Participants will contribute to one of the largest existing data sets on race and leadership in the nonprofit sector and will help inform the next round of Race to Lead reports. The confidential survey is open to anyone working for pay in the sector and takes about 25 minutes to fill out. Click here to fill out the survey.

48 in 48 helps nonprofits jump-start their marketing efforts by building 48 websites in 48 hours. From writing the copy to designing a site to brand specifications, marketing and technology professionals volunteer and come together to set nonprofits up for success. Eligible nonprofits have under $3 million in annual revenue, do not profit from religion or politics, are locally based, and have at least one dedicated person to complete the required coursework. The next round of website builds in Boston, MA will take place on October 25-27. Click here to learn more.

Global App Initiative , an initiative lead by Boston University students, creates mobile applications for nonprofits at no cost. They are looking for organizations for the September-May academic year. Interested nonprofits can email  gai@bu.edu  to be considered for a project. To learn more, visit  globalappinitiative.org .

All Good Work connects nonprofits to donated office space to lower operating costs and amplify their impact. They have four seats located at ServCorp at One International Place in the Financial District of Boston, MA. These seats are in the flexible seating area, which means a resident may move seats from day-to-day. For more information on this opportunity, email benjamin@allgoodwork.org .

Cambridge Neighbors , a nonprofit, leases a 1,310 square foot office at 545 Concord Ave (Cambridge Alewife). They are looking to share their office space 50/50 with another organization. The proposed sublease includes the exclusive use of a 10' x 10' window office, shared access to a large open area and conference room, and 1 garage parking space. For pictures, please go to  www.ValtiCommercial.com , click on 545 Concord Ave, click on the SPACES tab, then click on Photos and Floor plan. Interested parties can email patrick@valtirealestate.com .
New and Returning MNN Nonprofit Members
A Faith That Does Justice, Inc . - Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston - Association of Fundraising Professionals of Massachusetts Chapter - Bay Path University Graduate Programs in Nonprofit Management - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/MetroWest - Breakthrough Greater Boston - Brookline Education Foundation - Center for Collaborative Education (CCE) - Children Across America - Colletteys - COSEBOC - DOVE, Inc. - Employment Options - Essex County Community Foundation - Family and Community Resources, Inc. - Fenway Community Center - FOUR PAWS International - Gifts that Matter - Guild of Boston Artists - Hill House - Jeff Coombs Memorial Foundation - Judge Baker Children's Center - Just-A-Start - Lowell Community Health Center - Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice - Massachusetts Association of CDCs - Massachusetts Councils on Aging - Massachusetts Association of School Committees - Massachusetts Charter Public School Association - Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis, Inc . - Multicultural BRIDGE - musiConnects, Inc. - nAGLY North Shore Alliance of Gay & Lesbian Youth - Nativity Preparatory School New Bedford - NonProfit Alliance of Greater Lowell - NuPath - Open Table, Inc. - Pine Street Inn - Project Giving Kids - Project New Hope - Provincetown Community Television - Rehearsal For Life - RESPOND, Inc. - Rise Above Foundation - Studio Theatre Worcester, Inc. - The Hyams Foundation, Inc. - The Phoenix - The Walden Woods Project - TKD United - Tutoring Plus of Cambridge - United Way of Acton-Boxborough - United Way of Hampshire County - Vanessa T. Marcotte Foundation - Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra - Winchester Multicultural Network - Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts - YMCA Cape Cod, Inc . - YOU, Inc. - YWCA Boston
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