• Policy Updates:
  • Census Train-the-Trainer Workshops Starting This Week
  • CORE Plan Expansion Proposed
  • New Member Benefit InstaTrac Can Strengthen State Advocacy Efforts
  • Our Shared Sector: 3 Key Diversity and Inclusion Strategies for Nonprofits
  • Join MNN for Personalized Advice on Advocacy and Communications
  • Nonprofit Office Space Opportunities
  • Nonprofit 411: Get Off the Sidelines on Workers' Compensation
  • Free Webinars
  • Jobs and Resources
Policy Updates
Census Train-the-Trainer Workshops Starting This Week
The 2020 Census is just over four months away, and groups across the Commonwealth are starting their outreach and organizing to ensure that every Massachusetts resident is counted. The Massachusetts Statewide Complete Count Committee is hosting free "train the trainers" workshops throughout Massachusetts for community leaders, organizational staff and volunteers working on Census outreach.

Participants will:
  • learn and share tools and resources to develop strong awareness and outreach campaigns for a successful 2020 Census;
  • be prepared to talk and connect with residents they serve;
  • receive information to help with setting up outreach programs; and
  • build connections between organizations to seed collaboration.
Workshops are happening this week in Hyannis, Martha's Vineyard, and Worcester, with additional workshops scheduled in the weeks following. Click here to visit MNN's Census resource page and sign up for a workshop.

MNN will release a new edition of C ommonwealth Insights this week, which will feature key steps and practical advice for nonprofits to help get out the count during the 2020 Census.
CORE Plan Expansion Proposed
On October 31, MNN testified alongside State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg in support of a bill that would expand access to the CORE plan. The CORE plan is a statewide multiple employer 401(k) retirement plan available to Massachusetts nonprofits with 20 or fewer employees.    H.36   An Act Relative to the 401(k) CORE plan , would eliminate the cap and expand the benefit sector-wide.

MNN is committed to working with the State Treasurer to expand this state-administered, affordable retirement plan to more nonprofits. To learn more about the CORE Plan, click here .
New Member Benefit InstaTrac Can Strengthen State Advocacy Efforts
Strategic public policy advocacy can be essential for many nonprofits to accomplish their important missions. However, organizations may lack the proper tools and information to undertake effective advocacy.

MNN members can now access a discounted yearly subscription to InstaTrac , an online legislative tracking service, to support and enhance their state-level public policy advocacy. InstaTrac's MassTrac service gives users the ability to access legislator and up-to-date staff contact information, track legislative and budget updates in real time, access reports on hearing testimony, track an unlimited number of bills, and more.

Discounts to InstaTrac of 15% to 35% are available to MNN members, depending on the organization's size. Click the button below to learn more about the InstaTrac benefit.
" 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.
3 Key Diversity and Inclusion Strategies for Nonprofits
The previous two editions of Our Shared Sector described the differences between each part of the “DE&I” Acronym: diversity, equity, and inclusion. Whether organizations are starting to embark on their diversity and inclusion journeys, or are encountering roadblocks along the way, this article provides nonprofits with three key strategies to adequately address common pitfalls in their journeys towards more equitable workplaces.
Join MNN for Personalized Advice on Advocacy and Communications
MNN members can now receive personalized advocacy and communications advice during members-only Office Hours . Appointments are held one day every month for members to ask questions or get advice on any public policy- or communications-related matters. The next Office Hours will be held on Wednesday, November 20 (policy) and Thursday, November 21 (communications). Click below to join MNN as a nonprofit member and schedule an Office Hours appointment.
Nonprofit Office Space Opportunities
There are two new office space opportunities for nonprofits:

  • Generations Incorporated is currently searching for a nonprofit to sublet a portion of their downtown Boston office space. 3-4 offices with a total of 700-1,200 square feet are available. Click here for details.
  • The Cummings Foundation is seeking nonprofit leasing clients for a variety of office spaces within its suburban portfolio. All rental profits from these properties go to charitable causes. Click here 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!

*Free initial 2 hour consultation.

CFO Analytics Training offers training and consulting in analytics and business intelligence.

Dynamics Solutions Associates is a full-service consulting form specializing in nonprofit organizations.

ioby gives local leaders the ability to crowdfund the resources they need to build real, lasting change from the ground up.

Isaacson, Miller recruits outstanding leaders who strengthen organizations that advance the public good.

Elizabeth Reinhardt provides legal services to nonprofits. *Free initial consultation.

Melissa Gilroy provides high-quality, reasonably-priced accounting, auditing, and bookkeeping services. *Half off of bookkeeping services.

N ancy Brigham Associates
Nancy Brigham Associates offers evaluation assistance to nonprofits.

Roger Magnus Research provides prospect research and analysis on donors and foundations. *10% off regular rate.
Get Off the Sidelines on Workers' Compensation
by Bruce Figueroa, People's United Bank

Human service nonprofits should not assume their workers’ compensation policies will protect them from injury claims. To the contrary: active involvement and participation by senior executives in the workers' comp management process is essential to ensuring the health of the organization and the mission. When it comes to workplace injuries, there is much more to consider.
MNN's quarterly member benefits webinar webinar is ideal for both members interested in taking advantage of all of their membership and nonprofits considering MNN membership. The webinar will cover a range of benefits including advocacy, events, programming, and cost-saving resources. The webinar will begin at 10:00 am and last 30 minutes.  Register here .
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 .
Job Opportunities

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
Senior Philanthropy Officer , Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Director of Special Projects , Springfield Prep Charter School
Master's Level Clinician , Youth Villages
Human Resource Associate , Collaborative for Ed. Services
Community Organizer , Toxics Action Center
Opportunities Manager , Amyloidosis Research Consortium
Family Support Worker , Montachusett Opportunity Council
Executive Director , Worcester Community Housing Resources
Technology & Data Associate , New England Foundation for the Arts
Development Partnerships Manager , Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
Director of Organizational Effectiveness , Union of Concerned Scientists
Public Health Policy Fellow , Work for Progress
Chief Development Officer , International Institute of New England
Staff Accountant , Zoglio Financial Management Solutions
State Director , The Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts
The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, December 3 at 1:00 pm for nonprofits to learn the "rules of the road" of public policy advocacy to advance their missions. The webinar will be led by Abby Levine of Bolder Advocacy. Participants can register here to view the webinar online, or can register here for a group viewing of the webinar at the Northampton Center for the Arts followed by a discussion led by Foundation staff.

Project Evident  is launching its next Talent Accelerator for New England-based organizations in January 2020, a six-month, cohort-based learning model to help organizations test new ideas for building evidence, build leadership capacity and alignment around a shared evidence agenda, and clearly articulate the intended impact of services and programs. Project Evident is looking for 2-4 representatives from the programs and research/evaluation teams from each participating organization. All interested participants attend the Talent Accelerator Information Session on November 14, 2019 at 10:00 am . Click here to fill out the Interest Survey to receive webinar instructions.

Arist  is a text message learning platform that helps organizations embed, manage, and assess text message courses for their students and employees. Any organization can white-label the Arist platform for a variety of uses. To learn more, contact
New and Returning MNN Nonprofit Members
American Camp Association-New England - Amloidosis Research Consortium - BalletRox - Berkshire Immigrant Center-MIRA Coalition - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay - Boston Acupuncture Project, Inc. - Boston Explorers, Inc. - Boston Harbor Now - Boston Partners in Education - Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs - Brookline Interactive Group/Public VR Lab - Building Impact - CDA Collaborative Learning Projects - Collaborative for Educational Services - Dedham Community Association - Discovery Museum - Dress for Success Worcester - EdVestors - Empower Success Corps - Fresh Start Furniture Bank - Friends of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, Inc. - Hyde Square Task Force - Initiative for a Competitive Inner City - International Institute of New England - Joe Andruzzi Foundation - Kennedy Donovan Center - Kriola's Professional Association - Life Science Cares - Logic Consortium - - Lowell Association for the Blind - Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) - Massachusetts Water Works Association - Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership - Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center - Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter - National Telecommuting Institute, Inc. - Northeast Sustainable Energy Association - Obermayer Foundation, Inc. - Opportunity Communities - PLAN of Massachusetts and Rhode Island - Pure AID, Inc. - RESOLVE New England - Soar Management Consulting Group - South Shore Chamber of Commerce - Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Squad, Inc. - The Learning Center for the Deaf - The Nature Conservancy - The Paramenter Foundation - The Shine Initiative - UU Rowe Camp & Conference Center - Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture - YWCA Cambridge
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