Policymaker Roundtable

About MNN’s Policymaker Roundtable Series:

In 2016, MNN launched its Policymaker Roundtable series, which brings together MNN members and government leaders to have candid conversations about issues impacting the nonprofit sector.

We believe these meetings will not only benefit our members but also increase the awareness and support for the vital work nonprofits undertake each and every day.

Please note, the roundtables are only open to members of MNN. To find out more about membership or to join, click here or email us at membership@massnonprofitnet.org.

2018 Policymaker Roundtables:

Auditor Bump headshot 2014 mediumState Auditor of Massachusetts Suzanne Bump, February 8, 2018, at 12:00 pm

The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network is pleased to welcome State Auditor Suzanne Bump to our members-only Policymaker Roundtable series on Thursday, February 8 at 12:00 pm at the NonProfit Center in Boston.

The Office of the State Auditor conducts audits, investigations, and studies to promote accountability and transparency, improve performance, and make government work better. Auditor Bump has championed the use of innovative technologies to improve government performance and recruited and trained a talented staff to bolster these efforts. Since taking office, Bump has established her office as a national leader in government accountability, enabling it to receive numerous national awards for excellence in conducting audits and innovations in the use of data analytics to identify root causes of over-spending and poor service delivery by state agencies.

Auditor Bump is the 25th Auditor of the Commonwealth, and the first woman to serve in this role in the state’s history. She previously served as Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development under Governor Deval Patrick, and also represented the Town of Braintree in the Massachusetts House of Representatives for eight years. In the private sector, she worked as a business advocate, legal counsel, and a member of the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations, including the South Shore Chamber of Commerce and St. Francis House.

Attendees will have the chance to speak with Auditor Bump directly and ask her any questions they may have. Register here. Note that this event is open to members only. To learn more about becoming a member, click here.

2017 Policymaker Roundtables:







Secretary of Administration and Finance Michael Heffernan, November 20, 2017



Representative Jeffrey Sánchez, July 26, 2017

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Senator Jennifer Flanagan, May 16, 2017



2016 Policymaker Roundtables:

Ronald L. Walker, II, Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, December 12, 2016



Marylou Sudders, Secretary of Health and Human Services, September 14, 2016



Mary Beckman, Assistant Attorney General, April 15, 2016



Karen Spilka, State Senator, January 26, 2016

Support of the 2016 Policymaker Roundtable series was provided by the Hyams Foundation through its Special Opportunities Fund.