2020 Annual Conference


Early Bird registration is now OPEN! Click here to register before rates end at 11:59 PM on Tuesday, September 22nd.

Early Bird rates start at $50 for MNN non-profit members.

What’s new this year?

1. Experience a flexible format that’s designed to fit seamlessly into your busy virtual work schedule.

2. Watch workshops and our four opening segments live or on your own time. 

3. Enjoy access to over 20 hours of educational content through workshops, networking, speakers, and panels.

4. Engage with fellow attendees and colleagues on a virtual event platform designed to facilitate connections in our online world. 

See our flyer here to learn more and help spread the word!

Governor CC Announcement-minAttendees will hear remarks by Governor Charlie Baker about issues facing the nonprofit sector, pandemic recovery, and the road ahead.


The workshops will cover a variety of topics for every stage in a nonprofit career, from fundraising to strategies to address equity, diversity, and inclusion in a nonprofit organization. Attendees will have access to over 20 hours of educational workshops and networking! View this year’s workshops here.

Networking Opportunities
Over 600 conference attendees come to the MNN conference every year to leverage the collective experience and expertise of hundreds of professionals while building lasting connections. Use our virtual event platform to schedule a time to network with fellow attendees and exhibitors and take advantage of moderated group networking hours. View the schedule of this year’s conference here.

Keynote SpeakerKeynote Speaker - Kevin Washington CC Announcement (1)-min

This year’s conference will feature Kevin Washington, President and CEO of the YMCA of the USA. On Thursday, October 15th, Kevin Washington will deliver remarks on today’s’ environment and “New Paths Forward” while taking audience-submitted Q&A for the conference’s final opening segment. Kevin Washington is the President and CEO of the YMCA of the USA and former President and CEO of the Greater Boston YMCA. A 40-year YMCA professional, Kevin Washington is the 14th person and first African American to lead the Y in the United States. Learn more about Kevin Washington here.



Keynote Panel2020 Panelist 5 square w_ text-min
The keynote panel at MNN’s 2020 conference will discuss issues important to Massachusetts nonprofits such as racial justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. The panel will be moderated by Michael Curry, Deputy CEO and General Counsel of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. The panelists are Eric Masi, President and CEO of Wayside Youth & Family Support NetworkBeth Chandler, President and CEO of YW BostonCharmane Higgins, Executive Director of Trinity Boston Connects; and Lee Pelton, President of Emerson College. Learn more about our panel here.

2020 Lifetime Achievement Award WinnersLifetime Achievement Award for website 2020-min

Nonprofit sector legends from Massachusetts will be awarded the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Awards. Meet our Lifetime Achievement Award winners: Clementina Chéry Founder, President, and CEO of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute and Jay Lynch: Executive Director of the Brockton Area Arc, Inc. Learn more about our winners here.






This year’s virtual event is available to everyone in the nonprofit sector, without the constraints of room size or travel.

Take a sneak peek at this year’s conference with the preview below!

Conference Video Teaser Preview Image (1)-min


2020 Conference Thank You Sponsors (1)-min

Learn about our 2020 Annual Conference sponsors here.

Contact Madeleine Morgan with any immediate questions.