Community Trainings & Events Calendar

Welcome to MNN’s Nonprofit Trainings and Events Calendar! Here you’ll find trainings and events across the state to help you network, learn & give back. Browse the full calendar below or use the categories and tags to filter by region or event type.

To submit an event, click the button below.

All submissions will be approved by MNN staff prior to being posted (typically within 24 hours).  You must be an MNN nonprofit or affiliate member to submit an event. Not a member yet? Annual membership starts as low as $75 and includes unlimited job postings and many other year-round benefits. Click to learn more and join.

For questions concerning MNN’s Nonprofit Trainings and Events Calendar please contact events@massnonprofitnet.org.

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Oct
1
Sat
ESC Nonprofit Executive Roundtable @ Zoom
Oct 1 2022 – Jun 30 2023 all-day

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It can be lonely at the top. Nonprofit executives are peerless within their organization, with no one to talk to about sensitive issues and challenging situations. Empower Success Corps (ESC) is pleased to announce a new program to address this professional support gap. The ESC Nonprofit Executive RoundTable (NET) provides a confidential forum for nonprofit EDs and CEOs to share challenges and get real-time constructive feedback from smart, connected leaders who understand the unique challenges of the job.

The monthly facilitated roundtable creates a consistent community of peers where nonprofit chief executives are able to openly present issues of concern and get support from peers who have experience successfully resolving similar issues.

Our next cohort will meet for once a month for nine months starting in late September/early October.

Oct
11
Tue
What to Do (and not do) When your Executive Director Leaves @ Zoom
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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The board is responsible for hiring and supervising the chief executive.’ Unfortunately, that directive doesn’t come close to addressing the board’s full responsibility for managing CEO turnover. These transitions are complicated, but managing them need not be difficult.

This seminar identifies the two most common mistakes boards make and outlines the six tasks for managing the transition the right way.

About N. Paul TonThat

N. Paul began his nonprofit career at BayCove Human Services, opening a bi-lingual, bi-cultural residential program for homeless and mentally ill Asians. At FBC Property Management, he developed supportive housing and created a nonprofit home health aide organization.

He went on to provide interim leadership for a variety of organizations, such as VietAID, the Connecticut chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, the Brain Tumor Society, Steps to Success, New Sector Alliance, and Kennedy-Donovan Center.

N. Paul is currently Principal and Managing Member at TCF Collaborative, LLC and a board member of Nonprofit Net of Greater Boston.

Oct
12
Wed
Increase Revenue and Sustainability by Inviting Multi-Year Support @ Zoom
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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In this session you will learn about sustainable revenue and how you can position your organization to attract multi-year support. Understand what needs to be in place to secure these gifts. When do you ask? When don’t you ask? How do you steward to sustain the gifts? And where does planned giving fit in?

Please join us for this engaging workshop to explore your path to fiscal sustainability. You will leave with an understanding of how to position yourself for fundraising growth and success for the short and long term. Carefully step off the fundraising hamster wheel for a few hours. Catch your breath and let your learnings help you take your nonprofit to a new level of scale, impact, and philanthropic success.

Fiscal Sponsorship Information Session: Q&A For Interested Applicants @ Zoom
Oct 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Is fiscal sponsorship with TSNE right for you? Join us as we explore fiscal sponsorship, how this service is provided, and what responsibilities you have as a fiscally sponsored organization.

** What is Fiscal Sponsorship
TSNE’s fiscal sponsorship service offers solutions to organizations, foundations, nonprofit groups, networks, and coalitions by providing management support so program leadership and staff can focus on achieving their mission and reaching program goals. TSNE is a trusted partner to manage your finance, compliance, human resources, and insurance needs. Representatives from TSNE’s fiscal sponsorship, legal, human resources, and intake teams will be there to present information and answer your questions.

** Is Fiscal Sponsorship with TSNE Right for You
A close working relationship is necessary in order for us to effectively manage your finances, compliance, human resources, and insurance needs. Because of this, every fiscally sponsored organization is expected to meet standards of administration and accountability. This information session will explain the aspects of these expectations that are unique to our model and help you decide if fiscal sponsorship with TSNE is right for you.

Join us for a presentation and Q&A about fiscal sponsorship at TSNE.

 

Oct
13
Thu
Listen4Good Informational Session @ Zoom
Oct 13 @ 2:00 pm

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Would you like to gather better feedback data from your clients for reporting, advocacy, and fundraising?

Listen4Good can help! To learn more, register for this free informational webinar with interactive Q&A.

During the webinar, please bring your questions and be sure to ask us about ways to secure a funder to support your participation in Listen4Good.

The deadline to join Listen4Good’s January cohort is December 1, 2022 and you can register here: https://listen4good.org/join-an-informational-webinar/register-for-l4g/

Oct
18
Tue
Beyond Letters of Intent: Approaching Funders @ Zoom
Oct 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

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You’ve done your homework and identified several foundations that checked all the boxes. Their funding priorities match your project. They fund nonprofits similar to yours. They award grants in your region. They even grant money in the amount your organization needs. Okay, then. What’s next?

You may have heard it said that “if you’ve met one foundation, you’ve met one foundation.” They all have their different methods of how they want to be approached. Some want you to submit a full proposal without any introductions. Others require a 500-word online letter of intent. Still others want you speak with one of their program officers. Let’s explore the ways to make meaningful connections so they invite you to submit your full proposal.

Oct
19
Wed
CORI: What Nonprofits Need to Know to Help Their Clients @ Zoom
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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*Note: This training is not designed to help advise nonprofits on their hiring practices. It is solely focused on assisting clients with criminal records.*

This criminal records training is intended for nonprofits whose staff are involved with counseling or offering services in the community to individuals who may have criminal records. It will address the following:

– What exactly is a criminal record in Massachusetts? Who has the data? Who gets access to the data?
– How can a nonprofit help a client reduce the barriers posed by criminal records?
– What can be done if a client of a nonprofit wishes to seal a CORI?
– What crimes can be sealed? What resources are available?
– What rights do individuals with a sealed CORI have when they are applying for a job? Housing?
– What is the process for the new expungement laws for CORIs?
– What are the concerns for an individual with a CORI who has an immigration issue?

Presenter: Crispin Birnbaum, Access to Justice Fellow

Oct
24
Mon
The Match Gala @ Dorchester Brewing Company
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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Join us for an evening of Glitz, Glamour & (Savings) Goals!

Since 1999, Midas has been working to advance financial empowerment and asset building opportunities for individuals and families across Massachusetts. This October, please join us to celebrate the amazing work of our collaborative over the last year and to honor our Assets & Opportunities champions!

Oct
26
Wed
Meet-the-Donors: Donor Advised Funds @ Zoom
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Donor Advised Funds (DAFs) are an important and growing funding stream. Join Philanthropy Massachusetts as we bring together a panel of Donor Advised Fund experts to discuss what DAFs are and how they work. You’ll also hear from an individual who gives via a DAF and from a nonprofit representative who understands how to best steward and tap into donors giving via DAFs. The program will begin with a brief introduction to DAFs and their rising influence in the philanthropic world. After the panel discussion and Q&A, funders will head into separate breakout rooms for the final 30 minutes for more informal engagement with attendees.

Oct
27
Thu
Asking Without Anxiety @ Zoom
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Asking Without Anxiety is designed to support you in gaining confidence, being more prepared, and feeling less anxious in donor conversations. You will learn how to build relationships with donors in meaningful ways by developing your authentic curiosity and “fundraising listening skills” to help match your mission with your donors’ philanthropic goals. As part of your workshop, you will practice making a donor ask in a small supportive group.

This program is designed for development professionals, executive directors, board members and development volunteers.

Listen4Good Informational Session @ Zoom
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm

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Would you like to gather better feedback data from your clients for reporting, advocacy, and fundraising?

Listen4Good can help! To learn more, register for this free informational webinar with interactive Q&A.

During the webinar, please bring your questions and be sure to ask us about ways to secure a funder to support your participation in Listen4Good.

The deadline to join Listen4Good’s January cohort is December 1, 2022 and you can register here: https://listen4good.org/join-an-informational-webinar/register-for-l4g/

Nov
2
Wed
Listen4Good Informational Session @ Zoom
Nov 2 @ 2:00 pm

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Would you like to gather better feedback data from your clients for reporting, advocacy, and fundraising?

Listen4Good can help! To learn more, register for this free informational webinar with interactive Q&A.

During the webinar, please bring your questions and be sure to ask us about ways to secure a funder to support your participation in Listen4Good.

The deadline to join Listen4Good’s January cohort is December 1, 2022 and you can register here: https://listen4good.org/join-an-informational-webinar/register-for-l4g/

Nov
3
Thu
WID’s 2022 Fall Kick-off Breakfast with guest speaker Makeeba McCreary @ Weston Hotel Copley Place
Nov 3 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

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Featuring guest speaker

MAKEEBA MCCREARY, President, New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund (NCF)

Dr. Makeeba McCreary serves as president of the New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund (NCF). NCF is a coalition founded of Black and Brown executives from Massachusetts’ leading corporations united to support Black and Brown communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic and in the wake of the brutal killing by police of George Floyd. In its first year, NCF raised $30 million toward its initial fundraising goal of $100 million, which will be used to support eligible nonprofit organizations and to build an ecosystem of area leaders and stakeholders committed to dismantling systemic racism in Boston and across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

McCreary joins NCF after two and a half years with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA). In her role as the Patti and Jonathan Kraft Chief of Learning and Community Engagement, she focused on audience development and integrating diverse perspectives through the lens of art. Under her direction, she expanded the MFA’s annual roster of community celebrations and established the Black Arts and Artists Curators Circle. Working closely with MFA curators, she incorporated community voices into exhibitions and gallery displays, including the critically acclaimed Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation. During the MFA’s pandemic induced closure in 2020, McCreary’s division swiftly moved to transition all programming to a digital platform for more than 1.2 million followers winning Boston magazine’s “Best of Boston award for the best virtual museum experience. Additionally, McCreary, a passionate advocate for young people, lead the charge on improvements to the school group experience and new paid opportunities for high school and college students, including a paid college internship program and Curatorial Study Hall—a high school student-curated exhibition Black Histories, Black Futures.

Prior to joining the MFA, McCreary served as the Managing Director and Senior Advisor of External Affairs for Boston Public Schools, reporting directly to the Mayor and Superintendent of Schools. In addition to building lasting partnerships with the private sector and providing the BPS community with valuable philanthropic tools, she piloted new programs and fundraising that directly improved the educational experience for thousands of students. Previously, McCreary served as Founder and CEO of AbekaM Consulting, as an Educational Policy Consultant for Compass Consulting, and Director of Philanthropic Services for EdVestors Boston. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for a variety of local organizations including the Executive Committee of The Partnership, the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Bridge Boston Charter School Foundation, Boston Plan for Excellence and the Cotting School. A native Bostonian, McCreary received her doctorate in education from the Teachers College at Columbia University, a master’s degree in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

 

NOTE: REGISTRATION CLOSES ON TUESDAY, November 1

Crypto Donations are Changing Philanthropy: Is Your Organization Ready? @ Zoom
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Cryptocurrency donations—and the number of nonprofits equipped to receive them—are on the rise. Is your organization ready for the future of fundraising? With hundreds of millions of crypto users worldwide and more than $450 million in donations, Crypto Philanthropy is not to be overlooked. It’s now the fastest growing revenue channel for hundreds of nonprofits including United Way Worldwide, Save the Children, and the American Cancer Society. From Bitcoin to NFTs, these new currencies are changing the way people give and how nonprofits raise funds.

In this session, Mike McLean, Head of The Giving Block Institutional, will explain the benefits of Crypto Philanthropy and its impact on the nonprofit community. You will walk away with a greater understanding of the new currency landscape and how your nonprofit can get involved, should you so chose.

 

Nov
7
Mon
Listen4Good Informational Session @ Zoom
Nov 7 @ 2:00 pm

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Would you like to gather better feedback data from your clients for reporting, advocacy, and fundraising?

Listen4Good can help! To learn more, register for this free informational webinar with interactive Q&A.

During the webinar, please bring your questions and be sure to ask us about ways to secure a funder to support your participation in Listen4Good.

The deadline to join Listen4Good’s January cohort is December 1, 2022 and you can register here: https://listen4good.org/join-an-informational-webinar/register-for-l4g/

Nov
16
Wed
Listen4Good Informational Session @ Zoom
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm

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Would you like to gather better feedback data from your clients for reporting, advocacy, and fundraising?

Listen4Good can help! To learn more, register for this free informational webinar with interactive Q&A.

During the webinar, please bring your questions and be sure to ask us about ways to secure a funder to support your participation in Listen4Good.

The deadline to join Listen4Good’s January cohort is December 1, 2022 and you can register here: https://listen4good.org/join-an-informational-webinar/register-for-l4g/

Nov
29
Tue
Listen4Good Informational Session @ Zoom
Nov 29 @ 2:00 pm

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Would you like to gather better feedback data from your clients for reporting, advocacy, and fundraising?

Listen4Good can help! To learn more, register for this free informational webinar with interactive Q&A.

During the webinar, please bring your questions and be sure to ask us about ways to secure a funder to support your participation in Listen4Good.

The deadline to join Listen4Good’s January cohort is December 1, 2022 and you can register here: https://listen4good.org/join-an-informational-webinar/register-for-l4g/

Nov
30
Wed
Health Connector for Business: Affordable, Flexible Health @ Zoom
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Health Connector for Business offers quality, affordable health insurance options to help small businesses (with 1-50 full-time employees) save on their premium costs.

How can this session help you?

This information session will focus on health insurance options available to small employers and their employees through Health Connector for Business at www.MAhealthconnector.org/business. We’ll also review available options for sole proprietors and owner-only groups who do not yet have the employees to qualify for a small group plan through the Health Connector for Business.

The agenda includes:

Coverage options for small employers through Health Connector for Business
Flexible Employee Choice models
Exclusive cost-saving benefits through the Health Connector for Business such as the ConnectWell rebate program and the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit
Health insurance options for sole proprietors and owner-only groups not eligible for small group coverage
Health Connector as an alternative to COBRA

Dec
6
Tue
Listen4Good Informational Session @ Zoom
Dec 6 @ 2:00 pm

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Would you like to gather better feedback data from your clients for reporting, advocacy, and fundraising?

Listen4Good can help! To learn more, register for this free informational webinar with interactive Q&A.

During the webinar, please bring your questions and be sure to ask us about ways to secure a funder to support your participation in Listen4Good.

The deadline to join Listen4Good’s January cohort is December 1, 2022 and you can register here: https://listen4good.org/join-an-informational-webinar/register-for-l4g/

Dec
14
Wed
Advanced Proposal Writing @ Zoom
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Nonprofit organizations often seek grant support but fall short in receiving the award. Learn how to present your case for support no matter the type or size of grant you are requesting. This session will sharpen your grant seeking skills by making your proposal more competitive. From an introduction to logic models to making your case for support using 2,000 or less characters, this workshop will help you prepare successful paper and paperless proposal narratives including those to the different levels of government.