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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.

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Core Workshop: Introduction to Donor Cultivation @ Associated Grant Makers
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Core Workshop: Introduction to Donor Cultivation @ Associated Grant Makers

Having regular and consistent donors making regular gifts to your organization – it’s the dream of every nonprofit! Getting to that point takes thoughtful relationship-building, donor-centered education, and continual communication. In other words, it’s a lot of work! In this workshop we’ll explore the motivation, interests, and needs of a variety of donors, with tips on ways to invite them in, build philanthropy partnerships, and encourage them to give even more.


Considering an Individual Gifts Strategy
What Donors are looking for
Relationships and Philanthropy
Mission, Vision and Values
Stewardship: Key to continued relationships
Questions, Summary and close

Breakthrough Workshop: Building and Maximizing Your Major Donor Pipeline @ Associated Grant Makers
Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Breakthrough Workshop: Building and Maximizing Your Major Donor Pipeline @ Associated Grant Makers

Building and managing a major donor pipeline is a deliberate and thoughtful process. The session focuses on relationship science and rapport building techniques, tactical strategies to rapidly build your major donor pipeline, and tools to measure and manage donor relationships and progress toward giving. This session will provide useful techniques, tools, and strategies that will help participants rapidly build a major donor program.

In addition, this session will demonstrate techniques to more accurately scope and determine the size of a successful major gift ask. We will discuss a series of qualitative and quantitative questions designed to capture key intelligence about a potential donor. Preparing for a conversation with an individual who has the ability to make a significant gift to your organization requires extensive preparation. An essential component of this is feeling confident – about the basis for the gift amount being requested.

Tech Networks of Boston Roundtable: How To Nurture a Healthy Organizational Culture @ EMPath
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tech Networks of Boston (TNB) exists to provide integrated and managed technology services to nonprofits and other mission-based organizations, and it’s also our privilege to offer you professional development opportunities through our Roundtable series.

Our featured guest at our September 13th session will be Jonathan Spack, former chief executive officer of TSNE MissionWorks; the topic will be how nonprofit organizations can develop, nurture, and sustain a healthy organizational culture. This session will be held at EMPath’s Seccomb Room from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Here’s what Jonathan says:

“A healthy organizational culture, where staff and constituents feel respected and heard, can reduce turnover, prevent conflicts from exploding into crises, and unlock creative strategies and solutions at all levels of the organization. In this interactive session, participants will discuss and debate the role of leadership in developing and sustaining a healthy workplace environment. They will also come away with practical ideas for improving the culture at their own workplaces.

“This session is for employees of nonprofit organizations of any size, and for anyone in a position of formal or informal leadership who is interested in reflecting on and developing their leadership abilities. This includes staff at all levels.”

Here’s a little more about Jonathan:

Jonathan Spack was CEO of Third Sector New England (now TSNE MissionWorks) for 34 years. During his tenure, TSNE grew its programs and stature dramatically, becoming a national leader in fiscal sponsorship, succession planning, social purpose, real estate, and network-based grantmaking. Jonathan is co-founder of the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors, the Nonprofit Centers Network, and the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. He also spearheaded TSNE’s acquisition and development of the NonProfit Center in downtown Boston as a focal point of social justice activity in the city.

Earlier in his career, Jonathan served as a legal services attorney and a federal discrimination complaints examiner. He holds a B.A. from Brandeis University, a master’s degree in human services management from the Heller School at Brandeis, where he served as executive in residence, and a J.D. from NYU Law School.

Details about this session can be found here:

Tech Networks of Boston Roundtable: How To Nurture a Healthy Organizational Culture

Full scholarships for this session are available to qualified employees of nonprofit organizations.

Please apply by using the link below by Thursday, August 9th.

Applicants will be notified of acceptance on Monday, August 13th .