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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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TNB Roundtable: Nonprofit CEOs as Technology Decision Makers @ Boston NonProfit Center
Aug 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
TNB Roundtable: Nonprofit CEOs as Technology Decision Makers @ Boston NonProfit Center

Tech Networks of Boston (also known as “TNB”) is pleased to invite nonprofit professionals to a Roundtable session on nonprofit chief executive officers as technology decision makers. The featured guests for this session will be Joe Kriesberg and John Fitterer of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations.

Here is what John and Joe say about the session:

“What happens when you’re told that your servers are at capacity? Do you buy another server, or do you migrate your entire operation to the cloud? It’s always a challenge to change the ways in which you work, but with a highly mobile staff, a move to 3:1 computers (tablet, laptop and desktop) with seamless cloud services was necessary and not without challenges. Join MACDC’s President, Joe Kriesberg, and Director of Communications, John Fitterer, as they talk about the decision-making process, the goals, objectives, and long-term planning behind MACDC’s overhaul of their IT infrastructure.”

Here’s a little more about Joe:

Joe Kriesberg is the President and CEO of MACDC. He first joined MACDC in 1993 as Vice President and served in that capacity until he became President in July 2002. He oversees the agency’s advocacy work with public and private sector entities, its capacity building work with members, its long term strategic planning, it collaborations and partnerships and internal operations. He has launched several innovative new programs at MACDC, including the Community Investment Tax Credit, the Mel King Institute for Community Building, the GOALs Initiative, the biennial MACDC conventions and the Community Development Innovation Forum. During his tenure Joe has helped to pass many important bills through the Massachusetts Legislature, including the groundbreaking Insurance Industry Community Investment Act (1998,) the Affordable Housing Trust Fund (2000,) the Small Business Technical Assistance Program (2006,) a comprehensive anti-foreclosure law (2007), a new law to help preserve “expiring-use” affordable rental communities (2009) and the Community Investment Tax Credit (2012). Joe serves on the board of several state and national organizations, serves as chair of the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA), is frequently asked to speak on community development issues and trends here and around the country, and writes about these issues for the MACDC website. Joe also periodically teaches as a Visiting Lecturer at Northeastern University’s Center for Urban and Regional Policy. Prior to working for MACDC, Mr. Kriesberg worked for eight years on energy and environmental issues for non profit organizations in Washington, DC and Boston, MA. Mr. Kriesberg has a B.A. from Binghamton University (New York State) and a J.D. Degree from Northeastern University in Boston. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.

Here’s a little more about John:

John Fitterer, Director of Communications, oversees MACDC’s fundraising, marketing and communications, knowledge management and IT, and serves on MACDC’s management team. Central to these core responsibilities is working with leaders in the philanthropic and business community to significantly raise the awareness of community development as a critical component to thriving communities. Currently, John is focusing on promoting and raising funds for the Community Investment Tax Credit, a $66 million / 6 year tax credit for CDCs in Massachusetts. Before working at MACDC, John was the Director of Resource Development and Marketing at Nuestra CDC in Roxbury, MA. Prior to switching to the nonprofit sector, John helped launch a successful web-application and software company across North America. John is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Binghamton University with a BA in English.

Please note:

1) In keeping with the spirit of the TNB Roundtable series, this session will NOT be a sales pitch for any product or service. This will be a professional development opportunity for nonprofit professionals who want to learn with and from their peers in other organizations.

2) This session is for employees of nonprofit organizations. It is not designed to meet the needs of vendors, volunteers, students, consultants, job-seekers, and others.

3) Priority in registration will be given to those who are employed by nonprofit organizations that hold full membership in the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.

4) Participation in this session is free of charge for nonprofit professionals. However, you must have a confirmed reservation in order to attend.

5) If this session is booked to capacity by the time you seek to register for it, please go ahead and put yourself on the waiting list. We have a good track record of finding seats for nonprofit professionals on the waiting list.

We hope that you can join us for a vigorous and informative conversation, in which you will be welcome to share your knowledge and experience with your peers.

New England Society of Association Executives: 2016 Technology Conference @ Devens Common Center
Nov 10 all-day
New England Society of Association Executives: 2016 Technology Conference @ Devens Common Center

Association executives and staff from throughout New England are invited to attend this full-day conference, featuring interactive programming dedicated to the technology issues association industry and nonprofit professionals face.

Designed for all levels of expertise, this conference will cover the latest trends in association technology and give you time to interact with vendors of some of the best new products and services in the industry.

The New England Society of Association Executives is the association for associations in New England! Our members are individuals involved in the management of professional societies and trade associations as well as their suppliers. Members represent associations of all sizes and include CEOs, Executive Directors, Membership Directors, Meeting Planners,and other areas of association administration. Industry partners represent hotels, conference centers, function facilities, CVBs, webinar companies, AMS providers, lawyers, lobbyists, exposition companies and other providers of services to the association community.

The Use of Surveys in Program Evaluation @ MCLA Design Lab
Sep 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Focuses on the use of surveys as a tool for nonprofits to measure the effectiveness of their organizations and programs. Participants will learn how to write good questions, analyze results, report findings and use the data to implement change.

Mary Nash is an independent consultant who works with non-profits to develop and evaluate programs. Her specialties are in the areas of education and workforce development. She has worked recently with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Berkshire Health Systems, Berkshire United Way and Pittsfield Public Schools to write grant proposals, conduct evaluation studies and develop strategic plans. Mary is a graduate of Boston University’s Public and Non-Profit Management MBA program and has two certificates in evaluation from The Evaluators’ Institute at Claremont Graduate University.