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

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Oct
31
Mon
50(d) Regulations Affecting Historic Tax Credit and Renewable Energy Transactions: What Do We Need to Know? @ Boston Private
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
50(d) Regulations Affecting Historic Tax Credit and Renewable Energy Transactions: What Do We Need to Know? @ Boston Private

The IRS recently issued its much-anticipated regulations on the treatment of 50(d) income, which arises when the lease-pass-through tax credit structure is used. Come and learn on the new regulations and how they will affect historic tax credit and renewable energy transactions moving forward.

Presenter: Forrest Milder, Nixon Peabody LLP

Breakfast/networking at 8:30 am. A buffet of pastries, fruit, juices, coffee and tea will be available.

This seminar is a joint project of Lawyers Clearinghouse and Boston Private Community Investment Series.

Nov
18
Fri
Bootcamp PLUS: Salesforce Case Management & DIY Salesforce Data Migration @ 501Partners
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bootcamp PLUS: Salesforce Case Management & DIY Salesforce Data Migration @ 501Partners

Bootcamp PLUS offers a deep dive into one specific feature of Salesforce, with the goal of enabling you to confidently maintain your own Salesforce instance in-house. Each half-day workshop opens with an overview of the subject, walks through active use cases to make the subject understandable, and includes plenty of time for hands-on learning and Q&A. Take just one or both sessions! Sessions run at just $99/Workshop

MORNING SESSION: Salesforce for Case Management on Friday, November 18 (11/18) at the 501Partners office.

Leave with the confidence and knowledge to:

-Create custom fields to track specific outcomes
-Track your client data and pair it with services and outcomes
-Create Cases
-Maintain logs, including time spent on each case
-Report on Cases to track your successful outcomes
-Create Solutions to share successful outcomes with your board and Colleagues

AFTERNOON SESSION: DIY Salesforce Data Migration on Friday, November 18 (11/18) at the 501Partners office.

Leave with the confidence and knowledge to:

-Understand the differences between various data migration tools: Data Loader, Dataloader.io, Data Wizard
-Execute simple migration: Contacts and Accounts
-Execute Intermediate Migration, such as:
-Migrating Donations and attaching the data to Accounts
-Migrating Cases and attaching the data to Contacts
-Adding Contacts to Campaigns through Migration
-Execute Advanced Migration, such as using External ID’s to attach Donations to Accounts
-Insert, Update and Delete with a data migration tool.

Dec
2
Fri
December Salesforce Bootcamp 101 for Nonprofits @ 501Partners
Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
December Salesforce Bootcamp 101 for Nonprofits @ 501Partners

Are you a nonprofit that needs help understanding and implementing Salesforce, but lacks the skills and resources to take advantage of the platform’s power?

If yes, we have a great event for you – our Salesforce Bootcamp 101 for Nonprofits!
At 501Partners, we’re experts at Salesforce and want to share our knowledge with nonprofits that are looking to use this powerful platform to improve operations.

By the end of the bootcamp you will know how to:
-Process Contacts
-Record Donations
-Manage Tasks
-Customize records
-Import Data
-Launch campaigns
-Generate reports
-Create Dashboards

Who Should Attend: Executive Directors, Development Staff, Admin Staff, Volunteer Coordinators, Program Directors

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What attendees have said about Bootcamp
“Overall, great job! Working while learning was extremely helpful. I was able to learn a lot that will make me stronger and more effective while using Salesforce.”
“I wish I had taken this class 1.5 years ago, it would have made my job a lot easier!”
“Thank you so much for a great workshop! I definitely learned a lot, and I look forward to diving into Salesforce and seeing what it can do for our organization.”

Jan
31
Tue
TNB Roundtable: Migrating to Electronic Case Records at Your Nonprofit @ Boston NonProfit Center
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
TNB Roundtable: Migrating to Electronic Case Records at Your Nonprofit @ Boston NonProfit Center

Tech Networks of Boston(TNB) and TNB Labs (TNBL) are pleased to invite nonprofit professionals to a Roundtable session on how best practices for nonprofits that want to migrate to electronic case records. Our featured guests will be Laura Beals and Aaron Gunning of Jewish Family & Children’s Service Boston.

Here is what Laura and Aaron say about this session:

“Do you work at a human service agency that is drowning in paper records? Are you frustrated with duplicative and inefficient data collection processes for evaluation when you know the information you need is sitting in client records…but you just can’t get to it easily? Are you struggling to write reports with data when most of the data is missing or inaccurate? If so, please join us at a TNB Roundtable to explore how we at JF&CS use electronic case records — the social work equivalent to electronic medical records.

“The foundation of good program evaluation is high-quality data — data that is accurate, complete, uniform, and timely. Historically, client-level data at human service organizations has been collected on paper and selected pieces are entered at a later date into spreadsheets or database, often resulting in errors and inability to use the data to inform “real-time” decisions. More recently, however, use of cloud-based data collection systems — such as client management systems, constituent relationship systems, and online surveys — have become important tools for those doing program evaluation. In particular, in human service organizations, there is an opportunity to harness the data that is already being collected in case records. These records often include important evaluation data, in particular around service delivery (“dosage”) and demographics of clients. However, if this data is sitting in a manila folder on a social worker’s desk, it is very difficult for evaluators to access and aggregate, for either process or outcome evaluation purposes.

“By replacing paper case records with fully electronic ones, evaluators can leverage the data collection that service providers already do to produce large, rich, and high quality data sets for program evaluation. Integrating service delivery with data collection in this way represents one avenue through which evaluators can meet the growing need for bigger and better data, while at the same time offering unexpected opportunities to address risk management. Jewish Family Children’s Service (JF&CS) has begun to move the client records kept by its service providers from paper to a web-based database. This Roundtable will feature a case study of one electronic case record transition process recently completed at JF&CS. The presentation will highlight lessons learned about system design and stakeholder engagement, as well as results of the transition process in terms of data quality, data availability, and evaluation questions the agency can now answer thanks to data gleaned from new electronic case records. Questions and discussion will be encouraged!”

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!

To register to participate in this session, please follow this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tnb-roundtable-migrating-to-electronic-case-records-at-your-nonprofit-registration-30495715506

Feb
16
Thu
TNB Roundtable: Migrating to Electronic Case Records at Your Nonprofit @ Boston NonProfit Center
Feb 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
TNB Roundtable: Migrating to Electronic Case Records at Your Nonprofit @ Boston NonProfit Center

Tech Networks of Boston (TNB) and TNB Labs (TNBL) are pleased to invite you to a Roundtable session on how best practices for nonprofits that want to find and make use of public data. Our featured guest will be George Reuter of Compass Working Capital.

Here is what George says about this session:

“Have you written a needs statement for your nonprofit recently? Struggled with what indicators to collect to evaluate your program? Nonprofits are regularly asked to put their mission and their program activities in the context of (or alongside) benchmark comparison data. “Collective impact” initiatives frequently ask nonprofits to align their activities toward key outcomes that are collected consistently in multiple geographies. Meanwhile, government entities at all levels are increasingly making access to public data a priority. Join us for a conversation about public data sources, tools to manipulate and visualize that data, and some examples of how to frame your nonprofits’ story (your mission and impact!) using publically available data.”

Registration is free of charge for nonprofit professionals; however, you MUST have a confirmed reservation in order to attend! To make your reservation, please follow this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tnb-roundtable-how-nonprofits-can-find-and-use-public-data-effectively-registration-30591480943

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!

Apr
4
Tue
TNB Roundtable: Participatory Analysis with Data Placemats in Nonprofits @ Boston NonProfit Center
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
TNB Roundtable: Participatory Analysis with Data Placemats in Nonprofits @ Boston NonProfit Center

This TNB Roundtable session on April 4th with Laura Beals and Barbara Perry of Jewish Family & Children’s Services is for hardcore data geeks at nonprofit organizations who want to learn about data placemats, and want to get ready for participatory analysis!

As usual, this is free for nonprofit professionals; however, you must have a confirmed reservation in order to attend.

Jul
25
Tue
TNB Roundtable: Creating an Effective Donor Onboarding Email Series for Your Nonprofit @ Boston NonProfit Center
Jul 25 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
TNB Roundtable: Creating an Effective Donor Onboarding Email Series for Your Nonprofit @ Boston NonProfit Center

Tech Networks of Boston (TNB) is pleased to invite nonprofit professionals to a Roundtable session on how nonprofits create an effective donor onboarding email series. Our featured guest will be John Haydon.

Here is what John says about this session:

If you’re like most nonprofits, 75% of your first-time donors don’t make a second gift. This means that you are losing more donors than you are gaining, which obviously is not sustainable. In this training, I will show you how to use email automation to:

• Make new donors feel like they matter

• Get new donors sharing with their friends

• Give another donation or monthly donation

Here’s a little more about John:

John Haydon helps nonprofits engage more donors and supporters with smarter communications. He is a part time marketer and part time human being based in Cambridge, MA. He specializes in strategic coaching for nonprofits who want to get more from digital communications and online fundraising.

John has served as a featured speaker at the Nonprofit Technology Conference, New England Federation of Human Societies, New Media Expo, BBCon, Social Media 4 Nonprofits, AFP New Jersey, Boys & Girls Clubs, SAWA and many other conferences.

He is also the author of the 4th edition of “Facebook Marketing For Dummies.”

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!

Oct
20
Fri
TNB Roundtable: Can Appmaker Help You? A Free Database Tool from Google @ Boston NonProfit Center
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Data Collaborative is sponsoring the October 20th TNB Roundtable session, which will focus on AppMaker, a tool from Google that is free for nonprofit organizations. Our featured guest will be Eric Segal, president of the Data Collaborative.

This session is for nonprofit professionals who do (or want to do) any of the following:

● Create databases.

● Maintain databases.

● Supervise people who create databases.

● Supervise people who maintain databases.

● Make sure the data is collected so that the nonprofit organization can report on it.

● Make decisions about his/her/their organization’s long term data strategy.

These questions can also help you decide whether you’d like to participate in this TNB Roundtable session:

● Do you have an Access database you need to get away from?

● Do you have data that is sitting on someone’s computer when it really needs to be available online?

● Are you tired of spending a lot of money on Salesforce consultants?

● Do you have an unusual program, and you do you need to figure out how to store its data?

To find more information about this session, or to register for it, please follow this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tnb-roundtable-can-appmaker-help-you-a-free-database-tool-from-google-registration-37388849054?aff=mnn

This will be a professional development opportunity for nonprofit professionals who want to learn with and from their peers in other organizations. In keeping with the spirit of the TNB Roundtable series, this session will NOT be a sales pitch for any product or service – except insofar as we will encourage you to think about whether this free tool is a good match for your needs.

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.

Nov
10
Fri
Super Roundtable: Creating nonprofit capacity with new breakthroughs in data! @ Boston NonProfit Center
Nov 10 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

It’s a special pleasure to invite you, on behalf of Tech Networks of Boston and TSNE/MissionWorks, to register for an extraordinary Roundtable session with Quintus Jett of Rutgers University!

This Super Roundtable session will have three segments:

• The doors will open at 8:00 am. We invite all attendees to join us for informal professional working, a complimentary breakfast, and a short overview of our work with nonprofit organizations.

• At 9:00 am, the segment on breakthroughs in geographic data for nonprofits will begin:

o What nonprofit organizations need to know about operating capacity
o Why nonprofits need geography-based data and reporting to assess what strategic capacity they require to fulfill their missions
o When and how to use census geography to invite and assign capacity (e.g., volunteers)

• At 10:30 am, the segment on nonprofit operational capacity analysis will begin:

o How to measure capacity within your nonprofit right now
o How to isolate a process within your nonprofit and increase its capacity
o How to increase capacity in your nonprofit without more money

Please note that this session will be tailored to the needs of any professional who is tasked with making strategic decisions for a nonprofit organization! No expertise in operations research, statistics, database development, systems administration, geographic information systems, or any other information technology specialty is needed in order to benefit from participation.

To learn more about Quintus please see his LinkedIn profile:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/quintus-jett-379131/

To find more information about this session, or to register for it, please follow this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tsnemissionworks-tnb-super-roundtable-creating-nonprofit-capacity-registration-38783108321?aff=mnn

We hope that you will join us for a lively and informative session – at which you will be very welcome to share your experience, insights, and lessons learned!

Apr
5
Thu
Massachusetts Pay Equity Law: Is Your Nonprofit Ready? @ Stonehill College – Brocktonian Room
Apr 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

On August 1, Governor Baker signed a bipartisan pay equity bill, passed unanimously by both legislative branches, to ensure equal pay for comparable work for all Massachusetts workers and equal opportunities to earn competitive salaries in the workplace. The new law, going into effect on July 1, 2018, will prevent pay discrimination for comparable work based on gender. It also allows employees to freely discuss their salaries with coworkers and prohibits employers from requiring applicants to provide their salary history before receiving a formal job offer.

Come and learn more about this new law and what your nonprofit as an employer can do and can no longer do. The law will affect your employee handbook, hiring process manual, and related policies. Employment law experts from Hirsch Roberts Weinstein will lead this 90 minute seminar.

Presenters: Michael Birch, Charlotte Petilla, of Hirsch Roberts Weinstein.