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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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Jul
21
Thu
TNB Roundtable: Librarians as Knowledge Management Allies for Nonprofits @ Kirstein Library at Boston Public Library
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
TNB Roundtable: Librarians as Knowledge Management Allies for Nonprofits @  Kirstein Library at Boston Public Library

Tech Networks of Boston (also known as “TNB”) is pleased to invite nonprofit professionals to a Roundtable session on July 21st, about how professional librarians can serve as knowledge management allies to nonprofit organizations. The featured guests for this session will be a distinguished panel that combines expertise in library science and nonprofit technology:

o David Leonard, Interim President, Boston Public Library, and formerly BPL’s chief technology officer

o Betsey Lippmeier, Curator, Kirstein Library at Boston Public Library

o Rachael Stark, Librarian, New England Institute of Art, Freelance Information Librarian, and co-author of the Annkissam white paper “Knowledge Management is like Sorting Socks: KM for Nonprofit Organizations”

o Kevin Palmer, Chief Operating Officer of Annkissam, and co-author of the Annkissam white paper “Knowledge Management is like Sorting Socks: KM for Nonprofit Organizations”

Here is what we hope that nonprofit professionals will get out of this session:

o An overview of how professional librarians, acting as consultants, can assist nonprofits in organizing internal knowledge, information, and data with their expertise in knowledge management, knowledge architecture, and systems of classifying information.

o An overview of the kinds of knowledge, information, and data that are publicly available to nonprofit organizations.

o An introduction to Kirstein Library, the branch of BPL that specializes in assisting nonprofit and for-profit organizations in Massachusetts.

o An understanding of how professional librarians can help you identify the knowledge you need, and gain access to it.

o Brainstorming about how information technology professionals and librarians can work together to assist nonprofits.

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.

Dec
9
Fri
Volunteers and Interns: What Nonprofits Need to Know @ Boston Private
Dec 9 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Volunteers and Interns: What Nonprofits Need to Know @ Boston Private

Presenter: Christopher Kaczmarek, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C.

Many nonprofits rely on the services of volunteers or interns. This seminar will answer the following questions:
– What are the legal definitions of volunteers and interns?
– What are the best practices in utilizing such resources available to nonprofits?
– How can you minimize your risk to potential liabilities through them and their services?

Come and get practical tips from an employment law specialist about utilizing volunteers and interns.

Agenda: 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Breakfast & Networking; 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Presentation

A buffet of pastries, fruit, juices, coffee and tea will be available.

This seminar is a joint project of the Lawyers Clearinghouse and Boston Private.

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.

Oct
4
Thu
The Power of Volunteerism: A Panel Discussion @ Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce
Oct 4 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Please join us on Thursday, October 4th at 9:30am for a panel discussion, “The Power of Volunteerism,” to hear from five inspiring local leaders in volunteer engagement as they discuss best practices for recruiting, engaging, and retaining volunteers to make a difference in their communities and organizations.

Meet our inspiring panelists!
Michelle Caruso, CAVS, Director of Volunteer Services at Beth Israel Deaconess-Plymouth
Barry Glass, Director of TELEM: Jewish Youth Making a Difference Together
Laura Mulvey, Program Manager – Community Service Center, Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice, Bridgewater State University
Peg Page, Board President, Plymouth Center for the Arts and Volunteer, United Way of Greater Plymouth County
Jennifer White, Vice President, Community and Public Relations, HarborOne Bank and President, HarborOne Foundation

Registration for this event is $10/person. Please register by September 28th by clicking the link below!

This panel discussion is sponsored by the Southeast Massachusetts Volunteer Council (SMVC), a partnership with the United Way of Greater Plymouth County comprised of individuals devoted to voluntarism in our local communities.

SMVC’s Three Goals:

* Promoting Voluntarism

* Connecting Volunteers with Opportunities

* Engaging and Training Volunteer Leaders

The SMVC meets bi-monthly on the 2nd Tuesday from 9am to 10am. If you are a member of a non-profit organization, business, or are a community member interested in joining the council, please contact Jean-Marie Finn, Volunteer Coordinator at Old Colony Elder Services for more information at (508) 584-1561, ext. 275, JFinn@ocesma.org.