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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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Feb
14
Tue
Small Team Culture – Team Dynamics to Increase Impact, Productivity & Engagement @ ONLINE @ Bay Path University
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Small Team Culture - Team Dynamics to Increase Impact, Productivity & Engagement @ ONLINE @ Bay Path University

For some, going to work each morning is filled with the anticipation of achievement, collaboration and connection with people they enjoy. For others, going to work simply pays the bills.

Experts in creating engaging organizational culture will discuss ideas and techniques to help first-time managers and emerging leaders begin to make small changes within their team. These insights will help leaders create a more welcoming, open environment that encourages dialogue and interaction, a more fulfilling work experience for the employee and a healthy space for innovation and productivity within the company.

Hosted by Dr. Stephen Brand, Bay Path University

Featuring:
Roxanne Kauffman Elliott, ProLaureate
Dr. Cate Sommervold, Director of the Doctorate of Education program, Doane University

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!

Mar
3
Fri
FREE WEBINAR: Strengthening Workplace Relationships Through Empathy & Emotional Intelligence @ ONLINE @ Bay Path University
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
FREE WEBINAR: Strengthening Workplace Relationships Through Empathy & Emotional Intelligence @ ONLINE @ Bay Path University

Gaining greater insight into our colleagues’ lives allows decision making to include more purposeful diversity of thought, background, and ways of working. It’s so easy to judge others if you don’t understand them. But if you imagine what it’s like to be in their shoes, it paves the way for more respect, collaboration and team productivity. It may take more time up front, but in the end, having and using emotional intelligence with others allows for a more civil, dynamic, productive and welcoming work environment for employees and customers.

Noted author Dr. Annie McKee, Founder and Chairman of the Teleos Leadership Institute and Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s executive doctoral program will join with Dr. Joann Farrell Quinn, administrator and Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine to help attendees develop a greater awareness of work relationships in order to have more cooperative partnerships and contribute to a work environment that really “works”.

Conversation hosted by Dr. Stephen Brand, Bay Path University

Jun
7
Wed
MetroWest Historical Societies Convening @ Framingham History Center - Village Hall
Jun 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
MetroWest Historical Societies Convening @ Framingham History Center - Village Hall

We are excited to host this special event just for MetroWest historical society staff and volunteers! Historical societies are the memory keepers of their communities, and are tasked with preserving diverse collections, from furniture to farm equipment, plastic toys to paintings, and everything in between. Join your regional colleagues for a group discussion on common collection care challenges faced by small organizations. Listen to a short presentation from Historic New England collection Team Leader, Julie Solz, on creative solutions and best practices, then join in a group discussion. Please submit one specific collection care question and/or a creative solution your organization has come up with to care for collections. Space is limited, please register in advance for this event!

Mar
14
Wed
TSNE MissionWorks & TNB Super Roundtable: Nonprofit Project Management Essentials @ Boston NonProfit Center
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Tech Networks of Boston (TNB) is pleased to invite nonprofit professionals to a Super Roundtable session about the essentials of project management. Our featured guest will be Maria Latimore, principal of Maria Latimore Group.

This session will have two segments:

The doors will open at 1:00 pm. In the first segment, we invite all attendees to join us for informal professional working, complimentary snacks, and a short overview about TNB’s work with nonprofit organizations.

The second segment will being at 1:30 pm, and will be devoted to nonprofit project management It will combine a presentation with group activities. We will wrap up at 5:00 pm.

​Here’s what Maria says about the session:

“Successfully implementing various projects helps nonprofits to meet their missions and remain viable. Yet, nonprofit project leaders are often challenged to effectively execute their projects because they are not trained to use project management best practices. This super roundtable will give participants the essential vocabulary, practices and tools to more efficiently manage and deliver their projects.

“The concepts will be presented in a simple step-by-step manner and reinforced with interactive hands-on exercises reflecting real-life nonprofit projects. Participants will learn how to immediately apply tactical processes and tools to better plan, execute, and control their projects, and make their work less stressful. These tactics will fully engage all stakeholders, increase project productivity, and thereby increase organizational capacity.”

Here’s a little more about Maria:

Maria Latimore is principal of Maria Latimore Group, a consulting practice that helps nonprofits to deliver projects that drive program services, fundraising and organizational capacity. Maria has helped nonprofits to succeed by customizing project management best practices and training to fit each organization’s context and culture. She has over 30 years of project management experience and formerly was a vice president in State Street Corporation’s information technology and business operations transformation divisions.

Maria is a PMP-certified project manager and has a bachelor of business management degree from Simmons College. She is on the board of directors of The Dignity Institute, the Community Engagement Committee of Nuestra Comunidad, and the Technology Committee at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of Massachusetts Boston.

Please also note:

1) In keeping with the spirit of the TNB Roundtable series, this Super Roundtable session will be a professional development opportunity for nonprofit professionals who want to learn with and from their peers in other organizations. Other than briefing you about Tech Networks of Boston’s services, the session will be sales-pitch-free.

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 need 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!

To register, please follow this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tsne-missionworks-tnb-super-roundtable-nonprofit-project-management-essentials-registration-42869731521?aff=mnncalendar