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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
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!

Oct
26
Thu
Disrupting the Disruptor @ Bay Path University's Philip H. Ryan Center
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm

People can be difficult, even dangerous. Covering the spectrum from rudeness to active threats, disruptive behaviors can become crises that impact the people you serve, lead and with whom you work. These behaviors can hurt business and leave you feeling powerless. Participants will explore how to identify, avoid, and address these challenges, consider the response of leadership and discuss what outcomes constitute success.
Individual Outcomes
Better insight into identifying, avoiding, and responding to disruptive behaviors.
Clearer understanding of how to lead others during a crisis, such as an active threat situations.
Improved interpersonal and conflict management skills.
Explore their roles during a crisis on the ground level.
Stronger alignment of tactics, strategies, and objectives.
Organizational Outcomes
Improved customer relation skills.
More enjoyable customer experiences.
Stronger, more confident leaders.
Better protected company reputation.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Managers, sales personnel, customer service, call centers. office staff, and more.
This two-day interactive learning experience is 12 PDCs.
Strategic Alliances at Bay Path University is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM

Nov
30
Thu
Massachusetts Pay Equity Law: Is Your Nonprofit Ready? @ Boston Private
Nov 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Please register for this event by November 27.

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, and David Wilson, of Hirsch Roberts Weinstein.

Jan
26
Fri
TNB Roundtable: Using Nonprofit Advocacy Rules to Meet Your Mission (January 26th, Boston NonProfit Center) @ Boston NonProfit Center
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Tech Networks of Boston is pleased to invite you to a Roundtable session for nonprofit organizations that want to do public advocacy.

Here’s the registration link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tnb-roundtable-using-nonprofit-advocacy-rules-to-meet-your-mission-registration-41245710029?aff=mnn

The title of the January 26th session will be “TNB Roundtable: Using Nonprofit Advocacy Rules to Meet Your Mission,” and the featured guest will be Betsy Schmidt, the author of “Nonprofit Law: The Life Cycle of a Charitable Organization” and a professor of practice at UMass-Amherst’s school of public policy.

Here’s what Betsy says about this session:

“In this increasingly politicized world, nonprofit leaders often realize that they can serve their clients best by advocating for policy changes. How do they do that and stay within the boundaries of the law? In this Roundtable, you’ll learn how to differentiate advocacy, lobbying, and political campaign intervention. You’ll learn what you can and cannot do in each of those situations, and you will leave, inspired to further your organization’s mission through advocacy and lobbying. We will also make sense of the pronouncements and possible changes in the Johnson Amendment—the part of Sec. 501(c)(3) that prevents nonprofits from engaging in political campaign activity.”

We do hope that you will join us on January 26th!

Please note that registration is free for employees of nonprofit organizations; however, you must have a confirmed registration in order to attend. It would break our hearts to turn you a way for lack of one, so please do register today.

If we are booked to capacity by the time that you go to register, please put yourself on the waiting list. We have a very good track record of finding seats for nonprofit professionals who are interested in participating.

Feb
15
Thu
Massachusetts Pay Equity Law: Is Your Nonprofit Ready? @ Foundation for MetroWest
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Please RSVP for this event by February 13.

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 existing pay scheme, employee handbook, hiring process manual and related policies. Employment law expert Hilary Massey of Seyfarth Shaw will lead this 90-minute seminar.

Presenter: Hillary Massey, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Mar
21
Wed
TNB Roundtable: How Your Nonprofit Can Engage Voters and Candidates @ Boston NonProfit Center
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Tech Networks of Boston (TNB) exists to provide integrated technology services to nonprofits and other mission-based organizations. It’s also our pleasure to offer you professional development opportunities that are both free of charge and free of sales pitches.

TNB is pleased to invite nonprofit professionals to a Roundtable session about how their organizations can engage voters and candidates. Our featured guests will be George Pillsbury of Nonprofit VOTE and Cheryl Clyburn Crawford of MassVOTE.

At Tech Networks of Boston, we believe that political action for nonprofit organizations does not have to be confined to lobbying. It’s also important to find ways to be active in elections, without jeopardizing your organization’s tax exempt status.

Here’s the link to registration:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tnb-roundtable-how-your-nonprofit-can-engage-voters-and-candidates-registration-42679567736?aff=mnnmembers

Here’s what Cheryl and George say about this session:

“Join the nonprofits and elections discussion! Learn how your nonprofit can encourage your staff and community to vote and get your issues in front of candidates. This interactive session will cover the following:

“How to stay nonpartisan

“Effective ways to promote voter registration and voting

“Connecting with candidates

“The session will highlight the benefits and impact of voting and election activity with practical ways to promote voting that adds value, not another program.”

Here’s a little more about George:

George Pillsbury is a senior consultant for Nonprofit VOTE, a national hub of voter engagement resources and training to for the nonprofit sector. He was its founder and first executive director. Prior to starting Nonprofit VOTE, George founded and directed MassVOTE, a nonpartisan voter engagement organization in Massachusetts. His work spans three decades in the nonprofit sector working in philanthropy, social investing, and voter and civic participation. He started several foundations dedicated to community uplift including the Haymarket People’s Fund, The Film Fund and Funding Exchange of New York.

George has authored several nonpartisan voter engagement guides, including Nonprofits, Voting and Elections: A 501(c)(3) Guide to Nonpartisan Voter Engagement, , A Nonprofit’s Guide to Hosting a Candidate Forum and America Goes to the Polls, a bienniel series of voter turnout for the last four national elections. George has a B.A. from Yale University and M.P.A. from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Here’s a little more about Cheryl:

Cheryl Clyburn Crawford is executive director at MassVOTE, a nonprofit organization that works to promote active political participation by providing civic organizations the tools they need to organize, register, and educate voters, with an emphasis on historically disenfranchised communities. As the public face of the organization, she plays a critical role in recruiting coalition members, new donors, and volunteers.

Cheryl is the 2nd vice president of the NAACP-Boston Branch. She is a former executive board chair of EmergeMA, a political leadership training program. Cheryl sits on the Women’s Pipeline for Change’s oversight and planning board. She is an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star, a Prince Hall affiliated organization, as well as the vice president of the Garrison Trotter Neighborhood Association. Before MassVOTE, Cheryl served as campaign manager and later chief of staff to state representative Willie Mae Allen.

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 registration 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!

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.

May
3
Thu
Massachusetts Pay Equity Law: Is Your Nonprofit Ready? @ Seyfarth Shaw
May 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 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 existing pay scheme, employee handbook, hiring process manual and related policies. Employment law experts Hilary Massey and Christina Duszlak of Seyfarth Shaw will lead this 90-minute seminar.

Presenters: Hillary Massey and Christina Duszlak, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Nov
8
Thu
Massachusetts Pay Equity Act- Have You Taken Steps to Protect Your Organization? @ The NonProfit Center
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Massachusetts Pay Equity Act- Have You Taken Steps to Protect Your Organization? @ The NonProfit Center

Did you know that the Massachusetts Pay Equity Act (MEPA) went into effect July 1, 2018, and impacts the laws governing compensation within the state in numerous ways? On November 8, Insource Services and MNN will present a workshop which will make sure that your nonprofit is ready to comply with the changes of the MEPA.

In this session, Saleha Walsh, Vice President at Insource, will:

  • Provide a quick refresher on the requirements
  • Share our experiences about what organizations like yours are doing to protect themselves from  employee claims
  • Walk through a simple, sample audit process
  • Review changes you will need to make in your hiring and salary setting processes to comply with the requirements.

The event is free, but an RSVP is required as space is limited. We hope to see you there!