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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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All submissions will be approved by MNN staff prior to being posted (typically within 24 hours).  You must be an MNN nonprofit or affiliate member to submit an event. Not a member yet? Annual membership starts as low as $75 and includes unlimited job postings and many other year-round benefits. Click to learn more and join.

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

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Apr
13
Thu
Entity Choices, Fiscal Sponsorship, and Nonprofit Incorporation @ Fidelity House Human Services – Heritage Place
Apr 13 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Entity Choices, Fiscal Sponsorship, and Nonprofit Incorporation @ Fidelity House Human Services – Heritage Place

Please register by April 10.

Mission-driven founders of charitable organizations are visionaries. They see unmet needs and are driven to fill them. But decisions must be made on how to best capture the founder’s vision in an effective legal structure. There are several options to consider, all with advantages and disadvantages, and all with legal issues to consider:

For example, should they:

• become a tax exempt nonprofit?
• work through a “fiscal agent”?
• merge with an existing nonprofit?
• become an unincorporated association and trust?

Additionally, existing nonprofits are often asked to become a fiscal agent or take over a newly formed charitable group. What legal ramifications should be considered before accepting this role?

Come learn about various options that are available to engage in charitable activities while remaining in compliance with pertinent laws and regulations.

Presenter: Elizabeth Reinhardt, of the Law Offices of Elizabeth S. Reinhardt, will lead a lively interactive presentation to help you consider these options and make an informed decision.

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 (Registration / Networking 9:00)

This workshop is a joint project of Community InRoads and Lawyers Clearinghouse with pro bono support from Law Offices of Elizabeth S. Reinhardt.

Jun
8
Thu
Board Development and Governance @ Stonehill College – Brocktonian Room
Jun 8 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Board Development and Governance @ Stonehill College – Brocktonian Room

This 2.5-hour seminar on corporate governance will focus on respective duties and responsibilities of a nonprofit board and management. The seminar is very interactive and ends with an exercise using case studies.

Presenter: Teresa Santalucia, Klein Hornig

This seminar is a joint project of Lawyers Clearinghouse and Stonehill College Center for Nonprofit Management with pro bono assistance from Klein Hornig LLP.

Sep
13
Wed
Certificate in Nonprofit Management @ Two Fall Locations: Brattleboro, Vermont and Burlington, Vermont
Sep 13 – Nov 1 all-day

Are you employed or otherwise involved in a nonprofit organization and eager to gain valuable expertise that will make your contribution more effective? Our renowned 80-hour series helps nonprofit leaders like you gain and refine the skills needed to strengthen your organizations and achieve your missions. The certificate course provides immediately-applicable training in the core competencies of nonprofit management. It is intended for people who want to make a serious investment in their not-for-profit careers. The program combines the best of face-to-face learning with ongoing discussion via online learning portals.

Nov
8
Wed
Nonprofit Incorporation Workshop @ Stonehill College – Brocktonian Room
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Please register for this event by November 3.

Are you a leader of an existing nonprofit organization or have an interest in creating a new one? Do you have questions and concerns about incorporating and/or filing for tax-exempt status? All nonprofit start-ups are invited to attend this legal seminar for nonprofits, led by experienced nonprofit attorneys. At this group session, we will assist your organization in understanding the complicated processes of formalizing a nonprofit in Massachusetts by addressing questions regarding:

For-Profit or Not-for-Profit?
What is a Not-for-Profit?
Incorporating & Structuring the Not-for-Profit
Option of Fiscal Sponsorship
State Reporting & Regulation
Federal Tax Exemption
Ongoing IRS Reporting & Regulation

Presenter: Elizabeth Reinhardt, Law Offices of Elizabeth S. Reinhardt

Co-sponsors: Goodwin, Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston/Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Third Sector New England, and the Law Offices of Elizabeth S. Reinhardt.

Mar
21
Wed
Info Session: BU Nonprofit Management and Leadership Certificate @ BU Questrom School of Business
Mar 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join our information session on Wednesday, March 21, to learn more about Boston University’s Nonprofit Management and Leadership (NML) Certificate Program. The NML Certificate Program is designed especially for talented, innovative, nonprofit managers eager to learn and make a difference while they work.

On Tuesday evenings from September 2018 to April 2019, you can join a community of accomplished peers, award-winning faculty, and experienced senior fellows to strengthen your management skills: skills in financial management, measuring impact, marketing, managing change and much more. Visit our website at www.bu.edu/nml/ for more information and to apply.

Jun
15
Fri
Shared Leadership and Participatory Management Practices @ La Quinta Inn & Suites
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Nonprofit leadership has been heavily influenced by heroic models of individual leadership, while studies have demonstrated that shared leadership and participatory management results in greater impact, higher quality decisions, increased innovation and creatively, and increased mutual accountability. This highly engaging and hands-on workshop will help participants learn about the range of participatory management and shared leadership models being used by other organizations and how to apply to their teams and organizations for greater impact.

Participants will:
– Discover different shared leadership and participant models and how they can benefit your nonprofit’s effectiveness and community impact
– Choose a shared leadership model for your team that fits your mission and team goals.
– Learn how to create more democratic and equitable decision-making within your organization and teams to increase mutual ownership and accountability.
– Develop an action plan for bringing back learning and next steps for beginning a change process.

About Our Presenter:
Dr. Judy Freiwirth is Principal and organization development consultant, trainer, and national speaker with Nonprofit Solutions Associates. Nationally-known, Dr. Freiwirth is considered one of the leading trainers and consultants in the area of shared leadership, participatory management, and outcome measurement and has been a keynote speaker and trainer at international, national conferences and regional conferences. She has been consulting to nonprofits organizations for over 30 years, including serving as the United Way of Mass. Bay’s Senior Advisor in outcome measurement. Learn more about Dr. Freiwirth on our website.

Date: June 15, 2018
Time: Registration 8:30am; Program 9:00am – 3:30pm
Location: La Quinta Inn & Suites, 100 Congress St, Springfield, MA
Fee: HSF Members – $110; Not Yet Members – $220
(Includes continental breakfast and lunch )

*MNN members receive 20% off the non-member rate. Contact HSF to register and receive this rate!

Sep
25
Tue
What it Means to Form and Operate a Nonprofit @ Goodnow Library
Sep 25 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Mission-driven founders of charitable organizations are visionaries. They see unmet needs and are driven to fill them. But decisions must be made on how to best capture the founder’s vision in an effective legal structure. There are several options to consider, all with advantages and disadvantages, and all with legal issues to consider:

For example, should the group:
Become a tax exempt nonprofit?
Work through a “fiscal agent”?
Merge with an existing nonprofit?
Become an unincorporated association and trust?
Additionally, existing nonprofits are often asked to become a fiscal agent or take over a newly formed charitable group.

What legal ramifications should be considered before accepting this role?

Come learn about various options that are available to engage in charitable activities while remaining in compliance with pertinent laws and regulations.

Presenter: Liz Reinhardt, Law Offices of Elizabeth S. Reinhardt.

This workshop is offered in partnership with Foundation for MetroWest.

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.