Community Trainings & Events Calendar

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 events@massnonprofitnet.org.

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Nov
3
Thu
Nonprofits and Charitable Activities and Donations Overseas @ Goodwin
Nov 3 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Nonprofits and Charitable Activities and Donations Overseas @ Goodwin

Does your nonprofit engage in charitable programs overseas? Support foreign charitable activities with US funds? Two tax-exempt organization law experts will lead a seminar on direct charitable activities by U.S. charitable organizations and supporting foreign charitable activities with U.S. funds. The topics to be covered include: possible organizational structures; local issues to consider; charitable contributions to foreign organizations by Individuals; “Friends of” organizations; grants to foreign organizations by public charities; Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC); and banking and financing Issues.

Presenters: Susan Abbott, Goodwin Procter LLP; Peter Katz, Harvard University

Feb
7
Tue
Webinar: How to Find Funding for an Intergenerational Program or Initiative
Feb 7 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Webinar: How to Find Funding for an Intergenerational Program or Initiative

“Intergenerational” may sound nice, but how does one find funding to start a program or initiative? Join intergenerational organization Bridges Together for a webinar to discuss funding avenues (including grant opportunities that we have available), with plenty of time for Q & A.

Jun
19
Mon
Meet the Funders: Be Bold! @ Hampton Inn
Jun 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Meet the Funders: Be Bold! @ Hampton Inn

BOLD. What does it look like for small and medium nonprofit organizations?
Join us for our annual Meet the Funders event. Engage with your colleagues in a thought-provoking conversation about what it means to “be bold” in today’s uncertain times. Hear from funders and experts who represent a wide range of philanthropic interests and are changing the way we think about solving complex challenges.

Jun
20
Tue
First Grant Maker/Grant Recipient Dialogue on Nonprofit Data and Evaluation @ Boston NonProfit Center
Jun 20 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
First Grant Maker/Grant Recipient Dialogue on Nonprofit Data and Evaluation @ Boston NonProfit Center

Tech Networks of Boston, Third Sector New England, and Essential Partners are co-hosting a very special dialogue series. It will bring together grant makers and nonprofit grant recipients to talk about data and evaluation. The first dialogue session will be on June 20th.

Our highly distinguished dialogue facilitator is Dave Joseph of Essential Partners, whose experience includes creating post-genocide dialogues in Burundi. His goal is to create a safe enough space to allow grant makers and nonprofit grant recipients to engage in candid discussion about their differences and their common ground about an increasingly fraught topic.

If you are a grant maker who is interested in participating, please follow this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-grant-makergrant-recipient-dialogue-on-nonprofit-data-and-evaluation-registration-34039354626?aff=mnncalendar

If you are a nonprofit professional who is interested in participating, please follow this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-grant-makergrant-recipient-dialogue-on-nonprofit-data-evaluation-registration-34516365378?aff=mnncalendar

Jun
28
Wed
TNB Roundtable: A Frank Discussion of Technology Procurement for Nonprofits @ Boston NonProfit Center
Jun 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
TNB Roundtable: A Frank Discussion of Technology Procurement for Nonprofits @ Boston NonProfit Center

Tech Networks of Boston (TNB) is pleased to invite nonprofit professionals to a Roundtable session on technology procurement for nonprofit organizations. Our featured guests will Tuan Pham and Adam Lyons of Tech Networks of Boston.

Here is what Adam and Tuan say about this session:

‘We all have many problems on our plates, and all can seem equally important. The goal of this session is to help you to share challenges and concerns of future technology needs, with your peers and with procurement specialists. Expect to get an honest and intimate discussion about what “technology procurement” is and isn’t. It is better to understand and recognize a problem and gain an understanding of the constraints and processes involved with getting things from Point A to Point B, getting them Just-In-Time, and getting them in a cost-effective way.’

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!

To register, please follow this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tnb-roundtable-a-frank-discussion-of-technology-procurement-for-nonprofits-registration-34754497638?aff=mnn

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
9
Thu
Nonprofits and Charitable Activities and Donations Overseas @ Goodwin Procter
Nov 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Does your nonprofit engage in charitable programs overseas? Support foreign charitable activities with US funds? Two tax-exempt organization law experts will lead a seminar on direct charitable activities by U.S. charitable organizations and supporting foreign charitable activities with U.S. funds. The topics to be covered include: possible organizational structures; local issues to consider; charitable contributions to foreign organizations by Individuals; “Friends of” organizations; grants to foreign organizations by public charities; Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC); and banking and financing Issues.

Presenters: Susan Abbott, Goodwin Procter LLP; Peter Katz, Harvard University

Please register by November 6.

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!

Nov
14
Tue
How to Choose a Database Management System – A Primer @ Whitney Place
Nov 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Presenter: Russell Greenwald, VP & Director IT Practice, Insource Services, Inc.

Who should attend: This workshop is intended for any nonprofit professional or board member of organizations from small to large.
Your data is a strategic asset of your organization. Organizing data in a way that is easy to access and provides meaningful information to manage your operations is critical to your success. Join us to examine how to choose a database management system. We’ll provide a framework for choosing an effective database for your organization covering how to:
Map your existing processes
Review processes for potential improvements
Gather needs requirements (Start with the end in mind)
Prioritize needs and set timelines
Craft and distribute Request for Proposal
Define internal ownership and governance
Manage vendor selection and implementation
Establish procedures for ongoing use and maintenance of the system

Nov
16
Thu
TNB Roundtable: How Nonprofits Can Effectively Manage Operational Projects @ Boston NonProfit Center
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tech Networks of Boston (TNB) is pleased to invite nonprofit professionals to a Roundtable session about how nonprofits can apply project management principles to their operational projects. Our featured guest will be Maria Latimore, founder of the Maria Latimore Group.

Here is what Maria says about this session:

“Successfully implementing operational projects is critical to every nonprofit organization’s success. Yet, research shows that most projects fail. A 2016 study by Standish Group found that about 75% of projects were not completed on time and on budget. The Project Management Institute estimates that in the US for every $1 billion invested in projects, about 12% or $122 million is wasted due to lacking project performance. That’s a lot of time and money for little return.

“In this workshop, Maria will give you some tactical tips to take back and immediately implement to make your critical projects more efficient and successful. These tips will help you and your team to define the project scope and get the right people involved at the right time. You’ll walk away with information that will help to identify when your project is going off track and actions to take to get it back on track. And we’ll have some fun in the process!”

Here’s a little more about Maria:

Maria Latimore is principal of Maria Latimore Group (MLG), 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 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.

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.

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.

Priority in registration will be given to those who are employed by nonprofit organizations that hold full membership in the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network.

Participation in this session is free of charge for nonprofit professionals. However, you must have a confirmed registration in order to attend.

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

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tnb-roundtable-how-nonprofits-can-effectively-manage-operational-projects-registration-38852343405?aff=mnn

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.

Dec
13
Wed
A TNB Roundtable session especially for grant makers, philanthropy professionals, and other funders! @ Boston NonProfit Center
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

If you’re a grant maker, philanthropy professional, or funder, then we invite you to register for this special session about underwriting initiatives to enable nonprofit organizations to build the capacity to do evaluation.:

TNB Roundtable: Funders Supporting Nonprofits’ Capacity to Do Evaluation

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tnb-roundtable-funders-supporting-nonprofits-capacity-to-do-evaluation-registration-39837410768?aff=mnn

We have a very distinguished panel for this session:

Douglas Shipman, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Ellen Dickenson, United Way of Masschusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley

Michael Johnson, McCormack Graduate School of UMass-Boston

Trina Jackson, TSNE MissionWorks

This is really a dream team! Doug and Ellen each have first hand experience at grantmaking organizations in managing programs that build the capacity of nonprofits to do evaluation. Michael is an educator with deep expertise in community-based participatory research. Trina is not only a funder but also an expert on community inclusion and engagement.

Our goals for this session are to share lessons learned from assisting nonprofits in building their capacity to do evaluation, and to highlight the potential for making nonprofit evaluation more meaningful and useful through community participation.

Feb
15
Thu
Oracle NetSuite Social Impact: Learn How Your Org Can Receive Free Technology @ Webinar (Online) - RSVP for Link
Feb 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Nonprofits and social enterprises of all shapes and sizes utilize NetSuite technologies and employee pro bono services to transform their back office and amplify their social impact.

Oracle NetSuite Social Impact will be hosting an informational webinar for US nonprofit organizations <$5M in annual revenue who may qualify for our Product Donation and Capacity Building resources.

Learn about how your nonprofit can benefit from our FREE technology resources to accelerate your mission.

Who should attend?
• Nonprofit organizations interested in streamlining business operations.
• This information session is ideal for Executive Directors, Nonprofit Leaders, CFOs/Controllers/Accountants, COOs, CTOs/CIOs and Technology enthusiasts.
• Organizations who have outgrown Excel and/or their Financial Management tools.

What will we cover?
• The webinar will provide an overview of the Oracle NetSuite Social Impact Product Donation, Pro Bono and Capacity Building Resources.
• A Solutions Consultant will provide a brief live demonstration of NetSuite Core Financials.
• A Social Impact Account Executive will walk you through the Product Donation application process.

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.

Apr
17
Tue
Webinar: Tech Planning Smackdown with Oracle-Netsuite @ Webinar
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Forget everything you think you know about Technology Planning for your organization and get ready for a Tech Planning Smackdown. In this workshop we will examine real examples of nonprofit technology plans and explore ways you can incorporate some leading practices from other organizations – after all, the best form of flattery is imitation! Come prepared to have some fun as we start to think out-of-the-box and get your creative juices flowing in this interactive Tech Planning Smackdown

Participants will come away with:
+ Understanding the flavors of technology plans: Tactical, Strategic, Mission-Based
+ Clear and achievable steps to implement new technology with available resources
+ Creative ways to involve your entire organization and build innovation into your technology plans
+ Methods to redirect the focus of your technology plans where it is needed most

Presenter:
Steve Heye is a Principal Solutions Consultant at Oracle-NetSuite Social Impact, where he acts as a technical expert on the Social Impact team which donates the NetSuite solution to nonprofits. With over 20 years experience working with nonprofits and technology, Steve brings a real passion and unique set of experiences to the NPTech community. Previously Steve was the Manager of Technology at The Cara Program. He was responsible for driving the organization’s strategic use of technology. He also has experience as the Digital Content Services Manager at the YMCA of Metro Chicago. He was responsible for managing all aspects of the YMCA’s digital content creation including the web sites, intranet and social networking. A key role in Steve’s past was with the Technology Resource Group at the YMCA of the USA for about ten years. He provided resources, conferences, and training that allows YMCAs nationwide to better leverage business systems and technology. Steve has a Bachelors degree in Finance from North Central College. He is also the author of Chapter 1 on Aligning Tech to Mission in the Managing Technology to Meet your Mission book.
Twitter: @SteveHeye
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveheye/

Our Facilitators:
+ Associate Grant Markers:
AGM’s mission is to promote the practice and expansion of effective and responsible philanthropy to improve the health and vitality of its region.
– Learn more go to www.agmconnect.org

+ Oracle NetSuite Social Impact:
Oracle NetSuite Social Impact’s mission is to accelerate the social impact of nonprofit and social enterprises globally, regardless of ability to pay, with our software donations and pro bono services. Suite Pro Bono connects our nonprofit and social enterprise customers with Oracle NetSuite employees who give their time and expertise to help organizations accelerate their social impact.
– Learn more about our Product Donation Program at www.netsuite.com/socialimpact

Oracle NetSuite Social Impact Product Donation Program: Info Session & Demo @ Webinar
Apr 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join our webinar on how your org can receive FREE Technology

Nonprofits and social enterprises of all shapes and sizes utilize NetSuite technologies and employee pro bono services to transform their back-office and amplify their social impact.

Oracle NetSuite Social Impact will be hosting an informational webinar for US nonprofit organizations <$5M in annual revenue who may qualify for our Product Donation and Capacity Building resources.

Learn about how your nonprofit can benefit from our FREE technology resources to accelerate your mission.

Who should attend?
• Nonprofit organizations interested in streamlining business operations.
• This information session is ideal for Executive Directors, Nonprofit Leaders, CFOs/Controllers/Accountants, COOs, CTOs/CIOs and Technology enthusiasts.
• Organizations who have outgrown Excel and/or their Financial Management tools.

What will we cover?
• The webinar will provide an overview of the Oracle NetSuite Social Impact Product Donation, Pro Bono and Capacity Building Resources.
• A Solutions Consultant will provide a brief live demonstration of NetSuite Core Financials.
• A Social Impact Account Executive will walk you through the Product Donation application process.

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

Sep
27
Thu
Increasing Philanthropic Revenues by Endowing Projects – Alternative Funding Series in partnership with The Beveridge Family Foundation @ The Log Cabin
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Join us for one workshop, or all three! Click the links below for more information on each workshop. Send one staff to the entire series, or multiple staff to each workshop.

#1 – Increasing Philanthropic Revenues by Endowing Projects with Chuck Gordon
#2 – Cost-Savings for Nonprofit Organizations with Alyssa Wright
#3 – Building Organizational Capacity Through Volunteer Engagement with VQ Volunteer Strategies

#1 – Increasing Philanthropic Revenues by Endowing Projects
Presenter: Chuck Gordon, New Kensington Group

Fundraising isn’t easy! And, how often do you feel like you continue to do the same things over and over again and expect different results but continue to be disappointed by falling short of the level of funding you ideally want to raise? It’s time to stare your tired development plan in the face and consider an alternative approach toward sustainable funding.

Join us to learn more about how you can increase the money you raise by endowing special projects to create a sustainable source of funding for your organization. This alternative funding approach presents you with a new way to think about how you fund your programmatic and administrative priorities. This workshop will both provide you with key techniques and approaches to not only building your endowed project program, but also provide best practices that will help get you there and are essential to your success, including modules on building your development plan, designing the model stewardship program, and perfecting your solicitation skills.

Program Fees

Full Series
HSF Members – $450
Not Yet Members – $900
*MNN members receive a 20% discount off the full series non-member price.

Individual Workshops
HSF Members – $180
Not Yet Members – $350

Oct
16
Tue
Cloud Migration for Nonprofits @ WeWork Fort Point
Oct 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cloud Migration for Nonprofits @ WeWork Fort Point

Join Nonprofit Tech Club Boston for our panel and open discussion event on Cloud Migration!

About This Event
As nonprofit professionals, we have all heard of the importance to move over to the “Cloud”. Some organizations have already made the transition, some are evaluating their options, and some don’t know where to begin.

Nonprofit Tech Club Boston will present Cloud Migration for Nonprofits — a panel and open discussion on cloud migration, the successes and failures, as well as the strategies nonprofits should take while planning a transition to the cloud.

Moderator:

• Monica Garfield – Professor of Computer Information Systems at Bentley University

Speakers:

• Gavin O’Brien – Manager of Program Data at Community Servings

• Russell Greenwald – Vice President at Insource Services

Who Should Attend:
Nonprofit professionals, board members, volunteers, and nonprofit advocates who are interested in learning more about best practices in moving to the Cloud.

Light Snacks + Drinks will be provided.

Tickets are limited, so register online today!

Directions:
This event will be held at WeWork Fort Point (51 Melcher Street, Boston, MA 02210). The WeWork Fort Point location is a short walk from South Station (Red/Silver/Commuter Rail).

Sponsors:
Thank you to WeWork for providing the event space and Insource Services for contributing to refreshments.

Oct
24
Wed
Cost-Savings for Nonprofit Organizations – Alternative Funding Series, in partnership with The Beveridge Family Foundation @ The Log Cabin
Oct 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Join us for one workshop, or all three! Click the links below for more information on each workshop. Send one staff to the entire series, or multiple staff to each workshop.

#1 – Increasing Philanthropic Revenues by Endowing Projects with Chuck Gordon
#2 – Cost-Savings for Nonprofit Organizations with Alyssa Wright
#3 – Building Organizational Capacity Through Volunteer Engagement with VQ Volunteer Strategies

#2 – Cost-Savings for Nonprofit Organizations
Presenter: Alyssa Wright, Wright Consulting Group

Join Alyssa Wright for an informative and interactive workshop on cost-savings for nonprofit organizations.

In this workshop, Alyssa will cover:
– How to Conduct an Organizational Cost Savings Analysis
– 30 Nonprofit Savings Tips from Utilities to Fundraising to Tax Breaks
– Creating a Culture of “Savvy”
By the end of the workshop, attendees will leave with knowledge on how to conduct an organizational audit, effective nonprofit savings tips, an action plan for implementing changes, and ways to engage board members, staff, volunteers, and donors to create a culture of savvy.

Full Series
HSF Members – $450
Not Yet Members – $900
*MNN members receive 20% off the non-member series price. Please contact us for more information or to register.

Individual Workshops
HSF Members – $180
Not Yet Members – $350

Oct
31
Wed
Introduction to Grant Writing: How to Craft a Foundation Grant Proposal @ Philanthropy Massachusetts
Oct 31 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Introduction to Grant Writing: How to Craft a Foundation Grant Proposal @ Philanthropy Massachusetts

Drawing from his 16 years’ experience, Kenny Weill will lead attendees through the process of writing a clear, concise, and compelling foundation grant narrative. This includes both the longer “full proposal” narrative and the shorter concept paper or letter of inquiry. He will end with tips to avoid common pitfalls, and ways to determine whether your nonprofit is “grant-ready.” Participants will have the tools necessary to tell their organization’s and program’s story in a narrative that will be compelling to funders – and increase their chances of landing more grants.

This workshop will cover:

– What funders really want to know about your organization
– mportance of differentiating your organization and/or program from all others
– What to include in a logic model that will prepare you to write a grant proposal
– What to include in the Statement of Need
– The difference between outputs and outcomes
– How to craft S.M.A.R.T. objectives
– How to tie in outcomes with the evaluation

By the end of the session, participants will be able to craft all sections of a compelling grant proposal including:

– Organization background
– Target population
– Statement of need
– Goals and S.M.A.R.T. objectives
– Activities and outputs
– Outcomes and evaluation
– Sustainability

This session is ideal for leaders, board members and development staff of small- to mid-sized organizations.

BIO
Kenny Weill launched K. Weill Consulting Group in 2002, which focuses on strategic fund development for nonprofits. His practice works with Boards and executive staff on fundraising assessments, creation of actionable Fund Development Plans, case statements, appeals, online giving strategy, grant research and writing, CRM (Constituent Relationship Management) database solutions, and more. He has published articles and regularly trains, coaches and presents on fund development strategy. In 2009, Kenny co-founded NPO Connect (http://npoconnect.org), an online skill-building platform for nonprofit professionals and volunteers.

Prior to consulting, Kenny held management, research and other positions in community-based, academic, health care and government settings. He received an M.S. in Health Policy and Management from Harvard School of Public Health and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.

Kenny is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and adheres to their Code of Ethical Standards and Principles. He also is a member of the Nonprofit Consultants Network, Independent Advancement Consultants, and Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, and enjoys working collaboratively with other consultants.

Kenny has a long history of community-based volunteerism.