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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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

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
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.

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.

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.

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

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.