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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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Jul
21
Thu
TNB Roundtable: Librarians as Knowledge Management Allies for Nonprofits @ Kirstein Library at Boston Public Library
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
TNB Roundtable: Librarians as Knowledge Management Allies for Nonprofits @  Kirstein Library at Boston Public Library

Tech Networks of Boston (also known as “TNB”) is pleased to invite nonprofit professionals to a Roundtable session on July 21st, about how professional librarians can serve as knowledge management allies to nonprofit organizations. The featured guests for this session will be a distinguished panel that combines expertise in library science and nonprofit technology:

o David Leonard, Interim President, Boston Public Library, and formerly BPL’s chief technology officer

o Betsey Lippmeier, Curator, Kirstein Library at Boston Public Library

o Rachael Stark, Librarian, New England Institute of Art, Freelance Information Librarian, and co-author of the Annkissam white paper “Knowledge Management is like Sorting Socks: KM for Nonprofit Organizations”

o Kevin Palmer, Chief Operating Officer of Annkissam, and co-author of the Annkissam white paper “Knowledge Management is like Sorting Socks: KM for Nonprofit Organizations”

Here is what we hope that nonprofit professionals will get out of this session:

o An overview of how professional librarians, acting as consultants, can assist nonprofits in organizing internal knowledge, information, and data with their expertise in knowledge management, knowledge architecture, and systems of classifying information.

o An overview of the kinds of knowledge, information, and data that are publicly available to nonprofit organizations.

o An introduction to Kirstein Library, the branch of BPL that specializes in assisting nonprofit and for-profit organizations in Massachusetts.

o An understanding of how professional librarians can help you identify the knowledge you need, and gain access to it.

o Brainstorming about how information technology professionals and librarians can work together to assist nonprofits.

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.

Aug
10
Wed
TNB Roundtable: Nonprofit CEOs as Technology Decision Makers @ Boston NonProfit Center
Aug 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
TNB Roundtable: Nonprofit CEOs as Technology Decision Makers @ Boston NonProfit Center

Tech Networks of Boston (also known as “TNB”) is pleased to invite nonprofit professionals to a Roundtable session on nonprofit chief executive officers as technology decision makers. The featured guests for this session will be Joe Kriesberg and John Fitterer of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations.

Here is what John and Joe say about the session:

“What happens when you’re told that your servers are at capacity? Do you buy another server, or do you migrate your entire operation to the cloud? It’s always a challenge to change the ways in which you work, but with a highly mobile staff, a move to 3:1 computers (tablet, laptop and desktop) with seamless cloud services was necessary and not without challenges. Join MACDC’s President, Joe Kriesberg, and Director of Communications, John Fitterer, as they talk about the decision-making process, the goals, objectives, and long-term planning behind MACDC’s overhaul of their IT infrastructure.”

Here’s a little more about Joe:

Joe Kriesberg is the President and CEO of MACDC. He first joined MACDC in 1993 as Vice President and served in that capacity until he became President in July 2002. He oversees the agency’s advocacy work with public and private sector entities, its capacity building work with members, its long term strategic planning, it collaborations and partnerships and internal operations. He has launched several innovative new programs at MACDC, including the Community Investment Tax Credit, the Mel King Institute for Community Building, the GOALs Initiative, the biennial MACDC conventions and the Community Development Innovation Forum. During his tenure Joe has helped to pass many important bills through the Massachusetts Legislature, including the groundbreaking Insurance Industry Community Investment Act (1998,) the Affordable Housing Trust Fund (2000,) the Small Business Technical Assistance Program (2006,) a comprehensive anti-foreclosure law (2007), a new law to help preserve “expiring-use” affordable rental communities (2009) and the Community Investment Tax Credit (2012). Joe serves on the board of several state and national organizations, serves as chair of the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Associations (NACEDA), is frequently asked to speak on community development issues and trends here and around the country, and writes about these issues for the MACDC website. Joe also periodically teaches as a Visiting Lecturer at Northeastern University’s Center for Urban and Regional Policy. Prior to working for MACDC, Mr. Kriesberg worked for eight years on energy and environmental issues for non profit organizations in Washington, DC and Boston, MA. Mr. Kriesberg has a B.A. from Binghamton University (New York State) and a J.D. Degree from Northeastern University in Boston. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar.

Here’s a little more about John:

John Fitterer, Director of Communications, oversees MACDC’s fundraising, marketing and communications, knowledge management and IT, and serves on MACDC’s management team. Central to these core responsibilities is working with leaders in the philanthropic and business community to significantly raise the awareness of community development as a critical component to thriving communities. Currently, John is focusing on promoting and raising funds for the Community Investment Tax Credit, a $66 million / 6 year tax credit for CDCs in Massachusetts. Before working at MACDC, John was the Director of Resource Development and Marketing at Nuestra CDC in Roxbury, MA. Prior to switching to the nonprofit sector, John helped launch a successful web-application and software company across North America. John is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Binghamton University with a BA in English.

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.

Mar
21
Wed
Social Media Hacks Workshop @ Berkshire Community College South County Center
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Offered in collaboration with the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires. How to develop a social media system for your business that works for you, that doesn’t take up all of your time, that conveys your brand, and gets people in your door.

Dawn Stanyon helps businesses and nonprofits in the Berkshires MA to tell their stories to grow their success through digital marketing. Prior to founding Professionality Consulting in 2014, she worked with The Emily Post Institute and in non-profit fundraising, event planning and communications.

Sep
13
Thu
Tech Networks of Boston Roundtable: How To Nurture a Healthy Organizational Culture @ EMPath
Sep 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tech Networks of Boston (TNB) exists to provide integrated and managed technology services to nonprofits and other mission-based organizations, and it’s also our privilege to offer you professional development opportunities through our Roundtable series.

Our featured guest at our September 13th session will be Jonathan Spack, former chief executive officer of TSNE MissionWorks; the topic will be how nonprofit organizations can develop, nurture, and sustain a healthy organizational culture. This session will be held at EMPath’s Seccomb Room from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Here’s what Jonathan says:

“A healthy organizational culture, where staff and constituents feel respected and heard, can reduce turnover, prevent conflicts from exploding into crises, and unlock creative strategies and solutions at all levels of the organization. In this interactive session, participants will discuss and debate the role of leadership in developing and sustaining a healthy workplace environment. They will also come away with practical ideas for improving the culture at their own workplaces.

“This session is for employees of nonprofit organizations of any size, and for anyone in a position of formal or informal leadership who is interested in reflecting on and developing their leadership abilities. This includes staff at all levels.”

Here’s a little more about Jonathan:

Jonathan Spack was CEO of Third Sector New England (now TSNE MissionWorks) for 34 years. During his tenure, TSNE grew its programs and stature dramatically, becoming a national leader in fiscal sponsorship, succession planning, social purpose, real estate, and network-based grantmaking. Jonathan is co-founder of the National Network of Fiscal Sponsors, the Nonprofit Centers Network, and the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. He also spearheaded TSNE’s acquisition and development of the NonProfit Center in downtown Boston as a focal point of social justice activity in the city.

Earlier in his career, Jonathan served as a legal services attorney and a federal discrimination complaints examiner. He holds a B.A. from Brandeis University, a master’s degree in human services management from the Heller School at Brandeis, where he served as executive in residence, and a J.D. from NYU Law School.

Details about this session can be found here:

Tech Networks of Boston Roundtable: How To Nurture a Healthy Organizational Culture

Full scholarships for this session are available to qualified employees of nonprofit organizations.

Please apply by using the link below by Thursday, August 9th.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7JRRNT9

Applicants will be notified of acceptance on Monday, August 13th .