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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
17
Wed
Intellectual Property Law Overview for Nonprofits @ Boston Private Bank & Trust Company
Feb 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Intellectual Property Law Overview for Nonprofits @ Boston Private Bank & Trust Company | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Breakfast and networking from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. A buffet of pastries, fruit, juices, coffee and tea will be available.

Many nonprofits have intellectual property assets and don’t know if they need to protect them or could generate income from them. The intellectual property assets a nonprofit may have include their name / trademarks-service marks-certification marks, copyright in their project materials such as studies/reports/books/film-video, performances, training manuals and materials in writing or in any other medium. Also, various forms of proprietary know-how (trade secrets) and inventions protectable by utility, design or plan patents. In this fast evolving digital age, it is very easy to copy someone’s protected materials. Would you like to protect your nonprofit’s assets? Could these assets possibly generate fees from licensing? Revenues subject to UBIT or not? Or are you willing to share them with anyone in the spirit of open source? If so, would this approach ensure your permanent access to these assets? Are you inadvertently infringing other parties’ rights and creating liability and costs of defense for your nonprofit? Come learn about the parameters of various types of intellectual properties, and options such assets present to your nonprofit (and pitfalls).

This seminar is designed to help nonprofits understand the intellectual property they may own. Lawyers Clearinghouse will offer an individual consultation session with lawyer(s) at a later date to help nonprofits address their specific intellectual property issues.

Opening remarks: Esther Schlorholtz, Senior Vice President, Director of Community Investment, Boston Private

Speaker: Jerry Cohen, Partner, Burns & Levinson LLP and Access to Justice Fellow

Please note that registration is required for security clearance.

May
10
Tue
Intellectual Property Law Overview for Nonprofits @ Boston Bar Association
May 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Intellectual Property Law Overview for Nonprofits @ Boston Bar Association

Presenter: Jerry Cohen, Partner, Burns & Levinson LLP and Access to Justice Fellow

Many nonprofits have intellectual property assets and don’t know if they need to protect them or could generate income from them. The intellectual property assets a nonprofit may have include their name / trademarks-service marks-certification marks, copyright in their project materials such as studies/reports/books/film-video, performances, training manuals and materials in writing or in any other medium. Also, various forms of proprietary know-how (trade secrets) and inventions protectable by utility, design or plan patents. In this fast evolving digital age, it is very easy to copy someone’s protected materials. Would you like to protect your nonprofit’s assets? Could these assets possibly generate fees from licensing? Revenues subject to UBIT or not? Or are you willing to share them with anyone in the spirit of open source? If so, would this approach ensure your permanent access to these assets? Are you inadvertently infringing other parties’ rights and creating liability and costs of defense for your nonprofit? Come learn about the parameters of various types of intellectual properties, and options such assets present to your nonprofit (and pitfalls).

This seminar is a joint project of the Lawyers Clearinghouse and Boston Private Community Investment Series.

Oct
5
Wed
2017: A Healthcare Odyssey @ Hilton Boston Dedham
Oct 5 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Our country will be electing a new President in November. How might this election impact Healthcare in America as well as New England? Hear from our panel of experts on the Presidential Candidates’ Healthcare Platforms, Policies and Strategies and how associations and nonprofits, as well as your members, may be impacted by this election. Opportunity for questions and answers will be provided. Breakfast and coffee will be available.

Moderator: Susan Servais, CAE
Senior Vice President, ZurickDavis

Panelist: Christie L. Hager, J.D., M.P.H.
Senior Vice President, New England Region, Beacon Health Options

Panelist: Lora Pellegrini
President & CEO, Massachusetts Association of Health Plans

Oct
19
Wed
New Changes in Overtime Regulations @ Babson Executive Conference Center
Oct 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Are you ready for the changes in overtime eligibility that will become effective on December 1st of this year? Join our presenters and your colleagues at this breakfast program to hear more about the updated regulations about who is now eligible for overtime pay and how to review your current employee compensation levels, classifications, and time documentation systems to comply with these changes. Breakfast and coffee will be provided.

Speakers:

Saleha Walsh
Director, Human Resource Consulting Practice, Insource Services, Wellesley, MA

Brian E. Lewis
Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C., Boston, MA

Nov
10
Thu
New England Society of Association Executives: 2016 Technology Conference @ Devens Common Center
Nov 10 all-day
New England Society of Association Executives: 2016 Technology Conference @ Devens Common Center

Association executives and staff from throughout New England are invited to attend this full-day conference, featuring interactive programming dedicated to the technology issues association industry and nonprofit professionals face.

Designed for all levels of expertise, this conference will cover the latest trends in association technology and give you time to interact with vendors of some of the best new products and services in the industry.

The New England Society of Association Executives is the association for associations in New England! Our members are individuals involved in the management of professional societies and trade associations as well as their suppliers. Members represent associations of all sizes and include CEOs, Executive Directors, Membership Directors, Meeting Planners,and other areas of association administration. Industry partners represent hotels, conference centers, function facilities, CVBs, webinar companies, AMS providers, lawyers, lobbyists, exposition companies and other providers of services to the association community.

Jan
12
Thu
2017 Annual Management Conference @ Westin Waltham-Boston
Jan 12 – Jan 13 all-day

NE/SAE’s Annual Management Conference features two days of educational sessions, networking, and exhibits for association and nonprofit leaders. Join us for sessions on a variety of topics, including:

* Stop Thinking Like An Association
* Member Engagement Research Study Insights
* Engage Your Members for Good Governance
* Building A Better Budget
* Diversity of Thought
* So You Want to Be A CEO?
* Managing Workplace Conflict
* Transition Planning for Association Executives, Board Members, and Staff

Mar
23
Thu
Building A More Strategic Board Through Trends Awareness @ Hilton Boston Dedham
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

If you are a little intimidated or unsure of how big global trends could or would have an impact on your nonprofit, you’re not alone! This session will drive home the value of incorporating trends-watching into your organization’s strategic planning process and provide concrete steps for integrating this when you return home.

Join us for this hand-on session where you will have a chance to understand the difference between environmental scanning (trends-watching) and strategic planning. Session attendees will hear the latest information from the ASAE Foundation Foresight Project and have a chance to have a peer-to-peer discussion relative to the potential impact of the trend and then possible responses that would drive association tactics.

Designed for any staff person who has responsibility for strategic planning and/or program development or who thinks about keeping their association relevant in the future, this nuts and bolts interactive session challenges attendees to roll-up their sleeves and walk through a process that they can replicate with their own nonprofit’s leaders.

Jun
8
Thu
New England Society of Association Executives 2017 Annual Meeting @ Hotel Viking
Jun 8 – Jun 9 all-day

Mark your calendar, and join NE/SAE at our 2017 Annual Meeting in Newport, RI on Thursday, June 8th and Friday, June 9th. This year’s conference will feature cutting-edge educational content, unique social events, and opportunities to network with association executives and our industry partners.

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!