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.

To submit an event, click the button below.

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
22
Thu
Music en Masse Presentation @ Zoom
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Music en Masse is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides free instruction in music to children in the Greater Boston area. We match high school students, college students, and adult volunteers to young children interested in music. Music lessons are 100% free.

We are looking for people interested in joining our organization as a volunteer. If you have experience in music and would like to instruct a child, at the information meeting, we will send you a form to fill out to gain more information.

We are also looking for families who would like to enroll their child in our program. Throughout the spring and summer, our volunteers will provide weekly lessons.

For any inquiries and questions, contact us via our email, admin@musicenmasse.com

Apr
25
Sun
Youth Villages Spring Challenge @ Online Event
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am

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Youth Villages starts with YOU.

Join the 2021 Spring Challenge to raise $1 million for at-risk youth to access the critical life-changing services of LifeSet. Your IMPACT WILL BE DOUBLED with a matching gift from the Youth Villages Massachusetts and New Hampshire Board.

The demand for LifeSet services has increased throughout the pandemic and there is a surge in mental health crises throughout the community. Youth Villages provides critical and essential services to help young adults work through life’s challenges as they transition to independent adulthood.

LifeSet also helps these young adults avoid homelessness, incarceration and unemployment. Youth Villages is filling the gap in services created by the pandemic and is there for life’s hardest moments. With your help, we can give even more young people the gift of an independent and rewarding future.

Apr
27
Tue
Ethics In Fundraising @ Zoom
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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In the past few years, some controversial philanthropic relationships and contributions have raised questions for non-profits — and individual development professionals — at the intersection of institutional values, accepting contributions, vetting donors, and internal processes and approvals. The WID Program Committee is planning a panel discussion for its professional fundraising membership on best practices and guidance for navigating the sometimes-complicated process with contributions, donors, and institutional alignment as well as what to do if an organization finds itself in a compromising situation.

Anticipated takeaways:

Determine what ethical fundraising and transparency mean to you professionally and within your organization
Develop a gift acceptance policy that meets your leadership and finance department’s approval
Navigate declining a gift from a controversial funder and/or raising concerns about internal practices

Panelists:

Liz Keenan, Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the Marketing Unit at Harvard Business School
Cindy Albert Link, Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Berklee College of Music
Jessica Symonds, Senior Director at the South Shore Health Foundation

Greater Boston Regional Meeting @ Zoom
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Greater Boston Regional Meeting – Tuesday, April 27, 2021, from 10:00-11:30 am on Zoom. Presented with The Boston Foundation and sponsored by the Massachusetts CORE Plan.

The theme of the 2021 Regional Meetings is, “Stronger Together: Regional Dialogues”. The meetings will cover policy updates of importance to the sector, review the new and expanded MNN services and programs, provide regional nonprofit data and updates, guided conversations by regional leaders, and will include time for moderated virtual networking for attendees to share best practices and to begin collaborating on issues important to the health of the sector and their regions. We hope that the conversations that emerge both within and after these meetings will help us become stronger together.

At each meeting, regional infographics will be shared. These graphics share facts about nonprofits in their specific region, while detailing how much the sector contributes to the community and the economy. Following the meeting, all materials, the meeting recording, and the slides will be sent to all those who register.

Silver Linings: What to Carry Forward From This Challenging Time @ Zoom
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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This past year brought previously unimaginable crises and barriers for the nonprofit and funding communities. In response, nonprofits and funders innovated, worked together, and identified ways to meet these challenges head on.

In our work with nonprofits and grantmakers over the past year, Philanthropy Massachusetts has observed common themes, including the importance of trust, adaptability, and collaboration, in providing critical relief and addressing the racial, health and economic disparities that were laid bare. ​These practices are silver linings, reflecting our shared humanity and the ingenuity of the social sector.

Working off the following definitions, we invite you to join us and your fellow nonprofits and funders to share what has worked over these past many months and what you would like to carry forth in your work:

Trust or the belief in your partners’ expertise, reliability, and truth.

Adaptability or the capacity to be flexible or able to adjust to new conditions.

Collaboration or two or more entities working together toward shared goals.

We will hear from representatives from the nonprofit and funder communities as they share their own experiences over the past year, and then open up the discussion so we can learn from each other.

Apr
28
Wed
AAFCPAs’ Nonprofit Seminar is virtual in 2021! @ Virtual
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

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AAFCPAs is excited to announce that advanced registration is now open for our 12th Annual Nonprofit Educational Seminar, scheduled for Wednesday, April 28th as a virtual event. This complimentary event is considered by many nonprofit CFOs and Executive Directors to be the premier nonprofit finance educational event of the year! Learn what your peers have to say about why they attend every year and reserve your seat.

Community Organizing 102: Building Powerful Campaigns @ Zoom
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

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“Building Powerful Campaigns” is a hands-on 2 day workshop series on creating campaigns that both achieve wins and build the abilities of grassroots leaders. The training will delve into the many stages of campaigns, including research, education and mobilization, negotiation, protest/struggle, achieving win-wins, and celebration/follow up. Using interactive exercises and case studies, this workshop will offer concrete approaches and tools for power analysis, strategy design, managing coalitions, and messaging. Threaded throughout, we will emphasize the role of the organizer as coach, who supports community leaders to be the true drivers of campaigns. This training is intended for staff members and community leaders who have some experience in community engagement and organizing.

Proposed Outcomes

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of:

developing power analysis and campaign strategy collaboratively with community leaders
how leadership development, organizing, advocacy, and coalition-building work together to build power in marginalized communities
case studies of grassroots organizing campaigns
Participants will gain hands-on skills and/or resources in:

specific mobilization, negotiation, messaging, and protest tactics that groups have used to achieve affordable housing, jobs, and other community demands
ways to support community leaders in building skills and confidence in areas such as advocacy with policymakers and speaking to the media
A Boston native, Sarah Horsley has supported community efforts for social and economic justice locally and nationally for over two decades. Sarah has mobilized community leaders to organize campaigns on reproductive justice, affordable housing, and tenants rights. She now offers training, coaching and consulting to Boston area organizers and nonprofits.

Through her volunteer work, Sarah stands in solidarity with low-income residents and residents of color who are fighting to remain in Boston. She was an Advisory Group member for the City of Boston’s Plan JP Rox process and serves on the board of the Boston Tenant Coalition and on the JP Neighborhood Council’s Housing & Development Committee.

Sarah also teaches in the sociology department at UMass Boston and is the proud parent of a first-grader in Boston Public Schools. She received a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and a bachelor’s degree in Feminist Studies from Stanford University.

Melinda Vega is a 30-year old Latina and a lifelong resident of Chelsea MA. Melinda is a mother of two and the Community Engagement Coordinator at the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH). She has served as an elected School Committee Member for the City of Chelsea and was recently elected as Chelsea City Councilor for District 2. Melinda has worked in multiple organizations where she has followed her passion for social and environmental justice, youth empowerment, and undoing racism. As the Community Engagement Coordinator at NOAH, she coordinates the Youth Organizers program, supporting young people to be change-makers in their community. She also works to empower East Boston community members by developing leadership skills and ensuring they are part of the decision-making process on issues affecting them, ultimately creating a better quality of life for themselves, their families, and the East Boston community as a whole.

INTRODUCTION TO GRANTS AND GRANT WRITING @ Online Only
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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From developing the proposal idea to completing the details of the budget, this workshop provides an outline to use to prepare clear, concise, comprehensive, and competitive proposals. Participants will learn to develop measurable project goals, objectives, and outcomes required in every proposal. They will also learn to create meaningful content for full proposals, letters of intent/inquiry, and online grant applications as well a post-award reporting.

The intended topics covered in this webinar are as follows:
Grants as part of the fundraising plan
Preparing the proposal idea including SMART goals and objectives
Outlines for full grant proposals and letters of intent/inquiry
Examining reasons for proposal rejection
Exploring rules of grant management
Seeking grant funds during COVID-19
This webinar provides learning opportunities for novice and intermediate (2 to 3 years) grant seekers.

Presenter:
Diane Gedeon-Martin has focused on grants, grant seeking, and fund development for nonprofit organizations for 30 years. She launched The Write Source in 1993 that today boasts a roster of over 280 clients in 26 states and Washington, DC. With her assistance, her clients received grants ranging from $5,000 to upwards of $5.0 million for new and current programs, special projects, research, and capital campaigns from all types of foundations, corporations, and the different levels of government. In fact, she specializes in submitting grant proposals to 14 of the 26 federal grant-making departments and agencies.

She is a popular speaker, instructor, and certified Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) Master Trainer. For 14 years, she was a faculty member of The Fund Raising School at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University where she also co-authored the curriculum for their Grant Proposals course. She is currently an instructor for Philanthropy Massachusetts, The Alliance – Voice for Community Nonprofits in Connecticut, and the Principles of Fundraising program offered by the Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Because of her expertise in the field, Diane is a frequent speaker at conferences sponsored by local, state, national, and international associations. Diane is a 27-year member of AFP, a Legacy Member of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA), and a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Philanthropic Counsel (APC).

Apr
29
Thu
How to Build the Right Board for Organizational Growth @ Online Only
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am – 10:45 am

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How to Build the Right Board for Organizational Growth is a four-part series focused on creating, maintaining, and sustaining strong leadership and boards to grow your non-profit organization. Throughout the series participants will gain insight and practical strategies for addressing board dynamics, identifying and securing strong board members, defining the board’s role in fundraising, and engaging leadership in navigating the strategic direction of the organization.

Four 75-minute Sessions:
April 15th/Session I: Who you need, where to find them, and how to bring them on “board.”
April 29th/Session II: Strategies for dealing with difficult board members.
May 13th/Session III: Leadership is key: succession, officer/committee training, strategic planning
May 27th/Session IV: The board’s role in fundraising

Attendees will participate in a robust dialogue around building strong boards, learn how to create a board map, utilize networks to build a board prospect pipeline, and discuss effective on-boarding programs, including position descriptions for board members.  Participants will learn strategies for implementing term limits, peer interventions, designing and implementing retreats, etc. that lead to a more effective board. Attendees will also learn how to prepare officers and committees for success, including how to “redirect” committees that are not functioning well.  Participants will learn how to create a menu of fundraising opportunities for board members beginning with the identification and cultivation of donors through solicitation and acknowledgement, as well as how to prepare board members for participation in the fundraising process.

Who should attend? Decision-makers at a nonprofit organization will benefit most – Executive Directors, High-Level Program Directors, Volunteer Board Members, and Board Presidents.

About the Facilitator:   Vicki Burkhart, Non-Profit Growth Strategist, has over 30 years of non-profit experience at the executive director level. Vicki works with non-profit organizations who have visionary leaders, well-articulated missions, and committed volunteers to take these organizations to the next level – including expansion to a national platform. Vicki’s areas of expertise include strategic planning, board development, capacity building fundraising, and membership development. In addition, she currently serves as the Executive Director of Kids’ Chance of America where she is responsible for the management and advancement of the national organization as well as its 48 state organizations across the country. For more information on The More Than Giving Company, please visit our website at www.morethangiving.co.

Nonprofit CORI (Criminal Records) Training @ Zoom
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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*Note: This training is not designed to help advise nonprofits on their hiring practices. It is solely focused on assisting clients with criminal records.*

This criminal records training is intended for nonprofits whose staff are involved with counseling or offering services in the community to individuals who may have criminal records. It will address the following:

– What exactly is a criminal record in Massachusetts? Who has the data? Who gets access to the data?
– How can a nonprofit help a client reduce the barriers posed by criminal records?
– What can be done if a client of a nonprofit wishes to seal a CORI? – —- What crimes can be sealed? What resources are available?
– What rights do individuals with a sealed CORI have when they are applying for a job? Housing?
– What is the process for the new expungement laws for CORIs?
– What are the concerns for an individual with a CORI who has an immigration issue?

Presenter: Crispin Birnbaum, Access to Justice Fellow

Lobbying, Advocacy, and Political Activities for 501c3 Entities @ Zoom
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Many nonprofits are considering increasing their advocacy activities. It is critical for these nonprofits to review the rules of engagement in this area so as to remain in compliance with pertinent laws and regulations.

This seminar will give a general overview of basic federal tax and lobbying law for 501(c)(3) organizations, and discuss best practices including the following questions:

– What is the difference between advocacy and lobbying?
– When and how is it okay for a nonprofit to lobby and what happens if a nonprofit crosses the line?

Presenter: Teresa Santalucia, Klein Hornig

Apr
30
Fri
Get On Board! @ Locke Lord
Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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Boston-area nonprofit organizations are in need of experienced business professionals to share their unique expertise and passion for important causes. Business skills, enthusiasm, and the desire to make a positive difference can have a huge impact on any organization. If you have always wanted to serve on the board of a nonprofit, now is your chance to learn what is required and to find the organization that’s right for you.

Content and discussions will prepare you for the rewarding experience of volunteerism, nonprofit leadership, and board participation. You’ll learn about the different types and structures of boards as well as the roles, responsibilities, and legal obligations of nonprofit board members. This seminar also provides the tools and resources necessary to find the organization that is a best fit for your skills and passions. These seminars are also well-suited for nonprofit administrators seeking to learn more about board management or who are seeking to onboard new or prospective board members.

May
4
Tue
21ST CENTURY GRANT APPLICATIONS: BRIEF AND TO THE POINT @ Online Only
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Online grant applications are here to stay! They are frustrating, exasperating, and daunting. Still, how do you convey your case for support when your need statement and project description sections can only be 2,000 characters or roughly 350 words in length?
Although brevity is key, grant makers still want engaging narratives that state the issue succinctly while providing evidence that your organization will achieve the proposed outcomes. Knowing what to say and how to say it in a short grant application is the focus of this session.

Learn how to position your case for support using deductive writing techniques that help you get to your point quicker. The methods discussed will help you design successful paper and paperless proposal narratives including those to the different levels of government as well as foundation and corporations.

The intended topics covered in this webinar are as follows:
Identify key elements that will grab the attention of grant reviewers
Use simple, direct language to make your point
Eliminate passive voice from your narratives
Edit your proposals for strong content
Seeking grant funds during COVID-19
This webinar provides learning opportunities for intermediate to advanced grant seekers.

Presenter:
Diane Gedeon-Martin has focused on grants, grant seeking, and fund development for nonprofit organizations for 30 years. She launched The Write Source in 1993 that today boasts a roster of over 280 clients in 26 states and Washington, DC. With her assistance, her clients received grants ranging from $5,000 to upwards of $5.0 million for new and current programs, special projects, research, and capital campaigns from all types of foundations, corporations, and the different levels of government. In fact, she specializes in submitting grant proposals to 14 of the 26 federal grant-making departments and agencies.

She is a popular speaker, instructor, and certified Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) Master Trainer. For 14 years, she was a faculty member of The Fund Raising School at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University where she also co-authored the curriculum for their Grant Proposals course. She is currently an instructor for Philanthropy Massachusetts, The Alliance – Voice for Community Nonprofits in Connecticut, and the Principles of Fundraising program offered by the Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Because of her expertise in the field, Diane is a frequent speaker at conferences sponsored by local, state, national, and international associations. Diane is a 27-year member of AFP, a Legacy Member of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA), and a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Philanthropic Counsel (APC).

Nonprofit Incorporation Workshop @ Zoom
May 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

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At this group session, we’ll 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

Presenters: Luke Blackadar, Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston; Alyssa Fitzgerald, Goodwin

May
5
Wed
Community Organizing 102: Building Powerful Campaigns @ Zoom
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

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“Building Powerful Campaigns” is a hands-on 2 day workshop series on creating campaigns that both achieve wins and build the abilities of grassroots leaders. The training will delve into the many stages of campaigns, including research, education and mobilization, negotiation, protest/struggle, achieving win-wins, and celebration/follow up. Using interactive exercises and case studies, this workshop will offer concrete approaches and tools for power analysis, strategy design, managing coalitions, and messaging. Threaded throughout, we will emphasize the role of the organizer as coach, who supports community leaders to be the true drivers of campaigns. This training is intended for staff members and community leaders who have some experience in community engagement and organizing.

Proposed Outcomes

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of:

developing power analysis and campaign strategy collaboratively with community leaders
how leadership development, organizing, advocacy, and coalition-building work together to build power in marginalized communities
case studies of grassroots organizing campaigns
Participants will gain hands-on skills and/or resources in:

specific mobilization, negotiation, messaging, and protest tactics that groups have used to achieve affordable housing, jobs, and other community demands
ways to support community leaders in building skills and confidence in areas such as advocacy with policymakers and speaking to the media
A Boston native, Sarah Horsley has supported community efforts for social and economic justice locally and nationally for over two decades. Sarah has mobilized community leaders to organize campaigns on reproductive justice, affordable housing, and tenants rights. She now offers training, coaching and consulting to Boston area organizers and nonprofits.

Through her volunteer work, Sarah stands in solidarity with low-income residents and residents of color who are fighting to remain in Boston. She was an Advisory Group member for the City of Boston’s Plan JP Rox process and serves on the board of the Boston Tenant Coalition and on the JP Neighborhood Council’s Housing & Development Committee.

Sarah also teaches in the sociology department at UMass Boston and is the proud parent of a first-grader in Boston Public Schools. She received a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and a bachelor’s degree in Feminist Studies from Stanford University.

Melinda Vega is a 30-year old Latina and a lifelong resident of Chelsea MA. Melinda is a mother of two and the Community Engagement Coordinator at the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH). She has served as an elected School Committee Member for the City of Chelsea and was recently elected as Chelsea City Councilor for District 2. Melinda has worked in multiple organizations where she has followed her passion for social and environmental justice, youth empowerment, and undoing racism. As the Community Engagement Coordinator at NOAH, she coordinates the Youth Organizers program, supporting young people to be change-makers in their community. She also works to empower East Boston community members by developing leadership skills and ensuring they are part of the decision-making process on issues affecting them, ultimately creating a better quality of life for themselves, their families, and the East Boston community as a whole.

Work from Home Ergonomics @ Zoom
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

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Now that working remotely from make-shift workstations is the new normal, self-care is needed more than ever. Philanthropy MA and the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network are working together to provide this FREE virtual session to hear from Morgan Sutherland, a certified ergonomics assessment specialist, about work from home ergonomics.

In this Work From Home Ergonomics presentation, you will learn practical ergonomic solutions to improve your comfort, productivity and keep you safe from overuse injuries while working remotely. You’ll learn common risk factors for ergonomic injuries, the importance of neutral postures while working from home as well as best practices for setting up your home office workstation. You’ll also learn three microbreak techniques that will help you recharge so you can prevent burnout. Lastly, you’ll learn some effective ways to de-stress at your desk using breath work, self-massage, and stretches. This event is free and open to only Philanthropy MA and MNN members. Register here.

Want to learn more about Philanthropy MA and MNN membership? Please visit their websites here and here to learn more.

Our Presenter

Morgan Sutherland, Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist

Morgan.jpgMorgan Sutherland, the owner of Fit Ergonomics, is a certified massage therapist with 20 years of experience helping thousands of clients manage chronic and acute neck, back, and shoulder pain. He is also a self-published author, having written numerous books about reversing bad posture and back pain.  In November 2020, Morgan took his passion for posture correction and pain management and became an Advanced Office Ergonomics Assessment Specialist (AOEAS) through the Back School of Atlanta.  Currently, Morgan offers a Remote Ergonomic Assessment* service that includes a remote ergonomic evaluation of your home office set-up to improve your comfort and increase your productivity while minimizing your risk of injury. Personal Remote Ergonomic Appointments can be scheduled here: https://fitergonomics.com/REA

May
6
Thu
How to Hire a Consultant @ Zoom
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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This workshop is being offered in partnership with the Providers’ Council.

Program Description:

Have you ever considered hiring a consultant? Ranging from providing a ‘pair of hands’ for a fundraising or finance project to assisting with long-term organizational development, consultants can be used strategically to help achieve your organization’s goals. However, hiring the right person or firm can sometimes be challenging — and making a mistake is costly. In this workshop, we explore why and when you should hire a consultant, what to expect, how to effectively engage a consultant, what pitfalls to avoid, and how to successfully manage the relationship from start to finish. This is an interactive session, so bring your challenges and questions!

By the end of this session participants will be able to:

Discern when and why to hire a consultant
Differentiate among different types of consultants
Understand the benefits and drawbacks of hiring a consultant
Prepare a clear summary of the work to be performed
Identify the steps in successfully managing the client/consultant relationship

About Our Presenter:

Kristen McCormack, James E. Freeman Lecturer in Management, Boston University Questrom School of Business

Kristen McCormack is an expert in the leadership and management of nonprofit, public and philanthropic organizations. Prior to joining the faculty at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business she led several Boston area nonprofit organizations and served as a consultant to many. Kristen teaches Management Consulting, Fundraising, Managing Organizational Change and more in the MBA program at BU. She brings into the classroom her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for leading mission driven organizations and developing vibrant and equitable communities. She holds an MBA from Boston University and a BA in Community Planning from the University of Massachusetts.

 

Introduction to Housing Development @ Zoom
May 6 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

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This 2.5 hour class will focus on the development process from beginning to end. There will be discussion and activities focused on the various parts of the development process including the time and money involved. The course will also focus on the connection between local, state and federal financing broadly and how they layer together to build affordable housing.

Target Audience:

Those new to the Community Development Field
CDC employees
Community Members interested in Development
Members of Local Boards
Great for anyone that is NOT already involved in housing work

May
7
Fri
Fundraising Friday: What Funders are Saying One Year into Covid @ Zoom
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

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At this inaugural Fundraising Friday, Philanthropy MA’s CEO, Jeff Poulos, will lead the discussion about What Funders are Saying One Year into COVID. Jeff is uniquely positioned to speak to this issue given that Philanthropy MA, under his leadership, listens to and serves both the philanthropic and nonprofit communities.

Fundraising Fridays are monthly hour-long discussion groups addressing timely development topics in an open dialogue format that provides opportunities for knowledge sharing and authentic networking. These session, held at 9:00 am the first Friday of each month, are free and open to any and all nonprofit professionals and volunteers interested in fundraising and development issues (EDs, DDs, development staff, volunteer leaders, etc.). You will come away with a greater understanding of the topic at hand and connections with nonprofit peers who share your interests and concerns.

May
8
Sat
Artistic Liberties – CATA’s VIRTUAL Annual Performance and Gala @ Online
May 8 all-day

Community Access to the Arts’ annual gala and performance is going virtual again on May 8, 2021! Save the date and join us for “one of the most joyous events of the year” celebrating the talents of artists with disabilities. “Truly incredible—a wonderful performance with so much heart. I’ve seen other attempts at virtual events but this was terrific in comparison. What a joyous evening!”