Annual Conference & Expo


Join us November 2, 2016 at the Framingham Sheraton

Each fall since 2008 MNN has hosted an annual conference and expo. This event brings together hundreds of nonprofit professionals—and the business leaders they work with— from across the state for a day of inspiration, learning, and networking. In addition, attendees find new ways to make their work more effective and efficient through the resources and services offered by the 50 businesses that exhibit at the conference.


Pre-event registration closes November 1.

The nonprofit sector is constantly evolving, growing, innovating, and reforming to meet the ever-changing needs of those it serves. This year’s conference, Moving Forward for a Better Commonwealth, will tap into the collective expertise of the nonprofit sector and take a look at what’s working, and what needs to work better. Topics to be covered include: tried and true best practices; innovative technologies and techniques; effective advocacy skills; adapting to a changing funding landscape; and making diversity and inclusion cornerstones of your organization.

As MNN enters its second decade as the only association that unites and strengthens the entire nonprofit sector, we are looking to our community of nonprofits and the leaders who have shaped the sector. What are nonprofits doing right? What are organizations and leaders still struggling with? And what can we learn from the past to shape our work in the days, months, and years ahead? The answers will help us all build a better Commonwealth.

The future looks bright for the nonprofit sector.


Join 600+ nonprofit and business professionals from across the state for a day of inspiration and education.


Whether you’re looking to enhance your fundraising skills, boost your productivity, or energize your board, the workshops cover a variety of topics for every stage in your career and will provide you with everything you need to be more effective and efficient. Learn more about this years workshops and presenters.


Visit the more than 50 exhibitors and learn about local services and products to help you and your organization be more effective and efficient. If you are interested in exhibiting at the conference, learn about sponsorship benefits and levels here.

Read about last year’s conference and see photos from the day. Questions about this year’s conference? Email Natasha Terhorst or call us at (617)330-1188.