MNN Statewide Events

Annual Events

MNN Regional Meetings 

The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) holds regional meetings every spring across the state in order to share and solicit input and ideas with leaders in the state’s nonprofit sector. The meetings are an opportunity for local nonprofit leaders to receive vital tools as well as network and discuss issues facing the sector in their region.

Click here for information on and dates for MNN’s 2018 regional meetings.

Nonprofit Awareness Day








Nonprofit Awareness Day and its related social media campaign is held every year at the Massachusetts State House to highlight the impact of nonprofits across the Commonwealth and honor the most innovative and effective work being done in the nonprofit sector.

On June 5, 2017, hundreds of nonprofit and business leaders, plus elected officials, came together at the Massachusetts State House to celebrate the work of the nonprofit sector and raise awareness of causes throughout the state during MNN’s celebration of Nonprofit Awareness Day, presented by Citizens Bank. Visit here for details.

MNN’s Annual Conference

MNN’s Annual Conference, one of the largest statewide events dedicated to building nonprofit capacity, is held every fall for over 600 nonprofit professionals from across the Commonwealth. It features educational workshops from leaders in their fields, a keynote speech from a leading nonprofit figure, networking, sponsorship opportunities, and more.

MNN’s 2017 annual conference was held on November 1, 2017. Visit here for details.

Past Events

Nonprofit Town Halls: 2016 MNN Regional Meetings 

During MNN’s Nonprofit Town Halls last year, MNN’s CEO Jim Klocke and staff shared statistics and information on the nonprofit sector in each region to help nonprofit leaders collaborate and advocate for their organizations. In addition, the gatherings provided attendees with the opportunity to share ideas, ask questions, and voice opinions about important topics such as funding, government relations, and the state of each region’s nonprofit sector.

Setting the Agenda: MNN Nonprofit Public Policy Roundtable Meetings

At nine statewide focus groups in early 2014, MNN convened nearly 300 nonprofit leaders to identify public policy ideas to strengthen and protect the state’s nonprofit sector. Participants at the roundtable meetings spanned the rich geographic and organizational diversity of the sector. But despite the differences in organization size, location, or cause, there were opportunities and challenges they all shared. The feedback gathered at these meetings was used to create MNN’s public policy agenda. 

“It was exciting to feel the energy in the room and to begin framing actionable steps to increase nonprofit participation in the legislative process in MA. Thanks MNN for kicking off this important conversation.” – Jenn Lammers, National Program Director, Alliance for Nonprofit Management

“The ability to sit with colleagues from a wide array of non-profits to have an in depth discussion on the public policy issues that affect our sector was extremely valuable. I applaud MNN’s work to bring the sector together on common goals as our collective advocacy can advance our work and benefit the Commonwealth.” – Keith Mahoney, Director of Public Affairs, The Boston Foundation

“MNN’s public policy roundtables are insightful and results-oriented sessions — with the potential to spark real collaboration on policy issues that can help move our sector forward, together.” –Sandy St. Louis, Director, Strategic Communications and Marketing, Third Sector New England

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