Highland Street Speaker Series

In partnership with the Highland Street Foundation, MNN is hosting a series of special forums dedicated to providing fresh perspectives on issues impacting the nonprofit sector.  See below for the upcoming special forum with David Grant.

March 16, 2017

Special Forum with David Grant

Thursday, March 16th
How do you measure the success of nonprofits when missions are focused on social profit, rather than the bottom-line?
In partnership with the Highland Street Foundation, we are pleased to invite you to a special breakfast forum with David Grant, author of The Social Profit Handbook, who will offer strategies for setting goals, assessing outcomes, and achieving success for mission-driven organizations.
Drawing from over three decades of nonprofit and foundation experience, David offers an innovative approach to measuring impact in the nonprofit sector
Thursday, March 16, 2017
7:30 a.m. – Networking
8:00 a.m. – Program
Boston Public Library 
Guastavino Room
700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
This event at capacity, but you can have your name added to the wait list if you are interested in attending the event.
All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of The Social Profit Handbook.
David Grant is the former president and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation in Morristown, New Jersey, where he was responsible for development and evaluation of programs in the foundation’s major areas of giving (Arts, Education, and Environment), as well as the foundation’s major initiatives (Poetry and Nonprofit Capacity Building). Grant now consults with people and organizations that have a social or educational mission, specializing in strategic planning, design of assessment systems, and board development. During his years at the Dodge Foundation, Grant delivered over one hundred keynote addresses on a range of topics, led workshops titled Measuring What Matters for over two hundred nonprofit organizations, and received numerous awards.
Grant’s career has centered on innovative teaching and learning. In 1983, he and his wife, Nancy Boyd Grant, co-founded The Mountain School of Milton Academy, a highly regarded, semester-long, interdisciplinary environmental studies program in Vermont for high school juniors from throughout the country. Previously, David was a national consultant to schools and leader of workshops on topics of curriculum and program design, professional development, assessment practices, and school climate.
He has served as chair of the board of the Council of New Jersey Grantmakers and a member of the board of directors of the Surdna Foundation. He is currently a trustee of three social profit (formerly called nonprofit) organizations.
He lives in Strafford, Vermont.

December 5, 2016
Special Forum with Congressman Seth Moulton

On December 5th, 2016, Congressman Seth Moulton joined 150 nonprofit, community, and business leaders at the New England Center and Home for Veterans to reflect on his first term in Congress, the historic Presidential election, and his vision for the next term. This was the first of a four-part speaker series being presented by MNN and the Highland Street Foundation.

Congressman Moulton was elected to the 6th Congressional District of Massachusetts in 2014, Congressman Moulton has focused on economic growth for families and improving veterans’ health care, and currently serves on the House armed Services, Budget, and Small Business Committees.

A war veteran, Congressman Moulton served four tours in Iraq as a Marine Corps infantry officer, including two tours as a platoon commander and two tours as a Special Assistant to General David Petraeus.  He left the Marines in 2008 with the rank of Captain.

For questions about upcoming events please contact Marta Hodgkins-Sumner, Director of Membership and Programs, at mhodgkins-sumner@massnonprofitnet.org.

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Massachusetts Nonprofit Network
The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) is the voice of the nonprofit sector and the only statewide organization in the Commonwealth dedicated to uniting and strengthening the entire nonprofit sector through advocacy, public awareness, and capacity-building.

Highland Street Foundation
Founded in 1989, the Highland Street Foundation is committed to addressing the needs and concerns of children and families in Massachusetts and California. We direct our efforts to provide access and opportunities in the area of education, housing, mentorship, health care, environment and the arts.