2013 Conference


The 2013 MNN Conference gathered more than 500 nonprofit and business leaders from across Massachusetts (and a few from as far as Texas) to share lessons and best practices, and learn about capacity-building products and services.  Solutions 2013: The Intersection of People and Technology, highlighted how the current technological revolution can be harnessed to improve the way nonprofits affect change in the world. You can read more about the day here.

Lifetime Achievement Winner:

Charles Rucks of Springfield, MA

MNN is proud to honor Charles Rucks for his work to improve the quality of life in Springfield and its many neighborhoods. As a sector, we are very fortunate to have Charles as an inspiring example of nonprofit leadership and dedication. Read more about Charles here.


Solutions 2013 featured 22 workshops covering topics including board governance, fundraising, crisis planning, and organization messaging. The presenters hailed from nonprofits and for profits, big and small: entrepreneurs, trainers, writers, strategists, and social media gurus. The challenges addressed were the ones we all face every day.  And the solutions offered were all innovative. View the full list of workshops and presenters.

Schedule of Events:

  • Continental Breakfast & Registration
  • Welcome / Lightning Round Solutions
  • Exposition / Break
  • Workshop Session I
  • Exposition / Break
  • Lunch / Lifetime Achievement
  • Break
  • Workshop Session II

Thank you to our 2013 Conference sponsors: