Friday, June 7, 2024

The Franklin Food Pantry is hosting a workshop on Nonprofit Lifecycles Capacity Building on Wednesday, July 10, 2024

In order for nonprofits to do their important work, they must be strong, capable and durable. In this interactive workshop you'll discover a straightforward assessment tool that looks not only at your programs, but also the requisite management, board, systems, and financial elements that support those programs. The Nonprofit Lifecycles™ Capacity Building model diagnoses your organization's current capacity, sets realistic and achievable goals for growth and sustainable impact, and offers practical tools and strategies to improve your organization's performance.

The workshop will be presented by Heidi Holtz of Stillwork Coaching and Consulting, a Certified Lifecycles Capacity Consultant.

There is no cost to attend, the course is being funded through a grant.

The training will take place from 12:00 to 3:00 PM on Wednesday, July 10, 2024 in Franklin.

Space is limited, please contact Laura Doherty at by Thursday, June 13th to RSVP.

We hope you can join us!

workshop on Nonprofit Lifecycles Capacity Building
workshop on Nonprofit Lifecycles Capacity Building

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

FHS restores Community Services Hours as a grad requirement; Let's be ready to take advantage of this!

At a recent Franklin School Committee meeting, Josh Hanna, the Principal of FHS, provided an update on the program of studies at the high school. The update is scheduled annually and gives the community a preview on significant course changes, adds, etc. before the students start registering for the next school year.

One key aspect that was announced can benefit the Franklin area nonprofits; the restoration of Community Services Hours as a graduation requirement at FHS. This becomes effective with the graduating class of 2028.

“Beginning with the class of 2028 Franklin High School students are required to complete 20 hours of community service as part of the requirement for graduation” 

As you have community service hour opportunities, please let Josh know. Please also give advance notice. He plans to be the central contact for now. He also plans to add a section to the FHS newsletter which goes out every 2 weeks to spread the word. Josh’s email is -> 

Sample of a recent school newsletter ->

If you want to listen to the meeting to hear the update the audio is available ->

(due to some technical difficulties that night, the broadcast video is not yet available)

FHS restores Community Services Hours as a grad requirement; Let's be ready to take advantage of this!
FHS restores Community Services Hours as a grad requirement; Let's be ready to take advantage of this!

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Do you need a table?

If any FANN organizations have need of a large conference table, a connection within the FANN is moving and has a nice dining room table that could be repurposed.

Contact Bo or Steve to help coordinate

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Franklin Volunteer Fair - Wednesday, Sep 13 at THE BLACK BOX

Free for volunteers to figure out who to help

Free for non-profits to share your work to attract volunteers
  • Non-profits can contact to sign up for a table spot

at THE BLACK BOX, Wednesday, September 13 from 6 to 8 PM.

Franklin Volunteer Fair - Weds, Sep 13 at THE BLACK BOX
Franklin Volunteer Fair - Weds, Sep 13 at THE BLACK BOX

Friday, May 19, 2023

RVSP to MNN's Policy Forum with Secretary Hao

Save your seat at MNN's Public Policy Forum!

Interested in discussing the issues facing our Commonwealth? Join MNN for a virtual Public Policy Forum with Secretary Yvonne Hao from the MA Executive Office of Economic Development.

Secretary Hao works with nonprofits in a number of ways. Her office supports economic opportunity through grant programs, job creation, and community partnerships.

The event will take place on Tuesday, May 23 at 9:30 am. Registration is free to MNN Members, $20 to non-members. Sign-up below to receive the Zoom link!


About Secretary Hao

Secretary Yvonne Hao has had more than 25 years of executive business experience as a senior executive, including as Co-founder, Advisor, and Managing Director at investment firm Cove Hill Partners and as an Operating Partner at Pillar Ventures. Previously, she was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of PillPack, an online pharmacy that was acquired by Amazon in 2018. She is also a former Operating Partner at Bain Capital. In addition, Hao has been a Board Director of companies such as CarGurus, Flywire, Gentherm, ZipRecruiter, and Bose. She also has been involved in the community, is the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Beth Israel Lahey Health, and a Trustee Emeriti of her alma mater, Williams College. She lives in Williamstown and Cambridge, and is a graduate of Williams College and the University of Cambridge.

About MNN's Public Policy Forums

In 2016, MNN launched its Public Policy Forum series (formerly known as 'Policymaker Roundtables'), which brings together MNN members and government leaders to have candid conversations about issues impacting the nonprofit sector. The 2023 Public Policy Forum events are sponsored by Hemenway & Barnes LLP.

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