Showing posts with label MetroWest Nonprofit Network. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MetroWest Nonprofit Network. Show all posts

Sunday, January 30, 2022

VANN - Volunteer Action Nonprofit Network - Feb 2

Via the MetroWest Nonprofit Network:

"Join our newest affinity group for Volunteer Leaders who are supporting volunteer efforts in their nonprofit organizations. VANN - Volunteer Action Nonprofit Network - will be a place to share resources, exchange ideas, discuss challenges, and brainstorm solutions. 
Each month will focus on a specific topic with plenty of opportunities for group discussion. Polly Mendoza, former Executive Director of Neighbor Brigade and lifelong volunteer and nonprofit leader will be the group facilitator. 
The VANN group will meet on the first Wednesday of every month. 
February Topic: The Planning and Development Side of Volunteer Programs: Setting a strong framework for (re)structuring your volunteer program. 

 Email here to receive the Zoom Link -> across@metrowestnonprofit.org


Shared from a MetroWest Nonprofit Network mailing  metrowestnonprofit.org

Monday, January 24, 2022

Workshop -> Let's talk about Recharging for 2022!

 From the MetroWest Nonprofit Network  (https://metrowestnonprofit.org/)

January 26th - 12:30-1:30 pm
Let's talk about Recharging for 2022!
Amanda SilverLeadership Coach
3 Steps to Recharge your Non-Profit Leadership
Are you so busy holding it together for everyone else that you can't find time to think? Do you have big dreams for your leadership, but no space to vision or plan for them? It's time for a RESET! Join leadership coach Amanda Silver for a free 1-hour workshop for non-profit leaders. We will cover 3 steps you can use immediately to:
  • Connect to purpose
  • Quiet your inner critic
  • Free up your time to do what matters most

Workshop -> Let's talk about Recharging for 2022!
Workshop -> Let's talk about Recharging for 2022!


Monday, December 6, 2021

MetroWest Nonprofit Network: Lunch and Learn Wednesdays for Dec 2021


December 2021
Lunch and Learn Wednesdays
Dear Friends,
And just like that, we find ourselves at the end of 2021. We thank you for your participation throughout this entire year as we learned and shared ideas, challenges and solutions. We are looking forward to another full year of Lunch and Learns, affinity groups, and community collaborations in 2022! (Check out the new affinity group we are launching in on January 5th)
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December 8- 12:30-1:30
Ask a CPA: Considerations to manage and grow your nonprofit organization
Susan McCarthy, CPA, MST, CSEP
As 2021 comes to a close many nonprofits are focusing on getting their financial houses in order. This Lunch and Learn led by Susan McCarthy CPA will be an opportunity to learn and ask questions. Susan will address specific areas in Finances and Accounting as well as Fundraising and Operations. For example, in the area of Finances and Accounting Susan will discuss:
  • Accounting Systems and Processes
  • Accounting Policies
  • Internal Controls
  • Accounting Software
  • Financial Reporting
  • Annual Nonprofit returns
  • Annual Budget/Cashflow projections
  • Insurance
She will also share a resource list as well as a roadmap for identifying the 10 Key Steps to Close the Gap Between Setting Goals and Achieving Them.

Do you have a question you would like to Ask the CPA? Send it here!

December 22 - 12:30-1:30 pm
Let's talk about Standing up, Speaking Up, and Bearing Witness
Rev. Dr. Debbie Clark, Open Spirit
We've all been there. You find yourself in a situation where you know you are witnessing harm being done to another person and you want to intervene. But how? What do you say? How do you go from being a passive onlooker to an active bystander?

This Lunch and Learn will introduce Training Active Bystanders which has been brought to MetroWest through a collaboration between Open Spirit and Jewish Family Services.

Rev. Dr. Debbie Clark and a TAB trainer will give an overview of the training developed by Quabbin Mediation which draws upon research and the wisdom of the gathered participants to identify barriers to active bystandership and develop ways to overcome them. You will leave this Lunch and Learn with a better understanding and tools to move from silence to action in 2022. 
AFFINITY GROUPS
Lone Rangers
December 15 - 12:30-1:30 pm
Wednesday
Designed for Executive Directors or leaders of single-staffed, small-staffed, or volunteer organizations. Share issues, exchange ideas, and discuss challenges and strategies in a supportive, casual yet confidential environment. Join our monthly Lone Rangers meeting facilitated by Sarah Baldiga, Executive Director of the Rise Above Foundation, and Helen Lemoine, Executive Director of Leadership Metrowest.
The Lone Rangers group meets on the third Wednesday of every month.
*Join our MetroWest Lone Rangers Facebook Group to access the monthly zoom link or send an email here.
NEW AFFINITY GROUP COMING IN JANUARY!
Volunteer Leaders
January 5th - 12:30-1:30 pm
Wednesday
It's here!
We are thrilled to announce that MWNN will be launching a new affinity group for Volunteer Program leaders who are building, implementing, or managing volunteer programs. Like our Lone Rangers group, this will be a place to share issues, exchange ideas, discuss challenges and strategies and support each other in the important work of aligning the work of volunteers with the mission of your organization.

We're so pleased that Polly Mendoza, former Executive Director of Neighbor Brigade and lifelong volunteer and nonprofit leader has graciously agreed to facilitate this group.

Her passions and skills intersect in the areas of integrating equitable practices, managing, and leveraging volunteer corps, and innovative strategic planningPolly worked with the Massachusetts Service Alliance and the MetroWest Nonprofit Network to complete the Service Enterprise training and successfully acquired certification for Neighbor Brigade.

The group will meet on the first Wednesday of every month from 12:30-1:30. Join us on January 5, 2022, (and help us name the group!)

If you are interested in attending the meeting or have any questions please send an email here.

Thank you Massachusetts CORE Plan for your support of the Lunch and Learn series in 2021!
Lisa Cardinal, CEBS, CRC, Sales Director,
Massachusetts 401(k) CORE Plan
617-510-4036
The MetroWest Nonprofit Network builds programs, connections, and collaborations
with you in mind.
Your support makes this possible.

CONNECT. COLLABORATE. STRENGTHEN. ACT
MetroWest Nonprofit Network
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Monday, September 13, 2021

Franklin Area Nonprofit Network - hybrid event - Intros and Networking - Sep 20, 2021

The next Franklin Area Nonprofit Network meeting will be hybrid. In person at the Franklin TV studios, or via Zoom (info below). Monday, Sep 20, 2021 at 7:00 PM.

The meeting agenda will gradually shift from introductions to a key topic and/or speaker, followed by information sharing (what are you doing in the next 30-60 days?).

1 - Review the Mission, Vision and Core Values in prep for review and discussion

https://www.franklinareanonprofitnetwork.org/2021/08/fann-steering-committee-has-two-updates.html


2 - Friendly reminder:  sign up to introduce your group/org  


3 - The meeting has been created in Facebook to enable sharing:


4 - Topic: FANN - Intros and Networking (hybrid event)
Time: Sep 20, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88526616859?pwd=cGJ6QXlMaG5OdjhzVXJsZ3hySmJpZz09

Meeting ID: 885 2661 6859
Passcode: wfpr1029

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Franklin Area Nonprofit Network - hybrid event - Intros and Networking - Sep 20, 2021
Franklin Area Nonprofit Network - hybrid event - Intros and Networking - Sep 20, 2021


Wednesday, June 30, 2021

FANN recommended action -> create your nonprofit entry in MWConnects

While we are working on our Franklin directory, we heard from Anna Cross at our last meeting about MWConnects. If a nonprofit enters their info at MWConnects, it will prepopulate the MA level network directory. Two listings for a single entry.

Why do this?
It creates visibility of the nonprofit to those looking for nonprofits? Who might look? There are any number of reasons such a listing would be useful.

Read more about MWConnects here ->  https://metrowestnonprofit.org/mwconnects/


Create your entry here ->  https://mwconnects.org/

FANN - meeting notes for June 28 ; Aug 23 is the next scheduled meeting

Meeting recap for June 28 session

Thanks to those who managed to participate in our Monday, June 28 session. It was good to hear from Anna Cross on the resources and programs available with the MetroWest Nonprofit Network. Anna is the Executive Director of the MetroWest Nonprofit Network.  https://metrowestnonprofit.org/

Detailed meeting notes (thanks to Bo) are available 

Our next meeting is scheduled for Aug 23, 2021 at 7:30 PM

We'll provide two options for our next meeting
  • in person at the Franklin TV Studio, 23 Hutchinson St
  • via Zoom (info below)

Topic: FANN - Intros #4
Time: Aug 23, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89037630823?pwd=RDNJMS9CYkRpTGlxZXBDZk9FbDV2QT09

Meeting ID: 890 3763 0823
Passcode: wfpr1029
One tap mobile
+16465588656,,89037630823#,,,,*95835986# US (New York)
+13017158592,,89037630823#,,,,*95835986# US (Washington DC)

 

FANN - meeting notes for June 28 ; Aug 23 is the next scheduled meeting
FANN - meeting notes for June 28 ; Aug 23 is the next scheduled meeting