Sunday, October 31, 2021

Franklin Area Nonprofit Network: "Proposals for the Community Impact Consulting program are due on 11/16/21"

 MA Nonprofit Network (@MA_NonprofitNet) tweeted  Fri, Oct 29, 2021:

Attention Mass nonprofits! Proposals for the Community Impact Consulting program are due on 11/16/21. The program is designed to help position nonprofits for future growth by addressing a specific need within the organization. 
Learn more: @HighlandStreet  


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Note the service provided by Highland Street Foundation are designed for nonprofits with "operating budgets between $500,000 and $4 million"

Franklin Area Nonprofit Network: "Proposals for the Community Impact Consulting program are due on 11/16"
Franklin Area Nonprofit Network: "Proposals for the Community Impact Consulting program are due on 11/16/21"

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

ONEmetrowest Day - Oct 29, 2021

Building off their successful 2020 campaign, the Foundation for MetroWest announces its 2nd annual ONEmetrowest Day on October 29th with an increased emphasis on community involvement and raising critical support for its mission.  The Foundation, with the support of Foundation Trustee Louis Crosier, and his wife Hope, will match every gift made on ONEmetrowest Day, up to $50,000. In another effort to step up for the community, the Foundation for MetroWest is calling on community members to volunteer with one of six participating non-profit partners, going the extra mile to invest in the region through action.

The Foundation has served as a connector, partner, and resource for the cities and towns that make up the MetroWest region for the past 26 years. ONEmetrowest Day is part of the Foundation’s ONEmetrowest Campaign. Launching October 8th, the overall goal is to raise $350,000 for the ONEmetrowest Fund. This fund fuels everything they do to help the MetroWest region thrive – grantmaking in areas like hunger relief and youth and family support, programs, convenings, emergency relief, research and so much more. They are hopeful that the emphasis put behind ONEmetrowest Day will propel them towards their goal. More than 121 community members have already shown their support for the campaign since its launch.


“The Foundation is dedicated to investing in and strengthening the communities it serves,” said executive director Jay Kim. “ONEmetrowest Day is about bringing communities together to take action and get involved in the great work happening just outside their door. We always say, if you live here, we hope you consider giving here.”


Six non-profit partners will be inviting community members to volunteer throughout the day, forming new connections and opportunities between non-profit organizations and their communities. The participating organizations are:


  • Boston Area Gleaners

From 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. volunteers will pack, sort and assemble fresh produce boxes for families in need.

  • Middlesex Human Service Agency

From 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. volunteers will help assemble Thanksgiving dinner starter kits for the MHSA annual Holiday Giving Program.

  • Rise Above Foundation (remote)

From 10:00 a.m. - 12 pm volunteers will write care package notes to send to foster youth in college. 

  • Dignity Matters

From 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. volunteers at the location in Framingham will help create customized kits of personal care items for women in poverty.

  • Charles River Watershed Association:

From 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. volunteers will work alongside CRWA staff to remove invasive species from the Warren Woods in Ashland.

  • Cultural Alliance of Medfield

From 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. volunteers will refinish historic park benches at the Medfield State Hospital.


At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation quickly pivoted its work to address the pressing needs in MetroWest brought on by the pandemic, granting over $5 million in emergency relief funding to date. During unprecedented times, the Foundation engaged the community and distributed resources to the region’s most vulnerable neighbors, tapping into the power of community.


“Throughout the pandemic, we had to shift priorities and adapt to address the changing needs of our community,” said Kim. “This is the role we are supposed to play as this region’s community foundation, and I couldn’t be prouder of what the Foundation has accomplished so far.”


This year’s ONEmetrowest Day matching gift challenge is made possible thanks to the Crosier Family. Louis and Hope have been longtime friends and supporters of the Foundation’s work, with Louis serving as the Board Chair from 2019-2021.


“The Foundation for MetroWest has been an anchor for the community during some of the hardest years we have ever faced,” said Louis Crosier. “We have always believed in the importance of the role they play in our community and are proud to take our support a step further for ONEmetrowest Day in hopes the community will join us in this day of giving.”


The ONEmetrowest campaign is an extension of the Foundation’s 2021 key initiatives, including ongoing emergency relief efforts, refreshing Impact MetroWest with additional data on race and equity indicators and more.


For more on ONEmetrowest and information on how to donate, please visit

About Foundation for MetroWest 

Established in 1995, the Foundation for MetroWest is the community foundation serving the cities and towns in the region, encompassing 700,000 residents from Westborough to Waltham and Acton to Dedham. The Foundation promotes philanthropy across the area, helps donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serves as a resource for local nonprofits and enhances the quality of life for all our residents.

The Foundation is supported by a wide range of businesses, individuals, community groups and other philanthropic organizations. Since inception, the Foundation has granted $23 million to its nonprofit partners and currently stewards more than $30 million in charitable assets for current needs and future impact.


To learn more, please visit or call 508-647-2260.

The map seems to cover Franklin but the community list they serve excludes Franklin
The map seems to cover Franklin but the community list they serve excludes Franklin

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Flash Sale Happening NOW for the MA Nonprofit Network Conference -> Ending at 4PM TODAY (9/29/21).

Flash Sale Alert: Until 4:00 PM Today!
LAST CHANCE to grab your conference tickets at a discounted rate. Flash Sale registration prices end at 4:00 PM today.

Join us at one of the largest gatherings of nonprofit professionals in the state from Tuesday, October 5 to Friday, October 8.

The theme of this year's conference is "A Bridge to Better," which captures a common aspiration of the Massachusetts nonprofit sector and those who support it as we move forward together. The conference will feature inspiring speakersover 20 workshops, networking opportunities, and a new and exciting virtual event platform to allow attendees to easily navigate the online setting.

Learn more about our presenters and workshops, check out this year's jam-packed schedule, and meet our sponsors and exhibitors!

Grab your tickets before this evening to take advantage of the discount!
The rates include substantial discounts for attendees from MNN member nonprofits, non-member nonprofits, and for-profit affiliate members. MNN nonprofit members save 40% off of the regular registration price. We hope you can join us from Tuesday, October 5 to Friday, October 8!

Click below to register. Don't hesitate to reach out to our team with any questions. We hope to see you there!

Madeleine Morgan
Director of Programs and Services
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Sunday, September 19, 2021

FANN Meeting Agenda - Monday, Sep 20 - 7:00 PM

Franklin Area Nonprofit Network (FANN)

FANN Meeting Agenda 

Monday, September 20, 2021 – 7:00 PM

1. 700 PM - Call to order, review agenda and any housekeeping Steve Sherlock

2.    Introductions
        715 PM     open
        720 PM open
        725 PM open
        730 PM open 
3. 7:35 PM (or 7:10ish) Review and approval of Mission, Vision and Core Values

4. 7:45 PM (or 7:20ish) Round table on outlook for each group; what items are you working on to add to the community calendar of events?

Action: To submit a community or cultural event, please use this form:

5. 8:00 PM (or 7:35ish) Steering Committee, Actions, Next Month agenda, Wrap Up Bo Kinney/Steve Sherlock

6. 820 PM (0r 7:45ish) Adjourn


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The Franklin Area Nonprofit Network page is now live and functioning.

Check out the listing of nonprofits

Use the form to make updates, changes, or additions

FANN Meeting Agenda -  Monday, Sep 20 - 7:00 PM
FANN Meeting Agenda -  Monday, Sep 20 - 7:00 PM

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

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)

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Meeting ID: 885 2661 6859
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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