Monday, January 31, 2022

MetroWest Visitors Bureau Announces Mini Grant Program

The MetroWest Visitors Bureau (MWVB) announced today that their annual mini grant program is now accepting applications. Designed for marketing projects that will promote tourism in MetroWest, mini grants are available for funds up to $5,000 each. The MWVB will consider applications for projects devoted to marketing a MetroWest event, attraction, business, service, or cultural or recreational offering. 

The applicant does not need to be a 501(c)3 charitable organization, but must be based in one of the 19 towns that comprise MetroWest or be devoted to attracting potential visitors to those 19 towns.

Eligible projects include brochures, print or online advertising, social media, websites, apps, and other print materials. The marketing project must be targeted, at least partially, at potential visitors who live more than 50 miles from the event or business location. 

Grant applications can be submitted at and will be reviewed on a rolling basis from now until April 1. Awarded grant funds must be spent prior to June 30, 2022. 

For questions, or to discuss your project idea prior to submitting an application, please contact MWVB Executive Director Erin Lynch at

The MetroWest Visitors Bureau promotes travel and tourism throughout the 19 towns of the MetroWest region: Ashland, Bellingham, Framingham, Franklin, Holliston, Hopedale, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Medway, Milford, Millis, Natick, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, and Westborough. For more information, please visit the MWVB website at

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MetroWest Visitors Bureau Announces Mini Grant Program
MetroWest Visitors Bureau Announces Mini Grant Program

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 ->

Shared from a MetroWest Nonprofit Network mailing

Saturday, January 29, 2022

#Franklin CAN (fill in the blank!)

Franklin is a caring community. It has been known to come out, show up, support when needed. Time, and time again.

#Franklin community action now (CAN)

Members of the Franklin Area Nonprofit Network (FANN) need to take advantage of this to accomplish what each organization is focused on. The FANN will help in that effort.
  1. When community action is needed, your organization can plan accordingly. Devise whatever is required for fund raising, collection, pick up, etc.
  2. As you communicate to your followers, send the event or action to the FANN. We'll put it on the calendar
  3. Mark your social media communications with the hashtag #FranklinCAN(fill in the blanks)
  4. The FANN and other members can share the hashtag to help spread the word on your effort
So easy!

You do what you need to do and with the #FranklinCAN(fill in the blanks) hashtag, the FANN can help spread the word to make your event or effort more successful.

#FranklinCAN(fill in the blank)

Monday, January 24, 2022

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

 From the MetroWest Nonprofit Network  (

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

FANN - (1) Please respond to survey, (2) teaser on 2022 planning

While the Franklin Area Nonprofit Network seems to have been quiet, things are busy behind the scenes. The Steering Committee has met and set up this survey to gather info on day/times for future meetings and networking events.

There is also work underway preparing for a 'community action day' sometime in 2022. Stay tuned for info on this as it develops. You'll have time to prepare to participate.


Action Required: Please Respond to this Survey 

The Franklin Area Nonprofit Network is looking for the best day/time to schedule regular meetings and separately networking sessions. Assuming either of these session would catch your interest, what day/time would be most likely to get your participation? 

Survey form ->


FANN - (1) Please respond to survey, (2) teaser on 2022 planning
FANN - (1) Please respond to survey, (2) teaser on 2022 planning