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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Thursday, May 18, 2023

SAFE Coalition to host a meet and greet for Franklin Nonprofits - June 12

Hello Franklin non-profit neighbors!


We at SAFE have had the wonderful opportunity to meet and connect with many of you over the years and we know how impactful that has been to those we work with. While the specific support we each provide may be different – our missions are so similar!

We would love to host a meet and greet at our office here in Franklin at the Moseley Mills. We will have light apps, refreshments, and music! Please feel free to share with anyone you feel would be interested in attending.

DATE:    Monday, June 12
TIME:    3 PM – 5 PM
LOCATION:   SAFE Office, 31 Hayward St, Unit 2-cFranklin, MA

FIND US:  Please take the second driveway at the Moseley Mills and follow the road until you see the SAFE sign, above Berry Insurance.

PARKING:  Please utilize any parking lot that is not directly in front of the SAFE offices. We want to honor these limited spaces for the other businesses open during this time.

We look forward to connecting with all of you!



Jennifer Levine
CEO, co-founder
SAFE Coalition -> 508-488-8105
31 Hayward St, Unit 2-c Franklin, MA 02038

SAFE to host a meet and greet for Franklin Nonprofits - June 12
SAFE to host a meet and greet for Franklin Nonprofits - June 12

Monday, January 9, 2023

Virtual Lunch & Learn - Chris Walsh Center for Educators and Families of MetroWest - Jan 11, 2023

Via the MetroWest Nonprofit Network we share:

Therese Ajtum-Roberts and Leighah Beausoleil

Topic: Chris Walsh Center for Educators and Families of MetroWest

Wednesday - January 11, 2023 - 12:00-1:00 pm

Virtual: Lunch and Learn

We're thrilled to have staff members of the Chris Walsh Center at Framingham State University join us to share the center's work. The Center is dedicated to helping families and educators of children with unmet needs. This is an important MetroWest resource to be aware of whether you are searching for a family member or a client. Please join us:

  • Introduction to the Chris Walsh Center and its mission
  • Discuss upcoming Chris Walsh Center events
  • Share resources provided through social media and website
  • Explain the consultations process for parents/caregivers



Lunch & Learn - Chris Walsh Center for Educators and Families of Metrowest - Jan 11, 2023
Lunch & Learn - Chris Walsh Center for Educators and Families of MetroWest - Jan 11, 2023

Friday, October 7, 2022

FYI - MetroWest Nonprofit Network - lunch & learn opportunities for October 2022

From the MetroWest Nonprofit Network, info on upcoming Lunch & Learn opportunities. You can visit their webpage for this information and about other programs they offer ->

  • OCTOBER 12 - Creating Digital and Print Media with Canva
Melissa Cusson, Brick Road Mortgage
Topic: Creating Digital and Print Media with Canva
Wednesday 12:00-1:00 pm
Virtual: Lunch and Learn
We love it when our friends come back to share with us what they have learned! Melissa Cusson (a 2021 graduate of the MWNN Nonprofit Certificate program) has worked in for-profit and nonprofit organizations and is passionate about helping nonprofits share their stories through digital and print media. Join us as she shares the practical tips, and tools, she has learned while developing materials for clients and colleagues. 
Learn how you can use Canva, a free design tool to create a wide range of materials for your nonprofit 
Q and A

  • OCTOBER 19 - Lone Rangers
Lone Rangers
Wednesday 12:00-1:00 pm
Virtual: Affinity Group
Monthly meetings designed for Executive Directors or leaders of single-staffed, small-staffed, or volunteer organizations. Share ideas, challenges, resources, and strategies in a supportive, casual, confidential environment.
Meeting facilitators:
Sarah Baldiga, Executive Director, Rise Above Foundation
Helen Lemoine, Executive Director, Leadership Metrowest.

  • OCTOBER 26  -  Impact MetroWest Interactive Data Website Refresh
Foundation for MetroWest - Caroline Murphy, Program Director
Topic: Impact MetroWest Interactive Data Website Refresh
Wednesday 12:00-1:00 pm
Virtual: Lunch and Learn
The Foundation for MetroWest launched the Impact MetroWest data project in 2020. The website has become an important tool for nonprofits, corporate investors, and community members who are looking for data to identify changes and opportunities that face the region. Join us for a conversation with Caroline Murphy as she guides us through a discussion about - 
Changes and updates to the data and website
How to make the best use of the Impact MetroWest website
Examples of how nonprofits have used the data to guide decision making