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Apr 21st
Audience:
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
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From developing the proposal idea to completing the details of the budget, this workshop provides an outline to use to prepare clear, concise, comprehensive, and competitive proposals. Participants will learn to develop measurable project goals, objectives, and outcomes required in every proposal...

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Apr 27th
Audience:
All, Consultant, Grantmaker, Grantseeker, Nonprofit, Philanthropic Advisor
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This past year brought previously unimaginable crises and barriers for the nonprofit and funding communities. In response, nonprofits and funders innovated, worked together, and identified ways to meet these challenges head on. Please join your fellow funders and nonprofits to share what has...

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Apr 29th
Audience:
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

Our spring CFO Roundtable meeting will provide an opportunity for informal conversation and catching up with peers, both in small groups and plenary. We will have discussion prompts to consider, but please also bring your own questions, ideas, and offers of support to the meeting.

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May 5th
Audience:
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit

Now that working remotely from make-shift workstations is the new normal, self-care is needed more than ever. Philanthropy MA and Massachusetts Nonprofit Network are working together providing this free online session to hear from Morgan Sutherland, a certified ergonomics assessment specialist. In...

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May 5th
Audience:
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

With a newly formed Steering Committee and continuing our work from the February gathering, join us to discuss the results of our most recent Grantmakers of Color survey, disseminated to local/regional colleagues. We asked individuals to: 1) reflect on their experiences within this Network and 2)...

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May 6th
Audience:
Grantseeker, Nonprofit
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Hiring the consultant or consulting firm can sometimes be challenging. In this workshop, we explore why and when you should hire a consultant, what to expect, how to effectively engage a consultant, what pitfalls to avoid, and how to successfully manage the relationship from start to finish. This...

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May 6th
Audience:
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor

As the world opens up, uncertainty still abounds, particularly regarding summer. We know that Summer 2021, in the enrichment and learning space, will look different than last year’s enormous disruption in programs and operations due to the evolving pandemic. We also know that this disruption and...

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May 7th
Audience:
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit

At this inaugural Fundraising Friday, Philanthropy MA's CEO, Jeff Poulos, will lead the discussion about "What Funders are Saying One Year into Covid." Jeff is uniquely positioned to speak to this issue given that Philanthropy MA, under his leadership, listens to and serves both the...

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May 12th
Audience:
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
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Nonprofit organizations often seek grant support but fall short in receiving an award. Competition for grants continue to grow as government funding dwindles. Learn how to present your case for support no matter the type or size of grant you are requesting. This session will sharpen your grant-...

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May 20th
Audience:
Consultant, Grantseeker, Nonprofit
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Speaking up for racial justice has never been more important, so let’s find ways to do it powerfully, consistently, and with accountability to people of color stakeholders. In this session we will offer strategies for advancing equity in our teams and in our work products, like grant proposals or...

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