We recognize the disparities that entrepreneurs of color face in launching, growing, and scaling their businesses. The results of the pandemic have only increased the challenges faced by small businesses in accessing the technical assistance and capital that they need. According to a 2021 report...More »
Calling all fundraising consultants! The Nonprofit Consultants Network (NCN) and Philanthropy Massachusetts invite you to join us for a networking session dedicated solely to consultants who help resource the work of nonprofit organizations in the Commonwealth and beyond. Up for discussion will be...More »
Nonprofit organizations often seek grant support but fall short in receiving the award. Learn how to present your case for support no matter the type or size of grant you are requesting. This session will sharpen your grantseeking skills by making your proposal more competitive. From an...More »
As a Network of funders, recent Network meetings have reminded us that we have a lot we can learn from small, grassroots arts organizations and artist-led projects and programs. For example: What are the challenges - and benefits - of funding non-501c3 groups and individual artists? How can...More »
This is an hour-long meeting of funders who fundraise. Whether you are development staff at a Community Foundation, an E.D. of a private independent foundation that fundraises, in philanthropy at a public charity, or a volunteer at Women’s Fund, we invite you to this gathering*. It is open to any...More »
The June 13th meeting of the Central MA Funders Network will focus on collective impact to address inequities in the Worcester County food system. We will learn about the creative and research backed ways that are increasing food security.More »
Funding Behavioral Health Services in Rural Communities – An Opportunity Continually challenged to do more with less, in areas with few funding opportunities, rural nonprofits face a host of challenges – financial, strategic, and organizational. Now, more than ever, the philanthropic...More »
In our upcoming Community Foundation Peer Learning session our focus will be on sharing strategies for engaging corporations and how to build partnerships between community foundations and businesses. Members of our network will speak about their experiences working with corporations to advance...More »
This workshop is part of an ongoing series about navigating challenging conversations. Attendees are welcome whether or not they’ve joined any of the prior workshops, though they must meet the established criteria for this Network (see below). Sheri Gurock is returning to co-lead this workshop in...More »
After a year of collective learning about legal aid in Massachusetts, we invite you to a meeting to delve more deeply into three specific legal aid initiatives that have proven impact in their respective areas; represent deep and cost-effective institutional partnerships; and are scalable. Also of...More »
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Zoom information: Zoom information for the program will be sent out to all registrants one week before AND in the afternoon of the business day before the session is scheduled to take place. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you believe you are registered for this program and do not receive the link.
Registration & Program Follow-up Materials: Registration for the program will be closed at 2pm EST on the day before the program is scheduled to take place. If you register after this point, you will be added to the waitlist and will be able to receive the program recording as well as all follow-up materials from the session. For fee-based Nonprofit Partner programs, you can request these materials for a discounted rate. Please note that it may take up to a week to prepare and disseminate those materials to all registrants.
Community Guidelines, Program Policies and In-Person Protocol:
Philanthropy Massachusetts has adopted these Community Guidelines & Policies for all programs.