Upcoming Events

Dec/17/2019

The Open Door Gallery showcases the works of emerging and established artists with disabilities and works to convene the community in conversations around disability, identity, and culture.

Feb/26/2020

In today’s fast-paced, ever changing landscape, it is more important than ever that nonprofits have the skills and tools necessary to identify, plan, and execute change in a way that catalyzes, rather than disrupts, organizational performance.

This experiential workshop will walk participants through several models for understanding, planning, and implementing organizational change. The day will also provide participants with an understanding of key considerations related to change management such as inclusion and participation, communication, and how to align your change effort with your organization’s values.

Feb/28/2020

Join the College for Social Innovation and the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network on February 28 to get an inside look at a day in the life of a "Semester in the City" Social Innovation Fellow.

Mar/24/2020

Have you ever written your organization’s strategy without fully understanding your competition or your funder’s strategy? Strategies are often filled with biases and contain dangerous blind spots. These blind spots can derail what would otherwise be a rich and robust plan. Nonprofit executives, marketers, and their funders need to be wary of — and know how to avoid — the illusions that can critically damage our nonprofit’s success. In this very practical, how-to program, we will show you how to recognize and overcome the mind tricks we all experience while building a strategy.

Apr/07/2020

(This workshop is full.) Effective supervision contributes directly to mission effectiveness at your nonprofit. It is critical to maintaining a productive staff in the face of shifting and competing priorities. Strong supervision creates a culture of mutual respect in which employees and supervisors communicate regularly and clearly about job-related expectations, tasks, and overall performance. This highly participatory training is designed for supervisors with all levels of experience.

Apr/09/2020

The co-directors of the Center to Support Immigrant Organizing will share their framework of participatory facilitation and how this work can create settings and conversations that cultivate leadership among people impacted by social injustice.

Apr/14/2020

This workshop is focused on helping nonprofit leaders, board leaders, and board members understand the foundations of board effectiveness. Participants will learn about standards and best practices in nonprofit boards, and will walk away with an action plan that draws from specific theories, models, and tools that they will learn to use over the course of the day.

Apr/23/2020

Given the national discourse around LGBTQ+ rights and the #MeToo movement, many nonprofits are exploring how they can create more inclusive environments and foster greater gender equity in the workplace. This interactive, fun workshop will explore issues around gender bias, gender identity and sexual orientation and how biases around these topics can impact organizational policies and practices.

May/05/2020

We will share with you well-established best practices to make the work of campaigns and special projects organized, efficient, and effective.

May/07/2020

Nonprofit boards play a key role helping organizations achieve impact. While many boards have operationalized the foundational practices that help them work together, there is a strong body of research around what takes boards to the next stage of being highly effective and impactful.

This workshop will focus on evidence-based strategies and practices that can serve as the catalyst for improving the performance of your already-functional board. Participants will walk away with hands-on experience with essential tools and models, as well as an action plan to guide next steps for their own board development.

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