Rick Schwartz talks to MetroWest nonprofit staff about annual reports.

We bring in renowned consultants, practitioners, and content experts to present practical workshops.

Workshops are intended for staff, board/committee members, and volunteers who are affiliated with nonprofit organizations or town agencies serving MetroWest. While there is no fee to attend, if you register for a workshop and your plans change, please email or call 48 hours in advance. Otherwise, a $25 no-show fee will be charged.

Interested in presenting? Have ideas for workshops that you would like to attend? Email John Haak


What's Your Filter: Unconscious Bias Training

When: Tuesday, August 27, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Westwood Library, 660 High Street, Westwood

Presenter: Saleha Walsh and DaQuall Graham, Insource Services, Inc. 

We all use our upbringing, experiences, values, and past to filter daily interactions and to make sense of our surroundings and environment. This is normal human behavior. At times, the filter is at work consciously, but most times the filter is operating unconsciously. Do you prefer to hire people from your alma mater or Ivy League schools only? Would you screen George’s resume above Jorge’s resume if they had the same qualifications? We may tend to favor fellow graduates, those with more names one is more familiar. These are some examples of unconscious bias. In the workplace, these unconscious biases can affect hiring, promotions, evaluations, dismissals, customer service, sales, revenue, profits and in healthcare - patient care and safety. Individual unconscious bias can unknowingly create organizational bias and a lack of employee and thought diversity. In turn this can quickly result in a company culture of unconscious bias and accidental discrimination.

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PowerUP Your #GivingTuesday Campaign

When: Tuesday, September 10, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Where: Waltham Public Library, 735 Main Street, Waltham 

Presenter: Angela Pitter, CEO, Livewire Collaborative

#GivingTuesday 2019 is on December 3, 2019. This annual “Global Day of Giving” event takes place on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving and has helped to amplify year-end fundraising efforts for nonprofits and charitable causes since 2012. Since conception, the total amount raised for GivingTuesday, is over $1 billion online in the U.S. In fact, in 2018, the total number of donations reported is approaching 4 million (a 45% jump over 2017), marking the most successful giving year. And September is the perfect time to determine your goals, campaign messaging and to map out your timeline.

If you want to raise more money and connect with more supporters this Giving Tuesday, attend this strategy and implementation workshop to learn step-by-step instructions on how your nonprofit or cause can get in on all the energy, excitement, and benefits of the big day! 

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