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.


You Don't Need an MBA to Understand Your Organization's Financials

When: Thursday, February 28, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: McAuliffe Branch, Framingham Public Library 
Presenter: Ellen Sturgis, Night Heron Consulting

Most people come to a nonprofit for its mission, but board members and senior staff often find out that a finance background would also be useful! We will answer questions like: How do the financial statements tie to the mission of the organization? What would a foundation think of our financials? What does the audit report mean? Do I really need to read the 990? Do I know what the 990 is? 

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Where's the ROI? Use More of Your Nonprofit Tech!

When: Tuesday, March 12, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM 
Where: Medfield Public Library
Presenter: Maureen Wallbeoff

CRMs, websites, blogs, online giving, events, and social media…nonprofits are using lots of systems, software, and applications to communicate, educate, and raise money. Most of these platforms take a big bite out of your staff time and annual budget. But what should you do when you’ve got functionality that you aren’t using? Are you paying for things that you aren’t using – but should be?

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