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Upcoming Events

    • 25 Mar 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • PA Club, Oak Bluffs

    MVYRADIO's Night out for Nonprofits!


    invite the Island community to the PA Club in Oak Bluffs for the Third Annual

    "MVYRADIO Night Out For Nonprofits."

    Saturday, March 25, 2023

    Doors open at 5:30pm for Nonprofit Cocktail Hour

    Doors open at 7pm for the public with music by Rose Guerin and friends

    Nonprofits, please RSVP to Laurel:

    • Name and emails of the two (2) people that will represent your organization
    • Materials (to fit in a 12x12 inch area) that you would like us to display (Deadline to get these to us is Thurs, March 23rd)

    Please contact Laurel Redington with all questions and arrangements for material drop off at

    • 30 Mar 2023
    • 9:30 AM
    • Zoom

    2023 Board Leader Training Information Session
    with Mary Kay Leonard 

    Thursday, March 30, 9:30-10am 

    Join us to learn more about our 2023 Board Leader Training Session and if it is right for you or your board members. This multi-session leadership training provides new and aspiring leaders of nonprofit boards with the information they need to lead, and partner, with other board members and with staff to advance the mission of the organizations they serve. 

    The Board Leader Training: 

    • Builds the capacity of nonprofit board leaders, and thus that of their agencies, by exposing them to concepts critical to good board governance and to best practices for implementing those concepts;

    • Creates a “safe space” in the workshops for board leaders to share their challenges and learn from each other;

    • Builds trust and strengthens the bonds across the participants so that they can continue to rely on each other after the seminar concludes.

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    About the Speaker 

    Mary Kay Leonard 

    Strategy and Business Planning Consultant

    Mary Kay Leonard helps organizations anticipate, plan for, and manage change. She guides organizations through strategy and business planning, coaches senior leaders on plan implementation, and provides interim executive services. Clients value Mary Kay's background as a strategy and operational leader with more than 30 years’ experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors; her skills in relationship management, product development and fund raising; her experience with mergers and organizational development; her expertise in board governance; and her facilitation and coaching skills.

    Mary Kay has served as an executive, board member, advisor, and consultant to dozens of organizations, gaining expertise in a wide variety of fields. Mary Kay is committed to helping individuals reach their full potential; she does this by helping organizations reach their full potential.

    • 4 Apr 2023
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Zoom

    Putting Purpose First: Applying the Principles of Purpose Driven Leadership to the Board Room


    Andy Davis of BoardSource

    Tuesday, April 4, 9:30-11am

    Join MVNC and Andy Davis of BoardSource as we review the principles of Purpose Driven Leadership and learn to apply them in our own Board settings. Learn to reframe how your organization thinks about board recruitment, governance, and leadership with the following principles: 

    Principle 1: Purpose before organization

    The prioritization of an organization’s purpose, versus the organization itself.

    Principle 2: Respect for ecosystem

    An acknowledgment that an organization’s actions can positively or negatively impact its surrounding ecosystem, and a commitment to being a respectful and responsible ecosystem player.

    Principle 3: Equity mindset

    A commitment to advancing equitable outcomes, and interrogating and avoiding the ways in which the organization’s strategies and work may reinforce systemic inequities.

    Principle 4: Authorized voice and power

    The recognition that organizational power and voice must be authorized by those impacted by the organization’s work.

    About the Presenter:

    Andy Davis:

    Associate Vice President of Member Education & Outreach

    As BoardSource’s associate vice president of member education and outreach, Andy Davis leads a team that is responsible for developing all of BoardSource’s educational resources, including member education resources, training programs, publications, and educational content for the BoardSource Leadership Forum. Andy also oversees BoardSource’s external marketing and outreach efforts. He is a regular speaker and presenter on a wide range of board leadership topics and issues and played a lead role in the development of BoardSource’s frameworks for Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness and Purpose Driven Board Leadership.

    Prior to joining BoardSource in 2008, Andy served as a professional development coordinator for Quality Enhancement for Non-Profit Organizations (QENO) in Wilmington, North Carolina. He holds a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

    Andy currently serves on the board of Our Minds Matter, previously served as the chair of the national advisory council of AmeriCorps Alums, and is a charter member of the selection committee for the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s Board Leadership Awards.

    Zoom Information: 

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 658 531 6212

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Past workshops & events

21 Mar 2023 Panel Discussion: Nonprofits as Landlords
15 Mar 2023 3 Ways to Empower Your Board to Fundraise
30 Jan 2023 HR 101 with Optimize HR
17 Jan 2023 MVNC Shared Services (MVSSO) 2023 Information Session
9 Jan 2023 January Brown Bag: Development Directors' 2022 Review
13 Dec 2022 Peer to Peer Sharing
10 Nov 2022 Prevent and Respond to Nonprofit Tax and Legal Issues
26 Oct 2022 Island Nonprofit Executive Directors Cocktail Party
25 Oct 2022 Nonprofit Technology Planning and How to Budget Smartly for IT
24 Oct 2022 Taking Action
20 Sep 2022 Reimagining and Deepening Impact
28 Jul 2022 MVNC Shared Services (MVSSO) Summer Information Session
21 Jul 2022 Nonprofit Technology Planning and How to Budget Smartly for IT
13 Jun 2022 Manifesting Equity Mindset Based on Critical Thinking and Decision Making
9 Jun 2022 June 9th 12pm INP Information Session - Learn more about Nonprofit Leadership Opportunity and ask your questions
6 Jun 2022 MVNC to Host a Repeat Presentation of a New Nonprofit Healthcare Option
24 May 2022 MVNC Shared Services (MVSSO) May Information Session
24 May 2022 Evaluate your Program with Meaningful Data
17 May 2022 Creating an Impactful Data Strategy
16 May 2022 The Art of the Ask
10 May 2022 MVNC Shared Services (MVSSO) May Information Session
9 May 2022 Are Big Foot and Individual Major Gifts Mere Legends? Three Truths About Building Donor Relationships and Making the Ask
3 May 2022 INP Information Session - Learn more about Nonprofit Leadership Opportunity and ask your questions
29 Apr 2022 DONT MISS ROBIN STACIA - and Creating an Equity Mindset and Responding to Resistance
26 Apr 2022 3 Ways To Empower Your Board to Fundraise
26 Apr 2022 MVNC Shared Services (MVSSO) Information Session
22 Apr 2022 MVNC to Again Host a New Nonprofit Healthcare (2nd Session)
12 Apr 2022 Fundraising MV: Spring 2022 Virtual Brown Bag Lunch
18 Mar 2022 Attorney Samantha Halem: What Every Nonprofit Employer Needs To Know!
10 Mar 2022 MVNC Review of an Option to Group Purchase Healthcare
7 Dec 2021 Avoid Fraud, Reduce Risk and Ensure Financial Protection for Nonprofits
10 Nov 2021 Purpose-Driven Leadership with Jim Taylor - Authorized Voice & Power
3 Nov 2021 MVNC Hosts "Socially Responsible Investing for Nonprofits* Doing Well and Doing Good"
28 Sep 2021 Purpose Driven Board Leadership with Andy Davis & Jim Taylor from Board Source
17 Sep 2021 MOVED TO FRI 9/17 "Brand Marketing" - Understand your Organization's BPP (Belief, Purpose, and Pursuits) w/ NYC Agency Grounded World
18 Aug 2021 Nonprofit Leadership Chat - Monthly series - presesnted by SCORE Cape Cod & the Islands
5 Aug 2021 Ransomware and Keeping Your IT System Safe - PART 2
1 Jul 2021 IT Security - Steps ALL Nonprofits Need to Take NOW with Dan Keleher
8 Jun 2021 What Every Nonprofit Employer Needs To Know Today with Attorney Samantha Halem
29 Apr 2021 Fundraising MV: Spring 2021
27 Apr 2021 Rosabeth Moss Kanter - Harvard Business School Leader and Author- Innovator in Change Theory
9 Apr 2021 MVNC Welcomes Grounded World and How to Accelerate Donations and Scale Impact Through E-commerce and Technology
2 Apr 2021 Special Program! How to Get People to Change their Behavior and Donate More at the Moments that Matter with Grounded World
26 Mar 2021 How to define your Purpose and bring it to Life through Storytelling with Grounded World
22 Mar 2021 Conversation with Island Board Chairs & Board Leadership
18 Mar 2021 INP Information Session: learn about the award-winning Leadership Program for Island Nonprofits
25 Feb 2021 The Nonprofit Marketing Summit (Virtual Event)
17 Feb 2021 Tech Trends for Nonprofits in 2021 - Free Zoom webinar
10 Feb 2021 Debby Irving Returns with "Leveling the Playing Field, Interrupting the Patters of Privilege & Power"
19 Jan 2021 PPP & CARES ACT - Here's What's New with Shaun Smith
7 Jan 2021 Vineyard Reads: Racial Justice, Book three: Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, Author Isabel Wilkerson
3 Dec 2020 Vineyard Reads: Racial Justice, Book two: Faith & Boundaries, with Author David Silverman
1 Dec 2020 Fundraising MV: Fall 2020
5 Nov 2020 Vineyard Reads: Racial Justice, Book one: Waking Up White, Author Debby Irving
28 Oct 2020 "I'm a Good Person, Isn't That Enough?” A presentation with racial justice educator and author Debby Irving
21 Oct 2020 REPEAT PRESENTATION 'Diversification & Strategic Board Building with Robin Stacia
15 Oct 2020 Shared Services: Feasibility Study on Collaborative Solutions for Island Nonprofits
5 Oct 2020 INP Welcome Event, Monday, October 5th 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
16 Jul 2020 Respond, Recover, Renew : How to Assess the Impact from COVID-19 and Plan for What's Ahead
24 Jun 2020 Beyond the Mission: How Can Nonprofits Join the Movement?
21 May 2020 Social Media Basics - Develop & Update Your Social Media Presence
8 May 2020 Next Steps - How to Successfully Manage Your PPP Funding
21 Apr 2020 MV Nonprofits- Board Chair & Executive Leadership During COVID-19
16 Apr 2020 Fundraising MV: COVID-19 - Changes to Fundraising, Event Planning and Donor Engagement w/special guests
9 Apr 2020 Seminar on Grant Writing, CARES Act Funds and other Non-Profit Financial Assistance
7 Apr 2020 Today! Financial Planning for PPP of the CARES ACT
2 Apr 2020 What Every Nonprofit Employer Needs To Know Today - including impact of COVID-19
30 Mar 2020 Fundraising MV: COVID-19 how it is, and will change the way you fundraise
9 Mar 2020 Information session for Local Leadership Program for Island Nonprofits
12 Feb 2020 Fundraising MV: Winter Meeting
11 Dec 2019 Applications for Institute for Nonprofit Practice are now Open for class of 2021 - learn more!
5 Dec 2019 Board Chairs and Executive Directors Meeting
29 Oct 2019 Getting Your Board Engaged
25 Oct 2019 Fundraising MV: Fall Meeting
13 Jun 2019 Board Chair Meeting: Taking Action on Critical Issues
7 May 2019 Getting Going With Planned Giving
26 Apr 2019 Fundraising MV: Strategies for Meeting Summer Challenges
3 Apr 2019 Nonprofit Leadership Development Program Year 2: Information Session
20 Feb 2019 HR Services for Island Nonprofts - Info Session
1 Feb 2019 Fundraising MV - Winter Meeting
11 Jan 2019 WHAT, HOW, WHY. A talk with experts on the Island Tax Assessors tax-exempt denial and nonprofit compliance issues.
6 Nov 2018 The Vineyard Nonprofit's Wish List
26 Oct 2018 Fundraising MV

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