Events Calendar

Filter the events calendar with the categories and tags tabs below! We understand the importance of supporting community residents and leaders in gaining the skills to be well-informed and successful advocates for systemic change. To encourage diverse representation at workshops and trainings, we offer scholarships and daily stipends to our resident members. To learn more, please go to Scholarships & Grants


PILOT Meeting: Come Learn About Boston’s PILOT program
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


You are invited to attend our upcoming Boston’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) Program: A Fair Deal for Boston Residents? Initial report findings release and community planning meeting!

We are faith-based, community, student, and labor organizations concerned with the role the wealthiest nonprofit institutions in our city and the efficacy of the city’s Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) Program. Together we are working to review the current program and to advocate for a more robust, inclusive PILOT program. Our report’s findings are the first step in our advocacy. Please join us:


Tom Callahan, Executive Director, MAHA

Lydia Lowe, Executive Director, Chinatown Land Trust

Lisa Owens, Executive Director, City Life/Vida Urbana

Jessica Tang, President, Boston Teachers Union

Aaron Tanaka, Executive Director, Center for Economic Democracy

Danielle Williams, MCAN

Lew Finfer, Co-Director, MCAN

Please RSVP with Enid Eckstein at

Group Facilitation: Bringing Community Meetings to Life
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jennifer Raitt, Town of Arlington, Director of Department of Planning and Community Development

Do you attend or lead meetings that fail to achieve meeting or project goals? This day-long Meeting Facilitation workshop will introduce participants to effective meeting preparation, including outreach and engagement strategies, meeting facilitation skills, and how to follow-up for success. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to test their meeting facilitation skills in a supportive, learning environment.

FREE Fitness Classes
May 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
In partnership with the Boston Parks & Recreation Department and Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, we are THRILLED to announce the official schedule for the 2018 Boston Parks Summer Fitness Series! We will offer 30 FREE fitness classes every week in 18 Boston neighborhoods and 24 parks from June 4th – September 29th ( ç an extra month of free fitness classes!)
The full schedule can be found here à
Please join us for our launch event on Thursday, May 31st @ Copley Square! The flyer is attached and the Facebook event can be found here.
Please share with your networks and help us get Boston moving this summer! If you would like calendar brochures to distribute, please let me know. We also have neighborhood and class-specific materials in print and for social media. If you would like to help promote a specific class, please let me know and I can make sure you get the materials.
Can We Talk? Cory Johnson Program for Post-Traumatic Healing
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Can We Talk? Cory Johnson Program for Post-Traumatic Healing @ Roxbury Presbyterian Church  | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

This is a monthly series focused on learning about all the aspects of trauma and how we can connect with and claim healing wisdom. Current mental health understanding for trauma recovery will be presented along with how the healing process is essentially a spiritual one. Dinner will be provided and the evening will continue with a presentation and time for discussion and sharing. Child care is provided.

MPHA’s 16th Annual Spring Awards Breakfast
Jun 1 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

MPHA’s Awards Breakfast is the signature event of the year for the public health community to come together and salute our partners, celebrate our accomplishments, reconnect with colleagues and energize ourselves for the advocacy we do to promote social justice and reduce health inequity. We are honored to be awarding these four public health champions.

English for Advancement Program
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
English for Advancement Program @ Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Attend the free program to help people improve their English and get a job presented by JVS. This is an opportunity for people who want to improve their English language skills, can attend weekly classes, and have a social security number.

Nonprofit Awareness Day A Celebration of Nonprofit Excellence
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm


Every year, hundreds of nonprofit and business leaders gather the State House to celebrate Nonprofit Awareness Day: A Celebration of Nonprofit Excellence, a statewide holiday signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick 10 years ago. This celebration is hosted by the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network and presented by Citizens Bank. We look forward to celebrating the impact of nonprofits and those who demonstrate excellence this year on June 4, 2018!

During Nonprofit Awareness Day, Nonprofit Excellence Awards will be presented to organizations and professionals exemplifying the innovative and effective work of nonprofits across Massachusetts. Nominations are being reviewed and winners selected by an independent panel of nonprofit and business leaders. Last year, MNN received over 125 Nonprofit Excellence Award nominations. Stay tuned for updates about this year’s Finalists.

Join our annual social media movement leading up to Nonprofit Awareness Day where we will use stories, images, and stats to tell our neighbors, elected officials, and funders how Massachusetts’ nonprofits are #MAkingadifference. The social media campaign will begin in May. Click here to sign up for campaign reminders, tips, tricks, and sample language to help you engage in the campaign.


Event price (includes lunch):

MNN Nonprofit Members – $50

Non-Member Nonprofit – $65

MNN Affiliate Members* – $80

*For-profit attendance is limited to MNN Affiliate Members. If you are a for-profit organization and would like to join our network, you can learn more here.

Achieving Health Equity: Addressing Social Determinants of Health at Mass General
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
This activity will be providing one keynote didactic lecture, followed by an interprofessional panel discussion with keynote speaker and three MGH staff (doctor, nurse and community health worker). The goal is to educate MGH employees with clinical and education roles on the importance of the social determinants of health and how they intersect with community health.
Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
·     Describe the impact of social determinants of health on patients and communities served by Mass General.
·     Identify three population health strategies being implemented through the Partners Accountable Care Organization to address social determinants of health.
·     Develop action steps that address SDH in your work environment.
English for Advancement Program
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
English for Advancement Program @ Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Attend the free program to help people improve their English and get a job presented by JVS. This is an opportunity for people who want to improve their English language skills, can attend weekly classes, and have a social security number.

Boston Pride Parade And Festival
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm


Celebrate Boston Pride Week by attending the Pride Parade and Festival.

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