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


English for Advancement Program
Dec 14 @ 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.

Community Engagement
Dec 18 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

MAPC Community Engagement Division
Are you kicking off a community planning process and beginning to think about outreach and engagement? Are you feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to start? Have you had little success in engaging more than the usual suspects?

This hands-on interactive training proposes 5 Steps that break down the process of creating a public participation strategy. Learn best practices for thoughtful community engagement including examples of meeting design and engaging ways of getting public participation outside of the traditional public meeting format.

Done right, community engagement builds trust – even when consensus is out of reach. It brings fresh thinking, new voices, and creates a more informed, involved public. It brings people into the process, and brings the process to them. That means new ideas, new participants – and plans with wider support.

This training is for anyone who wants to enhance their outreach practices, including municipal staff and others doing similar work. It includes a Community Engagement Guide, a Strategy Chart, example activities and more!

The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is a regional planning agency serving the people who live and work in the 101 cities and towns of Metropolitan Boston. Our mission is promoting smart growth and regional collaboration. Making sure we are working for the best interests of everyone in the Metro Boston Region is a critical component of MAPC’s mission. Therefore, effective community outreach and civic engagement is at the core of our success!

Registration fee:
$100 Regular, $50 Student/Americorps/Intern


Serving Survivors of Homicide Victims Providers Network Breakfast
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Serving Survivors of Homicide Victims Providers Network is a professional homicide response network for service providers serving families and communities impacted by violence. The network was established to build trust and foster collaboration among service providers, to develop and maintain a clear homicide response process for all families and communities, and to provide a space for service providers to practice self-care and receive guidance and support from their peers.

Beginning Internet Classes – Brighton Branch Library
Dec 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mystified by the net? Don’t know how to surf? Help is available on a one-on-one basis to get you started with beginner internet classes.

Housing Search Workshop
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop offers information and answers about how to conduct a successful housing search, including learning how to communicate with housing authorities, agencies, and landlords.

Advanced Word
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

For a limited time, MACDC and Operation A.B.L.E. are offering ADVANCED WORD Training for users already familiar with the basic use of Word. In this course, students will create complex documents and build personalized efficiency tools using Microsoft Office Word. Sign up for one of the two full day training sessions now. You will have the option to choose your date on the registration page.

This course is designed for students who are able to create and modify standard business documents in Microsoft Word, but need to know how to create or modify complex business documents and customized Word efficiency tools.


For $95 students will learn to:

  • Work with tables and charts
  • Customize formats using styles and themes
  • Add images in a document
  • Create custom graphic elements
  • Insert content using Quick Parts
  • Control text flow
  • Use templates
  • Use mail merge
  • Use macros

Space is limited for this special offer, so sign up today.



Effective Supervision
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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.

Learning Objectives

Through this highly participatory training designed for supervisors with all levels of experience, you will:

Identify your preferred supervisory style
Learn to recognize what supervisory approaches are most effective under different conditions
Consider when to adapt your style and practice doing so
Strengthen a variety of critical forms of supervisory communication
Target audience

Supervisors with all levels of experience. This is a great training for first timers who are looking for a foundation as well as seasoned managers looking to spice up their supervision.


Lyn Freundlich is a Senior Consultant specializing in Human Resources Consulting and Training. Lyn has worked with TSNE MissionWorks since 2003. In 2005, Lyn launched the human resources training and consulting practice which she now runs full time. In this capacity, Lyn partners with local and national nonprofits to build human resources systems that are reflective of each organization’s vision and values. She provides compensation reviews, performance management consultations, supervisor training and employee relations coaching and consultations. Lyn is a seasoned trainer coach and consultant serving dozens of clients each year.

Joanne Horgan is currently a consultant and lead trainer for TSNE MissionWorks specializing in human resources systems. Joanne has worked with TSNE MissionWorks since 1993 where she served as Director of Human Resources. Joanne currently provides human resources consulting and training to TSNE MissionWorks’ clients. In this capacity, she leads comprehensive human resources assessments, offers employee relations coaching and consultation, helps managers build effective supervisory skills, and works with organizations to build performance management systems


Finance for Poets
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Many nonprofit leaders advance in their careers because of their “programmatic” excellence. They are tireless advocates, gifted clinicians, and imaginative designers of services. Their frontline experiences enhance their effectiveness as managers. They become trusted leaders of programs and people. Too often, however, the nonprofit leader’s career path leaves an “experience gap” when it comes to financial management. Although leaders may have dealt with budgets and funders at the program level, when they move into executive positions they need to adopt an unfamiliar organizational perspective and a strategic approach to financial matters. For many nonprofit leaders, this experience gap is a source of anxiety and frustration. For some, it fosters avoidance of financial issues — even when the leader knows that these issues are crucial to the organization’s health and service to the community.

If this scenario resonates with you, then this workshop is for you.

The Finance for Poets workshop is designed for nonprofit leaders who do not have formal training or deep experience in accounting or financial management. It is especially focused on helping these leaders overcome the barriers of jargon and intimidation that obstruct them from engaging fully in financial discussions with colleagues, board members, and external stakeholders. We won’t talk down to you. Rather, we will respect your intelligence and boost your confidence so that you can embrace financial management rather than avoid it.

Learning Objectives:

We will explore the budgeting process through hands-on exercises and lively discussion. We’ll see that the core idea of budgeting is planning and that communication is more important than calculation. If you can plan a family vacation, you can lead an effective budget process.
We will explain the basic financial statements that every corporation — from a telecommunications giant to a neighborhood soup kitchen — uses to tell the story of its financial condition and performance. We’ll also identify the many issues that financial statements do not address.
We will explain the value of an independent audit and how it is conducted.
We’ll provide time for questions and open, collaborative discussion.
Bring your good spirits, your open mind, your unpublished haiku, your art history degree, and the questions you were afraid to ask anyone else. Together, we’ll get past the jargon and focus on what nonprofit leaders need to know and do in the domain of financial management to build strong organizations.

Target Audience:

Rising nonprofit managers with little or no background in financial management, non-classically trained financial staff, wearers of many hats.

About the Trainer:

David Stolow joined the Boston University School of Management in 2011 as the Faculty Director for the Public and Nonprofit Management Program. He teaches courses on nonprofit financial management, fundraising and philanthropy, and social entrepreneurship for MBA students and undergraduates. He is also a lead instructor for BU’s certificate program in nonprofit management and leadership for mid-career nonprofit professionals.

Prior to joining the Boston University faculty full-time, David served from 2001-2011 as Director of Strategic Development at Citizen Schools, a national nonprofit network of extended-day and after-school programs. David was primarily responsible for securing resources and managing partnerships with national foundations and federal agencies such as the Corporation for National and Community Service and the National Science Foundation. He also helped to lead Citizen Schools’ Teaching Fellowship, which recruits 200+ aspiring educators to serve for two years as front-line teachers, mentors, and community builders in high-need schools.

Prior to joining Citizen Schools, David worked for 11 years in nonprofit financial management in the Boston area. He served as Director of Finance for TERC, a developer of innovative math and science curriculum. He served as Chief Financial Officer for City Year when City Year launched its national expansion. He then worked as Chief Financial Officer for Boston Community Capital, a leading Community Development Financial Institution. At The Home for Little Wanderers, one of New England’s largest child welfare agencies, David was the Director of Financial Strategy and later Chief Financial Officer. David has served on the Board of Directors of Bright Futures Adoption Center, the Massachusetts Youth Service Alliance, Boston Children’s Services, Health Leads, and Generations Incorporated and he currently serves on the Loan Committee of Boston Community Loan Fund and the Board of Trustees of the Aloha Foundation. He has conducted trainings on financial management, nonprofit governance, and social entrepreneurship for diverse organizations and audiences, including New Sector Alliance, OnBoard, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Health Leads, the Posse Foundation, Net Impact, and Hebrew College.

David graduated summa cum laude from Yale University and holds a Master’s Degree in Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Management.

Cost is $89 for this half day training, lunch is not included




Telling your nonprofit’s story in the digital age
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Great storytelling is the best way to capture the attention, as well as the hearts and minds, of your supporters. According to research done by Waggener Edstrom of social media users who support nonprofits online, 56% said that compelling storytelling is what motivated them to take action in the first place.

Working together, the power of great stories and the reach of digital channels will inspire people to take a desired action (i.e., volunteer, sign a petition, attend an event, donate), and make it easy and desirable for your current supporters to share the story with their networks.

In this workshop, Julia Campbell, author of the new book, “Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits”, will walk you step-by-step through the process of creating digital storytelling campaigns to raise awareness and funds, increase engagement with your online community, and accomplish your marketing goals.

Learning Objectives:

The five different types of stories to share about your work
How to work with your team to create a system to collect these stories
How to create a storytelling culture at your organization
How to craft stories that will move your audience from passive to active
Specific ways to use digital storytelling in online fundraising campaigns
How to fill in your nonprofit digital storytelling calendar
Battle-tested digital tools to rock your digital storytelling
This workshop also includes the Storytelling in the Digital Age Workbook and Content Calendar template.

Target Audience:

Social media managers, nonprofit communication professionals, nonprofit fundraisers.

About the Trainer:

Julia Campbell has run her digital marketing consulting business for almost a decade, focused exclusively on mission-driven organizations. A mom of 2 and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, she is the author of Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits, a call-to-action for nonprofits to use stories to accomplish their missions. Her passion is to get nonprofits of all sizes to stop spinning their wheels on social media and to start getting real results using digital tools.

Cost is $109, lunch is included




English for Advancement Program
Dec 21 @ 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.

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