Community Calendar Event


New Hampshire Women's Foundation GALA

Presented by: NH Women's Foundation

Join the Women's Foundation for an evening of dinner and dancing as we honor New Hampshire’s trailblazing women and celebrate our 2020 AmplifiHER awardee.

Date: Friday, May 15, 2020 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: Sheraton

Free Tour of the GrantStation Website

Presented by: GrantStation

Join Jeremy Smith, Communications and Technology Director, and Kerry Glauser, Research Specialist, for a quick tour of the GrantStation website. This tour will cover all of the features in, including navigation, search interfaces, and charitable database search criteria. This tour will provide tips on the most effective way to use all of the valuable resources the website offers, including the extensive funder databases that can help you identify the grantmakers most likely to fund your programs or projects. By using GrantStation's databases and resource tools, you can begin to develop a successful grant seeking strategy for the next 12 to 18 months.

The NH Center for Nonprofits is pleased to offer GrantStation subscriptions as a member benefit at 80% off the regular price. GrantStation is an advanced searchable database of more than 7,000 active funding sources and includes grant opportunities from state, private & federal sources, private and corporate foundations, and association and international funding sources. Take advantage of this benefit if you're already a member or sign up to be a member today!

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Location: Webinar

Grants Training in Portsmouth, NH

Presented by: Grant Writing USA

New Hampshire Port Authority and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Portsmouth, February 20-21, 2020. In this class you'll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals. This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines.

More information including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials and online registration is available here:

We are excited to offer area nonprofit agencies a special tuition rate of $425 which includes everything: two days of terrific instruction, workbook, and access to our Alumni Forum that's packed full of tools, helpful discussions and more than 200 sample grant proposals. Please use discount code "NPO" to receive this $30 discount off full price at registration. 

Seating is limited, online reservations are necessary. Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment.

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, February 21, 2020 - 4:00pm
Location: New Hampshire Port Authority

Attaining Peak Performance: Helping NH Nonprofits Thrive!

Presented by: Primerica

New Hampshire’s non-profits play a critical role in the health and wellbeing of our communities. Yet while they work to meet their missions and the needs of those they serve, there are a host of administrative and other functions that often get put to the side. To help agencies of all sizes prosper and plan for a bright future, we’ve created a team of talented strategic partners with deep expertise in areas critical to the success of any business. 

From leadership education to strategic planning to helping employees develop a financial action plan, our experts can help your organization take its next leap forward. Our programs are tailored to meet your specific needs and include group and one on one training.

Core programs and services include:

  • financial planning and management,
  • leadership development and training,
  • business planning and expansion,
  • capacity building,
  • tax planning,
  • insurance,
  • human resources,
  • strategic planning and organizational development, and
  • employee training.

This series will be held from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on the first Tuesday of every month, starting on March 3. The sessions will be held at 735 Chestnut Street in Manchester and space is limited to 30 participants.

For more information, contact Rick Blais at or (603) 641-2527.

To apply, submit a completed application to Rick Blais by…

  • mailing it to 735 Chestnut Street, Manchester, NH 03104;
  • emailing it to; or
  • faxing it to (603) 641-4099.

About Rick Blais

With over 30 years of helping individuals and businesses meet their financial and leadership goals, Rick Blais is deeply connected to the state’s non-profit community and serves as a volunteer leader and advocate for several causes. He currently serves as Board Chair for The Way Home, an organization that seeks to address the range of issues around homelessness and housing insufficiency in Southern New Hampshire. A long-time board member of the Queen City Rotary Club, Rick serves as treasurer for the club and leads its efforts around global clean water initiatives.


  • “I’ve been pleased to work closely with Rick Blais on a number of projects aimed at those in need. He brings a business mindset when it comes to problem-solving and a passion for community service to everything he does. He’s also a ‘pay it forward’ leader and seeks to help individuals and organizations grow and thrive. From a project perspective, he is adept at articulating clear goals and objectives at the outset and ensuring a favorable final result.” — Julie Baron, President and CEO of Make a Wish-NH
  • “Rick has deep roots in our community and state and truly understands the value of our state’s social services safety net. Through the Queen City Rotary Club, where he leads several initiatives, and other service projects, he seeks to foster an increased understanding of the importance of our non-profits in a healthy future for our state. He also leads by example by setting a very high bar as a volunteer for a broad range of causes. Marcia Sink, President and CEO of CASA-NH
  • “Rick’s impact and value to our organization truly can’t be understated. As a board chair and long-time volunteer, he is a beacon of our work. Through his experience as a business leader and former landlord, he provides vital expertise in connecting the private and non-profit sectors. This has resulted in strong collaborations and partnerships which uplift and empower those in need across Greater Manchester.” — Mary Sliney, Executive Director of The Way Home
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location: Primerica, Blais & Associates

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Presented by: Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival, considered one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals, returns to The Music Hall for the 11th year. This year’s films combine stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography, and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire, and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation.

Come delight in these inspiring and beautiful short films with SELT. A raffle with great prizes will be held at the intermission, too. All proceeds help the Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire (SELT) save, share, and steward lands you love in southeastern New Hampshire.

Date: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: The Music Hall

Fixing the Rules Governing Government Grants

Presented by: National Council of Nonprofits

Governments rely on nonprofit organizations to provide services to individuals at all stages of their lives. Yet, governments are not always good partners when it comes to reimbursing nonprofits for the costs of providing those services. That could change for the better – and soon. The federal government recently proposed revisions to the primary law governing government grantmaking – the OMB Uniform Guidance – that could result in greater reimbursements for indirect costs, reduce administrative burdens, and increase transparency. Many nonprofits are asking: What would these changes mean? Do the revisions go far enough? Is there anything I can do to make things better? Learn more by joining the webinar, Fixing the Rules Governing Government Grants, Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 3:00 pm Eastern. This free program is presented by the networks of the National Council of Nonprofits and the National Human Services Assembly.

Gil Tran, U.S. Office of Management and Budget (invited)
Nicole Waldeck, U.S. Office of Management and Budget (invited)

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Fundraising in the Time of Coronavirus: How to Manage and Modify Your Fundraising

Presented by: CharityHowTo

Coronavirus most likely will hurt fundraising in the coming weeks and months.  Some of the damage is unavoidable. But not all of it. In fact, many of the most destructive and long-lasting impacts of the crisis are completely avoidable.  

This webinar will help you separate the things you can’t control in this crisis from the things you can control. Knowing the difference -- and acting on it -- can help your organization.   

I’ve worked through every fundraising crisis of the last 30 years, including the Financial Crisis of 2008, the 9/11 attacks in 2001 (with the related anthrax scare), and more natural and manmade disasters than I can count.  And let me tell you this: When you approach the crisis in an eyes-open and no-panic way, you can get through it. In some cases, you can do some of the most effective fundraising of your career!

During This Nonprofit Webinar You Will Learn:

  • How to assess your organization’s response to the crisis -- and how to communicate that to your donors in a compelling way.
  • How to make up for revenue lost due to cancellations (Canceling events, selling tickets etc).
  • How to empower and encourage your donors -- they are afraid too!
  • Most important: How to keep fear from overwhelming your organization’s future.

You’ll Get:

  • The Webinar Slides 
  • The Webinar Recording 

About Your Topic Expert:

Jeff Brooks, named "America's top fundraising writer" by the legendary Tom Ahern, has been serving the nonprofit community for more than 30 years. He has worked with organizations large and small around the world, and has served in many charity sectors, including international development, health organizations and hospitals, social services, faith-based, and arts and culture.  He blogs at the popular Future Fundraising Now blog and is the author of three books: The Fundraiser's Guide to Irresistible Communications, The Money-Raising Nonprofit Brand, and How to Turn Your Words into Money. He lives in Seattle.

Date: Monday, March 23, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Webinar

Coronavirus and What You Need to Know About Postponing and Cancelling Events

Presented by: CharityHowTo

Do we cancel? Do we postpone? Or do we sit tight and watch how things play out?

Any organization who has a fundraising event on the calendar needs to make a responsible decision about hosting a nonprofit fundraising event in the midst of a pandemic.  

In these turbulent times you need guidance from an event expert, so AJ will be presenting a free webinar and she will outline the steps that must be taken when considering cancellation or postponement of your scheduled events.

In this one-hour free webinar, A.J. will walk you through the process that must be taken to make decisions that are best for both your organization and attendees.

During This Free Nonprofit Webinar You’ll Learn:

  • What factors to consider when deciding to postpone or cancel events
  • How to include your board in the big decision
  • How to notify guests and attendees of cancellations and postponements
  • How to manage requests for ticket and sponsorship refunds
  • How to stay in touch with sponsors and attendees to keep relationships strong

Bonus, when you register:

  • You get a free CharityHowTo account.
  • Your slides will be added to your free CharityHowTo library.
  • The webinar recording will be added to your CharityHowTo library.
  • When logged in you can browse and add other FREE items to your CharityHowTo library.
  • You can access and view your webinar recordings and slides anytime, anywhere.

About Your Topic Expert:

Nonprofit event producer A.J. Steinberg has been creating outstanding events since 1999 with her Los Angeles-based production company. Over the past two decades A.J. has produced over a hundred successful events and raised millions of dollars for a broad spectrum of nonprofit clients including Cystic Fibrosis, Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots, and Union Rescue Mission.

In 2015 A.J. created Queen Bee Fundraising which focuses on the art of creating profitable and engaging nonprofit events.  Along with producing nonprofit events, A.J. teaches workshops and consults with nonprofits, staff, and volunteers to bring them real-life strategies for producing successful fundraising events, along with guidance on how to successfully lead volunteer committees to achieve their goals. A.J. is a recognized leader in the field of event engagement and committee-based fundraising.

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: Webinar

Keeping Your Nonprofit’s Systems Secure While Working Remotely

Presented by: TechSoup

An unprecedented number of nonprofit employees are working remotely due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This makes organizations more vulnerable than ever to security threats with hackers on overdrive to take advantage of the situation. Make sure your staff, devices and infrastructure are safe from cyberattacks.

In this one-hour webinar we will answer the most frequently asked questions and share practical measures your team and organization can take to have the best defenses in place including:

  • Securely setting up staff to work from home computers and networks
  • Ensuring your staff is trained and prepared for cybersecurity phishing attacks
  • The difference between a VPN and a firewall and how to use them
  • Recommendations for data and device usage policies and set-up


Linda Widdop, Tech Impact

As the Director of Client Solutions and Education, Linda manages all aspects of client relations for Tech Impact including educating nonprofits about technology solutions. Linda puts three decades of her technology and training experience to use by working with local, regional and national partners to provide the nonprofit community with increased knowledge of technology.

Marnie Webb, TechSoup

Marnie is the Chief Community Impact Officer for TechSoup and leads Caravan Studios, a division of TechSoup. In her role, she works with communities around the world to describe desired impact and to develop technology solutions that help them move towards that impact.  Her work is influenced by human centered design principles, as well as methodologies from social work and international development, such as Participatory Action Research. She has been working with civil society, governments, academia, and corporations for more than 30 years to put together teams and solutions that can accomplish big goals, with and for communities. 

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Webinar

How to Bring Your Live or In-Person Events Online

Presented by: TechSoup

Are you facing the possibility of having to cancel or postpone your next forum or fundraising event? We’ve got you covered.

Joe DiGiovanni and Kyle Barkins, co-founders of the marketing and technology agency, Tapp Network, will walk you through the process of migrating your in-person event online. From communications strategies to choosing the right technology, Joe and Kyle will present on how to use what you’ve already created, and what needs to be done to make a successful virtual event.

Attendees will walk away knowing:

  • The best communications strategy to inform and engage your attendees and presenters
  • What technology you’ll need to execute a successful virtual event and fundraiser
  • Maximize your ROI and keep the momentum going for the rest of 2020


Kyle Barkins, Tapp Network

Kyle Barkins is Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer/Wearer of many hats at Tapp Network, a leading mission-driven marketing and technology agency. At Tapp, he has been responsible for the strategy, development, and execution of the marketing campaigns for organizations of all sizes. Kyle is obsessed with using technology and data to optimize end-user experiences which provide positive outcomes for the organizations he works with.

Joe DiGiovanni, Tapp Network

Joe DiGiovanni is the Co-Founder of Joe and his team are dedicated to supporting purpose-driven organizations through innovative website development and marketing technology solutions. Joe's background includes Mergers and Acquisitions with WPP to developing marketing campaigns and strategies for Oprah Winfrey, Lycos, Athena Health, EBay International, Johnson and Johnson, Pepsi Wellness, and AARP.

Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Webinar


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