Community Calendar Event

From Common Ground to Congressional Action: Advancing the Universal Charitable Deduction

Presented by: National Council of Nonprofits

Everyone committed to the work of charitable nonprofits during these uncertain economic times is invited to join six U.S. Senators in a free event in support of expanding the charitable deduction.

During this pandemic, charitable nonprofits of all types and missions are stepping up even more in their communities as they struggle simultaneously with rapidly declining revenues. Organizations are experiencing increased costs from skyrocketing demands for their services, while their revenues have plummeted because they have had to cancel fundraising events and their usual fees, ticket sales, membership dues have vanished, and the capacity of donors to give has plummeted.

Charitable organizations need resources as soon as possible. Six United States Senators have crossed the partisan divide to find common ground in support of a critically needed solution: the Universal Charitable Deduction:

  • Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.)
  • Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)
  • Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.)
  • Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah)
  • Senator Tim Scott (R-SC)
  • Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 5:00pm to 6:15pm

Excel Training

Presented by: Granite State College

Microsoft Excel is an important tool that is used in both personal and professional settings. From changing the serving size of a favorite recipe or personal budgeting to evaluating programs, data analysis, and communications, Excel is a powerful, efficient, and accurate software that can help you do a variety of personal and professional activities. You will have a chance to bring your own project to practice with or select from ready-made projects to learn basic Excel skills.

This series includes two sessions: Excel Basics (June 29 to July 17) and Excel Intermediate (August 24 to September 11). These 100% online workshops take place over the course of three weeks, with the support of an experienced instructor. As a participant, you’ll have access to:

  • Free Office 365 (including Microsoft Excel) and other open educational resources
  • An engaging online course facilitated by an expert instructor
  • Supportive assignment feedback
  • Help sessions with your instructor via Zoom
  • A digital badge showing your successful completion of your Excel training that you can share and display on LinkedIn, resume, and other related materials

Participants who are degree-seeking students at Granite State College and successfully complete both the Excel Basics and Intermediate sessions will qualify for two undergraduate credits from Granite State College. Normal credit evaluation procedures will apply

Date: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, September 11, 2020 - 5:00pm
Location: Online

COVID-19 Relief Town Hall Discussion

Presented by: Internal Revenue Service

Everyone attending will learn about recent relief for Small Businesses, Individuals, including Social Security Recipients, Non-Filers (no filing requirement), and Veterans provided by the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, including: IRS messages on the postponement of filing and paying deadlines, Economic Impact Payments as well as the State of New Hampshire, Division of Economic Development, Dept. of Business & Economic Affairs discussing their tax relief provisions associated with the corona virus as well as the free tax services provided by VITA. The Taxpayer Advocate Service will provide an update of TAS services available. These discussions will be aimed at small businesses, individual taxpayers and the non-profit organizations that serve low income individuals.

Space is limited, so register today!

Register by e-mail to or call (508) 513-3536.

When registering, please provide your name and e-mail address. Information on how to connect to the web conference will be sent to you a few days prior to the meeting.

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: Webinar

Managing Engagement and Communication with Volunteers during COVID-19

Presented by: New Hampshire Association of Volunteer Administrators

The July 15 membership meeting of the New Hampshire Association of Volunteer Administrators will include a one-hour discussion amongs peers on how to manage engagement and communication with volunteers during COVID-19.

The meeting will be held remotely via Skype. To RSVP, email Jesse Creedy Powers at with "NHAVA July Training" in the subject line.

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 11:15am to 12:15pm
Location: Webinar

Alternatives Available to Non-Profits

Presented by: McLane Middleton

The COVID-19 pandemic has required non-profit organizations to review their structure and in some cases make difficult decisions about the future of the organization. This webinar will discuss the role of the Board of the Directors, as well as options board members have for their organization, including accessing endowment, closing individual programs, merging or dissolving.


This webinar is being offered as a free education session as part of McLane Middleton's coronavirus and business recovery webinar series.


  • John D. Colucci, Director, McLane Middleton
  • Thomas J. Donovan, Director of Charitable Trusts, NH Attorney General's Office
  • Jonathan C. Green, Assistant Attorney General and the Deputy Chief of the Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division of the MA Office of the Attorney General
Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Fundraising During A Crisis

Presented by: Alyssa F. Wright Consulting

2020 might turn out to be one of the most unpredictable fundraising years nonprofits have ever faced. With funder behavior shifting on an almost daily basis, nonprofit professionals need to be equipped with the creativity, versatility, and vision to achieve their fundraising goals.

At Wright Consulting Group, we know this to be incredibly important. We’ve supported organizations just like yours during and after many crises. From working with nonprofits in New York and New Jersey when Hurricane Sandy struck to supporting West African NGOs as they rebuilt after the Ebola crisis, we know it takes out-of-the-box ideas, decisiveness, bravery, and a certain level of tech savviness to ensure fundraising success.

That's why we are launching “The Fundraiser's Corner” - a community-driven space where we will teach, facilitate, and guide development professionals together around a common goal: raise the resources necessary to achieve mission fulfillment while also avoiding the all-too-common burnout, stress, and anxiety that accompanies the fundraising field.

These courses will focus on organizational culture and development strategy, allowing you to shift the culture of your organization, all while executing smart fundraising strategies. In addition, we will address the ways in which nonprofit professionals can create social change while fundraising for change, by focussing on donors as partners and helping you build the confidence to have the difficult yet necessary conversations for our field about race, class, gender, sexual orientation, and culture.

Our goal is to help you move bold resources towards a more just, fair, and equitable world. If you’d like to have us in your corner, we’d like to have you in ours! Each program ends with a certificate from our firm in each specialized topic and we donate 10% of the registration fees generated to a timely cause. Join us for our first cohort, launching in July! Thirty spots are available and donations will go to Color of Change.

Date: Friday, July 24, 2020 - 9:00am to Friday, October 2, 2020 - 9:00am
Location: Virtual

Seeking Forgiveness for a Paycheck Protection Program Loan

Presented by: The Nonprofit Quarterly

This complimentary webinar is for nonprofit financial leaders who have received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan and want to prepare effectively to seek loan forgiveness. 

In early June, Congress approved the PPP Flexibility Bill, which authorized key changes including extending the PPP and the rehiring deadline to December 31, 2020 and expanding the covered period for loan use from eight weeks to twenty-four weeks. Now, we can start to interpret and apply implementation guidance from the Small Business Administration (SBA).

In this session, Gina McDonald, CPA of FMA will share detailed guidance for nonprofit leaders, including:

  • A refresher on how organizations can and cannot spend PPP funds
  • Guidance on estimating “FTE’s”
  • Navigating the forgiveness process and applications
  • Other decisions related to PPP that organizations will need to make
Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Identifying and Managing Legal Risks at Your Nonprofit

Presented by: Tech Networks of Boston

Nonprofits face a variety of operational challenges, but many leaders and board members are unprepared for legal struggles. On August 12, Johanna Matloff will discuss how to identify common issues and provide strategies for mitigating potential exposure.

Johanna will cover:

  • Conflicts of interest
  • Use of donor funds
  • Employment disputes
  • Tips and strategies for avoiding and minimizing legal risk

About Johanna

As an employment law advisor, Johanna provides proactive counseling to businesses in both for-profit and non-profit arenas. She counsels employers regarding employment-related policies and agreements, including non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, severance agreements and employee handbooks. She also provides general counseling to non-profits on a variety of legal and litigation matters including director’s and officer’s liability, human resources and personnel decisions, employment practices, contracts, First Amendment issues, collections and insurance. Outside of the office Johanna uses her legal skills to support her community including serving on the Executive Committee and Board of Overseers of The Jewish Journal, a local newspaper on the North Shore. She also enjoys running and coaching youth soccer.

Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Webinar

Tech Policies for Virtual Teams - A Leader's Responsibility

Presented by: The Nonprofit Quarterly

This webinar, in partnership with Tech Impact, will go over the main policies that govern technology use, data security, bring your own device, and remote work. What needs to be adjusted or formalized now that many organizations have all or most of their staff working remotely? What is the leader's responsibility for establishing and enforcing these policies? Should the board approve them? How are they connected with risk management and compliance? How can you make them accessible and easy for staff to follow?

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Engaging Candidates Virtually During Covid-19

Presented by: Nonprofit VOTE

While the news may be focused on the presidential race this November, communities across the country are also electing state and local officials and candidate debates, forums, and other events are prevalent in the summer and fall months to help voters learn more about candidates and their campaigns. Not knowing who is on the ballot is a common reason cited by potential voters for why they didn't participate in an election. As a nonpartisan voter education activity, candidate engagement is a key strategy for nonprofits encouraging the people they serve to vote.

Although in person events will be limited this year and many campaigns are choosing digital outreach to prioritize the safety of staff, volunteers, and the community, there is still a role for nonprofits to play! By pivoting our in-person events and contact to virtual formats we can still make sure that our communities are informed about their choices and that candidates understand who and what our organizations stand for. This webinar will cover why candidate engagement matters, how to keep it nonpartisan, and ways to adapt to online formats and platforms. Our featured speakers will share their first hand experience on this topic. Don't miss it!

Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm


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