Community Calendar Event

How every nonprofit can play a role in helping the communities we serve get vaccinated

Presented by: National Council of Nonprofits

No matter how large or small your nonprofit is, you can make a difference in helping the people you serve receive a COVID vaccine when they are eligible. Whether the people your nonprofit works with are experiencing issues with trust in or access to the vaccine, your nonprofit is positioned to help. Your frontline view lets you not only see the obstacles, but also identify the solutions.

You can hear directly from Dr. Vin Gupta about what we all need to do to keep our communities safe. Melissa Rogers, Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will identify ways nonprofits can connect with additional resources. Then, three nonprofits that have paved the way helping their communities overcome obstacles of trust in or access to information and vaccines will share their stories, so we can learn how every nonprofit can be part of the solution of ending the pandemic. 

Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

What nonprofits need to know as staff and volunteers return from remote to in-person operations

Presented by: National Council of Nonprofits

We’re all eager to get back to normal – actually, a better normal – which includes having staff and volunteers return to our facilities. But what will that look like? As employers, can nonprofits require vaccines? How can nonprofits talk to employees about the importance of vaccines? What will volunteer opportunities look like? We’ll hear experts in law, volunteerism, and messaging provide answers to those questions and many more.

Date: Friday, April 9, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Lifeboat Accounting's Nonprofit Organization Seminar

Presented by: Lifeboat Accounting, PLLC

10:00 to 11:00 am: Compliance check: must have policies and best practices for NFPs

We'll start the day by taking an inventory of your organization's policies and best practices and leave time for questions and requests for the day.

11:15 to 12:00 pm: Charitable solicitations, donor acknowledgements, and other development function pitfalls

Learn about the requirements about various types charitable solicitations, acknowledgements, in-kind gifts, and additional requirements for NFPS around fundraising events.

12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch Break

1:00 to 2:00 pm: Finance Committee and Board of Director best practices

Board and committee management can become a full-time job for NFP staff. We'll share some best practices and suggestions for managing new member onboarding, training, communicating responsibilities, and a checklist of items to go through with your Finance Committees and Boards.

2:00 to 2:30 Introduction to UBIT (unrelated business income tax)

As NFPs look to diversify revenue post covid, some organizations may venture into taxable activities. Learn when certain activities may become taxable income.

2:30 to 3:00 pm: Roundtable & Participants Q&A

Cost: $40 for single attendee, $60 for unlimited attendees for an organization

To register, email or visit Lifeboat Accounting's website.

Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Online

Supporting a Workforce in Transition

Presented by: Borislow Insurance

Join Borislow Insurance for a webinar for NH employers designed to provide tools to support workforces in transition as we emerge from COVID. An all-star panel will discuss today's explosion in mental health challenges and how employee assistance programs and the expansion and acceptance of virtual care can help. This is free and open to employers of all sizes. 


  • Sarah Gagnon, LICSW, VP Clinical Operations @Riverbend Community Mental Health: "Mental Health Toolkit for Employers"
  • Penni Perri, MSW, CEAP, Director of Employee Assistance @Concord Hospital: "Developing Individual, Team, and Organizational Resilience"
  • William Brewster, MD FACP CHIE, Vice President of Operations - New Hampshire Market @Pilgrim Health Care: "The Emergence of Virtual Care"
Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Sole City Dance Presents: Moving Forward

Presented by: Arts Rochester, Inc.

Join Sole City Dance in a concert-style evening of dance. As the world as we knew it flipped upside down like most people, we struggled. We lost our spaces to present our works, lost our shows we had created, and the ability to work in-person with other artists. Dancers work through our struggles, fears, and joys by dancing and creating, and in an instant, that world as we knew it had disappeared. Moving Forward takes you through the thoughts, feelings, and emotions we have experienced over the past year. We knew the only way to survive was through change. We’ve had to change the way we present our art, the way we work with artists, and finding that connection without being able to connect. It hasn’t been an easy road but a necessary one; we have all committed to dance together.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. 

-Alan Watts

We will be presenting two live performances at 2 pm and 7 pm at the Rochester Opera House. We will be streaming the 7 pm performance. 

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 2:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Rochester Opera House

"Run for the Dogs" 5kRace/2k Walk

Mary's Dogs Rescue & Adoption Dog Friendly 5k

Presented by: Mary's Dog Rescue & Adoption

Mary's Dogs Rescue & Adoption is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in Northwood NH. Since it was founded in 2011, we have rescued more than 6,000 dogs from overcrowded shelters in the south- approximately 575 per year!  The dogs are transported to NH where they are quarantined for 48 hours. Upon their arrival a team of volunteers, as well as Mary's Dogs staff and veterinarian, Dr Jardon, welcome the dogs and care for them.  The dogs are screened for illness and and confirmed healthy with a State of NH Health Certificate prior to being taken home by their adoptive families.  After adoption, Mary's Dogs staff systematically reach out and support the dogs and their new families. All of this is made possible because of the kindness and generosity of Mary's Dogs supporters, including corporate sponsors of our annual Run for the Dogs race.  

Run for the Dogs has evolved into a wonderful outing enjoyed by dogs and their humans alike!  In recent years, the event has attracted over 150 runners and dozens of canine companions, created memorable visibility for race sponsors, and raised over $10,000 annually for Mary's Dogs Rescue & Adoption. All money raised in this event goes straight to our emergency medical fund that is made available as needed throughout the year.

The outdoor venue at the fairgrounds combined with safe distancing of runners and leashed dogs provide the perfect environment for adhering to covid safety protocol.  We will take every precaution possible and allow for ample distancing during race starts and for visiting the vendor area.  

Do you like to run 5k's?  Would you like to enjoy the company of your dog while simultaneously supporting a great cause?  Perhaps you have a business that would be interested in a sponsor package for an inexpensive way to get your business name out on 150 race shirts, website and facebook advertising?  There are so many ways you can help to "Be The Hero in a Dogs Life!"

Date: Saturday, May 29, 2021 - 8:30am to 11:00am
Location: Deerfield Fairgrounds Deerfield NH


Friday, April 16th 11AM through 9PM, Sal’s Pizza at both 2 Lenox Road in Derry & 296 S. Willow Street in Manchester will be hosting a Pizza Night Fundraiser.

Presented by: Community Caregivers of Greater Derry

Derry - Friday, April 16th 11AM through 9PM, Sal’s Pizza at both 2 Lenox Road in Derry & 296 S. Willow Street in Manchester will be hosting a Pizza Night Fundraiser.  Print out the flyer at the following link and present it at the time of purchase.  Only meals purchased with the voucher will be credited. Valid only for walk-in or phone orders. Not valid for online or delivery orders.  15% of all sales go back to Community Caregivers of Greater Derry & the Loaner’s Closet for Durable Medical Equipment. 

Their mission is to enrich lives and support individuals to remain independent through a compassionate volunteer community.  Their free services to the elderly and disabled, include light chores, shopping, transportation, and friendly visiting. They also operate the free Loaner’s Closet for Durable Medical Equipment.

Sal Lupoli is driven by a desire to enrich the lives of others through his commitment as a social impact entrepreneur and his philanthropic undertakings that promote the people and places that surround him.  The Lupoli Family Foundation was founded to contribute resources to non-profit organizations and programs that focus on making a significant difference for those in need. The foundation has provided charitable contributions in excess of one million dollars.

 Sal Lupoli, CEO of Lupoli Companies adds “Here at Sal’s Pizza, we feel very strongly about the mission of the Community Caregivers in Derry and the work they have done and continue to do to assist the elderly and disabled individuals in providing the care and assistance needed to keep them safe, living in their own homes, with dignity. We’re very proud to donate to such an important cause and encourage others who are able to do the same.”

For more information on volunteering or receiving caregiver services, visit or call 432-0877 x4.

Date: Friday, April 16, 2021 - 11:00am to 9:00pm
Location: Sal’s Pizza at both 2 Lenox Road in Derry & 296 S. Willow Street in Manchester

Recharge 2021: Annual Not-For-Profit Educational Event

Presented by: BerryDunn

Join us for our annual seminar discussing the not-for-profit landscape in a post-pandemic world.

This complimentary virtual session will bring relevant experts together to help your organization stay up-to-date with current information, and plan for the year ahead. Topics will include:

  • The financial state of the industry: How to navigate new regulations and the effects on your organization
  • Not-for-profit accounting and tax updates: A look at accounting and tax changes through a not-for-profit lens
  • Cybersecurity update: The unprecedented rise of cybercrime against not-for-profits and what your organization can do to protect itself
  • Remote and hybrid workforces: A panel discussion on this evolving topic, including maintaining employee engagement, how to set up and manage a hybrid workforce, and pertinent HR policies
Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Location: Online

Zebra Crossings Scavenger Hunt

Family Fun From Anywhere!

Presented by: Zebra Crossings

Enjoy a couple of fun filled hours with family or friends responding to contests and challenges! Our creative questions are designed to permit you to enjoy the scavenger hunt in whatever town you live in. Choose any time over the weekend to complete your scavenger hunt.

All completed Scavenger Hunt clue cards will be entered in a raffle to win one of 3 prizes. Additional prizes will be awarded for the top 3 photo entries in two “special challenge” categories! All you need is a smart phone or camera to have a fun-filled Mother's Day weekend adventure. Registration is $25 per team of two or per household.

We are grateful for the generous sponsor support of Dover Physical Therapy, our event champion. All proceeds of this event will benefit Zebra Crossings.

You will receive a list of clues and challenges on Friday night before the event, and can choose any time over the weekend to complete them. The deadline is 4pm Sunday and winners will be announced Sunday night. Get creative, get goofy, and win prizes! 

Register here:

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 8:00am to Sunday, May 9, 2021 - 4:00pm
Location: Wherever you choose!

Community Development: Partnering for Success in New England

Presented by: Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (FRB), and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston (FHLB Boston)
invite you to participate in a webinar on community development and establishing partnerships with financial institutions on April 28, 2021, from 12 to 1:30 p.m.

This workshop is designed for staff of community-based organizations, municipal agencies and financial institutions in New England who are interested in learning how to effectively collaborate to meet community development needs in the areas they serve. Participants will gain a high-level understanding of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), the types of activities that qualify for CRA consideration and key factors to consider in developing mutually beneficial partnerships with financial institutions. A banker panel will share perspectives about what they look for when developing partnerships with community organizations. Lastly, the FRB will provide updates on their Working Cities Challenge and relationships established under the program.
 Carmen Panacopoulos, Senior Business Strategy Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
 Brighid Blain, Compliance Examiner, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
 Bonita Irving, District Community Affairs Officer, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
 Kenneth Willis, Senior Vice President, Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston
 Karl Renney, Senior Vice President and CRA Officer, Eastern Bank
 Rita German, Regional Lead for Community Engagement, JP Morgan Chase
 Glenn Davis, Vice President and Community Development Officer, Liberty Bank
 Frank Robinson, Ph.D., Vice President, Public Health, Office of the President Baystate Health
 Anne Kandilis, Initiative Director, Springfield WORKS/Working Cities Challenge
 Kathryn Cantwell, Strategic Initiative Director, Working Cities Newport
 Colleen Dawicki, Deputy Director WCC, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
 Lee Ann Antol, Community Affairs Specialist, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

This webinar is provided at no cost to attendees; however, advance registration is required. 
For questions or additional information, please contact Lee Ann Antol at, Carmen Panacopoulos at, Bonita Irving at, or
Kenneth Willis at

Date: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm


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