Member Profile

Humane Society for Greater Nashua

HSFN is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has been supporting Greater Nashua since our inception in 1900. We have a staff of 25 people who, along with our volunteers, help us care for our animals, assist in their adoption and raise funds for the over 3,000 animals coming through our doors each year.  We are overseen by a volunteer Board of Trustees providing leadership and guidance. Along with our adoption services, we provide youth education programs, community based vaccination clinics, wellness exams, behavioral training, new low cost spay and neutering and euthanasia services to help people and their pets during difficult times.  We want responsible people to be able to experience pet ownership, care for their animals properly, keep them in their homes and provide affordable, dignified end of life options.  Please stop by our shelter to visit our pets and learn more about what we do.

Some of the recent accomplishments 

•         Purchase of a digital  full body and dental X-Ray machines

•         New floors throughout the building

•         Purchase of a new dental machine

•         Low cost community spay and neuter clinics

•         Low cost vaccination clinics

•         Euthanasia services for the community

•         New tempered glass dog kennel doors

•         Installation of cat cage portals to expand living space

•         Behavioral training for puppies, adult dogs and their owners

•         Painting of the building exterior

•         Creation of a windowed community cat room

•         Puppy play groups

•         Asphalt parking lot and driveways

•         Modular offices for administrative staff

•         Water line installation in Proctor Cemetery

Visit for more information about our services, special events, animals for adoption, volunteer and fund raising opportunities.

Posted on: Friday, March 16, 2018

NH Children's Trust

The mission of the NH Children's Trust is to lead New Hampshire's drive to ensure safe, stable and nurturing relationships and environments for children by educating, advoacting and collaborating.  We envision a New Hampshire where all children grow up free from abuse and neglect. The good news is that child abuse is 100% preventable. 

Our strategies are deeply rooted in the public health social ecology. We know that to end child abuse and neglect statewide, New Hampshire must invest in two generations- adults and children. To do this, we advocate for public policies that protect children, support institutions with family-friendly approaches, build communities that provide concrete supports to those in need, encourage families, friends, and neighbors to check in on loved ones, and give parents the tools and knowledge they need to build their capacities.

Giving infants safer, healthier childhoods initiates a cycle of better parenting. By investing in that child, s/he will strive to be a better parent as well. With the support of New Hampshire philanthropists, policy makers, care providers, families, friends and citizens, we can eliminate child abuse in the Granite State. Join us in providing better outcomes for our children and protecting our future.

  • 2017 Champion of Head Start Children Award - New England Head Start Associaiton
  • 2017 Champion of Children and Family Award - Family Support New Hamsphire
  • 2015 Year of Service Award - Townsquare Media
  • 2015 Excellence in Nonprofit Management - NH Charitable Foundation
  • 2014 Champions in Action - Citizen's Bank
  • 2014 Outstanding Implementation - Period of PURPLE Crying
Posted on: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Emerson School for Preschoolers

The Ralph Waldo Emerson School for Preschoolers is a nondenominational, nonprofit organization founded in 1966.  We offer morning and afternoon programs for three, four and five-year-old children. Emerson School is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  

Emerson's classrooms and woodland playground create a beautiful space that is rich in potential. Our curriculum is shared and created by both teachers and children working together.  

We believe that children learn best through what they do best - through their play. Our teachers closely observe children's play and then offer further opportunities for children to reflect on and revisit their experiences.

Emerson School's uniqueness results from relationships between families, teachers, and a parent volunteer Board of Directors. These partnerships have been the essence of Emerson for more than 50 years and the key to our continued success.  

Emerson School has been nationally accredited since 1992 by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Programs accredited by NAEYC voluntarily exceed minimum licensing standards set by the state to provide the most beneficial practices for children.  Schools undergo a comprehensive process of internal self-study, and invite external professional review to verify compliance with the NAEYC's criteria for high quality early childhood programs.
The required criteria Emerson must meet for accreditation includes providing activities appropriate for the age and interests of preschool children, maintaining a high ratio of staff to children, establishing high quality teacher-child interactions, meeting stringent safety standards, and having opportunities for parent involvement. The accreditation process includes an on-site study of the program and a review by a three member national commission.  Emerson was most recently reviewed through this process in February 2018.

You can learn more about the Emerson School for Preschoolers by

  • Visiting our website:  
  • Following our Facebook page:  Emerson School for Preschoolers
  • Calling our school:  (603) 224-8218
  • Attending an Open House
Posted on: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

GoodLife Programs & Activities

GoodLife Programs & Activities is a health and wellness center for adults 50+ located in Concord, NH. Our mission is to provide free and low-cost programming for adults looking to stay active and focus on healthy-aging. Our activities include exercise, art, seminars, socials, and trips. 

In 2018 we will celebrate our 5th annivesary as doing business as GoodLife Programs & Activities. 

In 2017 we won the Well Done! Award for Community Wellness Effort awarded by the Capital Area Wellness Coalition.

You can learn more about GoodLife by visiting or by calling (603) 228-6630.  Or check out our Facbebook page

Posted on: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Victoria's Victory Foundation

Victoria's Victory Foundation was founded in 2017 to help people around the world acheive their own victory.  VVF will offer support and assistance to those with mobility challenges to help them lead more independent lives.  Scholarships and funding will be provided to help with training and recovery, home and vehicle adaptions, wheelchairs and medical equipment and adaptive sports and dance programs.  Victoria Arlen recognizes that she has accomplished so much beyond her recovery because of the love and support that she was surrounded by and she would like to make sure that others facing challenges have the support they need.

After just five months of being established as a non-porift Victoria's Victory Foundation has already begun offering funding support to organizations that are helping others to lead more independent lives.  

Victoria's Victory Foundation will host Costumes for A Cause on October 27, 2018 in Portsmouth, NHt o help raise awareness and funds for the Victory scholarship program.

Visit us at

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @victoriasvictoryfoundation and on Twitter @VVFvictory

Posted on: Monday, March 5, 2018

Start Change Inc

Start Change provides support to the nonprofit community in the Upper Valley region through back office support, strategic planning, and fiscal sponsorship.  Founded in 2015 with a mission to help social profit projects grow into measurable good for the community, Start Change remains dedicated to fostering strong community relationships through organizational growth.

To learn more about Start Change or to discuss your social profit project, email us at

Posted on: Monday, January 22, 2018

NH Made

Celebrating 20 years of promoting the importance of buying local, NH Made's mission is to strengthen NH's economy by increasing the awareness of and demand for New Hampshire-made products and services, and providing the support programs that local independent businesses need to grow.

We operate two retail shops in partnership with the NH Liquor Commmission at the Hampton Northbound and Southbound liquor stores on I-95. NH Made products are also available in our online store at

We are your one-stop resource for buying local throughout New Hampshire! Visit for complete information on and links to more than 700 NH Made member businesses all around the state.

Created in 1997 as New Hampshire Stories, with the tagline "We have a story to tell", NH Made celebrated 20 years of promoting our local creators and their stories in 2017. We look forward to continuing to tell these stories in partnership with the NH Division of Travel & Tourism Development as we enter our third decade of promoting local independent businesses and their supporters.

To learn more about the benefits of membership, visit the member benefits page at, or call us at 603-679-9800.

Find amazingly wonderful unique products and services, and strengthen local communities by supporting local independent businesses! Visit

Posted on: Thursday, January 4, 2018

NH Telephone Museum

The New Hampshire Telephone Museum houses a tangible history of telecommunications which can be viewed via guided or self-guided tours. Our knowledgeable staff provides engaging commentary highlighting important moments in telephone history, such as the race to the patent office, the undertaker who invented the dial system and much more.  The museum features the collection of the Violette & Bartlett families who collectively worked in the telephone industry for over 85 years.  Since opening in 2005, it has been our mission to inspire curiosity by engaging a broad public audience in exhibitions and programs based on our remarkable and expanding collection. The Museum preserves the past and tells the stories of the telecommunications industry.

We have been featured on NH Chronical, Mysteries at the Museum, WCVB Chronical and several magazines and radio shows.

For hours of operation and admission pricing visit our website at, give us a call at (603) 456-2234, or email us at

Posted on: Thursday, December 28, 2017

NH Bar Association

The New Hampshire Bar Association (NHBA) is a non-profit, court-mandated organization. As a unified bar, all attorneys licensed to practice in the state and NH judges must belong to the NHBA and pay annual dues. As of October 2017, 5,399 members were in one of the “active” membership status categories (i.e. currently authorized to practice in the state). Of these, 3,474 maintained a principal office in-state, with another 1,925 of these “active” category members out-of-state. An additional 2,527 members are on “inactive” status (i.e. not currently authorized to practice in NH).

As a unified Bar, the Association maintains member licensing records and plays a key role in facilitating communications and cooperation between the practicing members of the bar and the judicial branch. The Bar Association’s activities also are aimed at maintaining high standards of competence and integrity in the practice of law through Continuing Legal Education Programs and much more.

The NH Bar Association offers many services, including a Lawyer Referral Service, Modest Means Legal Program, Low Income Tax Payer Project, and Law-Related Education Programs.

The Association’s Pro Bono Referral Program provides critical legal services for those who cannot afford legal representation often at the most desperate times, and provides meaningful volunteer opportunities for lawyers. 

Posted on: Friday, December 8, 2017

Patriot Resilient Leader Institute

The Patriot Resilient Leader Institute (PRLI) is a group of Lakes Region veterans and concerned citizens who came together in late 2013/early 2014 committed to combining the talents of area professionals and the scenic beauty of the Lakes Region area into programs that would assist disabled veterans throughout New England to (in the words of our Mission Statement) “recover their physical, mental and emotional well-being."

To achieve our goal of helping veterans recover their physical, mental and emotional well-being, we run 3-to-4-day Camp Resilience retreats which provide life skills training in the morning and team-building/adventure activities in the afternoon. Pre-screened participating veterans are housed and fed at the Gunstock Inn in Gilford, NH and attend free of charge. (We require a $75 registration fee which is refunded upon program completion.) The program is targeted towards veterans with serious disabilities to include limb amputation, traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress.

Some sessions are general in nature, while others focus on a specialized topic or population such as women-only, Military Sexual Trauma, PTSD and Moral Injury, couples, and spouses and caregivers. Life skills workshops can include topics such as resiliency, anger management, mindfulness, sleep issues, wellness, exercise, mindful eating, financial management, and more. The sports/team-building activities which vary with the season include hiking, kayaking, sailing, the Aerial Treetops Adventure ropes course at Gunstock, snow-shoeing, downhill skiing and x-country skiing. Typically, two of retreats per year are equine retreats run by a member of our Board of Directors who is a former Navy SEAL, a PhD candidate at Plymouth State University and who has many years of experience running similar programs at the Ironstone Farm in Andover, MA. 

We work closely with the VA Medical Centers, VA Vet Centers and other Veteran Service Organizations (VSOs) throughout New England to source and pre-qualify our attendees as well as to advise us on appropriate life skill programs. We have run 28 retreats since 2014 (two in 2014, six in 2015, nine in 2016, and eleven in 2017), with the majority having counselors from the VA or NH Army National Guard participating as facilitators.  We have a particularly close relationship with the Worcester, MA Vet Center; which has sent many of its counselors and veterans to participate in our retreats. They refer veterans to us, provide help in screening the veterans and provide facilitators to help run our programs. 

Since being founded in 2014, we have run 28 Camp Resilience retreats (two in 2014, six in 2015, nine in 2016, and eleven in 2017). In 2017, we were able to develop three new, specialized retreats for couples, spouses and caregivers, and PTSD and Moral Injury by suggestion of VA counselors. 

In 2017, we were also able to have an AmeriCorps VISTA member begin service as a full-time member of our team. Since she began, she has been able to help recruit and manage volunteers, write grants, and develop a business plan so that we can begin to move towards running 40 sessions per year by 2022. 

For more information about the Patriot Resilient Leader Institute and Camp Resilience, please visit our website ( or our Facebook page ( For any additional questions or information, please contact us at or at (978) 219-4003. 

Posted on: Wednesday, November 22, 2017


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