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Boston's NonProfit Center
26 March 2008 @ 10:30 am
Help the earth, people in need in the Greater Boston area and support a small, local nonprofit by donating your un-needed clothing, shoes and accessories to Second Chances. Second Chances provides local homelessness, emergency assistance and anti-poverty organizations with the clothing their clients need.

To donate: Place your clothing, shoes and accessories in a plastic garbage bag (no hangers, please).

What to donate: Second Chances can use just about anything that is still wearable - children’s, women’s and men’s sizes; casual, work and dress styles; clothing, shoes and accessories. We can even make good use of household linens like towels, sheets, tablecloths and cloth napkins, as long as they are in decent condition. They especially need men’s clothing and larger sizes of women’s clothing. In season, last season, vintage, unusual clothing - what they cannot use will be recycled or sold to support operations.

Bring your clothing to: the lobby at 89 South Street
Dates: April 7 - 24, 2008
Ending Time: April 24 at noon

Email Andrea Shapiro at andrea@secondchances.org with any questions.

Tax information: If you need a receipt for tax purposes, you should keep an inventory of your donated items and attach your name and address to the outside of the bag. If you would like a receipt and are donating more than one bag of clothing, please attach your name and the total number of bags to each additional bag.


Boston's NonProfit Center
25 March 2008 @ 10:24 am

The World Society for the Protection of Animals
Invites You to Celebrate Earth Day at Its Open House

Thursday, April 17, 2008
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

NonProfit Center
89 South Street
2nd Floor, Suite 201
Boston, Mass.

Which causes more greenhouse gas emissions?

  • Driving gas-guzzling automobiles
  • Rearing cattle

The answer may surprise you. According to a 2006 report published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, intensive animal rearing generates more greenhouse gas emissions than the transport sector!

Earth Day is a time to reflect on the impact our daily lives have on the environment and to take action to reduce our ecological footprint. This year, the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), a tenant organization at the NonProfit Center, hopes to include animals in this important discussion.

Please join us for a fun and informative conversation about animals, the environment, and ways you can help make the world a better place for all of its inhabitants. Light snacks will be served.

To RSVP, please email Tiffany Luongo at tluongo@wspausa.org

The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is an international animal welfare organization. For more than 25 years, WSPA has assisted animals in need throughout the world. WSPA projects often take us where other animal welfare organizations cannot or will not go, working in parts of the world where the words “animal welfare” are seldom heard. This means that the majority of our work takes place in and with developing nations. WSPA is also the world’s largest alliance of animal welfare groups, connecting nearly 900 independent animal welfare organizations in 153 countries to raise the standards of animal welfare around the world.

Boston's NonProfit Center
24 March 2008 @ 10:22 am

April 7, 12 - 1 p.m.

Attend this workshop and meet two special guests who will discuss their work with Roots & Shoots international service learning program for youth.

Deus Cosmos is the Regional Coordinator near the Serengeti National Park at the Tanzania-Kenya border. He works to promote harmony between the human community and the amazing wildlife endemic to that region.
Manoj Gautum is the Coordinator for Roots & Shoots-Nepal, and has led several projects designed to improve the welfare of wild animals.

RSVP to cellersick@janegoodall.org

Boston's NonProfit Center
23 March 2008 @ 10:29 am

After many months of planning and development, Third Sector New England’s NonProfit Center is very pleased to announce the opening of its NPC Café. Located on the first floor of the NonProfit Center, the new café will serve breakfast, lunch and snack items Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The NPC café is operated by Darnell Adams, founder and chef of Eat-in Style. Darnell specializes in making healthy foods with local and organic ingredients when possible. The menu includes vegan and vegetarian options and Equal Exchange Fair Trade coffee.

Boston's NonProfit Center

April 9, 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
April 10, 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

At the end of 2007, the IRS released a revised Form 990. This session will walk participants through the changes and engage them in a discussion about how to ensure that our organizations are communicating as effectively as possible through this public document. As part of the session, participants will receive a CD with all of the policies they will need to have in effect in order to facilitate compliance with the new form 990. These will include Whistleblower Policy, Documentation Retention Policy and Conflict of Interest Policy.

Presenters: Accounting Management Solutions, The Metis Group LLC, and the Nonprofit Finance Fund

Sponsored by Nonprofit Finance Fund with support from Third Sector New England's NonProfit Center


To Register, please email to Eugenia Yau at Eugenia.yau@nffusa.org.

Boston's NonProfit Center
Wednesday, March 19, 12 – 1 p.m.

Is your organization in need of free professional office assistance? If so, plan to attend this information session to learn more about how Easter Seals can provide much needed help while giving clients real work experience. During this session participants will also learn more about the scope of Easter Seals’ services and mission - “that adults with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work, and play.”

Light refreshments will be provided for those who pre-register.

Please RSVP to Ann Marie Latella at ALatella@eastersealsma.org.

Boston's NonProfit Center
29 February 2008 @ 10:13 am
Yoga for the Workplace

Tuesdays, 12 – 1 p.m.
$10 per class

The perfect mid-day break: yoga! Classes are taught by Gena Bean, certified yoga teacher specializing in bringing low-impact yoga for all shapes, sizes and flexibility levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a mat or towel. No pre-registration required.


Boston's NonProfit Center
29 February 2008 @ 10:07 am
New Community Supported Agriculture Program with Stone Soup Farm

Interested in purchasing local, chemical-free vegetables? The NonProfit Center is planning to be a drop-off site for the CSA program with Stone Soup Farm. Participants purchase a full or half share worth of produce in advance and then reap the harvest by picking up their weekly vegetables at the NonProfit Center, just a block away from South Station, from June through October 2008. Stone Soup Farm will also be offering flower and egg shares to its members.

This program is open not only to NonProfit Center tenants but to the wider nonprofit community and residents of the surrounding Leather District and Chinatown neighborhoods. We are able to accept an expanded membership for the summer 2008 program.



Boston's NonProfit Center

Innovative Strategies for Nonprofit Workspace

Photo: Visitors learning about the NonProfit CenterPresented by:

NonprofitCenters Network &
Third Sector New England

March 12, 2008
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
at the NonProfit Center

Whether it is a time of funding cuts or real estate market boom, nonprofit organizations are often forced into substandard space, which makes it hard to attract staff and provide important services.

Multi-tenant nonprofit centers offer opportunities for multiple organizations to share costs and build joint programs that better serve the community.

  • Gain practical tools to lead your organization in developing, financing and managing a collaborative real estate project
  • Network with and learn from both peers and sector experts
Who should attend?
  • Senior staff and board members from organizations interested in creating or further developing multi-tenant nonprofit centers or developing their own workspace
  • Foundation program staff and individual donors
  • Local government officials
  • Real estate professionals
  • Members of the media who cover real estate and nonprofit issues
NCN Member Rate: $125
Nonmember Rate: $199

For more information, visit www.nonprofitcenters.org/events.