Are you a nonprofit in Central Massachusetts looking to build connections while learning more about technology? NetSquared Central Massachusetts is a new volunteer-run Meetup group that provides free networking events. Our first event is scheduled to be held virtually on June 18th at noon. Paula Cohen will be introducing what a NetSquared is, hint it is organized through TechSoup. She will also be providing an overview of how TechSoup, a nonprofit that provides access to donations and discounts for nonprofits on software, hardware, and services.
To register, go to NetSquared Central Massachusetts and click Join. Once you register to attend the event, you will receive an email with the Zoom meeting information.
Grant Writing for Beginners Workshop Series - Writing Corporate and Foundation Grants for Small to Mid-Sized Nonprofit Organizations
Learn about grant writing in our beginner series for small to mid-sized nonprofit organizations seeking corporate and foundation grants. Hosted by the Leominster Public Library.
Thursday, April 2 - Grant Writing Organizational Readiness and Grant Research
Thursday, April 9 - Introduction to Grant Writing and Proposal Development for Corporate and Founation Grants (federal grants are not covered in this workshop)
Thursday, April 16 - Grant Management
Registration Opening Soon!
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Magic Lamp Consulting & Grant Writing Services Partners with NetSquared to Launch a Central Massachusetts Group
Recently someone asked, "What makes you different?" I explained, "I am a grant consultant with a background in software and technology." If you're asking why that matters, you probably haven't had a chance to step behind the scenes of a small to mid-sized non-profit. These organizations are doing everything they can to fulfill their mission on a shoe-string budget. Most often, they have a very small staff, they start the day running and give 110%. Many of these organizations don't have their own technology staff or staff with technology expertise, leaving a knowledge gap.
I am excited to announce that Magic Lamp Consulting & Grant Writing Services will be co-organizing a NetSquared Central Massachusetts Meetup Group to help bridge the technology gap. NetSquared, a program of TechSoup, is a global network of #Tech4Good Meetups, they are volunteer-run groups with a mission to connect nonprofits with technology communities. NetSquared provides an informal way to network and learn from experts on everything pertaining to digital for nonprofits.
NetSquared Central Massachusetts has announced the first three monthly Meetups, which will be held at the Leominster Public Library.
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As Thanksgiving approaches and I sit listening to the sounds of the Trans Siberian Orchestra's "Carol of the Bells" penetrate my soul, I am inspired to take pause and reflect on where my journey has brought me. Life has been a crazy adventure with lots of twists and turns that have brought me to where I am today. With sadness comes joy, with downs there are ups and adversity opens the door for opportunity.
I am honored and fulfilled to have a career in grant writing. It allows me the opportunity to collaborate with amazing nonprofit organizations that are making an impact every day in our communities. These organization influence people of all ages, cultures, incomes and from all walks of life. They are educational organizations dedicated to cultivating a sense of inquiry and encouraging a sense of curiosity in students; animal welfare organizations making an immense difference in the quality of life of vulnerable animals, and health support organizations that provide a healing community for patients that may be dealing with a devastating diagnosis. These organizations are vital to our communities. They are dedicated and work tirelessly to bring about hope and positive change. Today I am grateful. I am grateful for those who dedicate their lives to make an impact, to make society a better place, and are driven to make a difference.