Chamber Director’s Partner, blumshapiro is the 2020 Underwriter for the NPO Group.
The NPO Group is a mission-driven group for Nonprofit professionals to provide a way to come together, collaborate, and to share common challenges and best practices.
blumshapiro is the largest regional accounting, tax, and business advisory firm based in New England. The NPO Group invited them to present a one-hour virtual education on trending hot topics and how they apply to non-profits specifically.
Topics covered in this recording include: Internal Finance Controls in a Remote Environment; Cybersecurity, and Attracting & Retaining Talent. They covered these subjects at a high level, need-to-know "punch list" like a best practice format. An open Q&A forum follow the conclusion of this very informative webinar.
In a special effort to support our nearly 85 nonprofit organization members, the South Shore Chamber of Commerce has created a social campaign this Leap Year.
The Leap of Kindness Day project is an initiative created by chambers of commerce across the country. Here at the South Shore Chamber, we continually strive to stay on top of best practices and ways to benefit our own 1200 + members, so we’re asking our 4600 + Facebook Followers to try a #LeapofKindness by answering “What will you do with your extra day this year? Try a #LeapofKindness.”
The call to action is twofold. We are asking nonprofit organization members to post their needs so that regional communities and the Chamber’s social followers can help meet those needs. Items that are needed so far include everything from jams and jelly and hygiene products for local food pantries to “liking” social media to stay informed. The social media community can then review the requests and choose how or what to support.
The goal is to have the Kindness Campaign spread across the South Shore, including the Chamber’s Followers and Facebook Followers of individual member nonprofits, so together we can make an impact, not just in one day but hopefully beyond.
Laurie Maranian is Chair of the Non-Profit Organization (NPO) Group of the South Shore Chamber, an industry group within the Chamber with a mission to collaborate, advocate for shared interests and promote the visibility of nonprofits. She is calling the #LeapofKindness initiative “a creative way to engage and hopefully discover new supporters,” adding, “we’re so grateful to the Chamber for taking the lead and leveraging their social presence to help us foster connections and tell our stories.”
The Chamber’s meeting space was taken over by the NPO Group to hold its Bagels & Best Practices in an extended version. Members of the steering committee facilitated three concurrent roundtable discussions around the major topic of Fundraising. The discussion topics included: Keeping Events Fresh; Engaging Young Professionals; and Communicating Effectively with Your Donors. Pages and pages of best practices and ideas were generated and will be distributed to all nonprofit members of the Chamber in the coming weeks.
To learn how you can be part of the NPO Group, contact Julie Williams at the Chamber.