The “Lone Rangers” brings together nonprofit leaders from a diverse mix of single-staffed or small-staffed organizations in a casual, yet confidential, environment to share issues and exchange ideas. The result is a unique peer learning experience. It’s a perfect opportunity for you to ask questions, share information and strategies and network and support one another.

The informal facilitated group meets for coffee and conversation on the fourth Wednesday of each month and offers a sense of community that diminishes the isolation that “lone rangers” sometimes feel, especially in a climate of growing demands and shrinking resources. Attendees include EDs and other staff members, board members, and leaders of all-volunteer organizations.

New relationships with peers who can share challenges and successes create a network of mutual support with others who understand the ups and downs of helping a small nonprofit succeed.

Topics vary from fundraising and fiduciary responsibilities to strategic plans and board issues and are driven by attendees. A recent meeting explored corporate sponsorships for fundraising events: what types exist, how to connect with them and how to thank sponsors in meaningful ways. The challenges of Board recruitment and engagement were also discussed and a smorgasbord of solutions was considered by the group.

There is a lot of expertise and practical knowledge represented at each breakfast meeting and it’s yours for free – come hitch up with the Lone Rangers on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

Time: 8:30 – 10 am

Location: MetroWest Health Foundation in the Meadows Building, 161 Worcester Road/Rt. 9, Suite 202, Framingham


Jan 24
Feb 28
March 28
April 26
May 23
June 27
July – No meeting
August 22
Sept 26
Oct 24
Nov – No meeting
Dec 12*  Please note this is a combination of the November and December meetings

For more information, email us.