MWNN is committed to providing you with as much support as we can during these unprecedented times. We know that many of you are dealing with challenges that change day to day. We have added some additional links and resources to our site and hope they will be helpful.
We have moved our monthly MW Lone Rangers gathering to a weekly virtual call on Fridays from 2-3 pm via ZOOM. Please join us “in the squares” and stay connected to your friends and colleagues as we find new ways to support each other.
We have also launched a weekly LUNCH and LEARN: Let’s Talk About…a series designed to provide access to “trusted guides” who can lead conversations on topics that are relevant and timely. These are meant to be conversations amongst peers – no firehose of information, no PowerPoint presentations – we are intentionally creating these small group gatherings,, limited to 20 participants so that everyone has a chance to ask questions and learn from each other. Since the programs launch on May 13th, we have had the pleasure of learning from Attorney Liz Reinhardt who guided us through a discussion about the pros and cons of taking an organizational pause, legally and emotionally and Leo Covarrubias, CEO of Jewish Famly Services of MetroWest who walked us through all the tips, tools and lessons learned when JFS moved their annual Gala to a virtual setting. (spoiler alert – it was a great success!). Upcoming Lunch and Learns will include a wide array of “guides” and topics. We love having this opportunity to connect amazing people to each other. Let us know what you would like to Talk About by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Many members of our communities are looking for ways to provide assistance to organizations either as individuals or as organizations. Our VOLUNTEERS WANTED page will serve as a clearinghouse for the needs you may be experiencing. We will keep this updated as needs and resources are identified. We understand that many of you are limiting the exposure of volunteers at this time. If you have projects or activities that can be done outside of your organization where an extra pair of hands could be useful please let us know by clicking here.
Please reach out to us if we can help you in any way. If one thing has become crystal clear throughout this crises it is that the services nonprofits are providing in our communities are literally saving lives. You are all warriors for goodness and compassion we thank you!