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Online Community Guidelines


The MetroWest Nonprofit Network maintains this online community for nonprofit staff, board, volunteers, and stakeholders to connect and communicate with one another. By providing a means for sharing expertise and resources, this online community will strengthen its members’ capacities to fulfill the missions of nonprofit organizations.

All postings should be for the benefit of the nonprofit sector in MetroWest, Massachusetts, or organizations and individuals working in the sector. However, the events and resources posted on this site do not necessarily need to take place in, or emanate from, the Metrowest region. (The MetroWest region of Massachusetts is approximately bordered by Routes 128, 495, 2, and 109, although we welcome the participation of individuals and organizations based outside the region.)


Anyone is welcome to become a member of this online community, to post events and other items, and to join in the Forum conversations. For-profit individuals and entities working for the benefit of the nonprofit sector are welcome to participate. Please note that each member of this online community can adjust their individual settings to receive email notifications when items of specific interest have been posted.


We welcome postings of fundraising events as well as advice, tips, and resources related to fundraising. However, you may not post a solicitation requesting funds from other members of this online community.


Most of the Groups (see right-hand column of Main page on desktop, in the sidebar on mobile) are closed; membership is by invitation only.  However, any organization is welcome to set up a Group. The Group may be reserved for the organization’s internal use or may be open to all, depending on the preferences of the person establishing the Group. If the Group is for an organization’s internal use, the organization must provide its own moderation.

Note: During the launch of our new online communities, new group creation is restricted to verified accounts. Please sign up and follow the steps within Settings to verify your account if needed.

Additional Groups, Forums

If you would like us to create a new Group or a new Forum topic, please send a message to


All postings will be moderated for inflammatory, fraudulent, political, or false content. Any posting presumed to be inflammatory, fraudulent, or false will be deleted. Any posting that engages in advocacy of a political candidate, proposed or current legislation, or proposed or current government policy will be deleted. However, factual explications of proposed or current legislation or policies are allowable, depending on their veracity. If the veracity is in doubt or unverifiable, the posting will be deleted.

Additional automated and manual moderation is provided by Smashstar Media through NonprofitPress.

Amendments as Required by NonprofitPress (see more):


When you create an account on our Website, you guarantee that you are 18 years of age or older and that the information that you provide us is accurate, complete, and current at all times. Inaccurate, incomplete, or obsolete information may result in the immediate termination of your account on the Website.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password, including but not limited to the restriction of access to your computer and/or account. You agree to accept responsibility for any and all activities or actions that occur under your account and/or password, whether your password is with our Website or a third party service. You must notify us immediately upon becoming aware of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account.

We reserve the right to terminate your account anytime at our sole discretion. You can terminate your account through their account on the Website.

Comments and uploading content

By submitting a comment or uploading content onto this Website, you grant Smashstar Media a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free license to reproduce, publish and distribute the comment or content. When you make a comment or upload any content onto this Website, you agree that such comment or content may be viewed by other parties and it is your responsibility to ensure that the comment or content does not contain any confidential or proprietary information. You are also responsible for ensuring that your content or comment does not violate any laws, rules or regulations. We reserve the right to remove any content or comment at any time in our sole discretion.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of types of content or comments that you are prohibited from posting on our Website:

  • Content that harasses others;
  • Content that is discriminatory or offensive;
  • Swearing, name calling and otherwise abusive content;
  • Pornographic and sexually explicit content;
  • Content displaying, depicting or suggesting violence;
  • Content that exploits or abuses children;
  • Content encouraging or committing illegal acts;
  • Content sharing personal information without consent;
  • Content infringing on someone’s rights, including intellectual property rights;
  • Content advertising products or services without our permission;
  • Content whose purpose is spamming others;
  • Content deemed “inappropriate” by any employee, contractor, or partner of MetroWest Nonprofit Network or Smashstar Media.


Please direct questions to

Privacy Policy

All members of our online community must accept and agree to the above guidelines and our Privacy Policy.

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