Martha's Vineyard Non-Profit Collaborative


  • 26 Feb 2020 1:30 AM | Jackie Friedman (Administrator)

    Join us to welcome Jackie Friedman, Psy.D as MVNC's new Executive Director.

    The Martha’s Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of Jackie Friedman, Psy.D., of Edgartown, as its new Executive Director.  Jackie takes the place of long-time Executive Director Peter Temple, who retired in December.  She will begin work with us in March.

    Jackie brings a wealth of experience and know-how to the job.  In her prior roles in hospital, government, nonprofit and private sector behavioral and mental health program work, Jackie has developed impressive strengths in strategic and project management, keen creative problem-solving ability, and compassion and sensitivity in working with others.  Her many roles have benefited from her skills in working collaboratively across many organizations.  As one of her references noted, “Jackie has a unique set of skills in both getting things done well and doing them in ways that build trust across work units she did not often have responsibility for. Uncommon in today’s complex and fast-moving world”

    We feel extremely fortunate to have found someone of her ability to lead us in our continued work to help strengthen the island’s nonprofit community.

    Jackie is married and is raising two young children on the Vineyard.  She currently serves as Chair of the Vineyard Montessori School Board of Directors and sits on the Family Center Advisory Committee in Vineyard Haven.  We feel sure that Jackie’s commitment to the Martha’s Vineyard community and to the long-term development of our nonprofit community will serve both our organization and the island well in the years to come.

    We ask that the Vineyard community join us in welcoming Jackie as Executive Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative and in offering her its unreserved support in her new role.

    Read more about Jackie's background in our recent Letter to the Editor.

    Gerald S. Jones

    Chair, Board of Directors

    MV Nonprofit Collaborative    

  • 10 Feb 2020 10:09 AM | Nevette Previd

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  • 6 Feb 2020 5:47 PM | Nevette Previd

    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for new Community Impact Grant.
    Martha's Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation has started a new Community Impact Grant that looks to reward Martha's Vineyard or Falmouth nonprofits that have had a large impact on their community in the past year.

    How to apply:

    • Nominate your nonprofit organization. Complete the application for MVB about why your nonprofit organization deserves a $2,500 Community Impact Grant in 500 words or less. You can also add an optional video URL to improve the presentation. 
    • Ask your community to Vote for you. Voting will be February 18 - March 10. The nominations will be posted on the MVB website.

    Please be sure to review the Martha's Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation Giving Guidelines.

    Apply Here.

  • 24 Dec 2019 12:13 PM | Jackie Friedman (Administrator)

    The MVNC Board thanks Peter Temple for 13 years of outstanding leadership in the following letter to the Editor......

  • 9 Dec 2019 10:13 PM | Nevette Previd

    What's on the Vineyard's Nonprofits wish list for 2020?

    MVNC's 'YEAR IN REVIEW' shares bitesize stories from our nonprofit community to shine a spotlight on the essential services they provide and remind us how important their work is to our quality of life. We bet there is not a day that goes by that a nonprofits' work does not touch you. From wooden paths to doctor visits, to the food on your plate and artful cup that you drink from, nonprofits weave into our everyday life.

    We invite you to this holiday season to give back. A donation of whatever you can afford goes a long way to further the good work that our nonprofits do.

    Click button for a list 2020 Wishes.

    Vineyard Nonprofits Wish List.pdf

    Need to find a nonprofits contact? Visit our nonprofit directory.

    Vineyard Nonprofits Directory

    Have a Happy Holiday.


  • 21 Oct 2019 2:24 PM | Nevette Previd

    The Martha's Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative's Holiday Wish List for Island Nonprofits is a great way to tell donors about the things your organization needs for the year to come. The Wish List will be published in MVNC's Year in Review Newsletter, and inserted in both the Martha’s Vineyard Times and the Vineyard Gazette in early December.

    The reach of our Holiday Wish List is tremendous, and has generated gifts ranging from $100 to over $10,000 for a variety of organizations over the years.

    Note! Wishlist items received after the print deadline will be listed on the MVNC website.

    Submit your nonprofit wishlist HERE.

  • 13 Jun 2019 12:08 PM | Nevette Previd

    Three island nonprofits team up to promote sustainable 'green' practices at island events. This mission-based collaboration between Island Grown Initiative, Vineyard Conservation Society, and Sail MV aims to educate event planners and caterers on Martha's Vineyard on the importance of saying NO to plastic, preventing and recycling food waste, and how to operate in an environmentally responsible manner.

    Find more information and the how-to guide at:

    MV Green Events

  • 9 Apr 2019 8:19 AM | Nevette Previd

    Nine leaders from nine Island nonprofits were recognized Wednesday as the first graduates of the Institute for Nonprofit Practice (INP) Core Certificate Program on Martha’s Vineyard.

    Read more at:

  • 16 Jan 2019 12:00 PM | Nevette Previd

    Filing the proper paperwork and making a clear case for tax-exempt status were among the topics discussed Friday, Jan. 11, at the West Tisbury library as the Martha’s Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative (MVNC) held a forum for the Island’s charitable organizations. Read more here:

  • 4 Dec 2018 1:26 PM | Nevette Previd

    What's new and inspirational with Island nonprofits from this past year? Inside you will find:

    • Understanding the Vineyard by the numbers.  Learn how Island nonprofit's work impacted the Vineyard.
    • Martha's Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative. New name, new look, growing mission to support Island nonprofits to be the best they can be.
    • Keeping the Dynasty Alive. The good work of MV Youth and donor Gerald DeBlois. 
    • Working Better Together. Finding ways to accomplish more with Island nonprofit collaboration.
    • Vineyard Holiday Wish List. What Island nonprofits with for this season and beyond.


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