On Saturday, May 7th, MVYRADIO is inviting the Island community to the PA Club in Oak Bluffs for the Second Annual “MVYRADIO Night Out For Nonprofits.”

After the success of the 2019 inaugural event, MVYRADIO says in a press release that it is again holding a party to celebrate the organizations and the people who care for and support this community.

WMVY will be providing free food and live music so folks can come, dance the night away, and interact with the people behind many of the important Island organizations who are doing good work on the Vineyard.

“Our first event was so inspiring,” said Laurel Redington, MVYRADIO Director of Community Outreach in a press release provided by MVYRADIO. “We got members of over 70 nonprofits in the same room, making connections. And then another 200 Islanders joined the party to learn about and show gratitude for the work these folks do. We’ve had this second celebration on pause due to COVID, but we’re ready to gather again.”

The night will begin with a pre-event cocktail hour for representatives from dozens of Island nonprofits. The hour creates a chance for these organizations to interact, learn about each other, and discuss collaboration. Each nonprofit will also bring pamphlets and additional information about their organization, which will be displayed on tables for the general public.

Doors will open at 7 pm to the general public. Rose Guerin and friends will provide the soundtrack to a rocking evening.

A suggested donation of $10 will be collected at the door (though all are invited, regardless of ability to pay). This money will be given as a grant to the MV Nonprofit Collaborative to fund scholarships for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from The Institute for Nonprofit Practice (INP). The local program has been tailored to MV characteristics and needs, equipping the Island’s most promising nonprofit leaders with the skills, confidence, networks, and resources they need to sustain and protect the Vineyard that we love.

“Nonprofits touch everything we love about the Vineyard. It’s rewarding to partner again with MVYRADIO to celebrate the important work of our Island’s nonprofits and all of the passionate changemakers who serve their missions,” said Gerald Jones, Board President for MV Nonprofit Collaborative.

The event in 2019 raised $3,000, according to MVYRADIO.

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