First annual MVY Radio Night Out for Nonprofits


On Saturday, March 23, the Island community is invited to the P.A. Club in Oak Bluffs for the first annual MVY Radio Night Out for Nonprofits. According to a press release, the radio station is holding an off-season party to celebrate the organizations and the people who care for and support the Island community.

WMVY will provide free food, and there will be live music from Joanne Cassidy with Mike Benjamin, and Phil Darosa and Friends. The releases states, “This event is an opportunity for Islanders to interact with the people behind many of the important local organizations who are doing good work on the Vineyard.”

To give Islanders a chance to learn about the many services and organizations available to them, all Island nonprofits are invited to have staff and information at the event, to inform, encourage support, or recruit volunteers. Organizations that have already committed to participate include Sail MV, Rotary Club of Martha’s Vineyard, M.V. Community Services, and the African Artists Community Development Project.

All Island nonprofits received an invitation to attend via the Martha’s Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative, and can register to attend by contacting the radio station. Prior to the event, there will be a cocktail hour for nonprofit staff. From 6 to 7 pm, nonprofit staff will have a chance to meet, make connections, and create an environment to foster collaborations.

Doors open at 7 pm to the general public. There’s a suggested donation of $10 at the door, though all are invited, regardless of ability to pay. The release says that the funds collected at the door will be given as a grant to the Martha’s Vineyard Nonprofit Collaborative, which will use the contributions to create a special program for all Island nonprofits.