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Nonprofit Day at the State House

Each year we host events and provide resources to:

  • increase the awareness of nonprofits and their vital contributions to Maine’s economy and way of life;2013 Exhibitors
  • strengthen relationships between nonprofit leaders and public officials; and
  • encourage nonprofit leaders to participate fully in the formation of public policy that impacts the communities they serve.

Every other year, we also feature the release of our nonprofit impact report. Adding Up Impact: Maine Nonprofits at Work (2015) is now available!

Nonprofit Day at the State House 2015

Our annual Hall of Flags event was held on Thursday January 29th, 2015 and was a huge success. With demand for our 12 exhibit slots always high, this year was no exception with over 40 excellent applications received. The following 12 organizations were chosen to exhibit for Nonprofit Day 2015:

  • Art Van – Bath
  • Association to Promote and Protect the Lubec Environment – Lubec
  • Bicycle Coalition of Maine – Portland
  • Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Services – East Boothbay
  • Creative Work Systems – Portland
  • Family Violence Project – Augusta
  • Heart of Biddeford – Biddeford
  • Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation – Newry
  • Maine Forest & Logging Museum – Bradley
  • Oasis Free Clinics – Brunswick
  • Stepping Stones – Bangor
  • The Northern Lighthouse – Mars Hill

Organizations met with legislators and received accolades for their extraordinary contributions to the State, including a letter of recognition from Governor LePage.

Pictures coming soon.

Learn About Past Nonprofit Days

Our first Nonprofit Day at the State House was held in 2004 and we’ve been back every year since. Browse photos, event schedules, and exhibitor lists from past Nonprofit Days.

Resources to Help You Celebrate + Promote Nonprofits

Raise Awareness – Nonprofits Matter

Join us in spreading the word via social media about the important impact of nonprofits by:

  • Using the hashtag #NonprofitsGoodforME – we’ll share your posts and tweets
  • Download and post the Facebook badges designed to help you show that you and your organization are part of this powerful sector.
FacebookBadge_1in7_thumbnail Download the full-sized “1 in 7 Maine Workers” Badge
FacebookBadge_ISupport_thumbnail Download the full-sized “I Support Maine’s Nonprofits” Badge
FacebookBadge_IVolunteer_thumbnail no-border Download the full-sized “350,000 Volunteers” Badge

Learn About the Impact of Nonprofits

Sponsors

Thank you to our 2015 Nonprofit Week sponsors:

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