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Great Summer (in the) Field Trip for MANP Staff

by Jessica Lantos
You’ve never seen a group of people more excited to get out of the office than our staff! A full day with no phones or computers, spent with great people, playing in the dirt. It was a Wish You Were Here postcard kind of day. We had perfect weather, lots of laughs, a delicious lunch, and […]

5 Things to Do This Summer: Your Mission Will Thank You

by Molly O'Connell
We know you’re a busy bee, but do one (or more) of these five things, and you’ll be able to check “strengthen my nonprofit” off your summer to-do list! Tell S’More Stories Successful leaders are moving beyond a good story by building a storytelling culture at their organizations. Register for our Executive Leadership Forum on September 10th […]

Get to Know MANP’s Summer Intern

by Jessica Lantos
We are so happy to have an intern with us this summer! Jillian Jacobs has chosen to forego what might be the more typical summer activity options for a college student and is helping us instead with a variety of planned (and not so planned!) projects. We thought you’d like to get to know her a bit! (And as […]

Why Board Self-Assessment is Worth the Effort

by Molly O'Connell
Nonprofit boards have room for improvement and need to take time to reflect. According to  Leading with Intent, BoardSource’s most recent national index of nonprofit boards, boards are earning a B- average.  A key finding of the recently released Leadership New England study was that “The expectations and responsibilities of boards need to shift in […]

New Research Encourages Leaders to Shift Their Thinking

by Molly O'Connell
Last week, Third Sector New England published the results of their Leadership New England survey. The report’s authors encourage leaders in the sector to make three shifts in perspective. #1 Shift the framework for succession planning to deep sustainability “It is time to change how the sector thinks about and approaches succession planning.” Almost 60% of responding […]

Father’s Day Gifts that Fit

by Jessica Lantos
There’s a nonprofit to help you celebrate your dad, no matter where his interests lie! Is he a History Buff? There are MANP member organizations awaiting your visit that  are dedicated to the history of  planes, trains and automobiles. More of an Outdoorsman? How about a bike ride or a trip to a nearby park? Artist? […]

MANP’s Leader to Retire in 2016

by Guest Blogger
As communicated to our members on Friday, we are announcing the planned retirement of MANP’s Executive Director, Scott Schnapp on or about June 30th, 2016. Scott has expressed a desire to transition from being a full time leader of a nonprofit organization to part-time project work, both in Maine and nationally. He also sees this transition as an […]

New Charity Registration Service Available at Discount to MANP Members

by Jessica Lantos
Multi-State Charitable Solicitation Registration is a phrase that often strikes fear in the hearts of nonprofits. To help alleviate the stress, reduce hours of work time and reduce the cost, MANP is now offering SimpleCharityRegistration, a new online service that streamlines the registration process. For Those Who Don’t Know… 40 states plus the District of Columbia […]

Four Things Every Nonprofit Contracting with Government Should Do

by Molly O'Connell
Watch a one hour webinar at your convenience to learn more about getting reimbursement for your nonprofit’s costs. Free for members! The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) rules known as the Uniform Guidance went into effect at the end of 2014, representing “historic reform [that] will transform the landscape … for generations to come.” The changes streamline the […]

3 Ways To Impress Your Mom This Mother’s Day

by Molly O'Connell
Looking for a memorable Mother’s Day gift or activity? Turn to a Maine nonprofit! Take Her Somewhere Beautiful Pack a picnic and head out on a trail maintained by one of the amazing land trusts throughout Maine, head to your closest Audubon sanctuary, or stop and smell the flowers at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens (free for […]