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What’s UBIT + Why Your Organization Should Pay Attention to Recent Changes

by Jennifer Gray
UBIT stands for unrelated business income tax. The federal tax law passed at the end of last year included changes to UBIT that directly impacts nonprofits. The first UBIT 990-T filing deadline, with both form and payment due, is May 15. Take Action Not only should your organization pay attention to the changes to see […]

Capitalize on Your Capital Campaign Planning

by Kelly McCormack
Here at MANP, our Help Desk receives several calls each day with inquiries related to nonprofit management including financial management, human resources, governance, and the ever-important, fundraising. Recently, we’ve gotten a lot of questions around planning for capital campaigns, so we reached out to a couple of Friends, with decades of expertise between them, to […]

Why Maine Nonprofits Should Care About the 2020 Census

by Jennifer Gray
The 2020 Census will soon be upon us. Unfortunately, there are concerns about the upcoming census including whether it has sufficient funding, whether there be accurate counting, and whether all of the questions have been adequately tested. Census data is used to determine Congressional representation and federal funding distributions – critical decisions that have the […]

Must Read Content + Using Research and Analysis to Make Change

by Jennifer Gray
If you’re interested in the subjects of compelling framing to move people to action and/or using data effectively, consider attending these workshops scheduled for June 20: Frames that Work: Say This, Not That and Marketing Your Economic Contribution. The following content from the National Council of Nonprofits has been reprinted with permission. Advocacy In Action […]

We Want to Share Your Story

by Jennifer Gray
You know how important it is that we tell great stories about the critical role nonprofits play in our communities and our economy.  We want to share your organization’s story in our 2019 Adding Up Impact Report. Each edition of our Adding Up Impact Report features six to eight case studies of nonprofit impact. These stories are rooted in data and underscore the good […]

Omnibus Spending Bill Details

by Jennifer Gray
The following content from the National Council of Nonprofits has been reprinted with permission. Omnibus Spending Bill Released No Anti-Johnson Amendment Rider Included Wednesday night, the House and Senate Appropriations Committees released the text of the omnibus spending bill, officially titled the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, designed to fund the federal government through the […]

10 Tips for Hiring the First Ever Executive Director

by Guest Blogger
MANP presents the following guest blog post by Jessica Smart of The Smart Group Executive Search, an endorsed provider of executive search services, as part of our ongoing Mission Driven Leadershift initiative, which offers resources, services and programs to help Maine nonprofits successfully prepare for and manage leadership transition.  Your organization has grown to that critical size […]

I May Not Have Seen Any Cherry Blossoms, But…

by Jennifer Gray
Last week, I had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. wearing my Director of Advocacy for the Maine Philanthropy Center hat. Unfortunately, the weather was cold and windy and there were no cherry blossoms. However, the trip was excellent. I attended outstanding programs offered by the United Philanthropy Forum at the PolicyWorks and Foundations […]

Start Your Engines – Legislative Activity is Picking Up

by Jennifer Gray
Updated March 7, 2018 at 4:52 pm. Just when things were almost seeming a little sleepy at the State House, activity has clearly picked up. Last week, the State House was flooded with concerned citizens with different perspectives on gun control. The LePage administration also released it’s proposal for how to address Maine’s conformity with […]

Action Alert in Support of Protecting Nonprofit Nonpartisanship

by Jennifer Gray
Please join us in reaching out to our federal delegation to urge them to oppose efforts to weaken and repeal the Johnson Amendment! Preserving Nonprofit Nonpartisanship – Speak Up Now Last year, the White House and some well-funded special interests aggressively lobbied Congress and came dangerously close to repealing the Johnson Amendment (the longstanding law that protects charitable, […]