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Oppose Portland’s Proposed PILOT Policy

by Jennifer Gray
UPDATE:  After a public hearing at which multiple Portland nonprofits, as well as MANP, testified against the PILOT proposal, the City of Portland’s Economic Development Committee decided to take no action and advised the city staff to reach out the Portland’s nonprofit community and be more collaborative. Staff may take the issue up again next […]

Opt In 2018: Tips to Extend the “Shelf-Life” of Your Learning

by Kelly McCormack
Learning begins and ends with you, the learner. A conference or workshop, like Opt In 2018, is just one step on your learning path. There are many things you can do to prepare to make the most of any learning experience in advance, as well as make connections to your work, extend your learning, and […]

Nonprofit + Philanthropic Conversations with Gubernatorial Candidates

by Jennifer Gray
What do candidates for Maine’s next governor think of issues that matter to nonprofits and funders? Join us for a series of free webinars! The nonprofit sector, which employs 1 in 6 Maine workers and touches the lives of every Maine resident, is critically important to Maine’s communities and Maine’s future. With their important voice […]

MANP Elects New Board Members

by Katie Manter
MANP is pleased to announce the election of three new members to its Board of Directors: Lelia DeAndrade, Senior Director of Grantmaking Services at the Maine Community Foundation, holds a PhD in Sociology from Syracuse University. At MCF, Lelia oversees all competitive grant programs and leads the Foundation’s strategic goal to support racial equity. Before […]

Time to interview! Now what?

by Guest Blogger
MANP is pleased to present the following guest blog post by Jeff Wahlstrom of Starboard Leadership Consulting–an endorsed provider of executive search services. This post is 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 executive search committee has pored through […]

Action Alert: Preserving Nonprofit Nonpartisanship

by Jennifer Gray
Update 10/1/18: The House recessed for the November elections before the House-Senate conference committee could resolve differences over the spending bill (H.R. 6147) that contains the anti-Johnson Amendment rider. The bill is now on hold until the post-election lame-duck session while the Treasury Department, the IRS, and several other departments are funded temporarily through a “continuing […]

Why I’ll Be There

by Jennifer Gray
Maine nonprofits are critically important to Maine’s economy and quality of life, employing 1 in 6 Maine workers and spending billions of dollars each year. Maine nonprofits stimulate the economy, build community, weave our social safety net and foster civic engagement. This year is an especially important year for nonprofits to raise awareness about the […]

Your Election Season FAQs Answered

by Jennifer Gray
While 501(c)(3) nonprofits are prohibited from supporting or opposing candidates for public office, that does not mean they have to stay out of elections all together. For easy access, here’s our full blog series with guidance to help Maine nonprofits be legal and effective this election season: 501(c)(3) Nonprofits Can GOTV Nonprofit Election Law Basics Voter […]

MANP’s Day in the Heart of Biddeford

by Katie Manter
MANP staff members put on work gloves and headed to Biddeford yesterday to volunteer with Heart of Biddeford, our member organization committed to revitalizing the downtown. We spent the day building a kiosk for a disc golf course in Rotary Park, picking up trash and weeding in Clifford Park, and exploring the exciting efforts taking place […]

2018 Leaders & Luminaries Awards

by Kelly McCormack
MANP is proud to partner with Camden National Bank on their Leaders & Luminaries Awards that honor board members who have successfully used passion, innovation and resourcefulness to advance their organizations and help our communities thrive. This year, the Leaders & Luminaries Awards will be presented at our 2018 Executive Leadership Forum: The Secret Sauce […]