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You hired your new leader—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.  You’ve been through an exhaustive (and somewhat […]

Stories of Impact: Jewish Community Alliance

by Katie Manter
This case study is part of MANP’s Stories of Impact series highlighting the many ways Maine’s nonprofits are essential to a strong and healthy Maine. MANP’s full Adding Impact Report will be released on January 17, 2019.  Fostering inclusivity, at the forefront of the Jewish Community Alliance’s (JCA) mission, helps create a welcoming environment where […]

Public Policy Forecast and Federal Shutdown

by Jennifer Gray
The following content from the National Council of Nonprofits has been reprinted with permission. Our 2019 Public Policy Forecast for Nonprofits For the third consecutive year, the Chronicle of Philanthropy has published our annual public policy forecast for the nonprofit and foundation community: The Effects of 2019 Tax-Policy Decisions Will Linger for Decades. It’s Time […]

2018 Year In Review

by Jennifer Hutchins
A thriving, empowered nonprofit sector is integral to Maine’s future prosperity, yet challenges loom. Over 25 years, the Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) has built the state’s largest nonprofit network and comprehensive resource for advocacy, education and support services to help nonprofits manage an increasingly complex, competitive system. We provide the tools, knowledge, and connections […]

Stories of Impact: Island Institute

by Katie Manter
This case study is part of MANP’s Stories of Impact series highlighting the many ways Maine’s nonprofits are essential to a strong and healthy Maine. MANP’s full Adding Impact Report will be released on January 17, 2019.  Maine’s coastal and island communities are a valuable component of Maine’s identity and economy. Seventy-one percent of Maine’s […]

MANP Announces Search for Next Director of Advocacy

by Jennifer Hutchins
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. (Lao Tzu)” Fully embracing life as constant change, MANP’s advocacy program will be undergoing a transition in early 2019. Our Director of Advocacy and PR, Jenn Burns Gray, who has been leading the organization’s advocacy efforts […]

Online Courses with Washington Nonprofits

by Kelly McCormack
We’re excited to partner with our West Coast friends at Washington Nonprofits to offer our members online courses in early 2019! MANP Members save 50% on each online course! It’s Your Turn: The Role of the Board ChairFour 60-minute webinars; Tuesdays, Jan. 15 – Feb. 5, 20193:00 pm-4:00pm ET Whether you’re just stepping into this […]

When it’s time to go – guidance for long-time leaders

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.  My New Year’s resolution in 2005 was […]

Gifts That Give Twice

by Katie Manter
The National Retail Federation announced that it expects holiday retail sales in November and December – excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants – to increase between 4.3 and 4.8 percent for a total of $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion, up from $687.87 billion last year.  Between now and Christmas Day, Americans will spend an incredible amount of money on gifts for […]

Why Women are Still Underrepresented in Nonprofit Leadership and What We Can Do About It

by Guest Blogger
The following post from Nonprofit HR was republished with permission. Nonprofit HR, located in Washington, DC, is the leading human resources firm in the country that works exclusively with nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit HR President and CEO Lisa Brown Alexander provided the keynote address at MANP’s 2018 Nonprofit Finance Conference. The serious underrepresentation of women in the booming tech industry has […]