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Maine Legislature sends Paid Sick Leave bill to Governor for Signature

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
The Maine Legislature is poised to enact a historic bill that would require paid leave for employees of any business or nonprofit with 11 or more employees. The bill, LD 369, was amended in the Labor and Housing Committee at the urging of Governor Mills. The original bill would have established paid sick leave and would […]

Seeking Member Projects for Our Annual Staff Volunteer Day!

by Katie Manter
We’re planning our annual Staff Volunteer Day and we’re looking for a member project! Would you like to put our eight staff to work on August 1st? Projects can be outside or inside, and can be clean-up tasks, building/painting projects, or something totally unexpected, as long as it can be accomplished in a day. Ideally, you’re within […]

Fundraising Lessons from our Muddy Boots Tour with Andy Robinson

by Kelly McCormack
Recently MANP hit the road with Andy Robinson to bring an in-depth fundraising workshop to three locations: Bangor, Bar Harbor and Waterville. Internally, we were calling this our Muddy Boots Tour and we could not have had a better fellow road tripper! For those of you who aren’t familiar with Andy, he has been a […]

Impress Your Mom This Mother’s Day with the Help of a Maine Nonprofit!

by Katie Manter
Turn to a Maine nonprofit for a memorable Mother’s Day gift or activity. Enjoy the beauty of Maine Pack the picnic basket and head out on a trail maintained by one of the amazing land trusts throughout Maine or take Mom to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, where admission is free on Mother’s Day (Sunday). These outdoor options are […]

Why Apply for the MANP Emerging Leaders Program?

by Guest Blogger
When I pulled up to the Sail Maine dock on that foggy Saturday morning in September, I didn’t quite know what to expect of the next 36 hours on Cow Island with Rippleffect, the kickoff event to the MANP Emerging Leaders program. As it turns out, both the weekend on Cow Island, and the subsequent […]

“Trump’s tax law threatens charities. The poor will pay.” 

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
We are alarmed by the early reporting showing that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act or “TSJA” enacted last year has already had a negative impact on giving and that it may only get worse. One of the problems stems from the new tax law doubling the standard deduction to $24,000 for married couples and $12,000 for single filers. […]

This Tax Will Divert Funds from Mission-Related Work

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law Public Law No. 115-97, unofficially called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, imposing a 21-percent unrelated business income tax (UBIT) on nonprofits that provide their commuting employees with parking and transit benefits. (This does not include non-commuting mileage reimbursement.) In about two weeks, charitable nonprofits, houses of worship, foundations, and […]

MANP at 25: Empowering People with Purpose!

by Jennifer Hutchins
Why do I love my work? Every day, I meet someone on a mission. Someone whose priority isn’t fame, wealth or power, but whose priority is to make Maine better, healthier, safer, more resilient, more equitable, more joyous…a greener place to live, work and play. These are people with purpose… people committed to serving the […]

Call to Action: Advocate for Repeal of New Taxes on Nonprofit Parking & Transit Benefits

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law Public Law No. 115-97, unofficially called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, imposing a 21-percent unrelated business income tax (UBIT) on nonprofits that provide their employees with parking and transit benefits. The tax is calculated differently depending upon whether the nonprofit organization owns or leases their parking. We’re hearing from […]

Hiring Practices to Build Strength Through Diversity

by Guest Blogger
MANP is pleased to present the following guest blog post by Mary Budd 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. Many employers, particularly in the […]