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Giving Voice to Our Community on #GivingTuesday

by Jennifer Gray
We have three days for getting deals – Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. On #GivingTuesday, we have a day for giving back.  Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Millions of […]

Discounts Available for Down East’s November 2018 Spotlight on Nonprofits

by Jennifer Gray
MANP is pleased to announce an exclusive advertising discount for MANP members in Down East’s November 2018 Maine Gives Back Nonprofit and Volunteer Spotlight edition. Improving and stewarding the environment, social causes, our children’s lives, animal rights, education, and many more important causes requires passionate individuals. The editors of Down East are going to share […]

Giving Voice to Our Community on #GivingTuesday

by Jennifer Gray
We have two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On #GivingTuesday, we have a day for giving back. Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Millions of people have come […]

The Frames We’ve Got vs. The Frames We Need

by Mary Ellms
How many times have you sat down to work on your organization’s newsletter or appeal letter and found yourself drawing blanks? It can be a daunting task to determine what kind of content will engage your audience and encourage people to donate, volunteer, attend events, etc. Should you focus on personal success stories or data […]

Aha!! You could almost see the lightbulbs…

by Jennifer Hutchins
You know what I love? Seeing a MANP member’s lightbulb moment learning a new approach or idea. Last Thursday, over 170 nonprofit leaders and friends gathered for MANP’s Executive Leadership Forum to hear Dr. Lynn Davey urge us to reframe how we explain what we do. If every audible AHA! actually lit up a bulb, we […]

What Makes Someone a Good Ambassador for Your Mission?

by Molly O'Connell
When Andy Robinson joined us recently for Focus on Friendraising, we sat down with him to discuss how to be a good nonprofit ambassador. Use this short video as a discussion prompt with your boards and advisory councils! Why? In the past several months nonprofits have seen an unprecedented surge in support as communities grapple with the uncertainties […]

Story of Impact: Maine Health Access Foundation

by Mary Erin Casale
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.    The Impact Choosing the right health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can be a complex and confusing endeavor. That’s been particularly true in states like Maine that chose not to […]

Story of Impact: Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

by Mary Erin Casale
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.   The Impact Deepening our understanding of the ocean and marine life — right down to the hundreds of thousands of microscopic organisms in every drop of seawater — is vital to […]

Are you ready for #GivingTuesday?!

by Mary Erin Casale
Entering its fifth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. It’s an opportunity for nonprofits across Maine to access a platform to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. On November 29, join the movement to celebrate and encourage giving. If […]

Story of Impact: Scarborough Land Trust and Broadturn Farm

by Mary Erin Casale
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.   The Impact Scarborough Land Trust (SLT) conserves land for people, for wildlife—forever. In 2004, SLT purchased and permanently conserved the 434-acre Meserve Farm property that is now known as Broadturn Farm. […]