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Resource + Fund Development

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 […]

“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. […]

What Can MANP Trainings Do for You?

by Kelly McCormack
Even though it’s February, there’s plenty of time to set and achieve new goals for the year. MANP is here to help you reach those goals, so we ask: In 2019, are you looking to… Build your leadership muscle? Check out this webinar February 13, Lead Like No Other: Behaviors for Gaining Agreement and Engagement. […]

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 […]

MANP has something for everyone!

by Kelly McCormack
Upcoming MANP Trainings + Events Maine nonprofits employ 1 in 6 workers and are a critical part of Maine’s economy; access to professional development is critical to any organization’s talent attraction and development strategy! After a busy planning period, we are thrilled to highlight upcoming educational programs for this winter and spring that align with […]

Hot topics in 2017 to help you plan for what’s ahead in 2018

by Guest Blogger
This article from the National Council of Nonprofits is reprinted with permission.  “Impossible to see, the future is.” — Yoda While it may be impossible to anticipate fully what 2018 has in store for charitable nonprofits, we think there are important takeaways from some of the hottest topics that surfaced in 2017. We’re sharing our […]

Are Nonprofits Seeing the Benefits of Grants Reforms?

by Jennifer Gray
Our partner, the National Council of Nonprofits, provides some updated information on the OMB Uniform Guidance and the opportunity to provide input through a survey below. A few years ago, the federal government adopted grants reforms designed in part to improve the way governments at all levels treat nonprofits that perform services on their behalf. […]

4 Ways Millennials and Nonprofits Are Perfect for Each Other

by Guest Blogger
In honor of our upcoming SkillBuilder, Engaging Millennials to Raise Big Money (June 2, Portland), we’re pleased to share this post by Tiffany Gourley, State Policy Counsel for the National Council of Nonprofits. Millennials have become the largest generation in the U.S. workforce, and employers that ignore the millennial influence do so at their own peril. Many […]

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 […]

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 […]