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Professional Development Updates + Notes

3 Things Your Nonprofit MUST Know About Unemployment Insurance

by Katie Manter
Nonprofits that proactively learn about unemployment taxes, also known as unemployment insurance (UI), can lower associated costs. Here are the top 3 things every nonprofit should know. 1. What is the state Unemployment Insurance (SUI) Tax? The state Unemployment Insurance (SUI) tax is an insurance program that provides temporary, partial wage replacement to workers who have become […]

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 […]

Why It’s Worth It

by Mary Ellms
We regularly hear from executive directors and board members how valuable trainings like MANP’s Board Boot Camp have been to their organizations, but how hard it can be to motivate others to attend when everyone is juggling so many responsibilities. With our next Board Boot Camp fast approaching (9/20, Bar Harbor), we want to help […]

Guess Who’s Coming to Maine?

by Mary Ellms
We’re So Excited to Bring Kim Klein to Maine this Fall! MANP and the Quimby Family Foundation are delighted to announce that Kim Klein, internationally recognized speaker, author, and founder of Grassroots Fundraising Journal, is making a rare appearance in Maine. There are two opportunities to see her speak. Executive Leadership Forum: Nonprofits Talking Taxes […]

What kind of training do you need? Explore our upcoming events!

by Mary Ellms
Now that warmer temperatures are starting to linger and the lupines are on their way, we are ramping up our educational offerings for members and nonmembers alike! Here’s what we have coming up before the summer solstice: On Strategic + Operational Planning: On May 3, Ben Scherz will present “Breaking the Status Quo + Designing Tomorrow’s Nonprofit” in […]

Why You Need a Yoda and Where to Find One

by Katrina Ruffner
As the air turns crisp and you get stuck behind school buses again on your way to work, pause and consider: as a nonprofit professional, who are the teachers in your life now? Do you have a Yoda? A Yoda (or a Yaddle), more commonly known as a mentor, is a trusted advisor who openly shares his or her […]

Beyond the Bio: Bill Bayreuther, Avid Outdoorsman

by Lydia Swann
Bill Bayreuther, CFRE, is a grant writing consultant to nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and corporations in New England and beyond. His comprehensive services help clients to obtain sustainable general operating support and project, organizational capacity building, and capital funding from foundation, corporate, and government sources. His grant proposals have won funding for internationally acclaimed river restoration […]

Beyond the Bio: Bob Keteyian, Pirate King

by Lydia Swann
Robert V. Keteyian, M.Ed. is a communication specialist and the author of Do You Know What I Mean?—Discovering Your Personal Communication Style, which offers a unique, in-depth approach to conversational dynamics, problem-solving, and successful collaboration. With over 30 years of experience, Bob has developed a wide ranging consulting practice, helping people have important/difficult conversations, developing […]

Celebrating National Volunteer Week

by Lydia Swann
In honor of National Volunteer Week, we would like to recognize and thank our volunteer presenters who have cumulatively donated over 500 hours of their time and expertise in the past year. Because of their commitment to strengthening Maine’s nonprofit sector, we were able to educate and engage over 1,000 participants through MANP’s education programs. As a small token of […]

A Model for Enhancing Grantee Capacity Building

by Katrina Ruffner
Recruiting, orienting, engaging and retaining board members is critical to building capacity for greater impact, but many nonprofits have limited or no funds for training, especially at the board level. A Creative Solution To remove barriers to board training, Davenport Trust Fund, a private foundation established in 1927 to provide charitable, educational, religious and temperance grants […]