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Sector News +Trends

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

2018 Leaders & Luminaries Awards

by Kelly McCormack
The entire MANP team would like to congratulate this year’s Camden National Bank Leaders & Luminaries Awards recipients! On Wednesday, October 31 at MANP’s Fall 2018 Executive Leadership Forum, Camden National Bank presented awards to four outstanding board members for their successful use of passion, innovation and resourcefulness to advance their organizations and help our […]

Highlights from New Report on Maine Nonprofit Compensation

by Molly O'Connell
Nonprofits employ 16% of Maine workers and are essential partners in our state’s workforce development efforts, so understanding nonprofit compensation trends is a critical element of attracting and retaining talent to our state. What compensation trends stand out from MANP’s recently released Report on Nonprofit Wages + Benefits in Maine? 1. Nonprofit employment reflects the […]

Action Alert: Preserving Nonprofit Nonpartisanship

by Jennifer Gray
Update 10/1/18: The House recessed for the November elections before the House-Senate conference committee could resolve differences over the spending bill (H.R. 6147) that contains the anti-Johnson Amendment rider. The bill is now on hold until the post-election lame-duck session while the Treasury Department, the IRS, and several other departments are funded temporarily through a “continuing […]

Why I’ll Be There

by Jennifer Gray
Maine nonprofits are critically important to Maine’s economy and quality of life, employing 1 in 6 Maine workers and spending billions of dollars each year. Maine nonprofits stimulate the economy, build community, weave our social safety net and foster civic engagement. This year is an especially important year for nonprofits to raise awareness about the […]

Sign the Pledge: #MaineCanDo Better!

by Jennifer Hutchins
Not too long ago, I got a call from a board member of a small Maine nonprofit needing help as a crisis led to an unfortunate ending. The board had decided to close the organization following the withdrawal of a large, transformational grant from a national foundation. The reason? The executive director had resigned following […]

What’s the real “State of the Sector”?

by Guest Blogger
We are pleased to re-post this article from the National Council of Nonprofits with permission. In the last month, we’ve reviewed three reports that provide data and perspectives on the “state” of the charitable nonprofit community. Each report provides insights to help nonprofit leaders prepare for challenges ahead. The Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2018 State of […]

Olympics Meets the Maine Legislature

by Jennifer Gray
The Event – Protecting the Sector Maybe I’ve been watching too much of the Olympics but it feels like the nonprofit sector is in training for yet another contest. The Governor sent the Legislature a Valentine last week in the form of a memo attacking the nonprofit property tax exemption. While we haven’t seen a bill […]