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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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Stories of Impact: Waterfall Arts

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. Read MANP’s full Adding Impact Report.  Arts and cultural organizations have long been cornerstones of Maine’s prosperity and quality of life, creating jobs, generating commerce, and driving tourism. According to […]

Stories of Impact: ProsperityME: The Center for Financial Education

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. Read MANP’s full Adding Impact Report.  Our broader society benefits from a flourishing and economically independent Maine refugee and immigrant community. By providing the opportunity for financial literacy, ProsperityME fosters […]

First of Its Kind Survey on Maine Workplace Harassment + Culture

by Jennifer Hutchins
Believing fervently that successful organizations require safe, respectful and inclusive work cultures, in 2018, MANP joined with MaineCanDo.org to help individuals, employers, and investors prevent future #MeToo incidents in the workplace. Now MANP is partnering with #MaineCanDo and Pan Atlantic Research to conduct the first comprehensive survey of sexual harassment and workplace culture issues in […]

Stories of Impact: Maine Huts & Trails

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. Read MANP’s full Adding Impact Report.  Maine Huts & Trails (MH&T) is helping to bring economic prosperity to Maine’s Western Mountain region by promoting tourism and healthy outdoor recreation operating […]

Stories of Impact: Kennebec Behavioral Health, Clubhouse

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. Read MANP’s full Adding Impact Report.  A thriving Maine economy depends on a robust workforce. Kennebec Behavioral Health’s Clubhouses are part of a growing worldwide community that includes 300 clubhouses […]

Stories of Impact: Tedford Housing

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. Read MANP’s full Adding Impact Report.  When Maine people and families have resources and a stable home, they have improved health outcomes and a better quality of life. The children […]