2021 Advocacy Events + Resources

Since 2004, MANP has hosted a “Nonprofit Day at the Statehouse” to showcase Maine’s vibrant and vital nonprofit sector, encourage legislators to call on nonprofits as resources and partners, and build nonprofits’ confidence to participate in the public policy process.

In 2021, we remain committed to these goals, but are trying new formats to keep everyone safe during the pandemic.

Inaugural Nonprofit + Philanthropy Legislative Breakfast

Co-hosted with Maine Philanthropy Center, this virtual event on January 22nd provided an opportunity early in the new legislature to educate our state policymakers about the work and worth of nonprofits and foundations, and the challenges and opportunities nonprofits are facing  The event was streamed live on YouTube and the recording* can be viewed below.

*Noted Correction: 23 percent of nonprofits experienced layoffs in a MANP survey conducted last summer, not 46 percent as was stated in the recording.



MANP Connects

MANP Connects is an ongoing series of hosted conversations with peers and partners at the forefront of the opportunities and challenges facing Maine nonprofits and communities. Building bridges with government is a recurring theme we’ll visit throughout the year, and on February 12, MANP Connects will feature a conversation with Senator Cathy Breen, the chair of the budget-writing Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee. It is free to register and all are welcome!

and More!

More plans are in the works, and the following resources are available anytime!

  • Reports and graphics on the economic impact of Maine’s nonprofit sector (new data available as of January 2021)!
  • MANP’s free Frames That Work messaging toolkit, designed to help Maine nonprofits communicate effectively with the public and policymakers about the key role of nonprofits.
  • MANP’s free searchable “Answer Center” resource library includes a wide range of advocacy guides, tips, and tools.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Sarah Woodard at swoodard@nonprofitmaine.org.