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COVID-19 Impacts on Maine Nonprofits – July 2020 Flash Poll Report Out

by Molly O'Connell
MANP conducted a survey of our members from the afternoon of Wednesday, July 1st through Monday, July 6th. We collected one response per organization. We received 376 responses, approximately 40% of our active membership. Financial Impacts of the Pandemic Organizations were asked if they were experiencing/expecting a revenue shortfall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eighty-seven […]

July 14, 2020 is Primary Election Day – Your Vote Matters!

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
Due to the pandemic, the Maine Secretary of State’s office rescheduled the primary election to July 14, 2020. This election will be different than past elections due to restrictions on gatherings and other pandemic-related guidance. Municipalities across the state are recommending that voters avail themselves of absentee ballots. The deadline to request an absentee ballot […]

A Message from MANP

by Jennifer Hutchins
Dear Friends and Colleagues: We are sad and deeply affected by the murder of George Floyd and other incidents of racial injustice. We stand with our friends, colleagues and members of the Black community in the call for justice and change. As stewards of the Common Good, nonprofit organizations have the responsibility to ensure that […]

Executive Search in a Socially Distanced World

by Guest Blogger
MANP is pleased to present the following guest blog post by Mary Budd of Starboard Leadership Consulting, an endorsed provider of executive search services. This post is part of our ongoing Mission Driven Leadershift initiative, which offers resources, services and programs to help Maine nonprofits successfully prepare for and manage leadership transition. In hiring, personal interactions are […]

Nonprofit Board Meetings in the Pandemic Era

by Guest Blogger
Reprinted with permission from the Maine Nonprofit Law E-Bulletin May 2020, by Robert H. Levin, Attorney-at-Law. To subscribe to the Maine Nonprofit Law E-Bulletin, email rob@roblevin.net with the word “Subscribe” in the subject line. The covid crisis has affected Maine nonprofit organizations in countless ways. Among the most common questions coming to the Maine Association […]

Maine Department of Labor Now Taking Unemployment Applications for Former Employees of Small Nonprofit Organizations

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
As of May 1st, the Maine DOL is taking applications for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program that was created through the federal CARES Act. Much has been said about how this provides unemployment benefits for the self-employed, and this is indeed good news for the many independent contractors we know who team up with […]

Funding Available for Nonprofits from the MEMA Public Assistance Program

by Katie Manter
The Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is administering the Public Assistance Program in response to and recovery from COVID-19 (DR-4522). The program provides funding for emergency assistance to save lives and protect property, and assists with funding for permanently restoring community infrastructure affected by a federally declared incident. For example, the program may provide reimbursement for costs […]

New Funding Available for CARES Act Loans

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
On Friday, April 24, 2020, President Trump signed a $484-billion bill designed to boost the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed last month. Our understanding is that there are thousands of pending loan applications currently in the pipeline and that this new funding will go quickly. If you have not yet applied […]

Adapting with Purpose – Part 5

by Kelly McCormack
In response to COVID-19, Maine’s nonprofits are stepping up with innovative ways to serve their communities. To foster idea-sharing, we have launched this Adapting with Purpose series as a way to highlight the resourcefulness and creativity of Maine nonprofits. A Very Brady Video… the Aroostook County Action Program team, or should we say bunch, came […]

Adapting with Purpose – Part 4

by Kelly McCormack
In response to COVID-19, Maine’s nonprofits are stepping up with innovative ways to serve their communities. To foster idea-sharing, we have launched this Adapting with Purpose series as a way to highlight the resourcefulness and creativity of Maine nonprofits. Stylin’ and supportin’ local… the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association partnered with local screen printer Loyal Citizen Clothing to […]