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MANP’s Day in the Heart of Biddeford

by Katie Manter
MANP staff members put on work gloves and headed to Biddeford yesterday to volunteer with Heart of Biddeford, our member organization committed to revitalizing the downtown. We spent the day building a kiosk for a disc golf course in Rotary Park, picking up trash and weeding in Clifford Park, and exploring the exciting efforts taking place […]

2018 Leaders & Luminaries Awards

by Kelly McCormack
MANP is proud to partner with Camden National Bank on their Leaders & Luminaries Awards that honor board members who have successfully used passion, innovation and resourcefulness to advance their organizations and help our communities thrive. This year, the Leaders & Luminaries Awards will be presented at our 2018 Executive Leadership Forum: The Secret Sauce […]

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 […]

The Board Chair’s Role in a Leadership Transition

by Guest Blogger
MANP is pleased to present the following guest blog post by Jeff Wahlstrom 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.  No board chair I’ve ever met has […]

Social Media Do’s and Don’ts During Election Season

by Jennifer Gray
As part of our blog series focused on the theme How 501c3 Nonprofits Can Engage in Elections,today we’re highlighting Social Media Do’s and Don’ts. 501(c)3 Nonprofits should be careful with their use of social media during election season. Typically, questions arise when someone posts something electoral on a nonprofit’s social media channels and when trying to […]

Summer Listening Sessions

by Jennifer Hutchins
As we approach our 25th anniversary in 2019, MANP is undergoing a process to update our strategic framework. We are eager to share our emerging vision and priorities with our members and to hear your feedback. We will be hosting two member listening sessions in early August. This is an excellent opportunity to help shape your […]

Exclusive Advertising Opportunity for MANP Members

by Jennifer Gray
MANP is pleased to announce an exclusive advertising opportunity for MANP members from our friends and long-time media partner Mainebiz. Since 2011, the Mainebiz Giving Guide: A Resource for Corporate Contributions has brought Maine’s compelling nonprofit stories to senior-level corporate decision makers across the state. As an advertiser in the Giving Guide, you can showcase your nonprofit’s story and differentiate […]

The Maine Legislature Has Largely Completed its Work

by Jennifer Gray
In early May, we posted that the Legislature had adjourned without completing its work. We’re happy to report that the Legislature did return in June and July and has taken action on most of the remaining items including funding the second year of reimbursement rates for certain Direct Care workers. MANP’s legislative session was highly […]

Issue Advocacy During Election Season

by Jennifer Gray
As part of our blog series focused on the theme How 501c3 Nonprofits Can Engage in Elections,today we’re highlighting Issue Advocacy. 501(c)3 Nonprofits may legally engage in issue advocacy during election season but should be careful. Guidelines The fundamental consideration is whether the issue advocacy benefits or appears to benefit one candidate over another. The issue […]

Search vs. Transition: Why You Need a Committee for Both

by Guest Blogger
MANP is pleased to present the following guest blog post by Jeff Wahlstrom 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.  Searching for a new leader and ensuring […]