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Nonprofit Election Law Basics

by Jennifer Gray
This is part of our blog series focused on the theme How 501c3 Nonprofits Can Engage in Elections. Today we’re highlighting Nonprofit Election Law Basics. Nonprofit Election Law Basics Federal tax law prohibits 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations from engaging in electoral activity. This includes: No support or opposition for candidates running for office; No coordination or […]

501c3 Nonprofits Can GOTV

by Jennifer Gray
Tomorrow is Primary Day and we’re kicking off a blog series focused on the theme How 501c3 Nonprofits Can Engage in Elections. Today we’re highlighting the role of nonprofits in getting out the vote (GOTV), part 2 will cover Voter and Candidate Education, part 3 will dig into Issue Advocacy, and part 4 will focus […]

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 […]

Candidate Interviews 101

by Guest Blogger
MANP presents the following guest blog post by Jessica Smart of The Smart Group Executive Search, an endorsed provider of executive search services, as 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.  Although most people have been interviewed at some point […]

Seeking Member Projects for Our Annual Staff Volunteer Day!

by Molly O'Connell
We’re planning our annual Staff Volunteer Day and we’re looking for a member project! Would you like to put our 8 staff to work on August 15th? Projects can be outside or inside, and can be clean-up tasks, building/painting projects, or something totally unexpected, as long as it can be accomplished in a day. Ideally, you’re within […]

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 […]

Making Nonprofit Connections in Farmington

by Jennifer Hutchins
MANP recently spent an enlightening two days in the refreshingly green hills of Western Maine with our nonprofit colleagues in Farmington. Over two days, we hosted three trainings, a MANP Member Meet + Greet, and an overnight board meeting that allowed us to hear more about the critical work Maine nonprofits are doing and learn first-hand […]

Update from D.C.

by Jennifer Gray
The following content from the National Council of Nonprofits has been reprinted with permission. The Taking and Giving of Federal Appropriations As Congress is getting down to work on spending bills for fiscal year 2019 that starts in October, the Administration is calling on lawmakers to vote on rescinding (taking back) $15 billion in appropriations […]

Need HR Support? Help is here!

by Debbie Atwood
Human resource issues can be confusing and intimidating, particularly for nonprofits without dedicated HR staff. MANP is very pleased to announce a new member benefit that will give you somewhere to turn for answers. KMA HR Support Center Unparalleled HR Expertise Whenever You Need It The KMA Human Resources Consulting HR Support Center provides access […]

Maine Supreme Court Case Raises Question of How to Take Care of Volunteers

by Guest Blogger
Reprinted with permission from The Maine Nonprofit Law E-Bulletin May 2018, by Robert H. Levin, Attorney-at-Law with the Law Office of Robert H. Levin. In December, the Maine Supreme Court held in Huff v. Regional Transportation Program that an individual who received mileage reimbursement but no other compensation was not an “employee” for the purposes of […]