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“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 […]

MANP at 25: Empowering People with Purpose!

by Jennifer Hutchins
Why do I love my work? Every day, I meet someone on a mission. Someone whose priority isn’t fame, wealth or power, but whose priority is to make Maine better, healthier, safer, more resilient, more equitable, more joyous…a greener place to live, work and play. These are people with purpose… people committed to serving the […]

Call to Action: Advocate for Repeal of New Taxes on Nonprofit Parking & Transit Benefits

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 employees with parking and transit benefits. The tax is calculated differently depending upon whether the nonprofit organization owns or leases their parking. We’re hearing from […]

Hiring Practices to Build Strength Through Diversity

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. Many employers, particularly in the […]

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes New Overtime Rule

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
Reprinted with permission from National Council of Nonprofits. The U.S. Department of Labor released its proposed rule updating the overtime salary threshold under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, reopening rulemaking on an issue that has drawn significant attention and controversy over the past four years. The salary threshold for the white-collar exemption from overtime […]

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 […]

MANP’s Electronic Voting Bill, LD 894

by Jennifer Gray
MANP’s bill, LD 894, An Act to Expressly Allow Nonprofit Corporations to Conduct Electronic Voting (sponsored by Senator Geoffrey Gratwick) has been printed and referred to the Maine Legislature’s Judiciary Committee. LD 894 would allow a nonprofit corporation to enable its members to vote for directors or officers by electronic transmission through a change in […]

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 […]