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Top 7 Tips to Make the Most of Opt In 2019

by Katrina Ruffner
Top 7 Tips to Make the Most of Opt In 2019 Reflect On Your Goals Before You Attend + Make a Plan Check Assumptions at the Door + Use Every Opportunity to Learn Make Learning Social (even if you are an introvert) Participate + Ask lots of Questions Don’t Forget to Follow up Take Time […]

Showing Up Imperfect

by Guest Blogger
Reprinted with permission from Train Your Board and Everyone Else to Raise Money Blog, September 2019, by Andy Robinson with Andy Robinson Consulting LLC. A consulting colleague has a successful business facilitating workshops on a variety of topics, serving a variety of clients. She’s supremely well-organized. She designs meticulous agendas, prepares materials days in advance, […]

Important Maine Employment Law Changes That Your Nonprofit Should Know About

by Guest Blogger
Reprinted with permission from The Maine Nonprofit Law E-Bulletin September 2019, by Robert H. Levin, Attorney-at-Law with the Law Office of Robert H. Levin. Since May, the Legislature and Governor have passed several changes to state employment laws that will affect all employers, including nonprofit organizations. All of these laws take effect on September 18, […]

Benefit Corporations Now Official Under Maine Law

by Guest Blogger
Reprinted with permission from The Maine Nonprofit Law E-Bulletin – September 2019, by Robert H. Levin, Attorney-at-Law with the Law Office of Robert H. Levin. Ever heard of a “Benefit Corporation”? You might start seeing this phrase in the coming years, now that Maine has enacted a statute officially establishing this new kind of for-profit […]

Report: 2018 Saw Reductions in Charitable Giving

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
Giving USA 2019: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018 came out in late June and it’s still being talked about because it is one of the only resources for determining how charitable giving has been impacted by the Trump administration’s Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017. The report finds that when […]

Volunteering with Partners for World Health

by Katie Manter
Earlier this month, the MANP staff headed to Partners for World Health in Portland for our annual Volunteer Day with a member organization. Partners for World Health works to reduce medical waste and improve the quality of healthcare overseas and in our communities in Maine by collecting and redistributing medical supplies. We spent the day […]

Exclusive Advertising Opportunity for MANP Members

by Katie Manter
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. Mainebiz is making the Giving Guide as affordable as possible by offering a $300 […]

MANP Becomes a Census 2020 Complete Count Committee (CCC)

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
MANP along with our national partners have been talking a lot about the upcoming census for the past few months and with good reason. In FY2016 alone, Maine received $4,114,357,289 in federal spending guided by data derived from the 2020 census. The better our count, the more federal funding comes to the state for schools, […]

It’s final! Citizenship Question will not be on the 2020 Census and what that means for now.

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
After over a year of deliberation and much handwringing on all sides, the Trump administration finally abandoned their desire to have a citizenship question on next year’s census. Instead, they intend to use other “administrative” means to find this data. This is good news for now as the census numbers are used to determine federal dollar amounts […]

Results from MaineCanDo Workplace Harassment Survey Released

by Jennifer Hutchins
MaineCanDo Survey Finds Both Men and Women Are Routinely Sexually Harassed at Work; Victims Fear Retaliation If They Report It Half of the 500+ respondents say they’ve experienced sexual harassment in a Maine workplace in first of its kind research in the state PORTLAND, ME – July 10, 2019 —  Offensive remarks and derogatory comments […]