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Accounting for Sponsorship Revenue When Events are Postponed

by Guest Blogger
Sponsored Blog Post: MANP is pleased to present the following sponsored blog post by Jon Osterburg of Jitasa, a Sustainer-level Friend of MANP. Sponsored posts reflect the views and opinions of our guest blogger and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of MANP. So you’ve had to postpone an event. You’ve already collected […]

What Does the 2020 Election Mean for Maine Nonprofits?

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
With the results of the 2020 election dominating news coverage and social media, you may be wondering what the election results mean for Maine nonprofits. To help answer your questions, here is an initial analysis of the nonprofit implications of the election results. Overview of election results in Maine The unofficial turnout for the 2020 […]

Managing organizational reputation 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.  Done well, leadership transitions at a nonprofit […]

Maine Nonprofits Call on Congress to Pass Coronavirus Relief Package

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
This morning, MANP and fellow nonprofit colleagues held a virtual press conference to highlight how crucial more federal relief dollars are to our sector and to urge federal and state lawmakers to enact legislation that will support our work. A recording of the press conference, the text of my opening remarks, and information for the […]

Revised HEROES Act Bill: Key Provisions for Nonprofits

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
After weeks of doubt that Congress would pass a relief bill this fall, there is some new momentum; the revised text of the House’s $2.2 Trillion COVID relief bill (The Heroes Act) was released last night and negotiations are underway this week. Our preliminary analysis of key provisions for nonprofits are below. Virtual Press Conference: […]

Maine Economic Recovery Grant Program: Phase Two

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
Updated: 10/16/20 On September 21st, 2020, the Governor announced Phase Two of the Maine Economic Recovery Grant Program. This second round of funding makes available $95 million from the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund. Applications will be accepted from September 23rd, 2020 to October 29th, 2020 (please note the new extended deadline). Eligibility See DECD’s […]

Paid Leave: State + Federal Updates

by Guest Blogger
Reprinted with permission from The Maine Nonprofit Law E-Bulletin September 2020, by Robert H. Levin, Attorney-at-Law with the Law Office of Robert H. Levin. Paid Leave Under Maine’s New Law… Heads up to all Maine nonprofit employers having 11 or more employees: Maine’s earned paid leave law takes effect on January 1. I wrote about […]

This Practice Matters When Posting a Job

by Katie Manter
With the only job board in Maine exclusively dedicated to nonprofit employment opportunities and over 16,000 visits per month, we recognize our unique position to influence more inclusive and equitable hiring processes in the sector. One step we’ve taken is requiring a salary or wage in job postings, which is a practice that models transparency […]

Maine Economic Recovery Grant Program: What Nonprofits Need to Know

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
Last updated September 8, 2020. On August 20th, Governor Mills announced the release of the Maine Economic Recovery Grant Program. The program, backed by $200 million in Federal CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds, will “provide grants for businesses and non-profit organizations that demonstrate a need for financial relief based on lost revenues or expenses related […]

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

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
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 […]