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Deconstructing Sustainability

by Guest Blogger
This post is adapted from a chapter in Nonprofit Sustainability: Making Strategic Decisions for Financial Viability, by Jeanne Bell, Jan Masaoka, and Steve Zimmerman and reprinted with permission from the authors. Steve Zimmerman will be offering the keynote address at MANP’s Nonprofit Finance Conference on December 5, 2017! There is still time to register. What is […]

We couldn’t do it without our volunteers!

by Kelly McCormack
November is the perfect time to share gratitude, especially with Giving Tuesday right around the corner, and all of us at the Maine Association of Nonprofits would like to take this opportunity to say “THANK YOU” to our incredible roster of volunteers who have helped make this past year a success. From our incredible Board […]

Tax Reform Advances in House and Senate

by Jennifer Gray
The following content from the National Council of Nonprofits has been reprinted with permission.  Last week, federal tax reform advanced through the full U.S. House of Representatives and the key Senate committee. This post provides charitable nonprofits and their stakeholders with information to plan and advocate on behalf of their missions. What Has Happened So Far? […]

New Member Benefit: Executive Search Services

by Molly O'Connell
In a recent survey almost half of our members reported they anticipate a leadership change in the next five years. Other estimates are even higher. MANP’s Mission Driven “Leadershift” Initiative is designed to support our members in meeting the challenges and seizing the opportunities posed by executive transition so they can safeguard the crucial work […]

Giving Voice to Our Community on #GivingTuesday

by Jennifer Gray
We have two days for getting deals – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. On #GivingTuesday, we have a day for giving back. Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world. Millions of people have come […]

Federal Tax Reform Update

by Jennifer Gray
The following content from the National Council of Nonprofits has been reprinted with permission.  Two Councils Say: Vote House Bill Down, Start Over The National Council of Nonprofit and the Council on Foundations issued a joint statement declaring the House tax reform bill fatally flawed and calling for its defeat when the House of Representatives […]

Walking the Talk: A Board Chair’s Perspective on Board Self-Assessment

by Guest Blogger
This guest post was contributed by Douglas Woodbury, President of MANP’s Board of Directors. As chair of the Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) Board of Directors I come in contact with many organizations who are struggling with the questions, “Can our board be more effective? Where do we start?” While board development needs will vary […]

Action Alert: Federal Tax Reform

by Jennifer Gray
Before we get into the Tax Reform Bill, a reminder that tomorrow (November 7th) is Election Day! Your vote matters. Be sure to make a plan (when, where, what!). Polls close at 8:00 p.m. Here’s a guide to the statewide referendum questions. The Bangor Daily News also has a useful voting guide. Action Alert!  As outlined […]

Start Talking: Make the Common Good a Common Conversation

by Jennifer Gray
The nonprofit sector, due to its nonpartisan status, is uniquely positioned to be a voice for the common good. At MANP’s Fall Executive Leadership Forum: Nonprofits Talking Taxes last week, speaker Kim Klein urged participants to be catalysts for conversations within, and beyond, their organizations. Why now, in particular? Because Congress is debating tax reform […]

Raise Your Voice: Join the Nonprofit Sector in Speaking Up About the Federal Budget

by Jennifer Gray
The FY18 federal budget is a seminal issue that will have profound effects on the work of Maine’s nonprofit sector – both the work we do and the people we serve. Devastating Cuts On the Table Congress’ upcoming decision on how to handle “sequestration” budget caps will likely determine whether the federal programs which provide […]