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Search Committee or Full Board? Roles in Executive Transition

by Molly O'Connell
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.  One of the essential responsibilities of a […]

That’s a Wrap – Opt In 2019

by Kelly McCormack
And just like that, Opt In 2019 has come and gone in what feels like a flash! More than 250 people with purpose from 175+ nonprofits and businesses from Maine and beyond joined us last week to explore communications strategies to help advance their organizational goals. Intended to emphasize peer learning and meaningful engagement, Opt In […]

November 5th 2019: The Referendum Election

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
On Tuesday, November 5th, voters will have only two statewide issues on their ballots. Here is the wording of the questions as they will appear on the ballot: Question 1: Do you favor a $105,000,000 bond issue to build or improve roads, bridges, railroads, airports, transit and ports and make other transportation investments, to be […]

US Department of Labor Hands Down Changes on Overtime

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
According to state statute, Maine “recognizes exemption from overtime for people working in a ‘bona fide executive, administrative or professional capacity’ and requires that employers pay a salary according to the requirements of the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).” Maine’s mandated minimum wage increases affect the overtime salary threshold, however. Maine and federal law […]

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 […]