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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 […]

Proposed changes to federal poverty line could hurt many

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
A study released last week by the Center for Budget Policy and Priorities (CBPP)  shows how the Trump administration’s proposal to change the way the federal government measures poverty could cause millions of people to lose health and food benefits. The federal poverty line is used to determine who’s eligible for benefits like SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid […]

Update on the 2020 Census Citizenship Question

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
The US Supreme Court just ruled that while the US Constitution does not prevent the administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census (split along ideological lines), it upheld part of a federal judge’s ruling barring the question. Chief Justice Roberts joined the liberal judges saying that under a U.S. law called the […]

What a Party! 25 Years Empowering People with Purpose

by Jennifer Hutchins
What an honor to celebrate Maine’s incredible nonprofit community and MANP’s 25th anniversary at UNE’s Innovation Hall last Thursday with 300+ Maine community and nonprofit leaders, each doing their part to power the common good and strengthen a remarkable network of people with purpose. Many thanks to all who braved the torrential downpour! We were […]

Nonprofits critical to web of support for asylum seekers

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
When communities need solutions, nonprofits step up, as is so clearly illustrated by the many nonprofit organizations providing timely, vital services in response to the recent influx of asylum seekers to the Portland area. Side by side with the city’s response efforts, nonprofit staff and volunteers are working tirelessly–often with no additional funding–to offer care, […]

Charitable Giving and Tax Incentives Estimating changes in charitable dollars and number of donors resulting from five policy proposals

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy conducted research and released a report, Charitable Giving and Tax Incentives, analyzing the potential impact of five distinct federal policy ideas meant to increase charitable giving. The potential approaches included caps and floors on giving and tax credits. The report, commissioned byIndependent Sector, found that the proposals […]

Governor Mills Signs State’s Two-Year Budget Into Law

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
Joined by Democratic and Republican lawmakers, Governor Janet Mills today signed into law the state’s Fiscal Year 2020-2021 biennial budget. The budget, which the Legislature enacted last Friday with the bipartisan support of two-thirds of its members, expands health care, improves Maine’s education system, provides property tax relief, and invests in the state’s Rainy Day […]