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Adapting with Purpose – Part 2

by Kelly McCormack
In response to COVID-19, Maine’s nonprofits are stepping up with innovative ways to serve their communities. To foster idea-sharing, we have launched this Adapting with Purpose series as a way to highlight the resourcefulness and creativity of Maine nonprofits. Take it on the road and go further. My Place Teen Center continues their work of […]

Loans for Nonprofits in the CARES Act (Updated April 8)

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
Latest Update: April 8, 2020 The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act provides for numerous loan programs for nonprofit organizations. The National Council of Nonprofits has created a helpful chart that breaks down the loan options, eligibility criteria, terms and application information. They caution that it is not a replacement for financial or legal […]

Adapting with Purpose – A New Series

by Kelly McCormack
In response to COVID-19, Maine’s nonprofits are stepping up without hesitation to serve their communities. This means learning to adapt in a temporary ‘new normal’ by continuing to provide services, modifying existing programs, creating new ones, and delivering information in ways they’ve never had to before. We see you and the great work you’re doing! […]

COVID-19 and Planning for What Comes Next

by Guest Blogger
MANP is pleased to present the following guest blog post by Jeff Wahlstrom of Starboard Leadership Consulting. “What’s our plan?” Even in the best of times, the pace of change and the unpredictability of the environment in which we work makes it hard to plan. So, in the shadow of COVID-19, when it is impossible […]

Flash Poll Reveals Severe Strains = Massive Impact for Maine’s Nonprofits

by Molly O'Connell
In response to COVID-19, Maine’s nonprofits are stepping up without hesitation to serve their communities, to protect public health, and to support their own employees. To ensure that decision-makers in government, philanthropy and the corporate sector had access to real-time data regarding the impact of the pandemic on Maine’s vibrant and vital nonprofit sector, Maine […]

COVID-19 Care Checklist for Nonprofits

by Kelly McCormack
Feeling overwhelmed? You are not alone. Just keeping up with the information is a full-time job. To help, here is a suggested checklist:  To support your employees Ask how everyone is doing. Make it clear that everyone’s health–physical and mental–is your top priority. Communicate clearly about organizational policies and practices as they evolve. Establish regular […]

How Individuals Can Continue to Support Nonprofits During the Pandemic

by Kelly McCormack
Nonprofits are the backbones of our communities, providing care for some of Maine’s most vulnerable residents, and they cannot be forgotten in times of need. We’re all doing things a little differently right now – getting creative, thinking outside the box, doing things that aren’t the norm – the same goes for supporting nonprofits. Here […]

What Maine Nonprofits Can Do to Prepare for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

by Molly O'Connell
Update: MANP has also created webpage to track resources and information related to COVID-19. Just as we all carefully watch the weather during the season of icy roads and power outages (in Maine, we call that April), it’s important to be informed and prepared about public health issues that could affect our staff, clients and […]

Election 2020 – Super Tuesday Edition!

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
On Tuesday, March 3rd, Maine officially shifts from caucusing to secure presidential delegates to a primary vote. The hope of both parties is that the process will be simpler and will encourage broader participation. We are among 14 states voting on Super Tuesday. (To learn more about Super Tuesday, please read here.) On this day […]

Crafting a Charge to Lead the Charge for a New Leader

by Guest Blogger
MANP is pleased to present the following guest blog post by Mary Budd 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. If you are a board […]