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Olympics Meets the Maine Legislature

by Jennifer Gray
The Event – Protecting the Sector Maybe I’ve been watching too much of the Olympics but it feels like the nonprofit sector is in training for yet another contest. The Governor sent the Legislature a Valentine last week in the form of a memo attacking the nonprofit property tax exemption. While we haven’t seen a bill […]

Is Your Board Ready to Manage an Executive Search?

by Guest Blogger
The selection and hiring of an organizational leader is the most important decision any nonprofit board is likely to make. So much depends on getting it right. Donors, funders, clients and the community are all watching to see how you do, and the staff is depending upon the board to get it right. So, before […]

MANP has something for everyone!

by Kelly McCormack
Upcoming MANP Trainings + Events Maine nonprofits employ 1 in 6 workers and are a critical part of Maine’s economy; access to professional development is critical to any organization’s talent attraction and development strategy! After a busy planning period, we are thrilled to highlight upcoming educational programs for this winter and spring that align with […]

If At First You Don’t Succeed

by Jennifer Gray
State House Update Tomorrow evening, Governor LePage will be presenting his final State of the State speech. It’s our understanding that he will use the opportunity to again push for taxing nonprofits. Yes, he has tried repeatedly, without success, to accomplish this goal. We encourage the nonprofit community to not be lackadaisical but rather to […]

Advocacy Update: Maine’s Legislative Session is Off and Running + Federal Update

by Jennifer Gray
The second session of Maine’s 128th Legislature is either moving along quickly or slowly depending on what issues you’re working on. Here’s an update on some of the issues we’re tracking plus a federal update. Overtime The Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee held a public hearing last week on LD 1769 which addresses […]

The Maine Commission for Community Service Makes Volunteer Recognition Easy

by Debbie Atwood
We hear regularly from members about the incredible people dedicating time and talent to their organizations’ missions around the state. Here’s a way to say “Thanks!” The following guest post from Cecily Cook at Maine Commission for Community Service has all the details.   Maine’s Governor’s Awards for Service and Volunteerism Volunteer appreciation is widely recognized […]

Video: What is a Sustainability Mindset?

by Molly O'Connell
Steve Zimmerman of Spectrum Nonprofit Services visited Maine last month for MANP’s 2017 Nonprofit Finance Conference to impart his knowledge on how to develop a “sustainability mindset.” Missed the conference, or just want to share Steve’s perspective with colleagues who weren’t able to attend? We sat down with Steve to capture his thoughts. More on […]

Kabam! Maine Nonprofits Rocked it on Nonprofit Day!

by Jennifer Gray
Thank you to all who participated in our 15th Annual Nonprofit Day!! It was a smashing success. Nonprofits in the House We were thrilled that so many legislators – Republicans, Democrats, Independents and Unenrolled – stopped by to say hello and learn about Maine’s vital nonprofit sector. Many thanks to Senators Langley and Vitelli and […]

Six Tips to a Successful Recruitment Process When Internal Candidates Apply

by Guest Blogger
MANP presents the following guest blog post by Jessica Smart of The Smart Group Executive Search as 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.  When a CEO announces his/her transition or retirement, the organization’s board has several […]

The Tax Bill: How Does It Affect Maine Nonprofits?

by Guest Blogger
Reprinted with permission from The Maine Nonprofit Law E-Bulletin January 2017, by Robert H. Levin, Attorney-at-Law with the Law Office of Robert H. Levin. Note: MANP’s partners at the National Council of Nonprofits are hosting a free webinar on Thursday, January 11, Now What: How the New Federal Tax Law Impacts Charitable Nonprofits. Well, the […]