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by Molly O'Connell
Ageism refers to discrimination and bias on the basis of age and manifests both as discrimination against older people (and sometimes younger people as well), and as a privileging or idealizing of youth. The following resources provide more resources and research about ageism as well as resources for building more age-positive organizations and communities.

Case Study: Demos’ Racial Equity Transformation: Key Components, Process & Lessons

by Molly O'Connell
This report shares an example of how one organization has been working to operationalize their values and commitments around racial equity and inclusion across every aspect of their operational and organizational life, from hiring and recruitment to daily management and more.

Employee Bonuses

by Molly O'Connell
According to MANP’s biennial survey of nonprofit wages and benefits, about 40% of Maine nonprofits offer employee bonuses. The resources below provide additional information about offering bonuses as part of a compensation package.

Nonprofit Compensation

by Molly O'Connell
While many nonprofit organizations are run entirely by volunteers, many others hire employees to carry out the day-to-day work of their mission. In fact, 1 in 6 Maine workers is employed by a nonprofit. Compensation is one important variable in attracting and and retaining talented, committed people to effectively advance your goals.  Total compensation includes […]

Anti-Racism Resource Collection

by Molly O'Connell
A crowdsourced collection of anti-racism statements, resources, tools, and guidance.

Evaluating Networks and Coalitions

by Molly O'Connell
Coalitions, networks, and collaborations offer the potential for greater collective impact – but how do you measure their effectiveness and impact? Evaluators have developed an array of approaches, frameworks, and tools to support both coalitions/networks and their funders. The following documents explore evaluation frameworks, challenges and opportunities.

Employee Retention

by Molly O'Connell
Like any business, nonprofits want to reduce costly turnover and retain talented employees. What can your organization do to keep your employees engaged? The following resources can help you evaluate your employee retention and learn about retention strategies that work.

Community-Centric Fundraising

by Molly O'Connell
Community-Centric Fundraising is a movement to evolve how fundraising is done in the nonprofit sector. Its goal is to support fundraisers and other nonprofit professionals to re-examine every fundraising philosophy and practice they have been taught, engage in vigorous ongoing conversations, and explore doing fundraising in ways that reduce harm and further social justice.

Racial Equity Transformation: Key Components, Process & Lessons

by Molly O'Connell
It is one thing to advocate for equity and inclusion; it is another to turn the lens inward and commit oneself to live those values at the level of day-to-day practice. The Racial Equity Transformation at Dēmos, spearheaded by the authors of this report, involved more than appeals to “diversity” or “inclusion” and involved a […]

Maine’s Native Communities

by Molly O'Connell
The following resources shine a light on the history and current opportunities and challenges faced by Maine’s native communities.