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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 […]

Why You Need a Yoda and Where to Find One

by Katrina Ruffner
As the air turns crisp and you get stuck behind school buses again on your way to work, pause and consider: as a nonprofit professional, who are the teachers in your life now? Do you have a Yoda? A Yoda (or a Yaddle), more commonly known as a mentor, is a trusted advisor who openly shares his or her […]

A Model for Enhancing Grantee Capacity Building

by Katrina Ruffner
Recruiting, orienting, engaging and retaining board members is critical to building capacity for greater impact, but many nonprofits have limited or no funds for training, especially at the board level. A Creative Solution To remove barriers to board training, Davenport Trust Fund, a private foundation established in 1927 to provide charitable, educational, religious and temperance grants […]

Giving Thanks for the Power of Volunteers

by Katrina Ruffner
It’s a month of giving thanks, and at MANP we feel lucky to be surrounded by and connected to so many people and organizations dedicated to making Maine a better place to live and work. We are grateful to our Members and Friends, who make it possible for us to provide a wide variety of […]

Sit in Your Favorite Place + Get the Answers You Need

by Katrina Ruffner
Did you know the Maine Association of Nonprofits partners with a number of national organizations to connect Maine nonprofits to training, toolkits, research and more? You can access these helpful resources from wherever you like! We’d like to introduce you to our favorite tech teachers, finance friends and risk reducers. At MANP, we like to sit […]

Shout It From the Rooftop: Thank You Presenters!

by Katrina Ruffner
This time of year offers us the opportunity to reflect on all the things in life for which we are truly grateful. At MANP we feel lucky to be surrounded by and connected to so many people and organizations who are dedicated to making Maine a better place to live and work.  We’re grateful for the […]

Find the Right Donor Management System for Your Nonprofit

by Katrina Ruffner
The connection between nonprofits and donors is undeniable and essential, but we know it can be a complicated relationship to manage. The key is having the right donor management system to help you keep track of them. But what does that system look like? To help you, we have partnered with Idealware to bring you […]

New Webinars on Strategic Financial Management

by Katrina Ruffner
Hawai’i Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (HANO) is getting ready to launch a second series of webinars in partnership with the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF). The Strategic Nonprofit Financial Management series offers participants an introduction to a broad array of financial management tools. NFF’s webinars are designed for nonprofit staff and board members. Their approach demystifies nonprofit […]

MANP + Idealware Team Up to Present Your Complete Nonprofit Website Toolkit

by Katrina Ruffner
Can you remember when your organization’s website was designed? Can your supporters and constituents navigate and find the information they need? Can your staff members easily create or update content on your website? If you answered no to any of those questions, it might be time to bring that website into the 21st Century.  Maine Association of […]

Financial Management Webinars Presented by the Nonprofit Finance Fund

by Katrina Ruffner
Our friends at the Hawai’i Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations (HANO) are partnering with the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) to offer a series of financial management webinars and have invited nonprofits in Maine to participate. NFF’s webinars are designed for nonprofit staff and board members. Their approach demystifies nonprofit accounting concepts and presents financial information in a […]