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Survey Says: What We Learned from Members

by Katie Manter
Every year, MANP surveys our members because we want to hear from YOU. Your feedback on how your organization continues to navigate the pandemic and beyond helps ensure we are able to amplify your voices and experiences to policymakers and philanthropy and continue to offer the training, resources, and benefits that are most relevant to […]

Merger Advice from Your Peers

by Katie Manter
Nonprofit mergers are sometimes seen as a last resort in the face of financial crisis, but as highlighted in this article from Stanford Social Innovation Review, “mergers and acquisitions can be more than an escape plan, and instead help nonprofits preserve their mission and expand their impact.” On the flip side, nonprofits sometimes experience external […]

Help Desk FAQ: Resources + Tips for Finding Grants

by Katie Manter
One of the most common questions we receive from nonprofits is how to find grant funding for their organization. We reached out to our friends at the Maine Philanthropy Center (MPC) to pull together some ideas to help organizations get started.   If you are new to grant research, we suggest you start with an MPC Grant Tutorial. These sessions are designed to familiarize you with the landscape […]

Help Desk FAQ: Can Nonprofits Require COVID-19 Vaccines?

by Katie Manter
Our Member Help Desk has received more and more questions from nonprofits seeking guidance on how to return to the office and in-person services and programs safely, with many of the questions concerning how to handle communications, policies, and practices about vaccines. We reached out to our Friends at Verrill with the most common vaccine […]

We Were All Ears & We Heard You

by Katie Manter
This year’s member survey was especially important to help us understand how the pandemic is impacting your organizations and how we can help. We are so grateful for the strong participation despite the added challenges of the pandemic – we know how much you’re juggling and appreciate your willingness to carve out time to provide feedback. […]

When our members talk, we listen!

by Katie Manter
Each year, MANP surveys our members, and the feedback helps us continue to offer the training, resources, and benefits that are most relevant to your needs. As we gear up for the 2021 survey (shameless plug – if you’re the primary contact for your organization, please keep an eye on your inbox for the link […]

Gifts That Give Twice

by Katie Manter
The 2020 holiday season certainly looks different this year but that doesn’t mean there’s any less opportunity to spread joy with thoughtful gifts for loved ones. As you start your holiday shopping, consider looking beyond online and retail stores and look to your local nonprofits to seek out gifts that give twice. When you purchase […]

This Practice Matters When Posting a Job

by Katie Manter
With the only job board in Maine exclusively dedicated to nonprofit employment opportunities and over 16,000 visits per month, we recognize our unique position to influence more inclusive and equitable hiring processes in the sector. One step we’ve taken is requiring a salary or wage in job postings, which is a practice that models transparency […]

Free masks available for nonprofits

by Katie Manter
FEMA is distributing masks through the Southern Maine Community Organization Active in Disaster and the Maine Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster to be used by the staff and volunteers of nonprofit organizations in order to continue their work.  They are not intended for client distribution. About the masks: The masks are white, one size fits […]

Funding Available for Nonprofits from the MEMA Public Assistance Program

by Katie Manter
The Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is administering the Public Assistance Program in response to and recovery from COVID-19 (DR-4522). The program provides funding for emergency assistance to save lives and protect property, and assists with funding for permanently restoring community infrastructure affected by a federally declared incident. For example, the program may provide reimbursement for costs […]