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Preventing Employee Burnout: Ideas from the Field

by Molly O'Connell
Over the past several years, there has been new attention on employee burnout and the ways workplace cultures of productivity, constant connection, and immediate responsiveness are contributing to widespread risk of employee disengagement, negative health impacts, and even resignation from the workforce: see articles in publications such as Harvard Business Review, Forbes and CNBC for […]

Looking for meeting + event space?

by Molly O'Connell
At MANP, we regularly hear from Maine nonprofits that are grappling with how to proceed with their events in 2021. (For example, read our recent blog post about what we’re hearing from nonprofits about Spring and Summer fundraising events.) Since many nonprofits partner with other businesses and community spaces to host their meetings, conferences, programs […]

Survey Says…Trends in 2021 Fundraising Event Plans

by Molly O'Connell
Many nonprofits rely on one, or several, keystone fundraising events throughout the year to generate revenue to support their missions. The pandemic caused many organizations to cancel or adapt their fundraising events in 2020. So, how are Maine nonprofits approaching their fundraising events this year? Over the past two weeks, MANP conducted a flash poll […]

COVID-19 Impacts on Maine Nonprofits – July 2020 Flash Poll Report Out

by Molly O'Connell
MANP conducted a survey of our members from the afternoon of Wednesday, July 1st through Monday, July 6th. We collected one response per organization. We received 376 responses, approximately 40% of our active membership. Financial Impacts of the Pandemic Organizations were asked if they were experiencing/expecting a revenue shortfall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Eighty-seven […]

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 […]

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 […]

Resolve to Learn, Lead + Be Loud in 2020

by Molly O'Connell
As Maine kicks off its bicentennial year, we are feeling grateful for all of the amazing people in our state who work and volunteer to power the common good. Maine nonprofits are truly vital to our state’s economy and quality of life. Here at MANP, we’re reflecting back on a milestone year: we celebrated our […]

Give a Gift that Gives Twice!

by Molly O'Connell
Already exhausted by the prospect of holiday shopping? We hear you, and we have a solution! Infuse your present hunting with joy by seeking out gifts that give twice. When you purchase gifts from nonprofit organizations you will delight your family and friends (even the hard-to-shop-for people!) AND invest in vibrant Maine communities. Performances & […]

Search Committee or Full Board? Roles in Executive Transition

by Molly O'Connell
MANP is pleased to present the following guest blog post by Jeff Wahlstrom 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.  One of the essential responsibilities of a […]

Highlights from New Report on Maine Nonprofit Compensation

by Molly O'Connell
Nonprofits employ 16% of Maine workers and are essential partners in our state’s workforce development efforts, so understanding nonprofit compensation trends is a critical element of attracting and retaining talent to our state. What compensation trends stand out from MANP’s recently released Report on Nonprofit Wages + Benefits in Maine? 1. Nonprofit employment reflects the […]