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MANP News

MANP’s Day in the Heart of Biddeford

by Katie Manter
MANP staff members put on work gloves and headed to Biddeford yesterday to volunteer with Heart of Biddeford, our member organization committed to revitalizing the downtown. We spent the day building a kiosk for a disc golf course in Rotary Park, picking up trash and weeding in Clifford Park, and exploring the exciting efforts taking place […]

Summer Listening Sessions

by Jennifer Hutchins
As we approach our 25th anniversary in 2019, MANP is undergoing a process to update our strategic framework. We are eager to share our emerging vision and priorities with our members and to hear your feedback. We will be hosting two member listening sessions in early August. This is an excellent opportunity to help shape your […]

Seeking Member Projects for Our Annual Staff Volunteer Day!

by Molly O'Connell
We’re planning our annual Staff Volunteer Day and we’re looking for a member project! Would you like to put our 8 staff to work on August 15th? Projects can be outside or inside, and can be clean-up tasks, building/painting projects, or something totally unexpected, as long as it can be accomplished in a day. Ideally, you’re within […]

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 […]

New Programs for the New Year: MANP Assumes Emerging Leaders + Springboard

by Jennifer Hutchins
Happy New Year! We’ve exciting news to share! In 2018, MANP will adopt two programs from Lift360–Emerging Leaders and Springboard–as that organization winds down operations early this year. The Leadership Intensive will be transferred to the Maine Development Foundation. All the details can be found in today’s news release. We are honored to assume stewardship […]

We couldn’t do it without our volunteers!

by Kelly McCormack
November is the perfect time to share gratitude, especially with Giving Tuesday right around the corner, and all of us at the Maine Association of Nonprofits would like to take this opportunity to say “THANK YOU” to our incredible roster of volunteers who have helped make this past year a success. From our incredible Board […]

New Member Benefit: Executive Search Services

by Molly O'Connell
In a recent survey almost half of our members reported they anticipate a leadership change in the next five years. Other estimates are even higher. MANP’s Mission Driven “Leadershift” Initiative is designed to support our members in meeting the challenges and seizing the opportunities posed by executive transition so they can safeguard the crucial work […]

Make the Pie Bigger, Not Smaller: Support Non-itemized Charitable Giving Deduction

by Jennifer Gray
MANP joins its national counterpart, the National Council of Nonprofits, in supporting a non-itemized charitable giving deduction. Congress is considering comprehensive tax reform. As part of that conversation, it should secure adequate resources to fund essential and effective programs and obligations, promote economic growth, and ensure that the net effect of tax-law changes strengthen, and […]

Action Alert: Threat to Nonprofit Nonpartisanship Advances

by Jennifer Gray
House Committee Votes to Politicize Nonprofits Nonpartisanship–the longstanding legal protection (known as the Johnson Amendment) which allows 501(c)(3) nonprofits to speak out on issues of the day and advocate on legislation, but keeps us away from the divisiveness of supporting or opposing candidates for office–is under imminent threat in Congress. Each of us needs to […]

Are You Operating a Tight Ship?

by Jennifer Gray
Recent news reports have highlighted what appears to be questionable decision-making by past employees at a Maine nonprofit. These stories are challenging for us at MANP because we know that this is a rare example, yet it provides fuel for pervasive misconceptions about the sector as a whole. News like this should remind everyone that […]