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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 […]

The Latest from Augusta + D.C.

by Jennifer Gray
Updated:  July 17 Yes, it’s summertime but that doesn’t mean life’s a beach in Augusta or D.C. State House The Appropriations Committee met this week to take up what’s called “the table.” That’s the Special Appropriations Table where bills that cost money (have a fiscal note) go and often die. Fortunately, LD 648 had a […]

The Health Care Reform Vote Matters to Nonprofits, and America

by Guest Blogger
Reprinted and updated with permission from The National Council of Nonprofits.  It originally appeared in their newsletter “Nonprofit Advocacy Matters” on June 26, 2017. Partisanship – putting political party above policy and practicality – has nearly destroyed the health care insurance and delivery system in this country. The Senate is scheduled to vote on its […]

Just in Case, Be Prepared

by Jennifer Gray
Like most everyone else, we’re hopeful that the Maine Legislature will pass a budget and avoid a state government shut down. But, it never hurts to be prepared. How Would a Shutdown Happen? The state’s fiscal year starts July 1. The Legislature is constitutionally required to pass a balanced budget. The Legislature is currently at […]