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Help Desk FAQ: Resources for New Nonprofits

by Molly O'Connell
If you’ve started a nonprofit and are now overwhelmed, you’re not alone. It can be difficult to know where to start, and may feel hard to keep the passion that inspired the creation of the organization alive. Here are some suggested early steps along with resources that are especially relevant to new, small organizations. Know What’s […]

Maine nonprofits need to prepare for new rules on overtime

by Mary Erin Casale
We submitted a letter-to the editor that was published in the Portland Press Herald. Here’s what we had to say about the new regulations: The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced its final overtime regulations. When they go into effect Dec. 1, it will mean that most employees earning less than $47,500 per year will […]

Action Alert: National Survey Regarding Overtime and Overhead

by Mary Erin Casale
From our partners at the National Council on Nonprofits: Inviting Nonprofits with Government Grants and Contracts to Participate in a National Survey Nonprofits in our state and across the country will soon be dealing with changes to federal rules governing employment and contracting practices that have the potential to affect the costs and operations of […]

Affordable Care Act Seminar for Small Nonprofits Delivers Insights

by Brenda Peluso
On Tuesday, May 13th, the Maine Health Access Foundation (MeHAF), MANP and Healey & Associates co-sponsored a seminar in Augusta for small nonprofit businesses titled “The Affordable Care Act (ACA): What’s in it for my Nonprofit?” The event featured a panel of five ACA experts: Mitchell Stein, Health Policy Consultant; Roger Prince, Senior Manager in […]

Nonprofits Hit Hard by Economic Crisis Assessment

by Brenda Peluso
Last Friday, the Republican Caucus introduced a new tax on nonprofits to offset the cost of partially restoring municipal revenue-sharing to the budget. They are calling it the “Economic Crisis Assessment” which would apply to a broad swath of nonprofits and is designed to raise $100,000,000 per year for at least two years. Here is […]