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3 simple ways for your nonprofit to be data-informed!*

by Guest Blogger
(*Ok. Being data-informed might not actually be that simple, but we like the catchy title!) When we, the Data Innovation Project, sit down to meet with organizations in a data clinic or at the start of a contract, 90% of the time our conversation comes back to the larger organizational framework within which a “data […]

Your Summer Checklist

by Mary Erin Casale
It’s finally summer in Maine. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the tourists are coming. While we know you are busy planning how you are really going to enjoy Vacationland this summer, we’ve got a few suggestions for bringing the spirit of summer to your work. Sign Up for Camp Board Boot Camp, […]

Why Board Self-Assessment is Worth the Effort

by Molly O'Connell
Nonprofit boards have room for improvement and need to take time to reflect. According to  Leading with Intent, BoardSource’s most recent national index of nonprofit boards, boards are earning a B- average.  A key finding of the recently released Leadership New England study was that “The expectations and responsibilities of boards need to shift in […]

Risk 2012: A First Wednesday Webinar Series from Nonprofit Risk Management Center

by Jessica Lantos
MANP has a new Affiliate Membership with Nonprofit Risk Management Center (NRMC), a partnership that will offer MANP members a wealth of affordable benefits for the upcoming year!  So that we don’t overwhelm you with all of the benefits, we’ll limit this posting to just one:  The First Wednesday Risk Management Webinar Series.   Each webinar […]

Assessing Your Organization’s Impact

by Annie Sutton
In recent years, at the request of funders and other stakeholders, organizations have worked to measure the effect of their programs on a targeted population. Starting with mission and moving out to the larger community, this session will give participants the opportunity to go beyond direct service efforts to identify longer-term impact as an organization […]

Having Trouble With Evaluation?

by Rachael DeCruz
Do you always get stuck on the part of the grant application that asks about evaluation? What are funders really looking for when they ask you to lay out an evaluation plan? If so, come to this half-day SkillBuilder offered in collaboration between MANP and the Maine Philanthropy Center, to demystify the process of including […]

Executive Service Corps Offers Free Assessments

by Brenda Peluso
Free Situation Assessments extended to September Our new program to offer a limited scope, free, Situation Assessments has been popular with our clients and with the consultants. We have worked with nonprofits from Thetford Center, VT to Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  They have included nonprofits with budgets from $25,000 to well over $1,000,000. The Situation Assessments have […]

Free Situation Assessment for Nonprofits

by Annie Sutton
Executive Service Corps is offering  a free Situation Assessment to nonprofits in York, Cumberland, Androscoggin and Sagadahoc counties.  This is particularly valuable to smaller nonprofits that cannot easily access capacity building resources or larger organizations that want to resolve a critical single issue.  Located in New Hampshire, The Executive Service Corps is a nonprofit whose sole […]