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Governance + Leadership

Nonprofit Board Compensation: Yes, you can compensate board members, but should you?

by Guest Blogger
The Byzantine legal and regulatory landscape governing nonprofit compensation has many organizations frustrated as they seek to answer the seemingly simply question of whether their organization can compensate board members as a tool to reduce barriers to board participation. If you are wondering whether your organization can compensate board directors, the answer is yes, you […]

How to Dissolve a Maine Nonprofit Corporation

by Guest Blogger
Reprinted with permission from The Maine Nonprofit Law E-Bulletin March 2022, by Robert H. Levin, Attorney-at-Law with the Law Office of Robert H. Levin. Nonprofits come and go, and that’s a good thing. In a dynamic world, it is perfectly healthy for new organizations to spring forth in response to budding energy around an idea […]

Remote Membership Meetings Authorized Under New Maine Law

by Guest Blogger
Reprinted with permission from The Maine Nonprofit Law E-Bulletin September 2021, by Robert H. Levin, Attorney-at-Law with the Law Office of Robert H. Levin. During the pandemic some Maine nonprofits have been twisted into knots trying to figure out whether remote Board and membership meetings are permitted. I first wrote about this issue in my […]

Help Desk FAQ: Making the Leap from All-Volunteer to (gulp!) Paid Staff

by Guest Blogger
This guest post is part of MANP’s ongoing Mission Driven Leadershift initiative, which offers resources, services and programs to help Maine nonprofits successfully prepare for and manage leadership transition. Consider this scenario to see if it sounds familiar: You and some other volunteers identified a need and formed a nonprofit organization to meet it. What started […]

Managing organizational reputation in a leadership transition

by Guest Blogger
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.  Done well, leadership transitions at a nonprofit […]

Executive Search in a Socially Distanced World

by Guest Blogger
MANP is pleased to present the following guest blog post by Mary Budd 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. In hiring, personal interactions are […]

Nonprofit Board Meetings in the Pandemic Era

by Guest Blogger
Reprinted with permission from the Maine Nonprofit Law E-Bulletin May 2020, by Robert H. Levin, Attorney-at-Law. To subscribe to the Maine Nonprofit Law E-Bulletin, email rob@roblevin.net with the word “Subscribe” in the subject line. The covid crisis has affected Maine nonprofit organizations in countless ways. Among the most common questions coming to the Maine Association […]

Crafting a Charge to Lead the Charge for a New Leader

by Guest Blogger
MANP is pleased to present the following guest blog post by Mary Budd 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. If you are a board […]

Email Voting: What’s the Deal Under Maine Law?

by Guest Blogger
Reprinted with permission from The Maine Nonprofit Law E-Bulletin December 2019, by Robert H. Levin, Attorney-at-Law with the Law Office of Robert H. Levin. One question that comes up rather often in my practice is whether Board Directors or members can vote by email or some other electronic means. In general, the answer is yes, […]

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 […]