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Mission Advocacy

Aha!! You could almost see the lightbulbs…

by Jennifer Hutchins
You know what I love? Seeing a MANP member’s lightbulb moment learning a new approach or idea. Last Thursday, over 170 nonprofit leaders and friends gathered for MANP’s Executive Leadership Forum to hear Dr. Lynn Davey urge us to reframe how we explain what we do. If every audible AHA! actually lit up a bulb, we […]

What Makes Someone a Good Ambassador for Your Mission?

by Molly O'Connell
When Andy Robinson joined us recently for Focus on Friendraising, we sat down with him to discuss how to be a good nonprofit ambassador. Use this short video as a discussion prompt with your boards and advisory councils! Why? In the past several months nonprofits have seen an unprecedented surge in support as communities grapple with the uncertainties […]

Its GO(TV) Time

by Mary Erin Casale
Well, the time is here. If you haven’t taken advantage of Maine’s incredibly accessible early vote options, TOMORROW is the day you GET OUT YOUR VOTE! All across Maine and the country, voters will head to the polls and cast their ballots. It is critical that nonprofit employees, board members and volunteers turn out. Elected […]

Are you ready for #GivingTuesday?!

by Mary Erin Casale
Entering its fifth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. It’s an opportunity for nonprofits across Maine to access a platform to encourage the donation of time, resources and talents to address local challenges. On November 29, join the movement to celebrate and encourage giving. If […]

Joint Policy Institute

by Mary Erin Casale
Building Relationships, Enhancing Capacity and Taking Action Together A little over two weeks ago, nearly 100 nonprofit professionals gathered for a conference hosted by our partners at the National Council of Nonprofits and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. This first-ever Joint Policy Institute was designed to strengthen relationships between nonprofit and grant-maker associations, to expand […]

Story of Impact: Milestone Foundation HOME Team

by Mary Erin Casale
This case study is part of MANP’s Stories of Impact series highlighting the many ways Maine’s nonprofits are essential to a strong and healthy Maine.   The Impact Individuals who experience substance use disorders and homelessness reside in many of communities. Often, these individuals are frequent users of expensive emergency services such as police, fire, and hospital […]

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 […]

Nonprofit Day 2016! #NonprofitsGoodforME

by Mary Erin Casale
What a great day we had in Augusta last week! There were 12 fantastic organizations from across the State that joined us in the Hall of Flags. A big thank you to: Alzheimers Association, Maine Chapter– Scarborough, ME Camp To Belong Maine– Auburn, ME Crisis and Counseling Centers– Augusta, ME Diversion Alert– Linneus, ME Girls […]

Celebrate Nonprofit Day!

by Mary Erin Casale
Good morning from Augusta! We’re so thrilled to be celebrating our 13th Annual Nonprofit Day at the State House. Be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter for live updates. The only way to make it feel like a real celebration is if you join in! Even if you can’t join us in […]

One week out!

by Mary Erin Casale
Yesterday marked the beginning of the legislative session and it started in surprisingly conciliatory fashion. We are officially one week out from our 13th Annual Nonprofit Day at the State House and our exhibitors have been hard at work preparing for the big day. Many of them participated in a webinar focused on advocacy and […]