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Operational Planning

Help Desk FAQ: Can Nonprofits Require COVID-19 Vaccines?

by Katie Manter
Our Member Help Desk has received more and more questions from nonprofits seeking guidance on how to return to the office and in-person services and programs safely, with many of the questions concerning how to handle communications, policies, and practices about vaccines. We reached out to our Friends at Verrill with the most common vaccine […]

State of Maine Seasonal Reopening Pandemic Resources

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
Governor Mills has announced the Moving Maine Forward plan to protect public health and support Maine’s economy during the upcoming busy tourism season as vaccinations progress. The plan maintains critical public health measures, establishes timeframes, simplifies and standardizes protocols, and updates travel policies. Of significant note to Maine’s nonprofit community, as part of simplifying and […]

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 […]

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 […]