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Public Policy + Advocacy

This Tax Will Divert Funds from Mission-Related Work

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law Public Law No. 115-97, unofficially called the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, imposing a 21-percent unrelated business income tax (UBIT) on nonprofits that provide their commuting employees with parking and transit benefits. (This does not include non-commuting mileage reimbursement.) In about two weeks, charitable nonprofits, houses of worship, foundations, and […]

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes New Overtime Rule

by Sarah Skillin Woodard
Reprinted with permission from National Council of Nonprofits. The U.S. Department of Labor released its proposed rule updating the overtime salary threshold under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, reopening rulemaking on an issue that has drawn significant attention and controversy over the past four years. The salary threshold for the white-collar exemption from overtime […]

Stories of Impact: Waterfall Arts

by Katie Manter
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. Read MANP’s full Adding Impact Report.  Arts and cultural organizations have long been cornerstones of Maine’s prosperity and quality of life, creating jobs, generating commerce, and driving tourism. According to […]

Stories of Impact: ProsperityME: The Center for Financial Education

by Katie Manter
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. Read MANP’s full Adding Impact Report.  Our broader society benefits from a flourishing and economically independent Maine refugee and immigrant community. By providing the opportunity for financial literacy, ProsperityME fosters […]

MANP’s Electronic Voting Bill, LD 894

by Jennifer Gray
MANP’s bill, LD 894, An Act to Expressly Allow Nonprofit Corporations to Conduct Electronic Voting (sponsored by Senator Geoffrey Gratwick) has been printed and referred to the Maine Legislature’s Judiciary Committee. LD 894 would allow a nonprofit corporation to enable its members to vote for directors or officers by electronic transmission through a change in […]

Stories of Impact: Maine Huts & Trails

by Katie Manter
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. Read MANP’s full Adding Impact Report.  Maine Huts & Trails (MH&T) is helping to bring economic prosperity to Maine’s Western Mountain region by promoting tourism and healthy outdoor recreation operating […]

Stories of Impact: Kennebec Behavioral Health, Clubhouse

by Katie Manter
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. Read MANP’s full Adding Impact Report.  A thriving Maine economy depends on a robust workforce. Kennebec Behavioral Health’s Clubhouses are part of a growing worldwide community that includes 300 clubhouses […]

Stories of Impact: Tedford Housing

by Katie Manter
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. Read MANP’s full Adding Impact Report.  When Maine people and families have resources and a stable home, they have improved health outcomes and a better quality of life. The children […]

The Governor’s Picks

by Jennifer Gray
As Maine state government transitions to a new governor, Maine nonprofits are increasingly focused on building productive relationships with new leaders at state agencies who will have direct impact on their missions. While some confirmations were upheld by the Maine Senate last week, Governor Mills’s cabinet nominees are steadily making their way through the legislative […]

What Can MANP Trainings Do for You?

by Kelly McCormack
Even though it’s February, there’s plenty of time to set and achieve new goals for the year. MANP is here to help you reach those goals, so we ask: In 2019, are you looking to… Build your leadership muscle? Check out this webinar February 13, Lead Like No Other: Behaviors for Gaining Agreement and Engagement. […]