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Public Policy + Advocacy

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. […]

End to Shutdown? Not quite. Keep up the volume.

by Jennifer Hutchins
Many thanks to everyone who submitted responses to our Flash Poll last week on the impact of the federal government shutdown on our members! Results have been shared in a statewide news release. While the shutdown is temporarily resolved, uncertainty remains and we still need your help. Congress and the President must still negotiate to […]

Stories of Impact: Aroostook Area Agency on Aging

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.  The Aroostook Area Agency on Aging (AAAA) helps older people age in place, allowing them to maintain their independence and community connections while ensuring […]

How is the federal shutdown impacting your work? Please let us know.

by Jennifer Gray
There’s a lot in the news about federal workers who aren’t getting paid, yet the story doesn’t end there. Nonprofits are a critical part of our nation’s community infrastructure and are also experiencing serious challenges to fulfilling their missions. During the shutdown, nonprofits across the country aren’t receiving reimbursements for their work while demand for […]

Stories of Impact: Boys and Girls Club of Bangor

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.  Growing up in poverty can adversely affect children and is a strong predictor of children’s success in school and adult employment earnings. Poverty can […]

Stories of Impact: Jewish Community Alliance

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. MANP’s full Adding Impact Report will be released on January 17, 2019.  Fostering inclusivity, at the forefront of the Jewish Community Alliance’s (JCA) mission, helps create a welcoming environment where […]

Public Policy Forecast and Federal Shutdown

by Jennifer Gray
The following content from the National Council of Nonprofits has been reprinted with permission. Our 2019 Public Policy Forecast for Nonprofits For the third consecutive year, the Chronicle of Philanthropy has published our annual public policy forecast for the nonprofit and foundation community: The Effects of 2019 Tax-Policy Decisions Will Linger for Decades. It’s Time […]

Action Alert: Protect Nonprofit Nonpartisanship

by Jennifer Gray
Please join us in reaching out to our Congressional delegation to urge them to oppose efforts weaken the Johnson Amendment!  In the next few days, Congress will be wrapping up huge, year-end legislation that could include language damaging to your nonprofit and the people and community you serve. Language was attached to a spending bill in […]

What do the results of this election mean for your nonprofit?

by Guest Blogger
We’re pleased to present this guest post from Jeff Wahlstrom, managing director of Starboard Leadership Consulting. No matter how you feel about the results of the 2018 election season, the reality for Maine nonprofit organizations is: “changes are coming.” With a new governor and many new legislators in place, you can anticipate leadership turnover at […]

Oppose Portland’s Proposed PILOT Policy

by Jennifer Gray
UPDATE:  After a public hearing at which multiple Portland nonprofits, as well as MANP, testified against the PILOT proposal, the City of Portland’s Economic Development Committee decided to take no action and advised the city staff to reach out the Portland’s nonprofit community and be more collaborative. Staff may take the issue up again next […]