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Story of Impact: Maine Health Access Foundation

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 Choosing the right health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can be a complex and confusing endeavor. That’s been particularly true in states like Maine that chose not to […]

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 […]

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 […]

We are so proud to announce…

by Mary Erin Casale
…our 12 exhibitors for our annual Nonprofit Day at the State House! We had the difficult task of selecting a slate of organizations that demonstrate the diversity of the sector through a broad range of sizes, missions and geographic service areas. And we had so many great applicants! This was not an easy task. There […]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

by Mary Erin Casale
It happened again. It seems like it was just back-to-school sales, pumpkin spice lattes and fall foliage and then BOOM, before you knew it we’re already counting down to the holiday season and making plans for 2016. For most nonprofits, that means concentrating on end of year appeals and your annual filing requirements. (FUN!!!) There […]

Don’t Ask for Stories, and Other Lessons Learned About Storytelling

by Molly O'Connell
It’s hard to open a newsletter these days without an article about storytelling, and for good reason. More and more research is showing that stories are an effective way to capture attention of donors, policymakers and volunteers in a crowded, and constantly changing, messaging landscape. This raises the question: how do we build capacity for this strategy. Earlier […]