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Strategic Alliances

Merger Advice from Your Peers

by Katie Manter
Nonprofit mergers are sometimes seen as a last resort in the face of financial crisis, but as highlighted in this article from Stanford Social Innovation Review, “mergers and acquisitions can be more than an escape plan, and instead help nonprofits preserve their mission and expand their impact.” On the flip side, nonprofits sometimes experience external […]

USM wants to build a partnership with you.

by Debbie Atwood
Maine Association of Nonprofits is partnering with the University of Southern Maine to connect our nonprofit members with USM students interested in internships. USM students offer some of the best talent in the area and are eager to learn and to help your organization grow. By hiring a paid USM intern from the College of […]

Story of Impact: Charlotte White Center

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. Finding Efficiencies with Community-Wide Impact The average home in Maine uses 900 gallons of heating oil per year. A weatherized home saves, on average, 198 gallons per year, a number that can […]

Sit in Your Favorite Place + Get the Answers You Need

by Katrina Ruffner
Did you know the Maine Association of Nonprofits partners with a number of national organizations to connect Maine nonprofits to training, toolkits, research and more? You can access these helpful resources from wherever you like! We’d like to introduce you to our favorite tech teachers, finance friends and risk reducers. At MANP, we like to sit […]

Dear Abby for Nonprofits

by Molly O'Connell
MANP offers free and unlimited nonprofit management support to our member organizations via our Nonprofit Management Help Desk, but we’re not the only ones to whom you can turn. Next time questions arise that can’t be answered by an article, guide or sample – as is often the case when theory and real life collide – […]

Maine Network Partners Launches Fellows Program

by LK Gagnon
In today’s increasingly connected and complex world, solving social problems requires making the most of available resources through coordinated or aligned efforts. To support the advancement of these efforts, intentional relationship building and maintenance and project management skills are essential. Cultivating this wide-ranging combination of skills takes time and resources. To build this capacity in […]

Community Conversation on Nonprofit Collaborations, November 5

by LK Gagnon
Community Conversation on Nonprofit Collaborations Sponsored by the United Way of York County and Kennebunk Savings For most nonprofit organizations, these are trying times.  Rising expenses and stagnant or declining funding make it difficult to provide the services that are needed in our communities.  Perhaps one or more of the following apply to your organization:  […]

MANP Is Coming to Washington County!

by Rachael DeCruz
MANP will be hosting a day-long SkillBuilder event scheduled on Wednesday, November 4th in Machias. The day will be composed of four half-day SkillBuilders, and the topics addressed include how to carry out a feasibility study, planned giving, the link between governance and marketing, and collaborations and mergers. Participants will be able to register for either […]

Lessons Learned from Two Experiences in Community Network Building

by LK Gagnon
Since 2004, the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative has awarded grants to the Muskie School of Public Service to convene and facilitate the Maine Youth Transition Collaborative (MYTC). This Collaborative engages youth, as well as public and private partners from around the state, to support young people currently or formerly in foster care as they […]

November 4th – Save the Date

by Rachael DeCruz
MANP is offering a day-long SkillBuilder event in Machias on November 4th! Local nonprofits should be sure to take advantage of the four half-day workshops being offered. The topics of the day include workshops on planned giving, creating a feasibility study, the relationship between marketing and the board, and collaborations and mergers. Don’t miss this […]