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Strategic + Operational Planning

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 […]

How to Dissolve a Maine Nonprofit Corporation

by Guest Blogger
Reprinted with permission from The Maine Nonprofit Law E-Bulletin March 2022, by Robert H. Levin, Attorney-at-Law with the Law Office of Robert H. Levin. Nonprofits come and go, and that’s a good thing. In a dynamic world, it is perfectly healthy for new organizations to spring forth in response to budding energy around an idea […]

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 […]

Help Desk FAQ: Making the Leap from All-Volunteer to (gulp!) Paid Staff

by Guest Blogger
This guest post is part of MANP’s ongoing Mission Driven Leadershift initiative, which offers resources, services and programs to help Maine nonprofits successfully prepare for and manage leadership transition. Consider this scenario to see if it sounds familiar: You and some other volunteers identified a need and formed a nonprofit organization to meet it. What started […]

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 […]

COVID-19 and Planning for What Comes Next

by Guest Blogger
MANP is pleased to present the following guest blog post by Jeff Wahlstrom of Starboard Leadership Consulting. “What’s our plan?” Even in the best of times, the pace of change and the unpredictability of the environment in which we work makes it hard to plan. So, in the shadow of COVID-19, when it is impossible […]

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. […]

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 […]

MANP has something for everyone!

by Kelly McCormack
Upcoming MANP Trainings + Events Maine nonprofits employ 1 in 6 workers and are a critical part of Maine’s economy; access to professional development is critical to any organization’s talent attraction and development strategy! After a busy planning period, we are thrilled to highlight upcoming educational programs for this winter and spring that align with […]

Video: What is a Sustainability Mindset?

by Molly O'Connell
Steve Zimmerman of Spectrum Nonprofit Services visited Maine last month for MANP’s 2017 Nonprofit Finance Conference to impart his knowledge on how to develop a “sustainability mindset.” Missed the conference, or just want to share Steve’s perspective with colleagues who weren’t able to attend? We sat down with Steve to capture his thoughts. More on […]