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Strategies + Campaigns

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 […]

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 […]

Be a Fundraiser When You Grow Up

by Molly O'Connell
At my son’s recent preschool event there was a display board with pictures of all the children holding chalkboards telling what they wanted to be when they grew up. You won’t be shocked to know: This was adorable. Not one of them wrote “fundraiser” as a career goal. Most of us did not enter the nonprofit […]

Six Common Gaps in Nonprofit Storytelling

by Guest Blogger
We are pleased to share this guest post from Julie Dixon, Research Director of National Journal’s Communications Council, where she leads a dedicated team that provides data and insights to strategically support nonprofit communications executives. Ms. Dixon is the featured speaker at the upcoming Executive Leadership Forum on September 10th in Freeport. Storytelling is a […]

Endowments are Not Sacred and Donors Are Not Always Right – Insights from the MANP Executive Leadership Forum

by Molly O'Connell
MANP’s recent Executive Leadership Forum (ELF) featured provocative keynote speaker Alan Cantor, who is sparking conversation nationally with his critiques of the ways in which charitable giving is being “warehoused” rather than spent on current needs. His “enlightening, thought-provoking, relevant, and funny” presentation prompted vigorous conversation about the best ways to create long-term impact, and […]

Find the Right Donor Management System for Your Nonprofit

by Katrina Ruffner
The connection between nonprofits and donors is undeniable and essential, but we know it can be a complicated relationship to manage. The key is having the right donor management system to help you keep track of them. But what does that system look like? To help you, we have partnered with Idealware to bring you […]