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Voter Engagement

Join Us in Offering Paid Time Off to Vote

by Mary Alice Scott
Election season is here, and it’s time to think about how your nonprofit will engage this year. While 501(c)(3) charities are strictly prohibited from engaging in partisan politics, nonpartisan does not mean nonparticipation! Charitable nonprofits are excellent messengers for nonpartisan election activation and “Get Out the Vote” campaigns. In fact, according to an Independent Sector […]

Its GO(TV) Time

by Mary Erin Casale
Well, the time is here. If you haven’t taken advantage of Maine’s incredibly accessible early vote options, TOMORROW is the day you GET OUT YOUR VOTE! All across Maine and the country, voters will head to the polls and cast their ballots. It is critical that nonprofit employees, board members and volunteers turn out. Elected […]

Joint Policy Institute

by Mary Erin Casale
Building Relationships, Enhancing Capacity and Taking Action Together A little over two weeks ago, nearly 100 nonprofit professionals gathered for a conference hosted by our partners at the National Council of Nonprofits and the Forum of Regional Associations of Grantmakers. This first-ever Joint Policy Institute was designed to strengthen relationships between nonprofit and grant-maker associations, to expand […]

There’s an election in two weeks?

by Mary Erin Casale
In case you forgot, Tuesday, November 3rd is Election Day. With all the talk about 2016 and the seemingly endless presidential candidate news, it could be easy to overlook this “off-year” election. In fact, too many Mainers do just that. Secretary of State Matt Dunlap predicted that turnout this November could be as low as […]