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Nonprofits & Elections: A Day of Training

by Brenda Peluso

June 19, 2012 – Portland

Our democracy requires an informed and engaged public, and who better to educate and motivate our citizens than Maine’s nonprofits close to the issues and our communities?  501(c)(3) nonprofits are prohibited from supporting or opposing candidates for public office, but there are plenty of election-related activities that are legal, appropriate and essential for nonprofits.  Join us for a full day of training on what nonprofits can, can’t, and should do during an election season.  Be inspired to integrate voter engagement into your yearly activities.

Nonprofits & Elections: What’s Appropriate?

9:00 am – Noon

Join staff from MANP and the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices for this half-day training on what types of election season activities are legal and appropriate and how to report them.

Voter Engagement Basics for Nonprofits

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Nonprofit Vote, the leading national source of nonpartisan resources for nonprofits, for this half-day introduction to nonpartisan voter engagement for nonprofits.

These SkillBuilders were designed for nonprofit staff and board members who are interested in expanding their impact through policy advocacy and voter engagement.  You can attend one of these events, or join us for both at a discounted price!

(Members: $50 each or $80 total for both sessions; Nonmembers: $100 each or $160 total for both sessions)

*The discount is not available through our online registration system.  Please call us at 871-1885 to register for both.  Lunch will be provided for those who attend both the morning and afternoon sessions.

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