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Professional Development Updates + Notes

Why Apply for the MANP Emerging Leaders Program?

by Guest Blogger
When I pulled up to the Sail Maine dock on that foggy Saturday morning in September, I didn’t quite know what to expect of the next 36 hours on Cow Island with Rippleffect, the kickoff event to the MANP Emerging Leaders program. As it turns out, both the weekend on Cow Island, and the subsequent […]

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. […]

3 Things Your Nonprofit MUST Know About Unemployment Insurance

by Katie Manter
Nonprofits that proactively learn about unemployment taxes, also known as unemployment insurance (UI), can lower associated costs. Here are the top 3 things every nonprofit should know. 1. What is the state Unemployment Insurance (SUI) Tax? The state Unemployment Insurance (SUI) tax is an insurance program that provides temporary, partial wage replacement to workers who have become […]

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 […]

Why It’s Worth It

by Mary Ellms
We regularly hear from executive directors and board members how valuable trainings like MANP’s Board Boot Camp have been to their organizations, but how hard it can be to motivate others to attend when everyone is juggling so many responsibilities. With our next Board Boot Camp fast approaching (9/20, Bar Harbor), we want to help […]

Guess Who’s Coming to Maine?

by Mary Ellms
We’re So Excited to Bring Kim Klein to Maine this Fall! MANP and the Quimby Family Foundation are delighted to announce that Kim Klein, internationally recognized speaker, author, and founder of Grassroots Fundraising Journal, is making a rare appearance in Maine. There are two opportunities to see her speak. Executive Leadership Forum: Nonprofits Talking Taxes […]

What kind of training do you need? Explore our upcoming events!

by Mary Ellms
Now that warmer temperatures are starting to linger and the lupines are on their way, we are ramping up our educational offerings for members and nonmembers alike! Here’s what we have coming up before the summer solstice: On Strategic + Operational Planning: On May 3, Ben Scherz will present “Breaking the Status Quo + Designing Tomorrow’s Nonprofit” in […]

Why You Need a Yoda and Where to Find One

by Katrina Ruffner
As the air turns crisp and you get stuck behind school buses again on your way to work, pause and consider: as a nonprofit professional, who are the teachers in your life now? Do you have a Yoda? A Yoda (or a Yaddle), more commonly known as a mentor, is a trusted advisor who openly shares his or her […]

Beyond the Bio: Bill Bayreuther, Avid Outdoorsman

by Lydia Swann
Bill Bayreuther, CFRE, is a grant writing consultant to nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and corporations in New England and beyond. His comprehensive services help clients to obtain sustainable general operating support and project, organizational capacity building, and capital funding from foundation, corporate, and government sources. His grant proposals have won funding for internationally acclaimed river restoration […]

Beyond the Bio: Bob Keteyian, Pirate King

by Lydia Swann
Robert V. Keteyian, M.Ed. is a communication specialist and the author of Do You Know What I Mean?—Discovering Your Personal Communication Style, which offers a unique, in-depth approach to conversational dynamics, problem-solving, and successful collaboration. With over 30 years of experience, Bob has developed a wide ranging consulting practice, helping people have important/difficult conversations, developing […]