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Professional Development Updates + Notes

Nonprofit EDs: We all need a Yoda

by Jennifer Hutchins
Are your goals all set for 2020? Wondering how you’ll stick to them? All too frequently, nonprofit leaders have very high expectations for personal productivity and performance, yet don’t consider asking (i.e. paying) for help due to the constant pressure to spend every, last dollar on direct impact. Yet, we know from our peers in […]

Resolve to Learn, Lead + Be Loud in 2020

by Molly O'Connell
As Maine kicks off its bicentennial year, we are feeling grateful for all of the amazing people in our state who work and volunteer to power the common good. Maine nonprofits are truly vital to our state’s economy and quality of life. Here at MANP, we’re reflecting back on a milestone year: we celebrated our […]

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 […]