MANP Connects

As a leading advocate and resource, MANP is committed to ensuring that Maine nonprofits have the information and connections they need to adapt, manage and lead during these extraordinarily challenging times. MANP Connects provides a space to discuss the issues unique to our network and hear from peers and partners at the forefront of the opportunities and challenges facing Maine nonprofits and communities.

MANP Connects 2021 is held as quarterly series. For the first series of 2021, starting January 15th, join us every other Friday for conversation and connections. Each 45-minute program will focus on a different topic with special guests who will share their own insights and perspectives in conversation with MANP executive director Jennifer Hutchins. Future Connects programming dates will be announced.

MANP Connects 2021 Winter Series Topics + Speakers*

January 15: Nonprofits + philanthropy with Gabriela Alcalde, Elmina B. Sewall Foundation
(Listen to the recording)
January 29: Communicating “true costs” with Thomas McAdam, Kennebec Behavioral Health
February 12: Building bridges with government with Senator Cathy Breen
February 26: Building strategic leadership capacity (Guest TBA)
March 12: Creating more equitable organizations (Guest TBA)
March 26: Strategic alliances + partnerships with Márçia Minter, Indigo Arts Alliance
*Order subject to change.

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MANP Connects 2021 Lead Sponsor

MANP Connects Winter Series is generously sponsored by Machias Savings Bank.

MANP Connects 2020

MANP Connects launched in April 2020 as a space for members of the nonprofit community across the state to receive timely information, stay on top of the latest developments, and connect with peers as the effects of the pandemic came to light.

2020 guests included:

  • Jeannette Andre, Maine Philanthropy Center
  • Al Cantor, Alan Cantor Consulting
  • Nico Chin, Up With Community
  • Melissa Cilley, Apex Youth Connection
  • Secretary Matthew Dunlap
  • Kristen Farnham, Spurwink Services
  • Commissioner Heather Johnson, Maine Department of Economic and Community Development
  • Senator Angus S. King, Jr.
  • Aram Mitchell, Renewal in the Wilderness
  • Claudette Ndayininahaze, In Her Presence
  • Linda Nelson, Portland Ovations
  • Chris Newell, Abbe Museum
  • Jason Parent, ACAP
  • Aimée Petrin, Portland Ovations
  • David S. Thompson, National Council of Nonprofits

Sponsorship opportunities available! If you’re interested in sponsoring MANP Connects or another program, please email Kelly McCormack, Development + Marketing Manager, at