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. These 45-minute, bi-weekly Friday morning programs feature special guests from Maine’s nonprofit sector and beyond who share their insights and perspectives in conversation with MANP executive director Jennifer Hutchins.

All are welcome to attend these free programs.

2021 Spring Series*

Sign up for MANP Connects Spring Series


Listen to past MANP Connects conversations

MANP Connects 2021 Upcoming Series – Save the dates!

  • Summer Series: August – September 2021
  • Fall Series: November – December 2021

MANP Connects 2021 Lead Sponsor

MANP Connects Spring Series is generously sponsored by


How it started

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