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Nonprofit + Government Partnership: Working Together at Every Level

Nonprofit + Government Partnership: Working Together at Every Level

Monday, June 24, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)


Event Details

When it comes to solving community problems, nonprofit-government partnership is often critical to success. Nonprofits bring issue expertise, creative solutions, and close ties to community, while government agencies offer support, resources, and institutional backing.

If you're thinking, "easier said than done," you're not alone! From municipal parking to federal labor regulations to state grant programs, nonprofits may need to navigate government systems at many levels. If you have ever felt like you needed to pull out your civics textbooks to figure out who does what in government, this event is for you! 

Tune into this panel discussion to hear from representatives from each level of government (local, state, federal) and learn about ways nonprofits and government can work together to support our communities. 

Panelists will discuss:
  • How to identify who in government can answer your question or help accomplish your shared goals
  • Recommended practices for building and nurturing relationships with government partners
  • Potential partnership opportunities with government agencies
Intended Audience

Staff, Board Members, Volunteers, anyone looking to learn more about the fundamentals of government, why it's relevant to your nonprofit, and how to work together.

Thank You to Our Sponsor 

This event is made possible by the Virginia Hodgkins Somers Foundation. While the Somers Foundation focuses its grants on organizations serving York County, this webinar is open to everyone in the state!

    For More Information:

    MANP Education Team
    Cost + Registration
    • $0-35 for MANP Members + Nonmembers
      • You are welcome to register for this event at no cost! Revenue from our events supports the work we do on behalf of all nonprofits in Maine, and we welcome financial support from those who are able to provide it.
    • Participants will receive login instructions in the registration confirmation email as well as in reminder emails that will be sent one day and one hour prior to the event.
    • This webinar will be recorded and available to all registered participants for 30 days after the event. Participants who are unable to attend live will still have access to all materials.
    • This MANP-hosted webinar will be hosted in Zoom Meeting and we ask participants turn off their cameras and mute themselves when joining.

    MANP is committed to ensuring all participants are accommodated at our events. If you have accessibility needs, please email us at with your request no fewer than 10 business days prior to the event.

    About the Panelists

    Marty Grohman is the Mayor of Biddeford, serving in that position since December 2023. Prior to becoming Mayor, Marty served on the Biddeford City Council, as well as two terms in the state legislature. Marty also has nonprofit experience - he was the Executive Director of E2Tech, the Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine, an organization of 280+ companies committed to advancing Maine’s clean tech economy.

    Rep. Jessica Fay is a small business owner and community volunteer, is serving her fourth term in the Maine House of Representatives. She is the House chair of the Government Oversight Committee and a member of the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee. Inspired by her family's history of public service, Rep. Fay volunteers at the local library and founded an Age-Friendly Community initiative in her hometown of Raymond.

    State Representatives from the Office of Senator Susan Collins:

    • Pamela Buck (York County);
    • Halsey Frank (Cumberland and Sagadahoc Counties); and
    • Carlene Tremblay (Franklin, Oxford, and Androscoggin Counties)