Conferences + Intensives

Focus Events

MANP’s Focus events put the spotlight on essential nonprofit management topics, offering staff and volunteers the opportunity for more in-depth training with local and regional experts.

Designed to support peer learning and action planning, these intensive workshops encourage staff and board members to put what they learn into practice right away.

Next Focus Events:

Focus on Fundraising: How to Survive and Thrive in the “New Normal”
Oct 26, 2017, Portland
Featuring Speaker Kim Klein
**This event is now full. To be put on the waiting list, please email Learn@NonprofitMaine.org**

Focus on Board Innovation: Transforming Governance through Shared Leadership
Nov 9, 2017, Freeport
Featuring Speaker Judy Freiwirth, Nonprofit Solutions Associates
Registration now open!

Past Focus Events


Focus on Framing: Say This, Not That – Effective Framing for Social Change
Aug 3, 2017, Augusta
Featuring Speaker Lynn Davey

Focus on Friendraising: Rallying Supporters in Times of Change
Feb 3, 2017, Portland
Featuring Speaker Andy Robinson


Focus on Leadership Teams: Increase Trust + Effectiveness
December 15 and 16, 2016
Iris Network and Clarion Hotel, Portland
Presenter: Kathryn Hunt, Managing Director and Senior Consultant at Starboard Leadership Consulting

Focus on Coaching: Unlocking Potential + Performance
October 21, 2016
CEI, Brunswick
Presenter: Kristen Kellner, Chief Learning Officer at KMA Human Resources Consulting


Focus on Fundraising
December 3, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport
Featured speaker: Andy Robinson