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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.

Upcoming Focus Events

Focus on Grant Writing: Tools for Success (co-hosted with Maine Philanthropy Center)
April 8, Portland
This event has been postponed due to developments regarding COVID-19.
New date – TBD
Presenter: Ellen Maling, Merrymeeting Management Solutions

Past Focus Events

2019

Focus on Strategic Board Recruitment and Leaders & Luminaries Awards
Presenter: Jeff Wahlstrom, Starboard Leadership Consulting

Focus on Effective Management
Presenter: Laura Mitchell, Starboard Leadership Consulting

Beyond Bad Training: A Toolkit for Trainers, Teachers + Facilitators
Presenter: Andy Robinson, Andy Robinson Consulting LLC

Focus on Fundraising: It Takes a Team
Presenter: Andy Robinson, Andy Robinson Consulting, LLC

2018
Focus on Framing: Say This, Not That

Presenter: Lynn Davey, Ph.D.

Focus on Leadership Teams: Increase Trust + Effectiveness

Presenter: Laura Mitchell, Starboard Leadership Consulting

2017
Focus on Board Innovation: Transforming Governance through Shared Leadership

Presenter: Judy Freiwirth, Nonprofit Solutions Associates

Focus on Fundraising: How to Survive and Thrive in the “New Normal”
Presenter: Kim Klein, Klein & Roth Consulting

Focus on Framing: Say This, Not That – Effective Framing for Social Change
Presenter: Lynn Davey, Ph.D.

Focus on Friendraising: Rallying Supporters in Times of Change
Presenter: Andy Robinson, Andy Robinson Consulting, LLC

2016
Focus on Leadership Teams: Increase Trust + Effectiveness

Presenter: Kathryn Hunt, Starboard Leadership Consulting

Focus on Coaching: Unlocking Potential + Performance
Presenter: Kristen Kellner, KMA Human Resources Consulting

2015
Focus on Fundraising

Presenter: Andy Robinson, Andy Robinson Consulting, LLC