Conferences + Intensives

Opt In: Communications Conference

As nonprofit professionals, we “opt in” to making positive change in our communities and we want to get others—donors, volunteers, policymakers—to opt in to the missions we all care about. Communication is central to this goal. Authentic communication, deep community engagement, and effective messaging are critical to raising public consciousness, understanding, response to, and funding of the missions that matter in our communities. In today’s fast paced world, technology is inextricably linked to sharing our messages.

In 2018, MANP inaugurated the Opt In: Nonprofit Communications Conference to support Maine nonprofit staff and volunteers to elevate their communications to a new level, so they can advance strategic goals. The conference highlights “trends within reach” to bring focus to innovations and strategies that are relevant and useful for Maine nonprofits that have limited communications resources. Through creative formats that prioritize peer learning and meaningful engagement with experts, attendees gain inspiration, connections, and practical skills and tools to put to use right away.

Opt In Conference in 2020

To remain in compliance with the Governor’s safety protocols, MANP will not hold any in-person events for the rest 2020 and will focus on all-virtual programming. Instead of an in-person conference this year, we are presenting Opt In Online, a series of online programs and events during the month of October. Click here for more information about Opt In Online.

Past Conferences

Opt In: 2019 Nonprofit Communications Conference
October 1, Portland

Opt In: 2018 Nonprofit Communications Conference
October 2, Portland


To find out how you can deepen your commitment to the nonprofit sector through sponsorship of this event, contact our Development + Marketing Manager, Kelly McCormack.