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Information for Maine Nonprofits During COVID-19

MANP is actively monitoring recommendations related to the COVID-19 pandemic and we are in frequent communication with colleagues in Maine, at the National Council of Nonprofits, and at other state nonprofit associations across the country. We will be continually updating this page as a hub of information for Maine nonprofits about how they can respond, connect and contribute.

Our members’ continued support ensures we are able to provide free resources to Maine’s nonprofit sector at this critical time. If you are able, please consider becoming a MANP member. If you are already a member – THANK YOU!  We are all stronger when the sector is stronger.

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Impacts of COVID-19 on the Nonprofit Sector

Advice for Nonprofit Leaders + Boards

COVID-19, Racial Equity, Social Justice, and Transformation

The pandemic is disproportionately affecting communities of color and exacerbating other inequities in our communities. For example, Black Mainers make up over 20% of coronavirus cases, but only 1.6% of the population.

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Health + Wellness During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • World Health Organization’s advice for the public.
  • Coronavirus pages of Maine CDC and US CDC.
  • 2-1-1 Maine is a resource to your employees, clients and communities.
  • Multilingual fact sheets
  • It’s okay to be stressed. NAMI Maine addresses mental well-being in the time of crisis and provides tips for staying well while navigating the COVID-19 outbreak. Mental Health America has a variety of resources.
  • The State of Maine’s StrengthenME program has partnered with Work Force EAP to provide free stress management, wellness, and resiliency support to employees and volunteers of nonprofit organizations who are doing social support work (broadly defined – if you’re working with people, you qualify!).  In March and April 2021 they are offering workshops ontopics such as sustaining compassion, stress management, de-escalation, work/life rhythm, resiliency and more!  All trainings are drop-in via Zoom and there is no need to register in advance. Find more information on this flyer. You may share this opportunity widely with your staff and volunteers! Nonprofit employees can also schedule additional services, including free, confidential, short-term individual support, now through the end of June. For more information, call 1-800-769-9819 or send an email to StrengthenME@northernlight.org.
  • Rest supports grieving: Grief rituals
  • De-stress at your fingertips: 13 of the Best Apps to Manage Your Stress plus 7 science-based strategies to cope with coronavirus anxiety
  • Stay active. We may need some extra reminding to take a stretch break from all this remote work. Many state parks are closed, but you can find your local land trust and explore their trails while getting some much needed fresh air (check their websites first to ensure they are still allowing access.)