Information on COVID-19 for Maine Nonprofits

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 prepare, respond, connect and contribute.

Note that on March 24th Governor Mills has ordered that non-essential businesses and operations in Maine close their physical locations that are public-facing, effective through April 8, 2020. In the Governor’s release, she lists businesses providing essential services. Note that several cities have also issued stay-at-home orders. Visit the Governor’s website and the websites of your local municipalities for the latest information on public health and safety orders.

Impact of COVID-19 on Maine Nonprofits

Thank you to everyone who participated in MANP’s Flash Poll about the emerging impact of the global pandemic on Maine’s nonprofits. Read the results.

Flatten The Curve: What It Means For Coronavirus In

Financial Relief/Support for Nonprofits

  • MANP is regularly compiling and updating this webpage about relief for Maine nonprofit organizations and employees, including the CARES Act, passed on March 27th.
  • Are YOU interested in helping with time, talent or treasure? Get ideas on our blog and check out Maine Helps webpage, a new webpage launched by the Governor’s office.

Advice for Nonprofit Leaders

Staff + Volunteer  Management

Business Continuity, Scenario Planning, Risk Management

Meetings & Events

Fundraising + Communications

Tools + Technology to Help You Adapt

MANP’s Events

Many of our upcoming events are in online formats already! We are monitoring public health recommendations closely so that we can prioritize the health and safety of all involved. We will update event listings if/when events are cancelled or rescheduled, and will communicate with all registered attendees about what to expect.

General Health and Safety Information About COVID-19

Help us help you!

How is the pandemic affecting your nonprofit and the people you serve? Share your stories and questions to help MANP identify and develop resources and continue to be your advocate with our state and federal officials and our colleagues in philanthropy.