MANP Connects

As a leading advocate and resource, MANP is committed to ensuring that Maine nonprofits have the information and connections they need to adapt, manage and lead during these extraordinarily challenging times. MANP Connects provides a space to discuss the issues unique to our network and hear from peers and partners at the forefront of the opportunities and challenges facing Maine nonprofits and communities.

These 45-minute, Friday morning programs feature guests from Maine’s nonprofit sector and beyond who share their insights and perspectives in conversation with MANP Executive Director Jennifer Hutchins.

2023 Virtual Conversations

It's the fourth year of MANP Connects! Mark your calendars for the third Friday of each month to tune into these free conversations. 

Our next MANP Connects is on Friday, October 20th - topic and speakers TBA!

Join us in October!

MANP Connects Live: Inspiring Change

New doors are opening to increase the influence and visibility of Maine’s nonprofits as key partners, innovators, community-builders and economic-drivers. Join your peers on Friday, December 15th in Portland for coffee, connection, and inspiration. MANP’s network has unique insight into community and policy solutions, so let’s get ready to raise our voices in 2024!

Our MANP Connects series began in April 2020 at the start of the pandemic to help our network feel connected and supported, share information and resources, and get inspired. Since then we have hosted 50 virtual coffee chats featuring more than 100 guest speakers representing the nonprofit sector, philanthropy, state and federal government, and the business community.  

Now, to close out the year, we hope you'll join us for light breakfast, connecting + networking, and a panel of inspiring changemakers!

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Access past MANP Connects on our YouTube channel.

2023 Sponsor

Have Something to Share?

If you're interested in sharing on a future MANP Connects session around a particular topic, contact Kelly McCormack at

How it Started

MANP Connects launched in April 2020 as a space for members of the nonprofit community across the state to receive timely information, stay on top of the latest developments, and connect with peers as the effects of the pandemic came to light.

Sponsorship opportunities available! If you’re interested in sponsoring MANP Connects or another program, please email Kelly McCormack, Development + Marketing Manager, at