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September 21, 2023 2023 Giving Guide

Maine Association of Nonprofits

Amid dynamic challenges, a chance to build and deepen connections

Maine Association of Nonprofits is grateful to our longtime media partner Mainebiz for providing this annual spotlight on Maine’s nonprofit sector and the critical role businesses play in partnering with them to strengthen economic resiliency and our communities’ quality of life.

Jennifer Hutchins, Executive Director, Maine Association of Nonprofits

As nonprofits, we are increasingly called on to reimagine how we find innovative solutions together and to reinvent how we define then recommit to our common good. As a first step, nonprofits need the resources and genuine partnerships to navigate these remarkable times and to think boldly and creatively.

Over the past few years, MANP and our network of more than 1,000 member organizations have faced new, dynamic challenges, while simultaneously managing the ongoing demands of our nonprofit missions. While turbulent and trying, it has also been a chance to build and deepen connections, as well as share knowledge, resources, and support.

Nonprofits need the support of businesses and their people and there are many ways to engage with them:

  • Have conversations with the nonprofits you know. Get to know them on a deeper level to gain a better understanding of where their needs are the greatest. The workforce shortage has put a strain on nonprofit people across the board, so consider how you are either creating or removing barriers to support for them through your interactions.
  • Get your people engaged. Professionals from all backgrounds are needed to serve on nonprofit boards and committees. Board service is a great way to give back to your community, grow your professional network, tap into your passions and special skill sets, and even learn something new. Nonprofits are always looking to enhance their boards with new perspectives and talents.
  • Keep being generous and collaborative. When nonprofits are seen as essential partners and valued collaborators, amazing things can happen. Creative collaborations with businesses, along with generous flexible financial investments, have been key in helping our communities heal from the pandemic

The organizations presented here in the Giving Guide are a snapshot of the incredible nonprofit sector in Maine that employs 1 in 6 Maine workers. We invite you to seek out and connect with nonprofits in your communities to learn about their work and goals, and how you can best support them.

Meaningful and lasting change will only result from working in tandem and over time with many voices and organizations. We are making progress, but there is much more to do. MANP is honored to work and learn alongside you.