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Over the past few years, Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) and our network of more than 1,000 member organizations have faced new, dynamic challenges, while simultaneously managing the ongoing demands of our missions. While turbulent and trying, it was also a chance to build connections, share knowledge, resources and support.
The pandemic coincided with a series of economic and cultural shifts that have shown nonprofits to be more valuable and more vulnerable than ever. From the start, MANP stepped up to work closely with our peers and partners to respond and adapt. The learnings gleaned from that period will help inform and focus our work in the years ahead to create a stronger nonprofit sector in Maine by:
1. Inspiring change by amplifying nonprofit voices
2. Advancing equity by expanding access for rural and underserved communities
3. Championing a healthy workforce
4. Helping nonprofits reimagine strategy
5. Building boards that center purpose
As Maine’s go-to resource for nonprofits, MANP is uniquely positioned to build nonprofit capacity, connections and cross-sector influence to pursue this vision. We invite businesses and other community leaders to join us.
Corporate and private donors can help nonprofits access MANP’s educational programs and services by contributing to the MANP Access Fund. This fund directly supports nonprofit members who would otherwise not be able to participate due to financial barriers.
Businesses and individuals may join MANP’s membership as a “Friend of MANP” starting at $100 annually. Sponsorship opportunities of MANP’s programs and services are also available (separate from membership) and provide valuable marketing opportunities and brand exposure to a statewide network while supporting resources that help Maine’s mission-focused organizations operate more effectively.
Opportunities include in-person and virtual events, biennial publications, programs in the Get on Board initiative, and many other nonprofit management and professional development happenings.”.
Nonprofit organizations rely on dedicated and committed volunteers – specifically board members – to achieve their missions. Maine nonprofits consistently name board recruitment as a top challenge. On the flipside, many community members are interested in sharing their skills and perspectives and growing as leaders through board or committee service, but aren’t sure where or how to find an opportunity that feels right.
MANP created Board Explorer to connect nonprofits with people with purpose. This free service facilitates connections between individuals interested in serving on a board and organizations looking to enhance their boards/committees with new perspectives and talents. Get started anytime by visiting: www.NonprofitMaine.org/BoardExplorer.
Linda Nelson, Vice President, Author, Journalist, Nonprofit Consultant
Peter Montano, CPA, Board Treasurer, Director, PGM Accounting
Shirar Patterson, Board Secretary, President & CEO, Heart of Maine United Way
Jayne Crosby Giles, Principal, Giles Consulting
Lisa Hallee, Principal, The Hallee Group
Gabriela Montoya-Eyerman, Finance Director, Sunrise County Economic Council
Kate O’Halloran, Executive Director, LifeFlight Foundation
Jason Parent, Executive Director/CEO, Aroostook County Action Program (ACAP)
Firooza Pavri, Director, Professor, USM Muskie School
Laura Quinn, Principal, Laura Quinn Consulting
Wendy Richards, Principal, Richards Nonprofit Law
Justin Strasburger, Executive Director, Full Plates Full Potential
Annual revenue: $1,088,741
39% Membership dues
25% Programs and services
16% Other income
9% Contributions and grants
565 Congress St., Suite. 301, Portland, ME 04101
In 2023, Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) Executive Director Jennifer Hutchins was elected to her first term on the board of the National Council of Nonprofits, the largest network of nonprofits in North America. Hutchins joins 14 other board members as they lend their experience to championing, informing and connecting organizations across the country. MANP is a proud member of the National Council of Nonprofits.
Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) is a statewide, membership organization championing Maine nonprofits. Our mission is to enrich the quality of community and personal life in Maine by strengthening the leadership, voice and organizational effectiveness of our state’s nonprofits.
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