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Accountability + Legal Compliance

Help Desk FAQ: What Do I Need to Know About Nonprofit Raffles? Don’t Gamble with Compliance and Reporting

by Guest Blogger
Raffles can be a fun and effective way for nonprofit organizations to engage the public and raise funds to support the organization’s cause. Raffles are common at school events as well as other nonprofit fundraisers, and they give the public the opportunity to contribute money to a great cause while enjoying the chance to win […]

Action Alert: National Survey Regarding Overtime and Overhead

by Mary Erin Casale
From our partners at the National Council on Nonprofits: Inviting Nonprofits with Government Grants and Contracts to Participate in a National Survey Nonprofits in our state and across the country will soon be dealing with changes to federal rules governing employment and contracting practices that have the potential to affect the costs and operations of […]

Before you celebrate, ADVOCATE!

by Mary Erin Casale
UPDATE : Thanks to your hard work, the IRS the Treasury Department and IRS announced that it is withdrawing the proposed Gift Substantiation regulation. The withdrawal of the flawed regulatory proposal is very good news for the public, for donors, and for the nonprofit community. The government was convinced that its proposal would have contributed to identity […]

New Charity Registration Service Available at Discount to MANP Members

by Jessica Lantos
Multi-State Charitable Solicitation Registration is a phrase that often strikes fear in the hearts of nonprofits. To help alleviate the stress, reduce hours of work time and reduce the cost, MANP is now offering SimpleCharityRegistration, a new online service that streamlines the registration process. For Those Who Don’t Know… 40 states plus the District of Columbia […]

New Charitable Solicitation Law Goes Into Effect August 1

by Molly O'Connell
The most recent legislative session brought some much-needed changes to the Maine Charitable Solicitations Act that will simplify or eliminate filing requirements for certain nonprofits and fundraising consultants. These changes will go into effect August 1, 2014. The following summary is reprinted with permission from the Maine Nonprofit Law E-Bulletin produced in May 2014  by Robert H. […]

Raising Money in Maine? Important Legal Updates

by Molly O'Connell
Chances are your nonprofit is starting, ending or in the middle of a fundraising campaign, so be sure you are aware of new charitable solicitation rules that go into effect on October 9th. To help you get up to speed on the new rules as well as refresh your memory about ones that are staying […]

Training on Demand: Recorded Webinars Now Available

by Jessica Lantos
We’ve heard you, and are working to make MANP training more accessible to nonprofit staff and volunteers regardless of geography or scheduling conflicts! In the coming months we’ll be making recorded versions of popular webinars available on demand at discounted rates. We’re kicking off our recorded webinar selection with two very timely topics: The Affordable […]