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Addressing workforce challenge 'No. 1 priority' for Maine nonprofits

Jennifer Hutchins, executive director of the Maine Association of Nonprofits, today called on the state's nonprofit organizations to address the workforce challenge as a matter of urgency.

Tags: Maine, Leadership, Workforce
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Employment rises at Maine nonprofits, but wages lag inflation, study finds

“Just like our private-sector colleagues, nonprofits are increasingly under pressure to offer competitive pay and benefits to attract and retain talent while continuing to provide the services people rely on,”...

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Maine’s Gov. LePage Accused of Using False Data in Effort to Tax Land Trusts

Some of the land trusts in question pay a reduced tax already because they are part of the state’s Tree Growth or Open Space programs and must remain as working forests.

Tags: Maine, PILOTs, Payments in Lieu of Taxes, Land Trusts
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Another target of Republican tax bill: donations to nonprofits

It’s a heavy lift even in the best of times. And thanks to the Republican-driven tax “reform” legislation now hurtling through Congress like a runaway freight train, these are far from the best of times.

Tags: Maine, Tax Reform, Johnson Amendment, Charitable Deduction
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Could artists revive a fading Maine town?

The foundation’s most ambitious project to date has been a $110 million renovation of a derelict former state mental hospital north of Portland, turning the space into an office park, demonstration farm, and equestrian facility.

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Report highlights economic contribution of Maine nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations contribute about $11 billion annually to the Maine economy and employ more than 95,000 state residents, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Maine Association of Nonprofits.

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Employers fret about overtime rules changes

The Maine Association of Nonprofits quickly responded to multiple inquiries from its membership around the new OT rules and offered a webinar earlier this summer.

Tags: Maine, Overtime
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Creative Portland director Jennifer Hutchins to lead Maine Association of Nonprofits

The Maine Association of Nonprofits has chosen Creative Portland Executive Director Jennifer Hutchins to replace its outgoing executive director, Scott Schnapp, who is stepping down in July after 14 years as head of the organization.

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'Giving Tuesday' helps Maine nonprofits

Tuesday is a chance to expand the holiday generosity toward organizations that are making a difference in Maine communities.

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Sluggish giving tests survival skills of Maine’s nonprofits

To survive in Maine, nonprofit organizations must be well-managed, develop diverse income sources and maintain a sharp focus on their respective missions, said Scott Schnapp, executive director of the Maine Association of Nonprofits.

Tags: Maine, Economic Impact

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