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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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Longtime champion of Maine nonprofits set to move on

For the past 13 years, Scott Schnapp has been defending the interests of Maine’s nonprofit community, a diverse and often misunderstood group of organizations that bridge the gap between government and the private sector.

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LePage values nonprofits, then says they’re takers

The information the governor is delivering throughout the state is inconsistent with his budget proposal.

Tags: Maine, State Tax Issues, Tax Exemption
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Governor LePage holds third budget town hall

It has been two months since the Governor unveiled his proposed budget, and people have had time to crunch the numbers.

Tags: Maine, Property Taxes
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Nonprofits Profit Maine; Just Ask Biddeford

Maine's nonprofits profit Maine. That's the takeaway from a biennial report on the status of the nonprofit sector in the Pine Tree State. 

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Maine Proposal to Impose Property Tax on Nonprofits Sparks National Debate

One major reason that nonprofits are exempt from tax is due to the beneficial impact of their work on local communities. “Property tax is a benefits linked tax and the exemption is provided to pay for services,” said Walczak.

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Planning for the inevitable: Nonprofits and the coming wave of leadership retirements

While it is hard to know for certain whether we are seeing the start of that wave, or the crest, there are clear signs that the retirement of nonprofit leaders has become a front and center issue for nonprofit boards.

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Taxing nonprofits ‘neither feasible nor desirable’

Many nonprofits provide needed community services that the government does not. Shelters for those seeking to escape domestic violence provide a safe place to go.

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Maine Nonprofits: Gov's Plan to Impose Taxes Will Lead to Job Losses

"There's a ripple effect out of non-profit employment and that's the challenge with this particular proposal," says Scott Schnapp, executive director of the Maine Association of Nonprofits.

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Maine Governor Proposes Taxes on Nonprofits

The Maine Governor’s budget plan calls for ending revenue sharing with municipalities and replacing those funds by allowing communities to tax the...

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