Michigan Nonprofit Association Blog

MNA’s Blog is designed to give you, the nonprofit community, an informal look into the issues currently facing Michigan’s nonprofit sector and an opportunity to share tools, resources and best practices. It’s also a way for us to get to know each other a little bit better through candid discussions of the topics, challenges and opportunities that our sector deals with on a regular basis. Check back daily and participate in the discussions by posting a comment or emailing our bloggers. We love hearing from you!

Census 2020 Michigan Nonprofits Count Campaign Receives State Funding

$500,000 Granted to Michigan Nonprofit Association to Manage 2020 Census Activities

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Despite record giving in 2017, Michigan’s nonprofit leaders remain concerned

MIBIZ | JANE C. SIMONS

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Donna Murray-Brown: Now is the Time for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity

Each time I turn on the news or listen to the radio these days it has literally stopped me in my tracks. Whether it is the violent and hate-filled actions in Charlottesville, the immigration policies, including the Dreamers Act, the heated discussions on race and patriotism in sports, or the way we handle the needs of people who have been caught in national disasters, it all feels painful and personal. But we know it is happening to all of us. It has been so difficult that I have been challenged as the President and CEO of MNA to make a significant statement on the need for civility, fairness, equity and humanity.

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Media Advisory: Vu Le, Author of Popular Blog, "Nonprofit AF," Keynotes Talent Strategy Summit

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Raw and Relevant: Real Change, Real Talk forum sparked honest emotions among Detroit leaders

There are a lot of ideas floating around about how to strengthen Detroit’s neighborhoods beyond downtown and Midtown. Now there’s a newly formed initiative committed to bringing all those ideas together and making them part of an integrated system that will move the neighborhood’s forward.

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Nonprofits back preserving limits on political endorsements

Written by Jane C. Simons

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Michigan Nonprofit Association Awards 2017-18 AmeriCorps VISTA Host Sites

pdf MNA Awards 2017-18 AmeriCorps VISTA Host Sites pdf

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Statement from Donna Murray-Brown, President and CEO of Michigan Nonprofit Association on Repealing the Johnson Amendment

President Trump has vowed to repeal the Johnson Amendment which prohibits nonprofits, including churches and religious institutions, from engaging in partisan politics.

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Reaching Across the Aisle: Nonprofits need to engage, share data more than ever, panelists say

Written by  Jane Simons, Mi Biz, January 27, 2017

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Budget Cuts Might Hit Less Obvious Social Services

By Paul Clolery & Mark Hrywna, The Nonprofit Times

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Cities of Dexter and Chelsea Take Stand against Proposed Amendment to Tax Law

By Melinda Baird, melindathesuntimenews@gmail.com

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Philanthropy in 2017: Massive transfer of wealth brings new attitudes, behaviors

Written by:  Jane C. Simons, MiBiz 12/25/16

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MNA Commends Congress For Passage of Bipartisan Agreement to Provide Critical Funding For Flint

pdf Michigan Nonprofit Association Commends Congress for Passage of Bipartisan Agreement to Provide Critical Funding for Flint

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Michigan Nonprofit Association Congratulates Members Recognized By Crain's Detroit Business

pdf Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) Congratulates Members Recognized by Crain's Detroit Business

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After the election What’s ahead for nonprofits?

After a long and contentious campaign season, Tuesday's election results revealed that Donald J. Trump will be the 45th president of the United States.  There were many who rejoiced and others who felt deeply wounded. No matter where you stand, we see that throughout the country, emotions are running high. 

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MSU, Michigan Nonprofit Association partner for executive MBA program

Written by Jane C. Simons, Mi Biz, 10/30/16

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City Year Names Nellie Tsai National Alumni Board Co-Chair

pdf Nellie Tsai City Year Co-Chair

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Michigan State University and Michigan Nonprofit Association Announce Scholarship

pdf Michigan State University and Michigan Nonprofit Association Announce Scholarship document

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Michigan nonprofits pack an unexpected economic punch

Natalie Burg, July 27, 2016

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MNA Joins Global Leaders to Discuss the Future of Volunteer Service

pdf MNA Joins Global Leaders to Discuss the Future of Volunteer Service

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