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!

Nonprofits: Programs, fundraising could be hurt by new overtime rules

By:  Sherri Welch, Crain's Detroit Business

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Campus Compact Elects Robin Lynn Grinnell to Mission Achieving Committee

pdf 16 05 13 Campus Compact_RLGrinnell

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Michigan Nonprofit Assn Commends Philanthropic Investment in Flint

pdf 16 05 12 Statement on Flint

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MNA partners with Refugee Development Center to aid Gardner Academy

By:  Ann Kammerer, News Editor, CapitalGains Lansing

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Michigan nonprofits make steady progress through collaboration

By: Josh Veal, MiBiz

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What Is The True Test Of Leadership?

Leadership Low Down
April 7, 2016 7:30 PM

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MNA Partners with Refugee Development Center to Aid Gardner

pdf MNA Partners with Refugee Development Center to Aid Gardner

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Michigan Nonprofit Association Awards 2016-2017 AmeriCorps VISTA Host Sites

pdf Michigan Nonprofit Association Awards 2016-2017 AmeriCorps VISTA Host Sites pdf

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Longtime activist DeSantis launching new initiative

By: John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press

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23 Global Youth Service Day projects awarded grants

The Michigan Community Service Commission and Michigan Nonprofit Association today announced the distribution of $7,000 in mini-grant funds to support 2016 Global Youth Service Day projects across the state.

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Earning the Public’s Trust Every Day: Lessons from Wounded Warrior Project’s Recent Actions

By Tim Delaney, President & CEO, National Council of Nonprofits

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Reinstating tax credits for charitable giving remains key for nonprofit sector in 2016

Written by:  Jayson Bussa, MiBiz

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Five local nonprofits to compete for part of $150,000 in services during elevator pitch Wednesday

By:  Sherri Welch, Crains

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Electronic Voting Rules For Members, Shareholders and Directors of Michigan Nonprofit Corporations

There appears to be some misunderstanding in the Michigan nonprofit community about electronic voting by members, shareholders and directors of Michigan nonprofit corporations. Some nonprofit corporations have been following the practice of sending out a resolution to the members, shareholders or directors and have them vote by checking a box and returning it electronically. That is not a valid member, shareholder or director vote under Michigan law.

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Why We Must Improve Nonprofit Advocacy

Recent opinion pieces in The Chronicle of Philanthropy have decried the lack of capacity of foundation and nonprofit infrastructure groups to be strong policy advocates.

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GRCF’s Encore program connects retirement-age workforce with roles in the community

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids Community Foundation is fortifying an effort that allows nonprofit and for-profit organizations to tap into the institutional knowledge of retirement-age individuals.

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Nonprofit Quarterly - A City in Remission: Can the “Grand Bargain” Revive Detroit?

  pdf A City in Remission: Can the “Grand Bargain” Revive Detroit?

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