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!

Mental Health Awareness Month: Expert tips for boosting wellbeing

TW Blog Post 5.23.22 Mental Health

By: Tammy Pitts, Chief Communications Officer, MNA

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and on this day—the morning after the horrific tragedy in at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas where 19 students and their two teachers were brutally killed in the classroom—many are heartbroken, devastated, and angry.

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Nonprofit Employees Prefer Flexible Work Arrangements

TW Blog Post 5.4.22 Return to Work

By: Tammy Pitts, Chief Communications Officer

The days of making the commute into the office five days a week are long gone for many. In fact, 2019 feels like it was a lifetime ago. Flexibility is now the name of the game.

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Michigan Nonprofit Association Issues Statement on fatal police shooting of Patrick Lyoya

April 20, 2022 
Contact: tpitts@mnaonline.org

We are horrified and heartbroken at the senseless death of Patrick Lyoya, a Black man who was killed by a Grand Rapids police officer on April 4, 2022. There are thousands of routine traffic stops every day here in Michigan and not one should cost a life.   

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Meet MNA’s New CEO - An Interview with Kelley Kuhn

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By: Tammy Pitts, MNA’s Chief Communications Officer

We’re celebrating Women’s History Month this March to the fullest by honoring the women of Michigan Nonprofit Association including our president and CEO, Kelley Kuhn. She takes over the reins from former president and CEO, Donna Murray-Brown who stepped down last December to relocate to Kentucky with her family. Kelley is among the many women making a significant impact on Michigan’s nonprofit sector. While she has a new title, she isn’t a new face to MNA or the sector. In fact, as you’ll read here in the debut of her new series, “Keeping up with Kelley”, —she’s been passionate about nonprofits her entire life.

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How Nonprofits Can Protect Themselves from Cyberattacks

Twitter Blog Post 3.1.22 Cyberattacks

By: Mariah McAnallen, MNA Communications & Branding Manager

Cybersecurity experts say the prospect of cyberattacks is increasingly likely due to the war in Ukraine and advise consumers and organizations to brace for that possibility and take precautions.  So, what exactly can nonprofits do right now to prepare?  Turns out, quite a lot, actually. 

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