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!

Gerrymandering split up communities in the past. New redistricting process aims to keep them together.

One of the hardest jobs for the randomly selected group of Michigan voters charged with redrawing the state’s congressional and legislative districts this year is that they will be required to draw districts that keep communities that share political interests together.

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Spotlight on the News: Inside MI redistricting with Sue Hammersmith, Nancy Wang & Mariana Martinez

On Sunday, February 28, Spotlight on the News will take viewers inside Michigan's redistricting process. How can you have input into the new maps that will be drawn to shape the future of the Great Lakes State?

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Michigan Non-profits Work To Educate Citizens on Redistricting

Craig Fahle is an award winning journalist and talk show host who is committed to telling the full story about all things happening around Metro Detroit. He is equally at home with any subject, whether it be politics, public policy, business, arts and culture, and even sports. His conversational style, mixed with a probing yet civil interviewing style has earned him respect from a multi generational and multicultural audience.

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Comisión Independiente de Ciudadanos (ICRC) para la Iniciativa de Redistribución de Distritos Electorales

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Effort underway to involve underrepresented communities in redistricting

The Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) is leading an effort alongside a coalition of partners to provide training and resources to help underrepresented communities give testimony and legislative maps to the new Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC).

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Nonprofit coalition will work to get underrepresented communities involved in MI redistricting

The Michigan Nonprofit Association said it is working with a coalition to get underrepresented communities in Michigan involved in the redistricting process.

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State's new Redistricting Commission anticipates delay in receiving Census data

Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau announced states wouldn’t receive the data they need to draw new legislative maps until the end of September.

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Nonprofit consortium launches campaign to give underrepresented communities voice in redistricting

A nonprofit coalition led by the Michigan Nonprofit Association on Wednesday launched a campaign to engage historically underrepresented communities in the state's redistricting process.

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Nonprofits less likely to draw from second round of federal PPP loans

The full effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the national economy was still largely unknown when the first round of federal Paycheck Protection Program loans was announced in late March 2020.

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Survey aims to collect racial demographics on leadership, staff of Detroit nonprofits

The Michigan Nonprofit Association has launched an effort to collect racial demographics on the leadership and staff of Detroit nonprofits.

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