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!

Money from Paycheck Protection Program is still available for Michigan nonprofits, but time is running out

DETROIT- Michigan Nonprofit Association joins Co.act Detroit in urging Michigan nonprofits to act now and apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The deadline for submitting PPP loans is May 31, but the program could run out of money before then. “Nonprofits are part of the economic piece of the fabric of this country and vital to Michigan’s economy,” said Kelley Kuhn, vice president, Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA). “We’re encouraging nonprofits to apply while the application window is still open.”

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COVID Anniversary Statement

As of this morning, the death toll for Michiganders who have died from Covid-19 currently stands at 16,218. And for many of us, those statistics represent a loved one, friend or colleague taken from us far too soon.

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Candid Announces Three New Appointments to Board of Trustees

Candid announced the appointment this month of Kami Dar, CEO of Uniti Networks; Kenneth Jones, vice president and CFO of the MacArthur Foundation; and Donna Murray-Brown, president and CEO of Michigan Nonprofit Association to its board of trustees.

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MNA President & CEO Donna Murray-Brown issues statement of support in wake of violence against Asian Americans

The murders of eight people in Atlanta including six women of Asian descent this week is an unspeakable tragedy. We are heartbroken and horrified at this latest act of terror against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders which according to the coalition, Stop AAPI Hate, only exacerbates “the fear and pain that the Asian American community continues to endure.”

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MNA Launches Citizens Redistricting Campaign Supporting Historically Underrepresented Communities

Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) and a coalition of nonprofit organizations representing communities in Southeast and West Michigan will present a panel discussion on the launch of their efforts to achieve fair and impartial legislative district maps for Michigan.

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Nonprofits Aim to Create BIPOC Solidarity Network in Detroit

Michigan Nonprofit Association in partnership with Data Driven Detroit is pleased to announce the release of the first ever Nonprofit Leadership Census survey aimed at building a solidarity network among BIPOC-led nonprofits (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) in the city of Detroit. The Nonprofit Leadership Census survey is spearheaded by Michigan Nonprofit Association in partnership with Data Driven Detroit.

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Black History Month Statement

Today, we kick off Black History Month, a period in which we celebrate the impact of our Black-led nonprofit partners and the contributions and culture of Black Americans who have shaped history.

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2021 State of the State Address Statement

Nonprofits across Michigan have been at the forefront of the coronavirus pandemic providing essential services to vulnerable communities and we will continue to step up. We are supportive of Governor Whitmer’s efforts to jumpstart our economy and applaud her call for bipartisanship because we can get more done by working together.
 
Read the entire statement here.
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Governor Whitmer Announces Appointments to Bipartisan Protect Michigan Commission  

Governor Whitmer Announces Appointments to Bipartisan Protect Michigan Commission  
Commission to help educate Michiganders on safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine  

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Michigan Nonprofits Should Be Considered a Priority for COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

“Nonprofits across Michigan have been on the front line since the beginning of the pandemic providing essential services to our local communities and families. The need for help has increased greatly as the coronavirus pandemic stretches on. Food banks, homeless shelters, and so many others have workers and volunteers who have put themselves at risk to meet the unprecedented demand. We hope that nonprofits would be given the same consideration as other essential workers and would be considered a priority for the next stage of vaccine distribution.” – Kelley Kuhn, vice president, Michigan Nonprofit Association.

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