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Spread the News: New Data Finds Maine Nonprofits Invest $12 Billion Annually - Key Talking Points, Tips, and Tools on Connecting with Legislators & the Media

Jan. 8, 2019, 11am-12pm


Tired of playing defense? Nonprofits are vitally important to Maine communities, yet many community members and most decision makers remain in the dark about the value of the nonprofit sector. In order to shift the paradigm from being viewed as liabilities to being recognized as key partners and assets, we all need to work together to spread the news about the sector. Attend this webinar and learn about the important economic impact Maine nonprofits have in the state and in Maine communities (data has been updated). Get tips and tools on how to effectively communicate these messages to decision makers and the media and on the use of social media. Be part of the movement.

By the End of This Session, Participants Will:
  • Know the key messages about the value of the nonprofit sector
  • Have crafted ideas about how to connect with legislators and the media
  • Possess specific tools, including social media suggestions

Who Should Participate: 
Nonprofit executive directors, board members, and communications staff

Cost + Registration:
  • Free for MANP Members and Non-Members!
  • Register by clicking the link below
About the Presenters: 
Jennifer Hutchins, Executive Director, MANP
Jennifer Hutchins became the Executive Director of the Maine Association of Nonprofits in July 2016. Prior to joining MANP, Jennifer was Executive Director of Creative Portland, where she led the City of Portland’s efforts to strengthen the creative economy. Along with Professors Richard Barringer and Charlie Colgan, she was a co-author on the seminal 2004 report on Maine’s Creative Economy conducted for Governor Jon Baldacci. Jennifer also served as Director of Communications and External Affairs at the USM Muskie School of Public Service for nine years and Marketing Director at Portland Stage Company from 1995-2000. She holds a Master’s in public policy and management from the USM Muskie School and lives in Portland with her husband and two daughters.

Jennifer Burns Gray, Director of Advocacy + Public Policy, MANP

Jenn started as the Director of Advocacy and Public Relations for the Maine Association of Nonprofits in February 2017. Prior to joining MANP, Jenn was Maine Audubon’s Staff Attorney and Advocate for over twenty years. In that role, Jenn was Maine Audubon’s full time face at the State House. She has an extensive background shaping public policy and strong relationships at the State House, and a wealth of experience bringing stakeholders with diverse perspectives together around a common cause. Jenn received her received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Trinity College, earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Southern Maine School of Law, and is a trained mediator. She lives in Brunswick with her family.

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