Maine Association of Nonprofits

​​100% of Maine people benefit from the work of Maine nonprofits

The Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) enriches Maine communities by empowering people with purpose—people and organizations at the forefront of the issues and opportunities that will determine Maine’s future prosperity. As a leading advocate and resource, we ensure that Maine nonprofits are adapting, thriving, and contributing in a fast-changing world.

Our Mission

Founded in 1994, MANP’s mission is to strengthen the leadership, voice, and organizational effectiveness of Maine nonprofits.  MANP has grown into the state’s largest network of organizations dedicated to the common good with more than 940 nonprofit members and 160 partners in government, business, and philanthropy, representing every county in Maine and the full range of nonprofit missions and sizes.

Our Work

We are the state’s comprehensive resource for the tools, knowledge, and connections nonprofits need to be effective and well-run, providing new and seasoned nonprofit professionals and volunteers with:

Together, we are building a collaborative and influential nonprofit sector in Maine by weaving new and deeper connections among nonprofits; forging partnerships across the nonprofit, business, government, and philanthropic sectors; and providing leadership as a vocal advocate for the unique value nonprofits offer to Maine.

Strengthening the capacity, connections, and cross-sector influence of Maine nonprofits empowers nonprofits to contribute as equal, valued partners in making Maine a great place to live, work, and visit.

MANP. Powering the Common Good.


MANP is a membership organization that has grown from 14 charter members in 1994 to over 940 nonprofit members and 160 Friends today.

Our member organizations represent the diversity of Maine’s nonprofit sector, crucial to Maine’s quality of life.