See Suite w/ Jennifer Hutchins – Executive Director of Maine Association of Nonprofits
Adding Up Impact: Maine’s Nonprofits at Work
Jennifer Hutchins, MANP Executive Director
Can you imagine Maine without parks, libraries, hospitals, youth centers, food pantries, community groups or museums? Our state has one of the more robust nonprofit sectors in the country supported by one of the smallest philanthropic communities, demonstrating that Maine nonprofits are adaptive, innovative and efficient partners in shaping Maine’s future. As our communities strive toward prosperity, it’s important to understand the significant role nonprofits play in addressing shared challenges and opportunities working hand-in-hand with government and business.
With findings from MANP’s Adding Up Impact report, Jennifer Hutchins will provide a snapshot of the nonprofit sector’s impact on the Maine economy, including workforce and wage data as well as highlights of how nonprofits stimulate economic development, provide critical community infrastructure and cultivate quality of life throughout the state.
About the Speaker
Jennifer Hutchins is Executive Director of the Maine Association of Nonprofits. Prior to joining MANP in July 2016, she was Executive Director of Creative Portland, where she led the City of Portland’s efforts to strengthen the creative economy. Jennifer has also served as Director of Communications and External Affairs at the USM Muskie School and Marketing Director at Portland Stage Company. Her career got its start at organizations in Washington D.C. and abroad before she returned to Maine in 1995. 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.
Since 1994, Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) has grown to become Maine’s comprehensive resource for the tools, knowledge, and connections nonprofits need to be effective and well-run. With a growing statewide membership of more than 950 nonprofit and 165 for-profit organizations, MANP is a vocal advocate for the work and worth of Maine nonprofits, championing their vital contribution to the economy and quality of life in our state. MANP builds the capacity of individual organizations through leadership and management training, online resources, and cost-saving member benefits. By weaving connections among new and seasoned nonprofit professionals and volunteers, we lift up effective, innovative practices and foster collaboration. MANP cultivates productive relationships across the nonprofit, business, government, and philanthropic sectors so together we can advance solutions to pressing issues and opportunities facing Maine. Join a growing network of organizations and people in Maine who are powering the common good at nonprofitmaine.org.
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