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Portland Press Herald: “Invest in nonprofits and save”

According to a recent report by the Maine Association of Nonprofits (MANP) and corresponding article on the Portland Press Herald, “if Maine really wants to save money, a new report suggests an investment in the nonprofit sector would bring big dividends.” “Non-profits are the state’s second-largest employer and already provide millions in savings in areas such […]

Bregar, Leadership, and Social Change

After spending the summer traveling around the state, moonlighting as a ferryboat captain, and hiring 4 full-time/seasonal teachers for the blueberry harvest, I’m finally ready for my favorite season: fall. In the middle of this, I’ve had time to do some reflecting and after facilitating a leadership development workshop, I got thinking about a word I […]

Big Ideas at the Philanthropy Partners Conference

May is going to be an incredibly busy month at Mano en Mano and even though we’re only about a week into it, there are many big ideas floating around right now. Last week I gathered in Northport, Maine with 400 other professionals from the nonprofit and foundation world.  Together, we represented nearly every agency and […]

First post: One month later

With encouragement from friends and colleagues, I’m delving into a world that I’ve been avoiding for several years: blogs. After graduating from Bowdoin last spring and delivering one of the commencement speeches (Moving Forward with the Common Good & Bowdoin), I spent one more summer on Martha’s Vineyard and ended up in Aspen, Colorado cooking by […]