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Michigan Nonprofit Association

Incorporated in 1990, MNA is a statewide membership organization dedicated to serving the diverse nonprofit sector through civic engagement, capacity-building, data and technology, training, and advocacy.  MNA manages multiple programs and affiliates including Data Driven Detroit, Highway T, The LEAGUE Michigan, Michigan Campus Compact, and Volunteers Centers of Michigan. 

Membership is open to all Michigan nonprofit/tax exempt organizations. For-profit businesses and government entities may join as affiliate members. Click here for more information about membership.

Mission

Michigan Nonprofit Association serves nonprofits to advance their missions.

Vision

Michigan's nonprofit sector will be a vital leader in building and sustaining thriving communities. 

Values

  • Collaboration - demonstrating a commitment to building and sustaining partnerships with business, government, and nonprofits.
  • Diversity and Inclusion - embracing, respecting, and celebrating diverse identities, abilities, cultures, and points of view to advance our organization and the larger nonprofit sector.
  • Excellence - demonstrating a strong commitment to innovation, quality, and the need for high level expertise.
  • Integrity - practicing accountability, honesty, responsibility, dependability, and trust in all of MNA.
  • Leadership - fostering an environment where innovative and bold service to others can grow.

History

Incorporated in 1990 as the Michigan Nonprofit Forum, the organization was first a think-tank dedicated to discussing issues impacting nonprofits. In 1994, the organization was renamed as the Michigan Nonprofit Association to provide direct advocacy and services to local nonprofit organizations.

Affiliates and Programs

Data Driven Detroit (D3)
Data Driven Detroit (D3) is a statewide organization that provides accessible, high-quality information and analysis to drive informed decision-making. D3 houses a comprehensive data system that includes current and historic indicators - demographic, socio-economic, educational, environmental, and more. This data system allows analysts to illustrate complex relationships by combining different datasets to reveal the true stories of our regions, cities, and neighborhoods. D3 is committed to serving all communities by adapting data into formats that meet our clients’ unique needs. For more information, visit www.datadrivendetroit.org.

Highway T
Highway T navigates the extensive world of information and communication technology to make it accessible and easy to understand for nonprofits. We provide training and consulting services to assist nonprofits in creating relevant and effective IT solutions. Our services include technology consulting, managed care, technology assistance grants, and technical assessments. More information about Highway T is available at www.highwayt.org.

The LEAGUE Michigan
The LEAGUE Michigan is a program for service, service-learning, and philanthropy education that builds character and empowers young people. The program combines calendar-based events, curriculum, and ongoing service throughout the school year to prepare youth and educators to make a positive impact in their communities. As a program affiliate of MNA since 2006, The LEAGUE Michigan builds the capacity of the nonprofit sector by educating K-12 students about civic engagement. In its 8-year history in Michigan, The LEAGUE has grown to serve over 900 classrooms in over 200 schools.To learn more about The LEAGUE, visit www.mnaonline.org/league.aspx.

Michigan Campus Compact
Michigan Campus Compact is a coalition of college and university presidents committed to promoting the education and commitment of Michigan college students to be engaged citizens, through creating and expanding academic, co-curricular and campus-wide opportunities for community service, service-learning and civic engagement. When campuses, students and community come together, everyone benefits. Research shows that students retain more information from their classes, are inspired by education and are more likely to graduate and become community leaders, citizens and volunteers when engaged with their community in college. When the campus encourages involvement, community needs are addressed through research, partnerships, shared resources and volunteerism. More information about Michigan Campus Compact can be found at www.micampuscompact.org

Volunteer Centers of Michigan
The Volunteer Centers of Michigan (VCM) is a statewide network of local Volunteer Centers serving 58 Michigan counties, working to strengthen, develop and connect volunteer centers throughout the state. Volunteer Centers mobilize people and resources to deliver creative solutions to community problems. Through the convening of organizations, the promotion of community service, and the matching of volunteers to nonprofit programs and events, Volunteer Centers take a leadership role in addressing key community issues. Our vision is to ensure that all volunteer centers have the capacity to positively impact every Michigan community and their citizens through volunteerism. More information about the Volunteer Centers of Michigan can be found at www.mivolunteers.org.

Metro Detroit Office
28 W. Adams, Suite 1500
Detroit, MI 48226
313.394.1980
Lansing Office
330 Marshall St, Suite 200
Lansing, MI 48912
517.492.2400