Michigan Nonprofit Association
Incorporated in 1990, and governed by a board that represents the diversity of the nonprofit sector, Michigan Nonprofit Association is a leader, a model, an advocate and a support system for nonprofit organizations throughout the state.
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.
Michigan Nonprofit Association serves nonprofits to advance their missions.
Michigan's nonprofit sector will be a vital leader in building and sustaining thriving communities.
What We Value
- 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.
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. In 2010 we celebrated our 20th anniversary with a renewed commitment to serve, strengthen and transform Michigan nonprofits.
Annual Report, IRS 990, Auditor's Report
Michigan Nonprofit Association produces an annual report and we publicly post our IRS 990, Auditor's Report and information about the ConnectMichigan Alliance Endowment. Click here for more information on any of these.
Affiliates and Programs
Highway T's vision is a thriving nonprofit sector in which all
organizations have access to the best technology resources and know-how
and can apply these tools to help create healthy, vibrant, thriving
communities. Our mission is to help nonprofits use technology to better
serve their communities. We are passionate about the work of nonprofits.
Every Highway T service offering and strategy is informed by and
evaluated on what helps nonprofits succeed at achieving their missions.
We are committed to ensuring that all nonprofits can access and afford
effective technology solutions that rival those available in the private
sector. More information about Highway T is available at www.highwayt.org.
Michigan Nonprofit Association promotes and strengthens a life-long
ethic of service and civic engagement through the support of community
building initiatives. To support this mission, the Michigan Nonprofit
Association has entered into a partnership with the LEAGUE Powered
by Learning to Give to develop and implement a state model for the
provision of universal access for all Michigan public schools and
communities to participate in the LEAGUE model. The LEAGUE Powered by
Learning to Give is just that…a
cooperative, international “league” of K-12 schools and community
organizations where young people “learn to give.” The LEAGUE
plans to increase the quality and quantity of young people’s
philanthropy and service contributions, worldwide, through a model that
combines calendar-based events, curriculum and ongoing service
throughout the school year. The LEAGUE wraps lessons and
activities in a sports-style system with points, teacher “Coaches” and
student “Captains” while providing quantifiable, newsworthy
opportunities to spark local media coverage of youth “doing good”. More
information about the LEAGUE Michigan is available at www.MNAonline.org/league.aspx.
Michigan Campus Compact
Michigan Campus Compact is a coalition of 42 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 32 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.
Code of Ethics
As a matter of fundamental principle, the nonprofit community should adhere to the highest ethical standards because it is the right thing to do. As a matter of pragmatic self-interest, the community should do so because public trust in our performance is the bedrock of our legitimacy. Donors and volunteers support charitable organizations because they trust them to carry out their missions, to be good stewards of their resources, and to uphold rigorous standards of conduct. Michigan Nonprofit Association and other nonprofit organizations must earn this trust every day and in every possible way. But organizations are, at base, people, and it is up to the people of the nonprofit sector board members, executive leaders, staff and volunteers to demonstrate their ongoing commitment to the core values of integrity, honesty, fairness, openness, respect, and responsibility. MNA's Code of Ethics