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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, Volunteers Centers of Michigan, Mentoring to Access Corps, and AmeriCorps VISTA.
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.
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) 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mentoring to Access Corps (MAC) is a Michigan Nonprofit Association program in partnership with Mentor Michigan and Michigan Campus Compact. MAC enrolls 25 AmeriCorps members and places them with youth-service and mentoring programs and college campuses across Michigan in order to increase college access for all students. Click here to learn more about Mentoring to Access Corps.
Michigan Nonprofit Association's Civic Engagement team, made up of The LEAGUE Michigan, Michigan Campus Compact, and Volunteer Centers of Michigan, expands efforts to reach across all areas of lifelong engagement through MNA. MNA Civic Engagement AmeriCorps VISTA members will be placed with K-12 schools, college campuses, or volunteer connector organizations and will serve a portion of their service hours off site with a community partner. MNA VISTAS promote and strengthen community-building initiatives focused on education and economic opportunity.