Michigan Nonprofit Association Blog

MNA’s Blog is designed to give you, the nonprofit community, an informal look into the issues currently facing Michigan’s nonprofit sector and an opportunity to share tools, resources and best practices. It’s also a way for us to get to know each other a little bit better through candid discussions of the topics, challenges and opportunities that our sector deals with on a regular basis. Check back daily and participate in the discussions by posting a comment or emailing our bloggers. We love hearing from you!

Michigan Nonprofits Hope for Support on #GivingTuesday as COVID-19 Sparks Increased Demand for Services

LANSING, Mich. — #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on December 1 and continue throughout the year. Michigan nonprofits are on the front lines during a global health pandemic providing essential services to vulnerable communities and demand has skyrocketed. “With #GivingTuesday coming up, I want people to recognize how utterly important it is for them to continue to donate to their favorite organizations and even support a new organization,” said Donna Murray-Brown, President and CEO of Michigan Nonprofit Association. “This is an opportunity for donors to have a direct impact, and maybe even give a little more this year because the demand and need is greater.”

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Mariana Martinez Named New Director of Civic Engagement Initiatives at Michigan Nonprofit Association

Mariana MartinezMichigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) is excited to welcome Mariana Martinez as the new Director of Civic Engagement Initiatives. In this role, Ms. Martinez will be tasked with leading MNA’s program to educate nonprofits on how their communities can have a voice in creating more equitable and representative districts.

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Michigan Nonprofits Call on Congress to Pass Covid-19 Relief Legislation Now That the Election is Over

Michigan Nonprofit Association congratulates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their victory as president-elect and vice president-elect. Harris is the first woman of color to become vice president of the United States and this historic moment represents the millions of minority women who have often been historically underrepresented and overlooked.

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Census 2020 Michigan Nonprofits Count Campaign expresses disappointment with U.S. Supreme Court ruling that ends the 2020 Census Count

October 15, 2020 - Census 2020 Michigan Nonprofits Count Campaign is disappointed with Tuesday’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court which ends the 2020 Census count early. The ruling overturns previous rulings from lower courts that directed the Census Bureau to continue the count until October 31.

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Michigan Nonprofit Association Names Tammy Pitts As Director of Communications

Tammy Pitts Profile photoLANSING, Michigan – Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tammy Pitts to the position of Director of Communications. In this role, Ms. Pitts will manage all aspects of communications and media relations for MNA. “We are so excited to welcome Tammy as she brings a wealth of experience to this leadership position,” said Donna Murray-Brown, President and CEO.  

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Nonprofit Advocacy at the Capitol Highlights Census 2020 + Youth Activism

LANSING, Mich. — Nonprofit organizations from across the state will attend Legislative Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

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Donna Murray-Brown Named to Northern Michigan University Board of Trustees

LANSING, Mich. — Donna Murray-Brown, president and CEO of Michigan Nonprofit Association, was named to the Northern Michigan University (NMU) Board of Trustees.

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Census 2020 Michigan Nonprofits Count Campaign Launches ‘Everyone Counts. Everyone Wins!’ Media Campaign

LANSING, Mich As promotional and outreach activities are ramping up across the nation ahead of the 2020 decennial census, the Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) is leading the statewide 2020 Nonprofits Count Campaign eight-week media campaign – “Everyone Counts. Everyone Wins!” – beginning September 30, 2019, and running through November 22, 2019.

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Census 2020 Michigan Nonprofits Count Campaign Receives Additional State Funding

LANSING, Mich., — The Michigan legislature has allocated $5 million in appropriations funding for the Census 2020 Michigan Nonprofits Count Campaign to ensure a complete count of all Michigan residents for Census 2020. The Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) spearheaded the ambitious statewide campaign in 2018 and will be the steward of the funding to support preparation, education and outreach for Census 2020. The campaign was launched in 2018 with seed funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and support from the Council of Michigan Foundations.

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Donna Murray-Brown Named In Notable Women in Nonprofits Special Report

DETROIT, Mich. — Donna Murray-Brown, President and CEO of Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA), was named by Crain’s Business Detroit as a part of their Notable Women in Nonprofits in Michigan special report.

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