Title

Lengthy, detailed article on the growing number of Maine nonprofits, noting that

Authors

Nancy Rosenbaum

Source

Mainebiz

Date

6-26-2006

Pages

1, 19-21

Abstract

Lengthy, detailed article on the growing number of Maine nonprofits, noting that competition for funding is difficult in Maine due to an increase in the number of organizations seeking support. Between 2001 and 2006, the number of registered public charities in the state grew by 35 percent to 2,442. Jim Pierce, executive director and CEO of the Brunswick-based Independence Association, said his budget has stayed flat while the cost of doing business has steadily climbed. The funding crunch has already pushed some groups to merge. The philanthropic market has also grown in recent years, with Maine groups giving $62 million in grants in 2003, compared to $16 million a decade ago. With comments by Janet Henry, president of the Maine Philanthropy Center; Scott Schnapp, executive director of the Maine Association of Nonprofits; Janet Wyper, director of community relations at L.L. Bean; and Ellen Grant, executive director of the Institute for Civic Leadership.

Subjects

Nonprofits, Non-profit organizations

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