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!

Detroit mayor: 2020 U.S. Census effort carried out ‘systemic racism’

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During a U.S. Senate field hearing held at Wayne County Community College on Monday, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan charged that the federal government engaged in “systemic racism” during the GOP Trump administration-led 2020 U.S. Census process. He argued that Detroit has been undercounted by 50,000 people and continued his call for a wide-ranging appeal.

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Lack of resources, racial disparities among reasons behind 2020 census undercount, Michigan organizers tell feds


By Alyssa Burr | aburr@mlive.com

Community activists in Detroit joined U.S. Senator Gary Peters, D-MI, for a U.S. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on Monday, July 25 to examine the 2020 Census and its impact on local communities.

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Detroit, Michigan leaders push to challenge census count

Detroit — The results of the 2020 census count and the consequences on Michigan cities have state lawmakers and leaders urging more resources for future efforts and for officials to consider an appeal of 2020's numbers.

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Michigan Nonprofit Association to help oversee $50M relief grant program


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Michigan nonprofit relief fund proposal gaining traction in Lansing

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Michigan nonprofits: Where are we now? MNA's new president and CEO has her finger on the pulse

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Inflation Hits Ability of Nonprofits to Provide Services, Keep Workers — and Raise Money

Author Dan Parks writes about the impact of inflation on nonprofits in this article featured on philanthropy.com.

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Nonprofit, political leaders share strategies to raise funding and access federal relief

In an article published on MiBiz, author Hannah Brock writes about MNA's Legislative Day and priorities.

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In-Person Conferences and Fundraising Events Come Roaring Back

In an article published on philanthropy.com, author Dan Parks writes about the return of live, in-person events and conferences in 2022.

Many factors play into this return to in-person formats, including people’s need to regain some form of “normalcy” as the COVID-19 pandemic begins to wind down.

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Salary competition adds to staffing challenges for nonprofits - MiBiz

From MiBiz - Feb. 13, 2022

Staffing shortages have become commonplace across industries over the past two years, but the nonprofit sector has unique workforce challenges when it comes to salary competition with the for-profit sector. MiBiz's Hannah Brock interviewed several nonprofit leaders to speak to nonprofit's challenges, including comments from Michigan Nonprofit Association's president and CEO, Kelley Kuhn. 

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