Michigan Nonprofit Association

We are champions for strengthening nonprofits and the communities they serve.

aka Michigan Nonprofit Association   |   Lansing, MI   |  www.mnaonline.org

Mission

Founded in 1990, Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) is a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to nonprofits and the communities they serve by promoting anti-racism and social justice. MNA is a statewide membership organization that achieves its mission through advocacy, training, technology services and civic engagement. Membership is open to all Michigan nonprofit/tax-exempt organizations. For-profit businesses and government entities may join as affiliate members. Mission: We are champions for strengthening nonprofits and the communities they serve by advancing collective power, knowledge, systems, and strategy.

Ruling year info

1992

President & CEO

Donna Murray-Brown

Main address

330 Marshall Street Suite 200

Lansing, MI 48912 USA

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EIN

38-2959692

NTEE code info

Voluntarism Promotion (T40)

Management & Technical Assistance (W02)

Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis (W05)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

General Programs

Michigan Nonprofit Association membership is open to all nonprofit organizations
and government entities. MNA also offers business and consultant
memberships to for-profit organizations that serve Michigan’s nonprofit
community. MNA provides members with cost-savings programs; informational
services and resources; capacity building trainings, including leadership
programs and consulting services; public policy and media work to advocate on behalf of the nonprofit sector; and technology assistance through MNA Tech.

MNA Tech 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.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Nonprofit leaders and nonprofit organizations.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Michigan Nonprofit Association

Board of directors
as of 10/5/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Scott Schropp

The Iles Schropp Group

Term: 2020 - 2022

Jenee Velasquez

Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation

Scott Schropp

The Iles Schropp Group

Todd Culver

Incompass Michigan

N. Charles Anderson

Detroit Urban League

Kyle Caldwell

Council of Michigan Foundations

Bridget Clark Whitney

Kids' Food Basket

Carolyn Bloodworth

Consumers Energy Foundation

Melanie Brim

Michigan Health Council

Kate White

Kate White and Associates

Jennifer Goulet

WonderFool Productions

Virginia Holmes

Michigan Community Service Commission

Rich Homberg

Detroit Public Television

Kimberly Houston

KHP Consultants, LLC

Dr. Phillip Knight

Food Bank Council of Michigan

Paul Long

Michigan Catholic Conference

Scott Dzurka

Public Sector Consultants

Sandra Gaddy

Women's Resource Center

Lorna Utley

Marathon Cable

Ruthanne Sudderth

Michigan Health & Hospital Association

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/05/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/05/2021

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Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.