Neighborhood News

National Volunteer Week
April 10-16, 2016

National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, encouraging and recognizing people to seek out ways to engage in their community.

Are you and/or your neighborhood organization engaging in a special volunteer activity during this week?

If yes, please share the information with the Neighborhood Associations of Michigan (NAM) and we will include the information (including photos) about your activity in the NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS section of this web site.

Send your information to:

Dr. Maxie C. Jackson, Jr.
NAM Secretariat
PO Box 4193
East Lansing, MI 48826
or email


Michigan Nonprofit Association Introduces New Virtual Home

Have you seen the new and improved Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA)? All of the original, detailed content is still available, but in a better organized and stylish layout. Members can login to the site to access member-only benefits such as the Compensation & Benefits Survey including past issues of the MNA Links newsletter.You can easily renew your membership, view your payment history and update your contact information from the Member Portal. The front page of the web site features easy access to upcoming events; not only offered via MNA but also from the state. This is the most comprehensive listing of training and opportunities anywhere, including a variety of webinars which can be accessed from the convenience of your own computer.

The new website is better aligned with the Principles & Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Michigan and includes a comprehensive nonprofit resource center. Whether you are looking to connect to a reputable consultant or need to find research to support a grant proposal, the Resource Center is the place to start.

Michigan Nonprofit Association is committed to promoting and strengthening a life-log ethic of service and civic engagement through the support of community-building initiative. We know that active, engaged volunteers lead to stronger nonprofit organizations. MNA’s programs and affiliate organization include the LEAGUE Michigan, Michigan Campus Compact and Volunteer Centers of Michigan — all equally accessible by clicking on their logos at the bottom of the home page or by clicking on the civic engagement tab.

MNA has seven different e-newsletters that you can sign up for to receive regular updates on nonprofit sector news, public policy updates and action alerts and even nonprofit job postings.  Just click on Training and Opportunities link.
If you haven’t visited the website lately, please visit and let us know what you think.