About the Sponsors
The Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA) and the Council
of Michigan Foundations (CMF) are co-sponsors of Michigan in
Brief: 200203. This handbook and the corresponding Web
site are a project of the Michigan Public Policy Initiative (MPPI),
an MNA program with which the CMF is affiliated.
Michigan Nonprofit Association
The Michigan Nonprofit Association is the collective
voice of Michigan's nonprofit organizations. The association was
incorporated in 1990 and has more than 650 members. It provides
a statewide network for the nonprofit sector, serves as a management-practices
resource for nonprofit organizations, and acts as an advocate for
the nonprofit community. The MNA's mission is to promote the awareness
and effectiveness of Michigan's nonprofit sector. The goals of MNA
are the following:
- Provide services to the membership.
- information on fundraising, management, taxes,
and technology; and
- discounts on such items as director and officer
liability insurance, long-distance telephone service, classified
advertising, and office supplies.
- Provide training and technical assistance.
- workshops on topics such as nonprofit management,
legal issues, volunteer management, board development, and
- annual statewide conferences such as the Grantmakers/Grantseekers
Conference, the Volunteerism SuperConference, and a public
- Promote nonprofit involvement in public
policy. Examples include the Michigan Public Policy Initiative,
an MNA program that
- educates policymakers and the media on issues
of concern to Michigan nonprofits;
- advocates for the Michigan nonprofit sector
on public policy issues that affect all 501(c)(3) organizations
and the people they serve; and
- engages nonprofits in advocacy by providing
them with the necessary tools and resources.
- Promote and disseminate research on the
nonprofit sector. An example is
- working with Michigan universities to develop
new and promote existing research about issues of concern
to the Michigan nonprofit sector and distributing it to practitioners,
funders, policymakers, and the media.
For more information on the Michigan Nonprofit Association,
please visit the MNA Web site at www.mnaonline.org
or call (517) 492-2400.
Council of Michigan Foundations
The Council of Michigan Foundations is a 29-year-old
501(c)(3) nonprofit, membership association comprising nearly 500
independent, family, community, and corporate foundations and giving
programs that make grants for charitable purposes. The CMF's mission
is to enhance, improve, and increase philanthropy in Michigan.
The CMF supports both existing and developing foundations
through specialized publications, educational and networking events,
a Web site and listservs, consultation, and advocacy with state
and federal policymakers. In addition, the CMF publishes the biennial
Michigan Foundation Directory and assists partner organizations
in sponsoring seminars for grant seekers.
The CMF has two supporting organizations, the Michigan
AIDS Fund and Michigan Community Foundations' Ventures. The CMF
also partners with the statefor example, through the Tobacco
Settlement Partnership with community foundations.
For more information on the Council of Michigan Foundations
and its services to philanthropy, please visit the Web site at www.cmif.org
or call (616) 842-7080.
Michigan Public Policy Initiative
The Michigan Public Policy Initiative is a program
of the MNA and is affiliated with the Council of Michigan Foundations.
The goal of the MPPI is to promote the involvement of Michigan's
nonprofit community in public policy through training the community's
leaders, building the capacity of its organizations, and encouraging
its collaboration with public policymakers. The activities of the
MPPI help to position the nonprofit sector as a partner with public
and private leaders in working on pressing social issues facing
The MPPI is guided by its Advisory Committee. The
members are the following:
Peg Barratt Director, Institute
for Children, Youth and Families, Michigan State University
John Chamberlin Professor, University of Michigan Ford
School of Public Policy
Rob Collier President and Chief Executive Officer, Council
of Michigan Foundations
David Egner President, Hudson-Webber Foundation
Peter Eisinger Director, State Policy Center, Wayne State
Lynn Harvey Professor, Michigan State University
Paul Hillegonds President, Detroit Renaissance
Lynn Jondahl Co-Director, Michigan Political Leadership
Ann Marston President, Michigan League for Human Services
Chris Nelson President, Michigan Association of United
Sharon Claytor Peters President, Michigan's Children
Craig Ruff President, Public Sector Consultants, Inc.
Earl Ryan President, Citizens Research Council
Sam Singh President, Michigan Nonprofit Association
Erin Skene Director, Michigan Public Policy Initiative
For more information on the Michigan Public Policy
Initiative, please visit the MNA Web site at www.mnaonline.org
or call (517) 492-2400.
CONTENT CURRENT AS OF APRIL 1,
© 2002 Public
Sector Consultants, Inc.
Sponsored by the Michigan Nonprofit Association and the Council
of Michigan Foundations