About the Forum
Maine’s economy and communities depend on a strong network of nonprofits organizations and the philanthropic partners that support them to deliver on their mission. Our gubernatorial forum will:
- Highlight the value of Maine’s nonprofit and philanthropic sectors to the public and candidates.
- Inform voters on where the candidates stand on key issues impacting the sectors.
The forum, moderated by Kathleen Shannon Nichols, is co-hosted by:
|Maine Association of Nonprofits||Maine Philanthropy Center|
Steering Committee Members
The Steering Committee reflects the broad diversity and depth of Maine’s nonprofit and philanthropic sectors and is working together to organize the forum.
|Alliance for Addiction and Mental Health||Maine Affordable Housing Coalition
Maine Independent Colleges Association
|Maine Hospital Association|
Kathleen Shannon Nichols currently serves as the Maine Development Foundation’s Director of Engagement & Communications. Most recently Kathleen worked at the Network for Regional Healthcare Improvement, taking the lead in internal and external communications, media relations, and social media outreach. Kathy is an award winning storyteller with extensive experience as a broadcast journalist and as a corporate communicator. She led executive and employee communications with Martin’s Point Healthcare, an 800-employee non-profit organization based in Portland, Maine that operates two health insurance programs and seven clinical practices. Prior to that, Kathy was an investigative reporter in several markets across the country, most recently in Maine where she also hosted and delivered stories for the evening magazine program, “207”. As a speaker coach for Ted Talks, Kathy helps executives, front line employees, artists and community members weave storytelling and visual aids into presentations to make them engaging and compelling. Kathy lives in the Portland area with her husband, twin sons, and overly affectionate Weimeraner dogs.
For More Information
For more information about the forum or how to get involved, please contact Jenn Burns Gray, MANP Director of Advocacy + PR, at JGray@NonprofitMaine.org.