The Best Decision Ever: One Nonprofit’s Extraordinary COVID-19 Choice

Executives are enmeshed in crucial conversations about the future of their organizations and need to make quick decisions in those regards… but the calculations some nonprofits made exceeded the question of cash on hand. Maine’s Preble Street, which serves the homeless population, has actually raised salaries in anticipation of what’s now a very hazardous assignment. … Read more

Positively Maine: Mark Swann

Tory Ryden created Positively Maine in response to the explosion of negative, troubling and worry-inducing news stories that infiltrate all air waves. The show is an hour-long and features no vitriolic arguments–rather, inspirational, informative stories that motivate and, the goal is, uplift. We feature individuals, groups and companies from every pocket of this great state … Read more

Mark Swann Remembers Leon Gorman

… Mark Swann, executive director of Preble Street, said Gorman volunteered at the agency’s Portland soup kitchen every Wednesday morning for 12 years. Swann announced that the agency’s volunteer of the year award will be named the Leon Gorman Volunteer Service Award. Swann remembered getting a call last winter from Gorman while Gorman was sitting … Read more

On the Radio: Mark Swann

Mark Swann is the Executive Director of Preble Street, a Portland Organization that finds solutions for those who are experiencing homelessness, hunger and poverty. A finalist for the Congressional Medal of Honor, 51-year-old Swann has been with Preble Street for 23 years.  You were one of our earliest guests when you first came on Love … Read more

50 Reasons We Love Portland

Mark Swann understands the realities of city living. "Being a great city entails a lot more than just having a vibrant arts community," he says. "It’s also about caring for your poorest. Half the state’s homeless population is in Portland, and we focus on the lives and experience of these people." This past year Swann … Read more