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UMC Earns Second Gold Seal for Transparency

United Midcoast Charities has recently earned a 2019 gold seal of transparency from GuideStar, a leading source of information about nonprofit organizations. The gold seal, which UMC earned in 2018 and again this year, places UMC in the top .05% of nonprofit organizations listed on GuideStar’s website. UMC’s GuideStar profile shares in-depth information about the…

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Limited Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

United Midcoast Charities (UMC) is grateful to receive support from many local businesses, including a sponsorship from First National Bank for its July Learn With UMC workshop: How to Search for Grant Funding with FDO. Pictured here (L-R), Necole Janczura, Business Development Officer with First National Wealth Management, Megan Williams, Executive Director of UMC, and…

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UMC Board Welcomes Two New Members

Dr. Jim Hengerer of Rockland and Steve Kemple of Lincolnville have joined the board of directors of United Midcoast Charities. Both have recently relocated to become permanent residents of the Midcoast and are eager to serve their new communities.

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2019 Grant Application Window Opens on Feb 4

Grant applications will be available beginning on Feb. 4 at unitedmidcoastcharities.org for UMC’s 2019 grant cycle. The deadline for all grant applications is Tuesday, March 5. Application information, eligibility requirements, sample qualified programs and the grant cycle schedule can be found here.

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Day of Giving in Belfast, Camden and Rockland to Support UMC

The holiday spirit is thriving in the Midcoast, where businesses in the Belfast, Camden and Rockland area have set aside Saturday, December 8 to contribute to United Midcoast Charities (UMC) in support of the work of local nonprofit organizations. Participating shops have committed to generously donate a portion of their sales to UMC, and all…

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UMC Executive Earns Nonprofit Management Certificate

Megan Williams, executive director of United Midcoast Charities, has earned a certificate in nonprofit management through the Maine Association of Nonprofits in partnership with MindEdge Learning. The online certificate program included key management topics for nonprofit organizations such as fundraising, board and volunteer development, budgeting, reading financial statements, leadership, marketing and setting strategic direction. The…

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UMC Joins Foundation Center’s Global Network

UMC Now Provides Resources for Local Grantseekers Nonprofit organizations and other grantseekers in Midcoast Maine now have access to a valuable new collection of resources at United Midcoast Charities. In response to feedback from UMC’s Nonprofit Advisory Council and thanks to support from a generous donor, UMC has become a Funding Information Network partner with…

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UMC Staff Earns Volunteer Management Certificate

Kelly Carey, administrative coordinator at United Midcoast Charities, recently earned the novice Certificate in Volunteer Management from the Maine Commission for Community Service. This course is designed to equip managers of volunteers with the core competencies needed to adaptively and effectively use volunteers to accomplish a nonprofit mission. “UMC is excited to implement the skills…

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