L.E.A.R.N. @ UMC

Leveraging and empowering area resources and networks we amplify the impact of our grant funding. We offer tangible tools and educational resources many non-profits wouldn’t otherwise have access to providing less duplication and more efficiency. Agencies can better serve Mainers when they can focus on their missions.

Learn With UMC

L.E.A.R.N. programs and services are designed based on the direct requests we get from the grantees we fund. Through surveying Nonprofit Advisory Council Members and grantees we found that in addition to ongoing funding, their greatest need is for capacity-building support, guidance, and expert advice.

Less than 30% of surveyed agencies have a budget for professional development, and accessing programs in Bangor or Portland requires expensive travel and additional staff time. Based on this feedback, and aiming to create equitable opportunities for all, UMC provides professional workshops, individual coaching, networking, and development consulting resources right here in Midcoast Maine—all at no cost to our grantees.

We are a pivotal leader in providing nonprofit professional development and technical assistance in the Midcoast. More than 85% of attendees report that they would be otherwise unable to access this kind of training and support.

Workshop will resume in September 2024. To suggest topics, and get on the list please sign up here.

United Midcoast Charities offers many workshops and learning opportunities throughout the year. To view upcoming events, click here.

If you have a pressing organizational need or inquiry that falls outside of our workshop offerings, you may contact us at 207-236-2299 to request information or consultation.

Thank you to our supporters!

Learn With UMC's pilot year programming was generously funded by a leadership gift from Barney and Edward Lane and support from many business sponsors and in-kind donations.