March Nonprofit News

Here are some resources Megan has been referencing – click the here to read all of our March Nonprofit News!

MEGAN’S BOOKMARKS
  1. Budgeting for Nonprofits
    National Council of Nonprofits
  2. Resources for Nonprofit Financial Management (Program budget template)
    The Wallace Foundation
  3. Principles for Good Practice and Ethical Practice Resource Center
    Independent Sector
  4. 5 Things to Never Say Publicly
    Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners – Nonprofit Consultants
  5. Pro Bono Technology Assessments
    Maine Association of Nonprofits
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UMC Nonprofit Advisory CouncilFocus Areas

United Midcoast Charities Announces New Strategic Direction

United Midcoast Charities (UMC) has announced a new strategic direction that emphasizes identifying needs and finding solutions in four focus areas addressed by local nonprofit organizations: food, housing, health & safety and economic security.

The new direction comes after an intensive two-year strategic planning process that involved UMC’s agency partners, community members, donors and others. Together, they addressed three essential questions: Is UMC needed? Is UMC’s mission still relevant? And is the organization structured to continue to serve the needs of our communities for the next 75-plus years?

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February Nonprofit News

Nonprofits are the heart of United Midcoast Charities. Without the mission-driven work you do each and every day, UMC would not exist. Our updated mission is to energize Midcoast Maine nonprofit agencies through finance and guidance, supporting a network of resources stronger than any single organization.

Click the here to read all of our February Nonprofit News – including articles and resources Megan is monitoring this month!

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Agency Events

United Midcoast Charities Accepting Grant Applications Through March 16

Grant applications are now available at unitedmidcoastcharities.org for the organization’s 2018 grant cycle.  The deadline for all grant applications is Friday, March 16. Application information, eligibility requirements, sample qualified programs and the grant cycle schedule can also be found on the United Midcoast Charities website.

All submissions must be made through the online application. UMC encourages new applicants or those with new proposals or questions to call and speak with Executive Director Megan Williams.

Applicants who lack access to a computer or internet can reserve a time to use the in-office computer station for grant submission. Call UMC at 207-236-2299.

United Midcoast Charities’ annual competitive grant program assists a wide range of nonprofit agencies which provide programming aimed at promoting the welfare of residents of Knox and Waldo counties within UMC’s focus areas of food, housing, health and safety, and economic security. UMC’s preference and history has been in funding projects or organizations whose main goal is to aid low income residents.

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Representatives of the Community Investors of Knox CountyNews

New Community Collaborative Offers Unique Way To Support Knox County Neighbors

Community Investors of Knox County launches this month

ROCKLAND, Maine —There’s a new way for Knox County residents to help low-income individuals and families move out of poverty. Community Investors of Knox County is a community collaborative compromised of a group of highly established non-profit organizations in Knox County. Its goal is to create ways to help people directly.

Sometimes changing the future of a low-income person is just a simple solution away, such as a car repair or a down payment to secure an apartment. Community Investors of Knox County’s case managers vet needs through an extensive network of local resources to make sure the need cannot be funded in any other way.

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January Nonprofit News

I am pleased to announce that our Board of Directors has officially approved UMC’s 2018-2020 strategic plan. We are very excited about our updated, more focused direction. We are holding open information sessions to share updates to our grant application and answer any questions about our new focus areas or our 2018 Grant process. Please mark your calendar to join me for one of the following sessions:
  • Thursday, January 11 at 10 am at the Waldo County YMCA
  • Tuesday, January 16 at 3 pm at 87 Elm Street, conf rm #208
  • Thursday, January 18 at 10 am at Rockland Public Library’s Community Room

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Great-2017-Non-Profits-AwardNews

United Midcoast Charities Named “2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit”

United Midcoast Charities announced that it has recently been named a “2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits.

United Midcoast Charities (UMC) provides grants to more than 50 nonprofit organizations Knox and Waldo counties that help residents in need with essential services.

“We are honored to be named a 2017 Top-Rated Nonprofit,” says John Viehman, Board President. We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including the addition of a full-time Executive Director, $500,000 in grants to our local community and the wrap up of a new strategic plan outlining new funding and guidance initiatives to support our grantees.”

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Why Donate to UMC?

People often ask me about the advantages of donating to United Midcoast Charities. Here are some reasons why it can be the best way to make an impact in Knox and Waldo counties:

  • Simplicity

United Midcoast Charities is your “one-stop shop” for all of your charitable giving needs. It’s an easy and effective way to support the groups and issues you care about through a gift to a single organization.

  • Tax Benefits

Gifts to United Midcoast Charities receive the maximum tax advantages for income, gift and estate tax purposes.

  • Flexibility

United Midcoast Charities can receive many kinds of gifts. We are pleased help you and your financial advisor develop a gift plan to meet your personal financial needs and all of your charitable intentions, now and in the future.

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