I admit, being in the nonprofit world, we often witness the recurring issues that are present in our communities but I recently came across this article which emphasized to me just how prevalent it is across America to struggle to meet basic needs.
Save the Date for a dance party and check out some helpful resources Megan has been referencing – click here to read all of our April Nonprofit News!
Here are some resources Megan has been referencing – click the here to read all of our March Nonprofit News!
- Budgeting for Nonprofits
National Council of Nonprofits
- Resources for Nonprofit Financial Management (Program budget template)
The Wallace Foundation
- Principles for Good Practice and Ethical Practice Resource Center
- 5 Things to Never Say Publicly
Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners – Nonprofit Consultants
- Pro Bono Technology Assessments
Maine Association of Nonprofits
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?
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.
This Valentine’s Day, we’re sending love to all of UMC’s supporters. Thank you for contributing to UMC’s grantmaking – which benefits more than 50 hardworking nonprofits in Knox and Waldo Counties!! Click to read our Quarter 1 e-news – forward to friends and subscribe to get the latest scoop!
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.
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.
The Georges River Land Trust (GRLT) is pleased to pilot a new Langlais Art Loan Program with United Midcoast Charities in Camden. Several original paintings by Bernard Langlais, owned by the Georges River Land Trust, now hang at United Midcoast Charities on loan from the Langlais Sculpture Preserve in Cushing.