January IDEAS&INFO Luncheon
Finding New Donors and Cultivating Relationships
Finding and cultivating relationships is a major factor in the success of development efforts. This workshop will focus on how to find new prospects, regardless of type (individual, foundation, corporation), and then how to initially grow the relationship. Cultivation is key because it is when a prospect decides to support an organization. Additionally, participants will learn how to apply for the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington - the region's only locally-focused guide to giving and volunteering which has raised more than $40 million for its vetted charities.

Renew your membership or join Nonprofit Prince George's County today and receive a free ticket for January's IDEAS & INFO Luncheon. Please contact Takesha Miles for details.

Date: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Time: 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Nonprofit Prince George's County
Presenter: Matt Gayer, The Catalogue for Philanthropy

February IDEAS&INFO Luncheon
Strategic Planning
Strategic planning is imperative to the success of nonprofits everywhere, as an effective strategic map guides an organization and keeps the focus on key programmatic areas. Our February IDEAS&INFO Luncheon is an important one as Octavia Caldwell, president of ROC Consultants, integrates her 23 years of leadership experience into a strategic planning session. Ms. Caldwell will help participants leave with a roadmap for developing their organization's own effective strategic plan.

Date: Wednesday, February 12
Time: 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Location: Nonprofit Prince George's County
Presenter: Octavia Caldwell, ROC Consultants

Let Us Know How We Are Doing
Take five minutes to complete our program survey and be eligible for a free luncheon spot.
We are conducting our annual program evaluation survey for 2019 and we need your input! Your feedback is very valuable and will be used to make improvements to programs and services to better serve you and the community. This survey will take just five minutes of your time and your responses are completely anonymous! If you have any questions about this survey, please email us at excellence@nonprofitpgc.org or call our office at 240-582-5654.

If you complete this survey , and provide your contact information (optional), you will be entered into a drawing to win one free ticket to an IDEAS&INFO Luncheon of your choice (4 entries will be selected).

Thank you for participating. Your feedback is very important!
Applications Now Being Accepted for County's 2020 SYEP
The Prince George's County Youth@Work/Summer Youth Enrichment Program provides an opportunity for young people across the county to participate in career development, life-skills training and summer employment opportunities. Interested applicants ages 14-22 are encouraged to apply from Jan. 6 to Feb. 28, 2020, to join the 2020 program.
Do you need free (no charge to you) summer help? Help to mentor County youth and get assistance for your organization. Applications are being accepted now for interested organizations - including nonprofits. Access more information online .

Free Accessibility Webinars
Now is the chance for you and your team to get the tools, skills and knowledge needed to advance disability inclusion in your work. Join a series of free webinars led by RespectAbility in partnership with leading thinkers around equity in the philanthropic and nonprofit space (including the National Council of Nonprofits ). Up next, you can join "How to Ensure Accessible Websites, Social Media and Inclusive Photos" on Jan. 7. Register for any of the webinars.

Free Fiscal Governance Legal Clinic for Nonprofits
The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center , Holland & Knight, and Exponentum™—a national network of business law pro bono providers—are uniting for a National Day of Service, with the common goal of serving nonprofits throughout the country. In Washington, D.C., this legal clinic will help local nonprofit organizations assess and improve their governance systems and practices, with a focus on fiscal governance and financial management. Register now.

10 Things to Know About Board Diversity
On Dec. 4, 2019, in partnership with the Maryland Commission on Civil Rights, Maryland Nonprofits convened a panel of experts to explore the meaning of board diversity, the challenges of creating a diverse board and what nonprofit leaders can do about it. Maryland Nonprofits summarized the panel's insights and advice on this important topic. Read 10 things to know about board diversity .

Interesting Reads
Hasta La Vista To The Reviled Nonprofit Parking Tax . The National Law Review, Dec. 24, 2019.
Turner Re-elected as CC Chair; Hawkins Becomes New Vice Chair . Prince George's Sentinel, Dec. 11, 2019.
Photo of the Month
Community Support Systems Expands Food Pantry Program
Congratulations to all of our members who expanded and/or improved programming this past calendar year. One member with expanded impact in 2019 was Community Support Systems, Inc. They reached more than 19,000 individuals with their pop-up food pantries in areas across the region!

Photo courtesy: Community Support Systems, Inc.

Renew your membership to Nonprofit Prince George's County
Nonprofit Prince George's County continued to increase its reach and impact in our communities while providing quality programming to its members in 2019. If you are due to renew your membership, start your new year off right and make the commitment! We are thrilled to work with nonprofits like The Denney House that are making our communities better. Founder and President Khalilah Denney shares: "The one-on-one technical assistance provided after several workshops have significantly increased our organization's capacity to serve our target audience and raise the capital to get it done." Thanks, Khalilah! It is a pleasure working with you and all of our members as we seek to advance vibrant communities in Prince George's County. Join or renew your membership with Nonprofit Prince George's County today .