January IDEAS&INFO Luncheon
Resource Development: Find Prospects and Grow 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 and receive a free spot 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

Enjoy Your Holidays!
Participate in One Activity (Or More!) To Strengthen Your Nonprofit This Season
Happy Holidays! What an exciting time to be a part of a nonprofit. With so many opportunities to network and fundraise, there are a lot of choices this month and often nonprofit leaders have to prioritize. Here are a few opportunities you may not want to miss!

Dec. 5 - Census Solutions Workshop with the United Way and Prince George's Census 2020
Please join our nonprofit community workshop to learn more about the Census, why it's important to our community, and what your organization can do to get the word out.

You are invited to join Maryland Nonprofits for a fun and relaxing seasonal celebration at The Pearlstone Center in Reisterstown.

Dec. 16 - Local Impact Grant Application Deadline - Prince George’s County Local Development Council
The Local Impact Grant Program supports nonprofits that serve Prince George’s County in the defined impact area around MGM National Harbor.

Dec. 16 - Catalyst Fund - Greater Washington Community Foundation
Letters of Inquiry for ideas on solutions that support poverty disruption through wealth-building, impact investing, and other strategies to provide economic opportunities for low-income residents of the Greater Washington region are due Dec. 16.

Dec. 20 - Community Impact Grant Application Deadline - Redevelopment Authority of Prince George's County
The Community Impact Program funds grants to implement small innovative capital projects that revitalize and enhance communities and quality of life in Prince George’s County.

Best wishes to all of you this holiday season, and w e thank you for your role in making Prince George's County a vibrant place to live and work!
2019-20 Greater Washington Catalogue for Philanthropy Giving Guide
Record-Breaking 19 County Organizations Recognized!
Congratulations to the 19 organizations serving the County that are recognized in the 2018-19 Greater Washington Catalogue for Philanthropy Giving Guide . The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington is the region's only locally-focused guide to giving and volunteering. Since 2003, the Catalogue has raised more than $40 million for their network of vetted charities (every recognized nonprofit is evaluated for excellence by a team of over 120 local experts).
Alice Ferguson Foundation
Anacostia Watershed Society
Art Works
Community Advocates for Family and Youth
Community Legal Services of Prince George’s County
Court Appointed Special Advocates(CASA)/Prince George’s County
Eco City Farms
First Generation College Bound
Food Recovery Network
Heart of America Foundation
Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection
Housing Initiative Partnership
Joe’s Movement Emporium
Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services
Liberty’s Promise
Little Friends for Peace
Nick’s Place
Prince George’s Child Resource Center
Progressive Maryland
HIGHLIGHTS ...
Free EBook on How To Engage Board Members in Fundraising
Download a free e-book on engaging board members in year-end and year-round fundraising from the Nonprofit Library.

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 National Council of Nonprofits ). Up next, you can join "How to Recruit, Accommodate and Promote People with Disabilities for Volunteer Leadership, Board Positions and Paid Employment" on Dec. 4. Register for any of the webinars.

Free Insurance Legal Clinic for Nonprofits
Do you have a good understanding about the basic provisions of your insurance? Do you know what is covered by your policies? The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center is sponsoring a free clinic to assist you in understanding the basics of your insurance coverage and what steps you should consider taking to enhance your risk management. At this clinic, you will be able to sit down and talk with volunteer attorneys one-on-one. Learn more. 

Accessing Free Webinars from Nonprofit Tech for Good
Nonprofit Tech for Good , a fundraising and social media blog for nonprofits, hosts webinars throughout the year - many of which are free to registered participants. Peruse the list of upcoming free webinars on social media and fundraising here and register today, if interested.

Interesting Reads
The Challenge of Nonprofit Leadership: Navigating a Perilous Moment. The Center for Effective Philanthropy. Oct. 28, 2019.
Anxiety In Times of Plenty . The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Nov. 5, 2019.
Photo of the Month
Reflecting on the First Annual Nonprofit Empowerment Symposium
Thank you to the County Executive, Angela D. Alsobrooks, and her great team for hosting the first annual Nonprofit Empowerment Symposium on Thursday, Nov. 14. Approximately 200 organizations were represented.

Photo courtesy: Angela D. Alsobrooks Facebook
NONPROFIT NOTES ...
Standards for Excellence ©
Congratulations to The ARC of Prince George's Count y for recently receiving approval for its application for Basic Recognition from the Standards for Excellence Institute. The ARC joins an elite group in Prince George's County that has been recognized with the Standards for Excellence recognition and/or accreditation.

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 .


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