Insight March 2017
You are invited to attend our next training on "Launching and Maintaining an Annual Fundraising Campaign."  This training is being brought to you in collaboration with Gasby Brown of The Gasby Group, Inc.

During this training, you will learn how to develop a fundraising campaign for your organization.  The training will focus on how to organize supporters for your campaign and generate ideas on creative approaches.
There will also be a presentation on the "Do More 24" campaign presented by Levina Kim who is Director of Member Services for the United Way of the National Capital Area. 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017  
12:00 - 2:30 pm
Vista Gardens Marketplace
10201 Martin Luther King. Jr. Highway
Second Floor Community Room A
Bowie, MD 20720
Did You Know . .How to Learn About Fundraising Registration Requirements

Your nonprofit may need to register as a charity in other states besides Maryland, if you are soliciting contributions from other state's residents.

Charitable solicitation laws vary widely from state to state and compliance can be confusing, costly, and time-consuming.

free, new guide is available from Harbor Compliance and the National Council of Nonprofits, and it can help your nonprofit navigate the existing maze of state laws that regulate fundraising registration requirements. The link to the free guide on State Charitable Registration Requirements is below.

In the Spotlight: United Communities Against Poverty 

Rasheeda Jamison has been the President/CEO of United Communities Against Poverty (UCAP) for the past 8 months, and has worked there for 9 years.
INSIGHT:  Tell us about the services provided by your organization.
UCAP:  We manage a variety of programs, including Shepherd's Cove Homeless Shelter for women and children, a supportive housing program for chronically homeless, disabled individuals, eviction prevention and a First Time Homebuyers services, an emergency food pantry, a home renovation program and the weatherization assistance program.  In FY'2016, we served 3,318 individuals.
INSIGHT:  What, if any, challenges do you face as a nonprofit in Prince George's County?
UCAP:  To secure sufficient funding to meet the needs of vulnerable families and individuals. We work together with many community partners, providing referrals when we cannot help, and accepting numerous referrals from other partners so that comprehensive services are offered to each household. 
IINSIGHT: What advice would you give to a nonprofit to keep volunteers energized and engaged?
UCAP:  We work with over 2,000 volunteers, and we strive to show them the long-term impact of their services.  For example, the Girl Scouts renovated the community room, and they could see that it will be used by many families on an ongoing basis.  We provide a monthly orientation for new volunteers and provide them with a list of the many options for ways they can help.  We encourage them to find their niche and we stress there are different levels of volunteerism.  Approximately 65 faith-based organizations volunteer, and many provide services each month. 
Thank you for your membership & support of excellent nonprofits!

Hillary Lindeman
Advancing Vibrant Communities Through Excellent Nonprofits
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