Sixteen Charles County Nonprofit organizations won scholarships to participate in the Fundraising & Sustainability Project. The goal of the Project is to assist nonprofits in the development of individualized annual fundraising plans that integrate fundraising, marketing, and communications to increase overall financial support and assure sustainability. In partnership with Charles County Public Library and Maryland Nonprofits seminars, workshops and coaching sessions will beheld from March through June 2019 with the cohort of 24 individuals participating in the project. The Project was designed to meet the pressing need for nonprofits to diversify their funding base. In the 2017 Nonprofit Economic & Social Impact Study that was conducted in partnership with Maryland Nonprofits, 75% of nonprofit survey respondents indicated that their top challenge was diversifying their funding base.
LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS:
Bay Community Support Services, Inc
Center For Children
Charles County Fair, Inc.
Community Support Systems, Inc.
Forever Free Books
Health Partners Inc.
Humane Society of Charles County (The)
Life Journeys Writers Guild, Inc.
New Horizons Supported Services, Inc.
Our Place Waldorf, Inc
Promise Resource Center (The)
Pure Play Every Day, Inc.
Rebuilding Together Charles County
Sagepoint Senior Services Foundation
Seeds of Courage Inc
Southern Maryland Center for Independent Living (SMCIL)
To be eligible nonprofit organizations must have IRS recognition as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization and operate in Charles County for the benefit of Charles County residents.
Application Deadline: February 8, 2019
Notification of Status of Scholarship Application: February 18, 2019
In partnership with Charles County Public Library and Maryland Nonprofits, the sessions will be held at Waldorf West Library during the months of March, April, May and June 2019. They will consist of three days of seminars, an additional day of workshops on grant prospecting and grant writing, along with coaching in between sessions. Up to 18 nonprofit organizations will be selected to participate among those who send in an application. Participants who receive scholarships must attend each of the sessions and participate fully in the Project.
Fundraising & Sustainability #1: March 14, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Fundraising & Sustainability #2: April 23, 2019,, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Fundraising & Sustainability #3: May 23, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Grant Prospecting & Grant Writing: June 20, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
At the end of this project, individuals will have gained:
Questions? Contact Susan Petroff at firstname.lastname@example.org