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Pittman launches grants for childcare providers

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, in partnership with the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. (AAEDC), announced a new program to provide grants of...

Local Businesses Have Strong Tradition of Generosity in Community

Two years ago, Kimberly Summy posted a comment on Facebook asking her friends and family to collect used cleats for the high school football players she works with at Anacostia High School in Washington, D.C. Summy, a certified athletic trainer, soon received an e-mail in response from Chuck Bollweg, co-owner of League Outfitters, a sports gear retail store based in North Laurel.

Assistance for the Homeless Requires a Continuum of Care

A few months ago, Janet Spillan told her story of homelessness to middle school students at Ellicott Middle School; The Baltimore Sun reported on the story in October 2015.

Hungry Harvest Lands $100,000 on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

A Columbia-based produce business, Hungry Harvest, received $100,000 on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” a reality show in which “shark” tycoons invest in what they consider to be the most promising entrepreneurs.

UCF House Will Accommodate Young Adult Cancer Patients and Their Families

Among an audience of more than 700 supporters, patients and corporate partners at the organization’s annual Blue Jeans & Bowties Ball, held on Jan. 30, the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults (UCF) announced the official launch of a $3 million capital campaign and the organization’s biggest project to date — building The UCF House.

A Fresh Look at Volunteering – One Size Does Not Fit All

What comes to mind when you hear the word “volunteer”? The English dictionary defines a volunteer as “somebody who works for nothing.” Yet, today, we know that in order for someone to offer his/her time and talents amidst other daily demands, volunteers need to know how their energies support the organization’s cause, mission and values.

Anne Arundel County’s Volunteer Center Connects Volunteers With Nonprofits

Did you know that Anne Arundel County has a volunteer center? The Anne Arundel County Volunteer Center (AACVC) has been around since 2000, connecting almost 4,000 volunteers yearly with area nonprofits.

Howard County Rotary Clubs Support Summer Enrichment Program for Children

Back in 2001, the Sunrise Rotary Club in Ellicott City was searching for a cause that would truly make a difference. “We wanted to focus on children,” recalled Ron Carlson, the club’s president. The club decided to start providing scholarship money for children considered high-risk and low-income to attend summer camp.

Q&A With Bridges to Housing Stability Executive Director Millicent Nwolisa

Millicent Nwolisa is executive director of Bridges to Housing Stability, a nonprofit with the mission of preventing homelessness by providing effective services and compelling advocacy that result in housing stability for Howard County households.

How Video Contributes to the Storytelling of Nonprofits

As a nonprofit, do you want lots of web site traffic, rapport with your audience and a surplus of donations? If the answer is “yes,” then more than likely you’ll need a strong web site with a quality video on the homepage.

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