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07 Demystifying Grant Writing: Writing Winning Proposals (8/7)
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27 Fundraising Regulations -What You Need to Know
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Guest Blog by Rob Sheehan, Principal of Sheehan Nonprofit Consulting and Associate Member of Maryland Nonprofits
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1. "IT'S JUST SITTING ON THE SHELF."
The rest of the sins are not necessarily in order of severity, but this is #1 because it is so pervasive and represents a huge waste of money and time — from staff and volunteers...
Alicia is a 2-year-old girl who was born with a genetic disorder that affects all of her developmental milestones, as well as her cardiac and kidney functions. She requires multiple medications, has a feeding tube, and needs diligent nutritional monitoring and supplements, as well as early intervention services (i.e. physical, occupational and speech therapy). Alicia, also, suffers from a sleep disorder that has her mother up for much of the night. During the day, her mom also has to care for her other children and is attending college. Her father works full-time, so mom has had to handle all of Alicia’s care on her own, including coordinating care among Alicia’s multiple physicians and specialists. Like many of the families on PACT's waiting list, Alicia’s family is holding on by a thread. The emotional and financial stress of having a medically fragile child, coupled with the lack of quality child care resources, has pushed these parents to their limits. For Alicia and her family, however, there is now a light at the end of the tunnel, because she will soon enroll in PACT's medical child care program and will have access to PACT’s comprehensive team of experienced nurses, child care staff, and therapists. In addition, her parents will be able to receive care coordination and counseling from PACT’s social worker, and will be invited to monthly parent support groups where other parents will share advice and support. PACT will, also, help connect Alicia’s parents with any additional services they may need (i.e. funding resources, respite care, utility assistance, etc.). Finally, Alicia and her family will be in a nurturing environment that will support them and help them stay together so that they can continue to grow and thrive. Visit PACT's website.
Moveable Feast believes that nobody should have to fight their disease alone or on an empty stomach. That’s why they put healthy food on the table for people in Maryland with AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses. After nearly a quarter century of delivering nutritious meals in Baltimore City and 14 Maryland counties, Moveable Feast knows that our neighbors can better fight their diseases by eating right. Moveable Feast employs Registered Dietitians and experienced Chefs to ensure that food is not only medically appropriate, but that it also tastes good. Moveable Feast sends Registered Dietitians into clients’ homes to discuss each person’s individual nutrition status, and trains their Delivery Drivers to spend time with clients, asking about their days and giving hugs. Through food, Moveable Feast saves lives. As Marvin, a man living with HIV/AIDS puts it, “Moveable Feast is not just the nutrition that they give food-wise; they give you spirit. There are times you just want to give up, but you’ve got someone you can call and reach out to – Moveable Feast. It changes your life.” Visit Moveable Feast's website.
Standards for Excellence
The Standards for Excellence is a set of best practices that helps nonprofits of all sizes and types be more successful in achieving their mission.