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Posts by Maureen Heim

Dramatic Changes in Diversity Highlighted

The Association of Community Services is making available its new HoCo Population Analytics report that highlights the major changes in the size and race/ethnicity of Howard County’s population over the past 50 years. ACS Pop-Analytics NR 8-25-20.

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Let’s Talk About…

ACS is pleased to announce a new series of recorded informational webinars for our members entitled, Let’s Talk About…  Each webinar will focus on a different topic and will include panelists from our local community discussing a specific subject from our  community’s perspective. Below is the link to our first recorded webinar, Let’s Talk About…

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Donated Technology for Nonprofits

The average nonprofit saves $12,000 on technology products over the course of its TechSoup membership. Become a TechSoup member and your nonprofit can get access to donations and discounts from more than 60 donor partners, including Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, Intuit, and Symantec (eligibility requirements apply). You’ll also get access to our community forums, blog, and…

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5 Ways Coronavirus Will Change the Charity Sector

It seems unthinkable, but one day we will leave our houses, get the train to work, and meet friends for dinner. The rhythms of everyday life will resume, yet everything will have changed. What does that mean for the charity sector? Zoe Amar May 1, 2020 5 minute read Editor’s note: Zoe Amar from TechSoup’s…

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Emergency Funds Available to Nonprofits

Four local philanthropies established HoCoRespond.com and set a goal of raising $100,000 in 10 days to support Howard County nonprofits with emergency funds in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The goal has been exceeded and $100,000 in emergency funds are now available to support nonprofits on the frontline of support assisting with food security, housing,…

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ACS Members Making a Difference

Click on the links below to see how ACS Members are taking action, making a difference and supporting the community. Bright Minds Foundation – Launches Access to Learning Fund Bright Minds Foundation, the educational foundation of the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS), and HCPSS have launched an emergency Access to Learning Fund to raise…

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Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program as part of the CARES Act makes some businesses, including nonprofits with less than 500 employees, eligible for loans with complete forgiveness for up to 2.5 times their monthly payroll if they maintain or restore their payroll. Banks will begin accepting applications on April 3rd. PPP Overview Borrower Fact Sheet Sample…

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Howard County Philanthropies Coordinate Coronavirus Response

Four local philanthropies have announced new emergency funds and actions to support community members affected by COVID-19. The Community Foundation of Howard County, Horizon Foundation, United Way of Central Maryland and Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County are working together to assess where assistance may be needed, provide funding and accept donations to assist Howard…

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ACS Howard County Self-Sufficiency Indicators Report, 2019

The Howard County Food Bank distributed over a million pounds of food between July 2018 and June 2019. In 2019 about 33,000 individuals – 10% of the population of Howard County – received food from the Food Bank. The Self-Sufficiency Indicators report provides data for policymakers and service providers about Howard County’s economically vulnerable residents…

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