The word of the day is….
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 20:22
I like words. Writing words. Speaking words. Playing word games. Having my own personal “word of the day.”
I choose a word each morning and try to use it as often as possible during the day. Additionally, I listen carefully to see how many times those around me use my chosen word. It’s my own personal game with myself as the only player.
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Faith, Hope and Love at the Community Foundation
Monday, 25 November 2013 14:31
Holiday music is playing, lights adorn our windows, and our society has now officially entered the season emphasizing faith, hope and love.
Faith, Hope and Love…this just isn’t just a season or a six-week period for us. We see these embodied throughout the year in the faces of our donors, in the actions of our grantees and scholars, and in the stewardship of our trustees and staff.
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“If not for…”
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 20:31
Watch out, Frederick County! I have a new approach to sharing the Community Foundation’s accomplishments.
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Gaining "Sight" Through Site Visits
Wednesday, 14 August 2013 17:10
Seeing is believing! Over the next couple of weeks, our trustees are visiting our grantees to discuss the use of their strategic grants over the past year. These grantees are the nonprofits that received money to prepare children for kindergarten, provide services to the homeless and individuals and families facing possible eviction, and access to healthcare for the underinsured.
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Friday, 12 July 2013 15:08
When my children were younger, I loved reading circular tales to them. My favorite was “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff, which tells the tale of a boy who gives a cookie to a mouse, the mouse subsequently asks for milk, then a straw, a mirror, a nap, followed by other things and eventually the story goes back to the cookie. It all started because of the cookie.
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www.FrederickCountyGives.org and Gives, and Gives, and Gives……
Friday, 17 May 2013 14:07
The Community Foundation’s domain name of cffredco.org has never been easy to remember or say. If you look at it sideways, you can see The Community Foundation of Frederick County in the name, but that means getting the letters placing the letters in the correct order (and maybe tilting your head to the left or right).
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Here’s a HUGE shout-out to our Scholarship Committee members
Friday, 26 April 2013 13:54
Here’s a HUGE shout-out to our Scholarship Committee members who scored scholarship applications and met with fund representatives over the past several months. Through their volunteer service, each application receives a thorough and fair review and the Community Foundation remains compliant with IRS regulations. We couldn’t do what we do without them.
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Friday, 22 March 2013 13:53
It’s almost Easter, and thousands of boxes of Peeps have hit the store shelves. In the old days, there was only one kind of Peep – the yellow chick. Now, Peeps come in every color, shape, and size, for every holiday. Just this week, one of the vendors at the 2013 Nonprofit Summit gave away boxes of bright pink bunny Peeps, with a tag that said “nonprofit Peeps.” I thought this was a very clever idea, but I should have brought home two boxes, because my box of pink bunny Peeps is now missing all their ears.
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It’s ok to call me Nancy
Monday, 04 February 2013 20:30
My name is Betsy. My parent-given name is Elizabeth, but no one has ever called me that except my doctor’s office, our former Board secretary, and my mother when she was angry.
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Thursday, 13 December 2012 16:10
Ho ho ho from Frederick County!
From your telescope at the North Pole, I am sure that you can see all of the good things that are happening in Frederick County. I also know that you and your elves have been scrutinizing your lists, checking them twice, and figuring out who has been naughty and nice. Yes, we anxiously await your annual trip to Frederick County!
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Keeping up with traditions
Wednesday, 21 November 2012 18:56
Seven fishes on Christmas Eve.
Letters from Santa to each of the kids.
A nativity set with a headless wise man.
A Charlie Brown tree decorated with candy canes.
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Grants aren’t a giveaway
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 13:59
Free money? No way. Grants are not a giveaway.
When nonprofits accept our grant money, they agree to meet our requirements regarding our return on investment in their organizations. This is critically important, because the reality is that the grant money has originated from you, our donors, who want to positively impact the lives of people in Frederick County.
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A Fly on the Wall
Monday, 22 October 2012 12:38
If you were a fly on the Community Foundation’s conference room over the past two weeks, this is what you would have heard…
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Where Does the Money Go?
Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:38
With the recent closing of the Jeanne Bussard Center, I’ve fielded numerous inquiries about Community Foundation funds that were established specifically to support the organization. What happens to those funds? Where does the money go when it’s time to provide the grant? These are all important and valid questions.
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