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Wednesday, 24 July 2013 20:36

Donations needed for local animal food bank

BANGOR - When the sun is shining and thermometer exceeds 80 degrees on a humid Maine summer day it's easy to forget one's troubles. But the empty shelves at the Furry Friends Food Bank, or FFB, located at the Eastern Area Agency on Aging, is a daily reminder to the staff just how gloomy these days can be for area pet owners.

"Pet food isn't cheap," said Carol Higgins Taylor, director of communications at Eastern Area Agency on Aging. "We know people are sharing their meals with their animals. I did it when I was doing my undergrad degree. I'd open a can of tuna for myself and my cat."

Published in Livin'
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:09

Get rid of your E-waste

Challenger Learning Center disposes of electronic waste for donations

BANGOR You can get rid of your hard to dispose of electronic waste by bringing it to the Challenger Learning Center on May 4 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

The staff at Challenger will responsibly dispose of your electronic waste in exchange for donations. The suggested donations are $10 for the first piece and $5 for each subsequent piece, but no donation is too large or too small.

Published in Tekk

The Zen of donor cultivation

Maine is filled with amazing nonprofit organizations making a huge positive impact in our communities. This month, I invited some experts in the field to share their perspectives on effective nonprofit marketing. 

Mary-Anne Saxl, the Community Outreach coordinator for Penobscot Community Health Care, coordinates development and fundraising activities for the organization as well as managing its volunteer program. This week, Mary-Anne shares a few pointers about how building strong donor relationships can help nonprofits foster steady, loyal support. 

Published in The Marketing Edge

How to get the greatest impact from your donor database

Maine is filled with amazing nonprofit organizations, making a huge positive impact in our communities. This month, I invited some experts in the field to share their perspectives on effective nonprofit marketing. 

Karen Schaller is an independent database consultant in the Bangor area. For over a decade, she has been helping nonprofits optimize their campaign efforts by better utilizing their fundraising software. Karen shares some words of wisdom this week about how nonprofit professionals can make the best use of their donor databases. 

Published in The Marketing Edge
Mainer helps hurricane victims

BANGOR - Superstorm Sandy may have passed Maine by, but residents in New York and New Jersey were still dealing with its aftermath weeks after it made landfall. New York native Fran Folnsbee, who now lives in Winterport, couldn't stand to watch the devastation on her TV any longer and decided to stock up on supplies and collect donations to drive down to her family and others in need in the Long Island area.

"I was going to go down just to bring my parents gas," Folnsbee said. "Then I figured if I was going, I might as well bring something with me and looked into getting a U-Haul."

Published in Livin'

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