ALIGN EVENT: Fundraising: How to Make the Ask and Why You Should

The Junior League of Annapolis (JLA) and the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) invites nonprofit board, staff, and volunteers to attend Fundraising: How to Make the Ask and Why You Should.

This engaging session will give you the skills and strategies for fundraising successfully on behalf of the organizations you serve. Attendees will develop an understanding of the necessity and strategy for fundraising efforts; learn how to create a culture of philanthropy in a nonprofit organization; practice articulating a fundraising case for support; increase skills at identifying, cultivating, and soliciting prospective donors; and focus their fundraising efforts for better outcomes.

This event is open to the public and free to registered participants; and is part of CFAAC’s Community Impact Speaker Series and JLA’s Annapolis Leadership Initiative for Growth and Networking (ALIGN).

About the Speaker:
Elizabeth (Liz) Farr is a Senior Vice President and leads the Independent Schools practice at Grenzebach Glier and Associates (GG+A), an international fundraising consulting firm founded in 1961. In this role, she advises schools, colleges, and universities in accelerating sustainable fundraising growth. Before joining GG+A, Liz was an independent school teacher and fundraising professional for more than 25 years and led annual giving, major gifts, capital campaigns, planned giving, and fundraising events. Liz is an active member of the Junior League of Philadelphia, where she served as 2016-2017 President; was a five-time member of the Board of Directors; chaired the Annual Fund twice; and co-chaired the League’s first-ever capital campaign, raising a total of more than $1.4 million against a goal of $1 million.

Sponsored by a Neighborhood Grant from the United Way of Central Maryland.

Register Here through the CFAAC website.

ALIGN EVENT: Strategic Leadership for Nonprofit Leaders

The Junior League of Annapolis (JLA) and the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) invites nonprofit leaders, including executive directors, board chairs, and heads or chairs of large departments or committees to attend Strategic Leadership for Nonprofit Leaders, to learn what strategic leadership is, what it is not, examine their motivations and their strengths, and build their own personal strategic leadership map for organizational and personal success.

This session will demonstrate the relationship between personal leadership strengths and organizational strengths and culture and will show how participants can overlay their own personal Strategic Leadership maps over the organization’s strategic plan.

Participants will discuss the strengths that everyone brings to the organization and why leaders lean into their strengths and think less about their weaknesses. McLelland’s Model of Motivation will then be assessed so individuals can determine their own leadership motivation within their organization. These individual strengths and motivation will then be used to identify personal desired outcomes for the organization and to build a map to approach these outcomes in a strategic manner.

Come learn why it so important to have a plan for strategic leadership that not only steers the organization towards success in stable environments but allows for flexibility when conditions are more precarious and unbalanced.

Individuals will walk away with a personal strategic leadership map and an approach to combining their own strategic outcomes with the organization’s strategic plan.

Speaker, Joann Vaughan, will intersperse the presentation with examples from her 15-year leadership of the Maryland Federation of Art (MFA), building the organization from a small local arts organization to a national exhibitor of current work by living artists and how her experience with Strategic Leadership helped her manage MFA during COVID.

This event is open to the public and free to registered participants; and is part of CFAAC’s Community Impact Speaker Series and JLA’s Annapolis Leadership Initiative for Growth and Networking (ALIGN).

About the Speaker:
Joann Vaughan served for 15 years as the executive director of the Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis MD. In that position, she guided the organization through a more than 300% growth in programming, membership, and income, guided the board through certification from Standards for Excellence©, and received the first Annie Award for the Art of Leadership from the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County. She is a certified Standards for Excellence© consultant and previously served as the Director of Education and Training for Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity and as a Traveling Consultant for the Association of Junior Leagues International.

Sponsored by a Neighborhood Grant from the United Way of Central Maryland.

Register Here through the CFAAC website.

May Day by the Bay

Come out and support JLA at our May Day by the Bay event: a picnic for the whole family at Sandy Point State Park from noon to 5:00 p.m.

Tickets include lunch from Mission BBQ, an open beer/wine bar, and desserts from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

Anne Arundel County is bringing emergency response vehicles for the kids to ‘Touch a Truck’.

  • Adult Tickets for 21+ are $50. Ticket prices will increase on 4/26 to $75.
  • Military/First Responder Appreciation Adult Tickets for 21+ are $45. Discount ends on 4/26.
  • JLA Sustainer Adult Tickets for 21+ are $45. Discount ends on 4/26.
  • Designated Driver Adult Tickets are $20. Ticket prices will increase on 4/26 to $30.
  • Child Tickets for ages 4 to 20 are $20. Children 3 and under are free. Ticket prices will increase on 4/26 to $30.

Purchase Tickets Here

Please note that in the event of a county emergency some or all of the vehicles may need to leave.

Questions, please email gala@jlannapolis.org.

JLA Diaper Drive

Help us collect 40,000 diapers in 2022 to celebrate 40 years of JLA in Anne Arundel County!
Did you know?*
  • 1 in 3 families across the US have a  diaper need
  • Federal benefits like SNAP and WIC do not cover diaper expenses
  • Babies without clean diapers are less likely to be accepted at daycare, so their parents are unable to go to work
  • A baby needs 6-12 clean diapers per day
  • 5 million children under the age of 3 live in low-income families; the need has only grown during the COVID-19 pandemic
Our partners:
You can purchase from one of our wish lists throughout 2022:
If you have any questions, please reach out to diapers@jlannapolis.org.

Information from National Diaper Bank Network

2022 CA$H BA$H 

Cash Bash

We are going virtual this year, but we can still have a great party! You can help Junior League of Annapolis raise money to sustain the mission, and one lucky winner will walk away with a cash prize!!

This event is open to JLA members and the public. Tickets are $30.