Loudoun Cares

May 2015

Welcome new executive director, Marty Bartels

It is with great excitement that we announce new executive director, Martin (Marty) Bartels!

A resident of Leesburg since 2001, Marty has more than 20 year's experience in executive leadership, operations, communications and marketing. He has served as director of marketing and communications for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and he was executive director of the American Canoe Association, where he was invited to testify before the U.S. Congress Committee on Appropriations on behalf of funding for public lands. Marty has directed design, development and publication of nine interactive digital magazines. Additionally, he has worked as a consultant specializing in nonprofit marketing, communications, and strategic planning. Marty is also a published poet, author and artist.

"I am sincerely honored by the board's decision to hire me. The opportunity to lead an organization that is so important to the community is a privilege. I think that because of the overall affluence of our county, it's sometimes easy to overlook how many people in our communities need support - even if only occasionally. I know this firsthand because I have experienced challenges. I look at this not so much as a chance to give back to the community I love, but to 'pay it forward.' I honestly feel that this is my life's work", shared Marty.

Support Loudoun Cares & celebrate Loudoun's wonderful citizens!

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Claude Moore Community Builders

Over the eight years of Claude Moore Community Builders, Loudoun Cares has worked with over 150 teens. As a whole, these students have dedicated over 20,000 hours of volunteer service to the Loudoun community during their time in the program. Do you know of a teen that would like to volunteer? Send them the CMCB application today, there's just one week left to apply!

Does your nonprofit need volunteers?

If you're in need of volunteers, join the Loudoun Cares Volunteer Center. We currently have hundreds of local volunteers eager to help and more signing up daily. No matter your volunteer need, you can find someone willing to help on the Volunteer Center!

Do More 24

Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 4th and support Loudoun Cares in Do More 24, a 24-hour online regional giving campaign. Give where you live!

Executive consulting

Loudoun Cares' Executive Consulting Program offers affordable consulting by experienced volunteer consultants to area nonprofits.

Our volunteer consultants are primarily retired executives who wish to give back by providing professional, affordable consulting services to help nonprofits achieve their missions. Our services include strategic planning, one-on-one coaching of executive directors, board assessments, board development and board retreats, marketing strategies, HR and more. Read more about the program here.

May Day! Help with Debt Control

Monday, May 11th, 2-3:30pm

102 Heritage Way Northeast

Leesburg, VA

The Loudoun Cares Information & Referral Helpline is sharing news of a "Keeping Debt Under Control" workshop offered this month at the Loudoun Workforce Resource Center. This topic is at the heart of most financially motivated calls that we receive at the Helpline and we are pleased to be able to share news of this workshop with all of the community. Do you, or someone you know, need help getting a financial grip on debt? If so, please don't miss this opportunity to get on track.

The workshop is offered by Money Management International and is just one of many useful training opportunities held at the Loudoun Workforce Resource Center. Please share news of this with those that you think it would benefit. Make some strides towards financial independence!

The workshop is free to attend - registration is required. To register call (703) 777-0150 or stop by the Workforce Resource Center.

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