To celebrate our recent 25th anniversary, our agency created our #NMCCares community outreach initiative to give back to the community that has supported NMC for more than two decades.
Since 1991, our agency has been built on hiring passionate employees who care about our clients and also the communities we serve. We believe our success stems from the relationships we have developed with businesses and organizations across our great state and that’s why we wanted to find a way to share our success by giving back to the people and communities that mean the most to us, right here in Maine.
In the past year, our NMC Cares campaign showcased 25 ways we care by supporting a combination of 25 nonprofits and nonprofit events for local businesses and organizations in communities across the state.
In 2016, the NMC employees spent more than 90 hours to participate in community activities and the agency donated more than $9,000 to local nonprofits, organizations and businesses.
2016 NMC Cares Events
NMC made a toy donation to the Maine Children’s Home Christmas Program and the NMC Augusta office was announced as a drop-off location for toys and clothing. The Maine Children's Home Christmas Program, the only one of its kind, provides new toys, books, games, and clothing to boys, girls and Maine families in need.
NMC sponsored the JMG Golf Tournament held at Val Halla Golf Course, Cumberland, to help raise funds and support JMG students across the state. JMG partners with public education and private businesses to offer results-driven solutions to ensure all Maine students graduate, attain post-secondary credentials and pursue meaningful careers.
NMC supported and provided photography services for the LEAP Golf Tournament at the Sandy River Golf Club in New Sharon. LEAP supports people in small groups, individualized apartments, in various community supports, and through a small community respite program.
NMC supported the American Lung Association’s Trek Across Maine. Nancy Marshall participated in the event and made a $100 donation in honor of Debbi White of Belfast. The Trek Across Maine is a 3-day, 180-mile route cycling tour from the mountains of Sunday River Ski Resort to the sea in Belfast.
NMC donated $100 to the Kingfield American Legion Auxiliary Unit Number 61 in memory of Laura Dunham.
Nancy Marshall and account executive Greg Glynn presented a message map session to the Kennebec Valley YMCA leadership team in in Winthrop. The KV YMCA provides the community with an inspirational environment for the enrichment of all people, through social, recreational and learning activities.
NMC account executives Whitney Moreau and Greg Glynn, and Greg's daughter, participated in the Maine State Credit Union Walk to End Hunger in Augusta. This event was created to help the local food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in Kennebec and Somerset Counties. All funds raised go directly to organizations to help people in need. In the past nine years, the event has raised more than $150,000.
Account executive Greg Glynn volunteered on behalf of NMC for Camp Clean-up Day at Julia Clukey's Camp for Girls, Kennebec Valley YMCA, Readfield. The annual summer camp on Maranacook Lake in Readfield is designed for girls entering 4th-8th grade as a place to develop self-confidence and a healthy lifestyle.
Nancy donated $50 to the 1813 Challenge for Colby College in Waterville. The fundraiser lasts just 1,813 minutes and Colbians everywhere are asked to share their love for Colby by participating and donating as part of the challenge.
NMC donated more than 1,000 NMC To Do pads for Kennebec Valley Chamber Member Appreciation Day.
NMC sponsored the Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers Wine Tasting Fundraiser. The Maine Children's Home builds and strengthens families and their children, instilling hope for the future and a better quality of life.
NMC sponsored the United Way of Franklin County annual dinner at Fairbanks Meeting House. The United Way of Franklin County brings caring people together to address the needs of the whole community.
NMC sponsored 'A Dessert Affair,' a Crisis Counseling Center event at Governor Hill Mansion in Augusta. The Crisis Counseling Center responds to the mental health and substance abuse needs of individuals in Kennebec and Somerset counties and offers parent support and training statewide.
NMC provided public relations services for a press conference for Tree Street Youth, Lewiston. Tree Street Youth meets the challenge of providing low-income youth the opportunity to learn and grow in a nurturing environment.
NMC made a $100 donation to a WinterKids event at Sugarloaf Mountain, Kingfield. WinterKids (a Maine nonprofit) helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through fun, outdoor winter activity.
NMC made a $100 donation to the STRIVE dance marathon in Portland. STRIVE serves tweens, teens and young adults with intellectual and emotional disabilities.
NMC made a $100 donation to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital Radio Telethon. Located at Maine Medical Center in Portland, the hospital is a resource and partner for excellence in providing health care, clinical education, and research.
On February 29, Nancy Marshall spoke to a sociology class at Colby College in Waterville about public relations for nonprofits. Colby is her alma mater (as well as her son Craig's alma mater!), and this is the third year she's been asked to address the class. Nancy talked to the class about how to create a strategic marketing communications plan, about the importance of message mapping, and about the value of a personal brand.
NMC participated in Random Act of Kindness Week by donating pet food and supplies to the Waterville Humane Society.
NMC honored the radio career of 92 Moose morning radio show host Jon James. Per his request, NMC made a donation to the Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling Center in Winthrop.
Nancy spoke to Dr. Tom Saviello's class at University of Maine Farmington about marketing and leadership.
NMC sponsored the Kennebec Valley Chamber Kenney Awards in Augusta. The KV Chamber works to improve the economic vitality of the Kennebec Valley through business networking, educational seminars, and community events.
NMC provided a Social Media Boot Camp for business mentors at SCORE of Augusta. The national SCORE Association is a not-for-profit organization with 325 chapters and more than 10,000 volunteer mentors throughout the United States.
NMC provided an educational Social Media Boot Camp for Experience Maine Maritime.
NMC sponsored The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers Annual Dinner in Waterville.
To see photos and share the impact of our community outreach, be sure to use the hashtag #NMCCares.