Bay community Support Services
PROVIDING QUALITY SUPPORT SERVICES
FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN MARYLAND FOR 25 YEARS!
The BAYNET FEATURE ARTICLE ON BAY-CSS: BAY-CSS PROVIDES HELP AND HOPE
by Marty Madden 8/10/16
"[BAY-CSS is an] organization that has been growing and evolving in the Southern and Central regions of Maryland for a quarter of a century continues to overcome challenges. They aim to help individuals whose challenges might seem overwhelming. Bay Community Support Services (BAY-CSS) Executive Director Mitzi Bernard has been with the organization since the time it was the Service Committee of United Cerebral Palsy of Maryland. In 2011, the agency, which serves St. Mary’s, Anne Arundel, Charles and Calvert counties, came to be known as BAY-CSS. While its main office is still in Anne Arundel County, BAY-CSS has a unique facility and presence in St. Mary’s....The organization’s mission is to provide service for individuals with disabilities. “We change lives, we do incredible things,” Bernard told The BayNet during a recent interview. "
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IS SERVING ON BAY-CSS' NONPROFIT BOARD RIGHT FOR YOU?
Are you a community leader who would like to roll up your sleeves and make a difference in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Central and Southern Maryland?
Serving on a board can be an amazing experience, but it is also demanding. So, before joining a board, ask yourself if board service is right for you. Here are four common questions to consider:
What type of experience is most fulfilling for you?
Board service is a form of volunteerism that can have a huge impact on the organization, but if you think that your sense of personal fulfillment requires a more hands-on volunteer opportunity, you might want to inquire about direct-service volunteering opportunities in Bay-CSS instead of board service.
How much time are you willing to put into board work?
Board members are legally required to fulfill their fiduciary duties, which will require you to devote a considerable amount of time to the organization. The amount of time varies greatly by organization, but simply planning to attend the board meetings is not sufficient. Board members must be willing to regularly review financial statements and meeting materials, and our organization requires board members to prepare for and attend committee meetings in addition to board meetings.
Are you willing to collaborate with others on a regular basis or would you prefer to work alone?
Boards are teams of committed and engaged individuals who work together to govern the organization. If you prefer to work alone, then board service may not be the right way for you to work with Bay-CSS. You might want to consider providing pro bono professional services or direct-service volunteering as alternatives to board service.
Do you have the willingness and the ability to assist Bay-CSS with fundraising?
One of the primary responsibilities of the board is to ensure that the organization has adequate financial resources to carry out its mission. Many organizations such as Bay-CSS have a fundraising policy for board members. These policies typically request board members to contribute personally. Commonly, these policies also stipulate that all board members participate in the organization’s fundraising effort in some fashion. Connections and introductions to donors, participation in fundraising events, personal notes on solicitation and thank-you letters, and direct solicitations are just a few of the ways in which board members can make a difference in terms of fundraising success. The amount of involvement in fundraising varies greatly by organization, but prior to serving on our board, make sure that you will be comfortable making a personal contribution and asking others to contribute to the organization.
What Are the Responsibilities of Bay-CSS Individual Board Members?
If you think participating on the Bay-CSS Board is right for you, please complete the Board Information Sheet and send it to Ike Puzon, Board President at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Mitzi Bernard, Executive Director, email@example.com. Have questions? Want to learn more? Call Mitzi at 410-224-4205. Ext.112.
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Join us on Monday, September 12th for our annual Golf Tournament benefiting the individuals we serve.
The Greenwell Activity Center was transformed into a tropical paradise for the 1st Annual Bay-CSS Prom
We are thrilled to announce that Bay Community Support Services is celebrating its 25th year of serving individuals with disabilities! We have come a long way in 25 years. We have gone from a service committee of United Cerebral Palsy of Maryland in 1987 to Bay Community Support Services, Inc. (Bay-CSS) in 2011 to where we are now; continuously growing and changing to meet the needs of the individuals we serve. We’re proud of all we do to support individuals with disabilities to live and work in their communities through our residential, vocational and support services. Please click on the links to the left to view our site, and contact us for more information. Thank you!
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