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Nonprofit Institute

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Nonprofit Institute
College of Southern Maryland
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
Fax: 301-934-7704

Charles County
Vivian Mills

St. Mary's County
Harriet Yaffe


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One of a community's finest assets is its wide array of nonprofit organizations joined in a common purpose: to help improve the quality of life for residents.


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The Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations ("Maryland Nonprofits") was established in 1992 as a result of a comprehensive statewide organizing effort in the nonprofit and philanthropic community involving hundreds of nonprofit executives and volunteer leaders.  Today, they are one of the largest and most successful nonprofit associations in the United States with more than 1,400 nonprofit organization members, 300 associate members, and 23 staff to serve them from two locations (Baltimore and Silver Spring).

Previous Event Materials

Below you will find materials from previous events held by the Nonprofit Institute.

Nonprofit Training Online Courses

Through Continuing Education The College of Southern Maryland offers several courses on a regular basis for Nonprofit. These are Online Courses only offered through Ed2Go. Currently the following classes are available:

A to Z Grant Writing

BUS-5330 (2.40 CEUs)

A to Z Grant Writing is an invigorating and informative course specially created for executive directors, organizers, board members, community volunteers, development officers, and individuals who want to learn a 'bird's eye' view of the grant writing process. Discover how to research and develop mutually beneficial relationships with potential funding sources, organize a grant writing campaign and keep track of all funding sources, requests and donations, prepare complete proposal packages, and dissolve crisis management and submit one hundred proposals a year in ten hours a week. Please visit for class requirements and registration information prior to registration.

Nonprofit Fundraising

BUS-8420 (2.40 CEUs)

Take your first step toward a rewarding career in fundraising for nonprofit organizations! First, you'll identify the skills you'll need to become a successful fundraiser. Next, you'll discover where the best corporate and foundation fundraising jobs are and how to apply for them. After that, you'll delve into different types of fundraising activities, exploring everything from annual and special funds to corporate and foundation relations, major gifts, and planned giving. And finally, you'll see how fundraising software can make your efforts far more effective. By the end of the course, you'll have a wealth of new ideas for fundraising, and you'll be well on your way to success in this exciting career field. Please visit for registration information for this online class.

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