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

Charles County
Cara Fogarty

Michelle Sullivan

St. Mary's County
Harriet Yaffe

Executive Directors Learning Circle in St. Mary's County

The Executive Directors Learning Circle meets every second Wednesday morning from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Leonardtown Campus, Building C, Room 203. The next meeting is August 9. Please contact Harriet Yaffe for more information:

Harriet Yaffe

Executive Directors Roundtable in Charles County

The Executive Directors Roundtable takes place on the last Wednesday of the month from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 211. The next meeting is July 26. Please contact Cara Fogarty for more information:

Cara Fogarty

These networking events provide a congenial setting for informal sharing of information and ideas about developments in the nonprofit community and professional challenges. Both the Circle and the Roundtable are open to all Executive Directors in the region.

Faith-Based Affinity Group Meeting

These meetings promote ways faith-based nonprofit organizations can help each other to include:  sharing info on events so each can support one another, partnering on common interests, sharing resources of support, networking, and increased awareness on community concerns and issues to rally collaborative efforts. The next meeting will is August 23, 9:30 a.m., CSM Regional Hughesville Campus, Center for Trades and Energy Training (CT Building), Room 107. If interested, please contact Cara Fogarty

Fundraising Professionals Quarterly Meetings

NPI hosts quarterly meetings for fundraising professionals as a venue for sharing new resources, providing a best practices forum, and networking opportunities. The next meeting is Wednesday, September 6, 9:30 a.m., Regional Hughesville Campus, Center for Trades and Energy Training (CT Building), Conference Room 107. Please e-mail the names and e-mail addresses of fundraising team members to be added to our database.

NEW!  Public Relations / Marketing Professionals Affinity Group

The newly formed Public Relations / Marketing Professionals Affinity Group will be meeting Tuesday, July 25, 3-4 p.m., Regional Hughesville Campus, Center for Trades and Energy Training (CT Building).  All interested are invited.

Are you involved with public relations and/or marketing for a nonprofit organization or interested in a quarterly networking gathering to share information and best practices? If so, come to the these meeting held the fourth Tuesday of each month. We hope to see you there. For more information, contact Cara Fogarty at

Southern Maryland Veterans Support Coalition (SMVSC)

The next SMVSC meeting is September 13 at 4 p.m. at Regional Hughesville Campus, Center for Trades and Energy Training (CT Building), Conference Room 107. This group's focus is to assist the southern Maryland veteran support groups by providing a mechanism to help identify the different organizations in the region and to promote collaborative informational meetings to support each other's missions and needs. To develop a comprehensive resource of network of support veteran organizations assist our veterans and their families. For more information contact Barbara at

This highly active veteran support coalition is crafting a functionality chart designed to be a one-stop shop for veterans seeking help in southern Maryland.  If you are aware of a veteran support program or your organization hosts veteran activities, please contact Barbara at so your information can be added to the chart.

Volunteer Coordinator Meeting

Volunteer Coordinator Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every other month (September, November, January, March, and May) from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. The March meeting is cancelled due to weather; the next meeting is scheduled for August 15, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Location: Lifestyles (101 Catalpa Drive #103, La Plata, MD). If interested, please contact either Harriet or Cara, or