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Nonprofit Institute
College of Southern Maryland
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

Charles County
Cara Fogarty

Michelle Sullivan

St. Mary's County

Robin Finnacom

Nonprofit Institute
Helping the area's nonprofit organizations build a brighter future.

Our Mission

The Nonprofit Institute at CSM is Southern Maryland’s comprehensive resource for nonprofit organizations, offering programming and consultation to enhance their effectiveness and achieve success in fulfilling their missions.

Nonprofit Institute Conference

The 10th Annual Nonprofit Institute Conference is February 20, 2020. Register today >>

How the Nonprofit Institute Can Help:

The Nonprofit Institute provides many programs designed to meet an organization’s interests and needs.  These programs include:  

What Our Services Can Mean for Your Organization

In collaboration with the St. Mary’s and Charles County Nonprofit Advisory Councils, guidance in planning and evaluating Nonprofit Institute work is provided through council membership which reflects leadership in the nonprofit and business communities and local government.

Involvement in the Nonprofit Institute offers your organization opportunities that can lead to the following outcomes:

  • Stronger boards
  • More effective outreach
  • Financial growth and stability
  • An active pool of volunteers
  • More effective management practices
  • Engagement and support of colleagues
  • Achievement of educational goals
  • Effective and effective staff

Our services to the nonprofit community include:  providing resource information on current nonprofit interest items; facilitating roundtable executive director networking meetings to allow all county nonprofits time to meet, greet, and share; scheduling high-interest classroom opportunities for employees, volunteers, and board members to attend for enrichment and organization development; and to provide a centralized location for posting and disseminating nonprofit outreach and volunteer opportunities, grant information, and more.