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Affinity Groups

Monthly Executive Director Learning Circles and Roundtables bring leadership together to meet and discuss operational concerns and share lessons learned. Other Affinity Groups serve as networking events and provide a congenial setting for informal sharing of information and ideas about developments in the nonprofit community and professional challenges.
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Executive Directors Learning Circle in St. Mary's County

The Executive Directors Learning Circle meets every second Wednesday of the month from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at the CSM Leonardtown Campus, Building C, Room 216. The next meeting is Wednesday, September 12. (No meeting in August.) For more information, contact Harriet Yaffe: hyaffe@csmd.edu

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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 CSM La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 124 (note room change). The next meeting is Wednesday, Sept. 26. (No meeting in August.) For more information, contact Cara Fogarty: cfogarty@csmd.edu

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Fundraising Professionals Network

These quarterly meetings for anyone involved with fundraising and development serve as a venue for sharing new resources, providing a best practice forum, and offering networking opportunities.  The next meeting is Wednesday, September 5, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., CSM Regional Hughesville Campus, Center for Trades and Energy Training (CT Building), Room 107. For more information, contact Michelle Sullivan: msullivan1@csmd.edu

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Public Relations / Marketing Professionals Network

The Public Relations / Marketing Professionals Network meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Anyone involved with PR, marketing, communications and/or promotions is welcome. The next meeting is Tuesday, September 25, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. (note time change), CSM Regional Hughesville Campus, Center for Trades and Energy Training (CT Building), Room 107.  For more information, contact Cara Fogarty: cfogarty@csmd.edu

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Southern Maryland Veterans Support Coalition (SMVSC)

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. This group has also developed a comprehensive resource of network of support veteran organizations that assist veterans and their families. The next meeting will be scheduled in the fall. Teleconference information will be sent a week before the meeting.  For more information, contact Cara Fogarty: cfogarty@csmd.edu.

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(If you are aware of a veteran support program or your organization hosts veteran activities, please contact Cara Fogarty at cfogarty@csmd.edu so your information can be added to the matrix.)

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Volunteer Coordinators Group

People who work with volunteers at nonprofits throughout the Southern Maryland region gather every quarter to network, share new resources, and provide a best practices forum. The next meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 9, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., at Charlotte Hall Veterans Home, 29449 Charlotte Hall Rd., Charlotte Hall, MD 20622. For more information, contact Harriet Yaffe: hyaffe@csmd.edu