Community Events

Browse & Register for Upcoming Training

Sign Up for the Nonprofit Institute Mailing List


Contact Us

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

NPI Community Event


Rural Maryland Council Information Session

Learn more about the Rural Maryland Council’s programs and resources, including RMC's Maryland Agricultural Education and Rural Development Assistance Fund (MAERDAF) and Rural Maryland Prosperity Investment Fund (RMPIF). Apply for FY19 funding. Lunch provided.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
12 - 2 p.m.
Tri- County Council for Southern Maryland
15045 Burnt Store Road
Hughesville, Maryland 20637

Registration >>

Questions? Contact

6th Annual Walk, Run & Roll 5K and 10K

Bay Community Support Services hosts its 6th Annual Walk, Run & Roll 5k & 10k. Choose a course that fits YOUR fitness level; a challenging, professionally timed 5k and 10k course, or a leisurely fun run/walk with a “Roll” course approved for wheelchairs! Wheelchairs, strollers, and pets are welcome! Proceeds benefit people with disabilities.

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Greenwell State Park
25410 Rosedale Manor Lane
Hollywood, MD 20636

More information >>

Questions? Contact Stephanie Raines or call 301-863-8870 ext. 316

Painting with a Purpose

Explore your inner Picasso and support the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland. Three dates to choose from!

Sunday, May 6, 2018
2 p.m.
Stoney's Kingfishers Seafood
14442 Solomons Island Road
Solomons, Maryland 20688

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
6:30 p.m.
Grille No. 13
3016 Waldorf Market Pl.
Waldorf, Maryland 20603

Friday, June 8, 2018
5:30 p.m.
Wine & Design
41610 Fenwick Street
Leonardtown, Maryland 20650

More information >>

Questions? Contact Sharon Southerland-Smith or call 240-670-GIVE (4483)

Department of the Navy Wounded Warrior Hiring Summit

Wounded Warriors and veterans will have the opportunity to submit resumes, upon registration, for pre-scheduled/on-site interview(s) consideration. Meet employers from DoD, federal agencies, and the private sector.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Catering and Conference Center
1454 Parsons Ave, S.E. Bldg. 211
Washington Navy Yard, D.C. 20374

More information >>

Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland: 7th Annual Hiring Event

The Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland annual job fair and hiring event features more than 50 businesses ready to meet qualified job seekers. If pre-screened and called for an interview, you will be invited for a one-on-one interview the morning of the event. Be in professional dress, ready to interview with lots of resumes.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Interviews
General admission at 2 p.m.
Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department
24801 Three Notch Road
Hollywood, MD 20636

More information >>

Questions? Contact Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland:

Murder Mystery Dinner

An evening of murder, mystery and mayhem with a "Sinister Speakeasy" the 1920s Theme Murder Mystery Dinner Party to raise funds for Warfighter Advance which helps veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress.

Friday, May 18, 2018
6 - 9 p.m.
Middleton Hall
4045 Renner Road
Waldorf, Maryland 20602

More information >>

Questions? Contact Wendy Olenik, Whodunnit for Hire:


Paddle for Heroes Canoe, Kayak, and Paddleboard Race

Annual event raises funds for collegiate scholarship programs that benefit St. Mary’s County first responders and their families; military personnel wishing to attend the Warfighter Advance™ Post-combat Reintegration Program, and the Rotary Club of Leonardtown’s charitable endeavors. All ages and skill levels of canoers, kayakers and paddleboarders are encouraged to participate in this fun community event. An award ceremony, food vendors, and entertainment will be offered at the Leonardtown Wharf after the races have ended.

Saturday, June 9, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Leonardtown Wharf on Breton Bay
Leonardtown, MD

Registration >>

Questions? Contact Paddle for Heroes.


Blue Crabs Ticket Vouchers Available for Nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations are welcome to request ticket vouchers for Blue Crabs baseball games. Once you receive the ticket voucher, you'll redeem it at the box office for the game you want to attend. The tickets are available first come, first served and are available all season (or until all vouchers are claimed).

Contact Julie Muster Bryson, Executive Office & Citizen Response Manager, Commissioners' Office, Charles County Government: or call: 301-645-0695

Governor’s Service Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 35th Annual Governor's Service Awards. The Governor's Service Awards recognize Marylanders for their significant volunteer contributions to the state and its citizens and their work to change Maryland for the better. This year, the awards will recognize volunteer service during 2017 (or longer for a lifetime achievement).

Completed nomination forms must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 1.


Sagepoint Selected as Charles County Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit of the Year

Sagepoint Senior Living Services was selected as the 2017 Chamber Nonprofit of the Year by the Charles County Chamber of Commerce. This award recognizes a Charles County Chamber organization that exemplifies high standards of ethics in public service. As a nonprofit organization founded more than 40 years ago, Sagepoint is an organization dedicated to helping older adults age well and ensuring that families feel at peace knowing their loved one is thriving in a safe, nurturing environment.


VConnections Launches Newsletter

VConnections announces the launch of its newsletter, “VConnect.” The newsletter is a comprehensive listing of news and resource updates of interest to veterans and their families. Requests and input from the veterans and families who attend VConnections' coffee breaks led the organization to introduce this value-added resource to the community.

To receive the newsletter, send an email to

Charles County Public Library Launches SOAR Innovation Space

The Charles County Public Library has opened its new SOAR Innovation Space at the Waldorf West branch. Anyone may use the space to access creative software, databases, audio and video recording equipment, and so much more. Large-scale printing, photography, podcasting and shredding are also available.

The room will operate on both a drop in and reservation basis.


Nonprofits Celebrated #GivingTuesday in Southern Maryland

In honor of #GivingTuesday, the Nonprofit Institute celebrated by joining nonprofits, philanthropists, foundations, social entrepreneurs, businesses and volunteers for a fun evening of stories and networking.

In Charles County, NPI hosted a reception at the Green Turtle in La Plata. Eleven attendees from six organizations attended to share and test their chances at being selected for the 20% coupon profits for the night. The winner was the Center for Children.

In St. Mary's County, NPI hosted a reception at the Olde Town Pub in Leonardtown. It was a fun event with 14 attendees from eight nonprofits. The three selected business cards were: Leadership Southern Maryland, St. Mary's Adult Medical Day Care, and The Life Changing Healing Church.

Check presentation photos will be posted as the checks are presented. Thank you for your support of this special evening and our nonprofits in the region.