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Community events with opportunities for nonprofit organization participation are listed here. If your community event has such an opportunity, please submit information for possible inclusion on this page and in the Nonprofit Institute e-newsletter.

Maryland Rural Impact Awards

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The Rural Maryland Council welcomes nominations for people and organizations that have performed extraordinary acts of service to rural communities throughout the state. Categories include Rural Community Volunteer, Rural Champion, Outstanding Rural Economic Development, and Outstanding Rural Community Development. Learn more >>

Deadline: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Catalogue for Philanthropy Information Session

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Learn about the Catalogue for Philanthropy and how your Charles County-based nonprofit organization can be a part of it. The Catalogue's mission is to create strong and vibrant communities by connecting caring citizens with worthy community causes.

For nonprofits‚ it means increased visibility through the distribution of the annual print Catalogue‚ events‚ and campaigns. Participating nonprofits also have access to resources and educational workshops throughout the year to help elevate their capacity to do good.

Elyse Nelson, Operations Director for the Catalogue for Philanthropy, will join us for this information session on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020.

Registration required to receive the Zoom link >>

Please note, for the Southern Maryland region, nonprofit organizations headquartered in Charles County with an annual operating budget between $100,000 - $4 million are eligible.

The application window opens in December; the deadline is in February. Specific dates have not yet been announced.

Questions about this information session? Contact Cara Fogarty, Charles County Coordinator, Nonprofit Institute at CSM at

United Way of Charles County Community Resource Day


Community Resource Day is a collaborative effort to help meet the needs of those who are homeless and housing insecure. On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, nonprofits in the human service field will join the United Way of Charles County at Regency Furniture Stadium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., enabling attendees to access a wide range of services and resources in one day and at one place. Services will include food distribution, housing assistance, flu shots, vital records assistance, dental screenings, and much more.

If your nonprofit is in the human service field and is interested in participating as a vendor, please contact Elizabeth Farar, Director of Community Projects, or 240-587-6373.

Maryland Community Needs Survey

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The Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism wants to hear about your voice. The mission of the GOSV is to lead through service and foster civic engagement throughout the state. This survey seeks information about your community and how the GOSV can serve you.

Take the survey >>

For more information, contact the Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism.

Share Your Stories with the Southern Maryland Studies Center

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The Southern Maryland Studies Center at CSM is looking for contributions from the community in order to capture and record real-time observations and perceptions of current events.

"We are all a part of a remarkable time in this nation’s history. Your voice, your photos, your videos – will speak to future generations about your experiences and will tell them how life as we knew it happened right before our eyes.”

   -- Archivist Maria Leighton


For more information or to submit your story, contact Maria Leighton or call 301-934-7606.

MOVE Maryland

MOVE Maryland is a virtual day of wellness to move Maryland's nonprofits forward. It's a statewide community event to support nonprofits' important missions and amplify their voices.
MOVE Maryland is Saturday, Nov. 7.

Pure Play Every Day Seeks Community Partners

Pure Play Every Day is looking for community partners to help give children in need their own Play Kit for Christmas. 

Contact Pure Play Every Day Executive Director Patty Stine at or call 301-934-8985.

Southern Maryland Veterans Collaborative

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The Southern Maryland Veterans Collaborative is a forum for discussion for any organization that serves veterans or service members in the greater Southern Maryland area.

The next meeting is Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020.

Join the meeting:

You can also dial in using your phone: +1 (872) 240-3412

Access Code: 193-735-869

For more information, contact Travis Rayhill.

Nonprofit Alliance of Calvert County

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The Nonprofit Alliance is a committee of the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce working to advance the vision of ensuring Calvert County has sufficient resources to fulfill the needs of the community. This team facilitates purposeful connections and collaborations between the Alliance and the for-profit sector.

The next virtual meeting will be held on Nov. 17, 2020, at 1 p.m. This meeting allows for nonprofits to come together and discuss available resources, talk about how each organization is navigating COVID-19, and give members a chance to network with one another.

For more information, contact Lyndee Waldbauer.