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

Community Outreach & Opportunities

Vendor Space Available for Volunteer Fair

Hosted by the Nonprofit Institute & North Point HS PTSO

The Volunteer Fair, Thursday, Nov. 1, brings together people who are eager to volunteer and organizations offering opportunities to get involved in the community. Vendor registration (free) is open for nonprofits, civic organizations, and government agencies. This event will be held at North Point HS.

More information and nomination form >>

Nominations Open for 2018 Philanthropy Hall of Fame

Residents of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties are invited to recognize individuals, families, and businesses that have given back to their communities in extraordinary ways by nominating them for induction into the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland’s Philanthropy Hall of Fame. Inductees will be honored at the 13th Annual Philanthropy Day Luncheon on November 2. Deadline to submit completed nomination forms is October 1.

More information and nomination form >>

Nominations Open for Charles County Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit of the Year

The Nonprofit Organization of the Year Award is designed to recognize a Charles County Chamber member organization that exemplifies high standards of ethics in public service. The recipient of this prestigious honor will be awarded a portion of the proceeds from the 2018 Festival of Scarecrows. Members of the Charles County Chamber of Commerce are encouraged to nominate an organization that goes above and beyond the service to the community.

Nominations accepted through Sept. 17, 2018.
Contact the Charles County Chamber of Commerce for a nomination form:

Adult Spelling Bee

The Charles County Literacy Council is holding its inaugural adult spelling bee fundraiser. Form a team from your office, neighborhood, church, family, friends, to compete against other teams.

Sept. 8, 2018, 7 - 10 p.m.
Old Waldorf School
3074 Crain Hwy.
Waldorf, Maryland 20601

More information >>

United Way of Charles County's 35th Anniversary

The United Way of Charles County celebrates its 35th Anniversary with a Murder Mystery Masquerade. A great night of mystery is planned as the Murder Mystery company facilitates a classic murder investigation at the Billionaires' Club annual masquerade ball. Several other mysteries will unfold during the night, including a prize key to open the mystery chest full of goodies and experiences.

Sept. 14, 2018, 7 - 11 p.m.
Greater Waldorf Jaycees
3090 Crain Hwy.
Waldorf, Maryland 20601

Tickets >>

Nonprofits Sought to Sponsor Fair Competition Candidates

The Charles County Fair seeks nonprofits to sponsor Queen Nicotina candidates. There is no fee to sponsor a candidate. The application is in the Charles County Fair Catalog or contact Louise Stine:

2018 Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run

For the past eleven years, the Society of St. Vincent De Paul® has sponsored the Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run, raising much needed awareness and funds for poor residents of St. Mary’s County. All money raised by this walk, stays in St. Mary’s County to help the county residents in need of a “helping hand.” There is no registration fee, but walkers are encouraged to collect pledges or make a donation to the Society of St. Vincent De Paul®.

Sept. 29, 2018
9 a.m. (registration begins 7 a.m.)
Father Andrew White S.J. School
22850 Washington St
Leonardtown, MD  20650
Patty Belanger at 301-904-7990
Joan Marano at 301-757-4219

Information and registration >>

Dismantling Racism Series

Several events and discussions on Dismantling Racism will be held this fall in St. Mary’s County including two screenings and facilitated discussions of the film 13th. The documentary explores how policies and laws were crafted to continue the suppression of African-Americans, to the present use of for-profit jails that thrive on mass incarceration of people.

Sept. 27, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Southern Maryland Higher Education Center
44219 Airport Rd.
California, MD 20619

Oct. 21, 2018, 2 p.m.
Lexington Park Library
21677 FDR Blvd.
Lexington Park, MD 20653

Facilitated Discussion: "Community Conversation: Sharing Our Stories about Race and Advantage in St. Mary’s County"

Nov. 4, 2018, 2 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church
46707 S Shangri-La Dr.
Lexington Park, MD 20653

A day of expungements services for the local community will be offered by Williams, McClernan, & Stack LLC. For more information, call the Community Mediation Center St. Mary’s County 301-475-9118 or visit their Facebook page: Community Mediation of St. Mary's County.

More information about Dismantling Racism >>