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Michelle Sullivan

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Harriet Yaffe

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St. Mary's College of Maryland Hosts Career Fair

The St. Mary's College of Maryland Career Development Center invites employers to participate in its 5th Annual Career Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Any nonprofit organization is welcome. This is an excellent opportunity to fill an open position or recruit an intern. A table, two chairs and lunch will be provided.

Arena Gymnasium St. Mary’s College of Maryland
47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, MD 20686

Contact: Jennifer Emery | 240-895-4203

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LSM Accepting Applications for Class of 2019

Leadership Southern Maryland's Executive Program is a highly interactive and life-enriching nine-month course that makes a significant contribution to Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties’ well-being by providing intensive hands-on study and in-depth discussion of current issues facing the Southern Maryland region, including, housing & human services, education, public safety, energy, environment, defense, economic development, and multiculturalism.

Informational Sessions:
February 21 (Leonardtown) 8:00 a.m.
March 5 (Hughesville) 5:30 p.m.

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Webinars: Leverage your Volunteer Program with Volunteer Maryland

Volunteer Maryland and its partners mobilize community volunteers to address critical community needs. Discover how a strategic partnership with Volunteer Maryland can strengthen your volunteer program and increase community engagement. Volunteer Maryland places AmeriCorps Members who serve as Volunteer Coordinators full time for 11 months.

Volunteer Maryland is hosting webinars and one-hour information sessions throughout Maryland. Discover the opportunity of being a partner organization and leveraging your volunteer program. The Rural Maryland Council will discuss its grant funding to help support this partnership.

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Questions? Contact Outreach Manager Nathan Cabrera:


VCnnections Announces New Program

VConnections launches its Homebound Veterans Visiting Program in Charles County beginning in March. The VConnections team understands that one of the most effective forms of assistance for service members are veterans helping veterans.

This program creates a sense of camaraderie and inclusion. The monthly visit is designed to help veterans avoid social isolation, maintain better health, and age with dignity at home. The visit also brings awareness and connections to federal, state, and local veteran and family resources.

To participate in the Homebound Veterans Visiting Program, please schedule an initial family consultation for you or your loved one.

For more information, contact:

Learning in the Library

Join the Charles County Public Library to learn how to utilize two of its online learning resources, and ReferenceUSA. has thousands of online courses on various topics such as web development, CompTIA, QuickBooks, photography, animation, and more! ReferenceUSA is a database perfect for doing research on businesses, potential customers for your own business, finding jobs, people, and more!

Learning in the Library: will be held Monday, March 5 from 6 - 7 p.m.

Learning in the Library: ReferenceUSA will be held Monday, March 19 from from 6 -7 p.m.

Both of these programs are drop in so no need to register.

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Annual Volunteer Fair

The Nonprofit Institute in collaboration with the North Point HS PTSO present the Annual Volunteer Fair:

Thursday, April 5, 2018
6 - 8 p.m.
North Point High School Gymnasium
2500 Davis Road
Waldorf, MD 20603.

Nonprofit organizations are welcome to participate as vendors at this event. There is no fee. This event will attract students and members of the community interested in learning about volunteer opportunities.

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Questions? Contact:


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.

Employment Opportunities

LSM Seeks New Executive Director

The Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Board of Directors has begun the search process for its next executive director. Leadership Southern Maryland is the premier leadership program for the Southern Maryland region, with more than 300 alumni in its 10-year history. The successful candidate will sustain and grow the quality, content, composition and stature of LSM. Potential candidates are encouraged to download the job vacancy announcement. Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For questions about the position or the application process, please email

Fundraising Coordinator Needed

The Friends of the St. Clement's Island and Piney Point Museums is hiring a part-time fundraising coordinator. The position entails planning annual fundraising events, managing the membership program, planning and executing membership drives, producing a quarterly newsletter and soliciting sponsorships for special events. Reports directly to the division manager and the Friends board.

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