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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

Highlights from Past Conferences

Seventh Annual Nonprofit Institute Conference - 2017

Panel Discussion

Sixth Annual Nonprofit Institute Conference - 2016

Keynote Address - "Volunteerism In Strategic Planning" featuring Christopher Helmrath, Managing Director, SC&H Capital

Panel Discussion

Fifth Annual Nonprofit Institute Conference - 2015

Keynote Address - "The 'S' on your Chest" featuring Dana Jones, CEO, United Planning Organization

NPI Conference

Eighth Annual Nonprofit Institute Conference
Fostering Relationships

Thursday, February 22, 2018
8 a.m - 1:30 p.m.
La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building)

Who Can Benefit

Nonprofit board members, chief executives, staff, sponsors, volunteers, community and business leaders, young professionals, and consultants committed to strengthening nonprofit organizations and the communities they serve.


Attendees will have the opportunity to select breakout sessions throughout the five topic areas:

  • Leadership: Building Relationships with Stakeholders; The Importance of Diversity; Relationships with Nonprofits

  • Strategic Planning: Strategic Planning in Tumultuous Times; Relationship with Elected Officials; Developing a Business Plan that Supports Strategic Planning

  • Management: Skills for the “Accidental” Project Manager; Fostering Good Relationships in Management

  • Marketing: Easy and Effective Design; Creating an Effective Social Media Plan; Tips and Tricks for Successful Email Marketing

  • Fundraising: Passive Fundraising; Finding Grants


(Download schedule of schedule, sessions, and presenters)

Meet the Panelists

2018 Conference Sponsors

A special thank you to our 2018 Conference sponsors.  Our sponsors allow for our NPI team to create a robust and dynamic conference day with AWESOME break-out session leaders and OUTSTANDING Ted-Talk panel members.  Their support helps defray the costs and helps to promote this annual NPI event. 

Champion Level

Raley Watts & O'Neill logo  

Advocate Level

Community Bank of the Chesapeake

Askey Askey & Associates CPA

Mentor Level

Charles County Economic Development

Charles County Department of Economic Development

DK Foster Services

  GI Enterprises

Sabre Systems