The 10th Annual Nonprofit Institute Conference is Feb, 20, 2020, at the College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus. This year's conference features a return of a few popular presenters, some new voices, smart thinkers, panel discussions, and a keynote speaker.


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College of Southern Maryland
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

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Michelle Sullivan

St. Mary's County

Nonprofit Institute Annual Conference

10th Annual Nonprofit Institute Conference

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Center for Business and Industry (BI Building)
College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus

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'Vision 2020: Roadmap to Clarity' with Keynote Speaker Maggy Sterner

Maggy Sterner

What do you need to get clarity about that would move your nonprofit forward fastest? What's ONE thing that would cause the greatest shift in delivering your mission?

Maggy Sterner is a branding coach for entrepreneurs, small businesses, and nonprofits. She helps them get clarity about their brand message so they can describe it clearly -- online and out loud. Maggy believes when you have laser clarity about your mission, you'll be magnetic to your target audience because you'll communicate your message with confidence.

The 10th Annual Nonprofit Institute Conference is designed for 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.

This year's conference features a return of a few popular presenters, some new voices, smart thinkers, representatives of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, Maryland Nonprofits, and much more. Breakout sessions focus on leadership, strategic planning, management, fundraising, and communications.

New for 2020:

A "Meet the Media" panel discussion with representatives of print, broadcast, and online media. Find out how to bring your organization's news, events, and accomplishments to the attention of media outlets in Southern Maryland.

Meet the 'New Kid on the Nonprofit Block'
An engaging first-person account of starting a nonprofit. Hear about the lessons, successes, and future plans for an entrepreneurial nonprofit.  
   -- "It’s been two years of small victories and large defeats, but still hanging tough."

Shift in Focus: The Changing Nature of Nonprofits and Interactions with the Business Community   
The philanthropic agenda has taken center stage in the business community as businesses strive to appeal to consumers who want to buy from companies who "give back." Panelists include Todd Pittman, Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers; Jay Nwachu, president and chief innovation officer at Innovation Works; and Michelle Sullivan, program specialist with the Nonprofit Institute and executive director of All Ages Read Together.

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Participating Exhibitors

Maryland Governor's Grants Office

Community Foundation of Southern Maryland

Foundation Center/Southern Maryland Libraries

WorkForce Center at CSM

Senior Community Service Employment Program

Maryland Insurance Administration

Community Mediation Centers of Southern Maryland ( Charles, St. Mary's & Calvert)

Seedco - Maryland Health Connection