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Nonprofit Institute
College of Southern Maryland
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
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Michelle Sullivan

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Harriet Yaffe

Highlights from Past Conferences

Eighth Annual Nonprofit Institute Conference - 2018

Panel Discussion

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

Ninth Annual Nonprofit Institute Conference

February 21, 2019

8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
La Plata Campus
Center for Business and Industry (BI Building)

Theme: Innovation

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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.

Tommy LuginbillKeynote Speaker

Tommy Luginbill
Director, Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute
College of Southern Maryland

Morning breakout sessions focus on leadership, strategic planning, management, fundraising, and marketing.

The conference will feature local and statewide exhibitors who offer programs, grants, and resources for nonprofit organizations. Time is set aside after lunch for attendees to meet with exhibitors, ask questions, and engage in meaningful dialogue.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Professional Services Hub, a joint program of the Nonprofit Institute and Leadership Southern Maryland offering basic legal, accounting/financial, and insurance-related counsel from LSM alumni.


  •  8-8:30 a.m.: Check-in, continental breakfast, and networking
  •  8:30-8:45 a.m.: Welcome remarks
  •  9-10:00 a.m.: 1st breakout session
  • 10:15-11:00 a.m.: 2nd breakout session
  • 11:15-11:45 a.m.: Networking/Exhibitors
  • 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.: Lunch & Keynote Speaker
  • 1:15-2:30 p.m.: Resources: Exhibitors, Presentations, and Professional Services Hub
  • 2:30 p.m.: Conference ends


Participating exhibitors and organizations include: