Eighth Annual Nonprofit Conference

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

Charles County
Cara Fogarty

Michelle Sullivan

St. Mary's County

Robin Finnacom

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

Thank you to all who attended our Eighth Annual Nonprofit Institute Conference on February 22. We had over 150 participants with options of attending 15 different break-out sessions, a wonderful lunch, and an inspirational panel discussion with six highly-qualified and experienced leaders in the Southern Maryland nonprofit community. Without your attendance and support, the conference would not have been a success. Thank you!

A special thanks to our break-out session leads:

Jonna Jones, Michelle Sullivan, Linda Howard, Bob Carpenter, Jennifer Bevan-Dangel, Chris Ripley, Anna Tatro, Vicki and Dusty Rhoades, Bill Hitte, Carmen Phelps, Talisha Dunn-Square, Nancy Hall, and Mike Bellis.

And an extra special thanks to our “Tedinstead” Talks panelists:  

Theresa Johnson and Lynette Entzian from CalvertHealth Foundation; Bonnie Green and Gene Townsend from The Patuxent Partnership; and Sandy Washington and Earle Knapp from Lifestyles of Maryland.

The entire NPI Team truly appreciates your time, participation, and talents and your strong support of the NPI mission. Thank you.

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.

Workshops  (View and Download Session Presentations >> )

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


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


Thank you to our conference exhibitors:

Raley, Watts & O’Neill
Askey, Askey & Associates
Peerless Tech Solutions
Community Foundation of Southern Maryland
Strategic Marketing Group
MedExpress Urgent Care
Community Bank of the Chesapeake
Patient First
MPM Communications
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Charles County Community Mediation Center