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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

Ninth Annual Nonprofit Institute Conference

Thank you to all who attended our Ninth Annual Nonprofit Institute Conference on February 21. We had a record turnout with many new attendees. Without your attendance and support, the conference would not have been a success. Thank you!

A special thanks to our break-out session leads:

Rebecca Gunter, Susan Vogel, Brenda Vandegrift, Jerry Adams, Bernie Fowler Jr., Christy Batta, Anna Tatro, Jeff Yellets, Nancy Hall, and Greg Bowen. Thank you to the organizations that exhibited and to Nathan Cabrera of Volunteer Maryland and Meredith Donaho of the Rural Maryland Council for hosting an information session, and to the members of the Nonprofit Institute/Leadership Southern Maryland Professional Services Hub for sharing their insight, knowledge, and advice.

And an extra special thanks to our keynote speaker Tommy Luginbill, director of the Innovation and Entrepreneur Institute at CSM.   

The Nonprofit Institute team truly appreciates your time, participation, talents, and your strong support of its mission. We look forward to continuing our strong partnership in helping regional nonprofit organizations move forward.

With sincere thanks,

Harriet, Cara and Michelle

Tommy LuginbillKeynote Speaker

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

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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.

Schedule (Download PDF of sessions, presenters, and exhibitors) :


Participating exhibitors and organizations include: