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Upcoming Training

Registration is open. All Nonprofit Institute classes are free and online via Zoom.


(Please note, you may see the following message during registration: "NPI: Other Restrictions include: CONT - Registration Restricted." Please disregard this message and complete the registration process. Thank you!)


Social Media Platforms: Tracking Your Traffic 
Thursday, March 18, 2021, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Is your organization utilizing social media to its full potential? This class offers a strategic overview of using various social media platforms as a marketing and promotion tool. Learn about the tools you can use to monitor and measure your social media activity. Dive into metrics and demystify all the data, dashboards, and reports. Discover how to make data-driven decisions to drive growth and find out where your efforts are making the biggest impacts. Sheebah Smith of Bekôz Marketing is the instructor for this class. Read more

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Special Events Success: Friendraiser/Fundraiser  
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Event fundraising and special events are commonly a way of life for nonprofits. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic radically changed the way we work and socialize resulting in the cancellation of many signature events. This class will examine the response of two or three organizations that adapted to social distancing requirements to avoid canceling their fundraising event. We will also examine the role of special events: how to fit them into your organization's overall development plan, how to budget for them and make an accurate determination of net income, and how to maximize their effectiveness. Bonnie Elward, founder and CEO of HH Joy Enterprises, LLC, is an instructor for this class. Read more. (A second instructor is pending.)

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Protect Your Organization: Protect Your Organization’s Hard-Won Assets
Thursday, May 20, 2021, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Learn about the many forms of financial and legal risks nonprofits face and practical means to address these challenges. During this course you will learn the key elements of liability coverage, steps to take if you organization is faced with a lawsuit, actions that threaten an organization's charitable status, and the board's obligation to carry out its fiduciary duties. Risk, although a fact of life, can be kept at bay with sound, sensible planning. Executive directors, financial managers, and board members will especially benefit from this learning experience. Samuel C.P. Baldwin, Jr., Esq. of The Law Offices of Baldwin, Briscoe & Steinmetz, P.C. is an instructor for this class. Read more. (Two other instructors are pending.)

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Defining Leadership: Defining Leadership and its Uses
Thursday, June 17, 2021, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Take a fresh look at board, staff, and volunteer leadership in the nonprofit environment. How can leadership be cultivated and sustained in a nonprofit organization? This class will compare and contrast the respective leadership roles of a CEO, volunteer manager, and board members and discuss how these key individuals can combine leadership aims and styles for optimal impact on the organization's progress. The course is especially relevant for presidents, board members, program and search committee chairs, and executive directors. D. Kaprece James of Stella's Girls, Inc., and DKJ Global Consulting is the instructor for this class. Read more.

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Additional Training Opportunities


Sustainability During COVID-19
March 3 - 17

The College of Southern Maryland is offering a new course to help businesses and the nonprofit community navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19. Business Sustainability During COVID-19 is virtual with live instruction to provide the latest information about COVID-19, compliance with the guidelines, reopening strategies, and skills for ensuring a resilient workforce. (Free for Charles County participants; fee for entities outside of Charles County.)

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Introduction to Project Budgets
Tuesday, March 17, 6 p.m.

From the Charles County Public Library and Candid, this free virtual class will show you the basic elements of how to draft a grant project budget with confidence.

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The Southern Maryland Small Business Development Center, the Charles County Public Library, the St. Mary's County Public Library, and the Calvert Library offer training opportunities of interest to nonprofits.