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Nonprofit Institute
nonprofit@csmd.edu
College of Southern Maryland
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
Fax: 301-934-7704

Charles County
Cara Fogarty
cfogarty@csmd.edu
301-659-3182

Michelle Sullivan
msullivan1@csmd.edu
240-988-3096

St. Mary's County
Harriet Yaffe
hyaffe@csmd.edu

NPI Training

Upcoming Training from the Nonprofit Institute:

Coming Fall 2019:

Annual Grants Training Workshop
Sept. 12, 2019, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.; La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 113/113E. (Registration opens June 30.)

Social Media Storytelling
Oct. 14, 2019, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Regional Hughesville Campus, Center for Trades and Energy Training (CT Building), Room 104. (Registration opens July 11.)

Developing a Fundraising Plan
Nov. 7, 2019, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Regional Hughesville Campus, Center for Trades and Energy Training (CT Building), Room 104. (Registration opens July 11.)



More Training Opportunities:

Webinars | Workshops | Conferences

Webinar: Tour the GrantStation Website

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 2 - 2:45 p.m. (free)

Discover all of the features in GrantStation, including navigation, search interfaces, and charitable database search criteria.

This tour will provide tips on the most effective way to use all of the valuable resources the website offers, including the extensive funder databases that can help you identify the grantmakers most likely to fund your programs or projects. By using GrantStation's databases and resource tools, you can begin to develop a successful grantseeking strategy for the next 12 to 18 months.

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Webinar: How to Avoid Fundraising’s Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. (free)

Learn how to step off of the donor acquisition treadmill and start revving up donor retention. Seven out of 10 donors give only once, but this doesn’t have to be your reality. Find out how a 10% increase in donor retention will more than double the lifetime value of a donor and minimize our reliance on producing constant appeals for new donors.

Also covered:

  • How to establish a powerful and engaging web presence that retains donors
  • What we can learn from the annual Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report from AFP
  • Why donors leave and what to do about it
  • 6 key drivers that can double the lifetime value of your donors
  • Methods for creating repeat donors

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Online Training

Through Continuing Education, we offer several courses on a regular basis to nonprofits. These are online courses offered through Ed2Go. The following classes are available:

A to Z Grant Writing -  BUS-5330 (2.40 CEUs)

A to Z Grant Writing is an invigorating and informative course specially created for executive directors, organizers, board members, community volunteers, development officers, and individuals who want to learn a 'bird's eye' view of the grant writing process. Discover how to research and develop mutually beneficial relationships with potential funding sources, organize a grant writing campaign and keep track of all funding sources, requests and donations, prepare complete proposal packages, and submit one hundred proposals a year in ten hours a week. More information and registration >>

Nonprofit Fundraising - BUS-8420 (2.40 CEUs)

First, you'll identify the skills you'll need to become a successful fundraiser. Next, you'll discover where the best corporate and foundation fundraising jobs are and how to apply for them. After that, you'll delve into different types of fundraising activities, exploring everything from annual and special funds to corporate and foundation relations, major gifts, and planned giving. And finally, you'll see how fundraising software can make your efforts far more effective. By the end of the course, you'll have a wealth of new ideas for fundraising. More information and registration >>


Additionally, Grantspace (formerly known as the Foundation Center) offers free and low-cost online training courses:

Introduction to Proposal Writing and Introduction to Finding Grants

Online and self-directed, these Grantspace courses put you in charge of your own learning — perfect if you can’t get to one of our in-person sessions or live webinars. Courses feature rich multimedia content, interactive quiz questions, and useful tips to help you succeed. Upon finishing a course you have the option to print a certificate of completion.