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La Plata, MD 20646-0910
Fax: 301-934-7704

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Upcoming Training from the Nonprofit Institute:

Social Media Platforms: It's More than Just Posting: How to Create an Effective Social Media Communications Plan
Sept. 25, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Regional Hughesville Campus, Center for Trades and Energy Training (CT Building), Room 106.
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Fundraising Fundamentals: What is Corporate Social Responsibility and How Does it Impact My Organization?
Oct. 25, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Regional Hughesville Campus, Center for Trades and Energy Training (CT Building), Room 106.
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More Training Opportunities:

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, the Foundation Center offers free online training courses:

Introduction to Proposal Writing and Introduction to Finding Grants

Online and self-directed, these Foundation Center 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. (Other courses are available for a fee.)

Webinars | Workshops | Conferences

Free Webinar: No budget? No problem! Launching a Successful Giving Tuesday Campaign with Skilled Volunteers

Gearing up for #GivingTuesday? Planning and executing a successful crowdfunding campaign can be daunting. Taproot and Giving Tuesday have teamed up to bring nonprofits a free webinar that will teach campaign best practices and how to harness the expertise of marketing, graphic design, videography, and communications professionals who want to volunteer their talents to help your nonprofit.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 1 p.m.


Free Webinar: Update on Tax Reform and the Impact on Tax-Exempt Organizations

Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs and Humentum provide an update focused on the tax consequences to tax-exempt organizations, including the latest guidance from the IRS and Treasury. Nonprofit tax experts will discuss many of the questions on the minds of nonprofit leaders and provide a checklist of things they should do immediately to respond.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 11 a.m

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Save the Date - 13th Annual Free Grant Training Seminar

Logic Models: A Tool to Establish Grant Goals/Objectives/Outcomes
Learn how to create and use a logic model, a visual representation of your initiative's activities, outputs, and expected outcomes. Presented by Anna Tatro, Grants Collection Specialist, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore.

Friday, September 21
9 a.m.  -  12 p.m.
College of Southern Maryland
La Plata Campus

Online registration opens July 30, 2018

Sponsored by Nonprofit Institute, College of Southern Maryland, Charles County Government, Charles County Library, and the Maryland Governor’s Grants Office.

Free Webinar: Giving USA—How did giving go in 2017?

A recent webinar from Nonprofit Quarterly examines the state of philanthropy in 2017. Did any particular fields of organizations do especially well or badly raising money? Did foundations step forward? What kinds of effects might the tax overhaul law have had? What do last year’s figures suggest about the current fundraising climate and where you may want to focus your efforts?

NPQ’s Ruth McCambridge is joined by Patrick Rooney, professor of Economics and Philanthropic Studies and the Executive Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and Aggie Sweeney, the Chair of Giving USA Foundation and Senior Counsel at Campbell & Company.

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Allstate Foundation Leadership Development Opportunity

The Allstate Foundation is seeking the best emerging leaders from the nonprofit sector to participate in this year's Allstate Foundation Greater Good Nonprofit Leaders Program.
Participants attend in-person academic classes taught by prestigious faculty from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. They also receive one-on-one executive coaching sessions to help guide them toward their goals, as well as funds to pursue individual development opportunities. The Allstate Foundation covers the cost of all Greater Good activities and travel expenses.

Application deadline is July 31, 2018.

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Project Opportunity: Free Entrepreneur Training for Veterans

Project Opportunity is a free entrepreneurship training program  for veterans who want to start their own business. Program begins September 10.

Orientation: August 27, 6:30 p.m.
Charles County Government Building – Blue Room
200 Baltimore Street, La Plata

Is Entrepreneurship the right choice for you?
Do you have a business idea but not sure where to start?
Do you have a business and want to take it to the next level?
Do you live or have a current business in Calvert, Charles, or St. Mary’s County?
Project Opportunity is an intensive curriculum based 10-week program that meets one night a week and is facilitated by business professionals and subject matter experts. The program concludes with a formal business plan presentation.

Register for the Orientation Session >>

Standards for Excellence® Institute

Are you ready to take your nonprofit consulting services to the next level? The Standards for Excellence® Institute continues to build a national network of qualified nonprofit consultants licensed to provide training, consulting, and support on the Standards for Excellence: An Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector.

Standards for Excellence® Institute Licensed Consultants are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to work with organizations across the country interested in learning about, implementing, and becoming accredited in the Standards for Excellence® Program.

Nov. 7 - 9, 2018
Hyatt Place Baltimore/Inner Harbor
511 S. Central Avenue
Baltimore, MD 32303
Deadline to apply is July 18th

More information >>

Contact: Amy Coates Madsen or call 443-438-2314 .