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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

NPI Training

Upcoming Training from the Nonprofit Institute:

Coming Fall 2019:

Annual Grant Training Workshop
Sept. 12, 2019, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.; La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 113/113E. 
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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 106.
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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 106.
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More Training Opportunities:

Webinars | Workshops | Conferences

Webinar: Launch a Successful #GivingTuesday Campaign
Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 1 - 2 p.m. (free)

No budget? No problem! Taproot Foundation and #GivingTuesday have teamed up again this year to bring nonprofits a free webinar on holiday giving best practices, recent donor trends, and how you can harness the expertise of marketing, graphic design, videography, and communications professionals who want to volunteer their talents to help your nonprofit.

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Webinar: Future-Proof Communications Strategy
Monday, July 22, 2019, 2 - 3 p.m. (free)

The attention of supporters is the most precious resource. So how can marketers and communicators get their message to rise to the top?
Key takeaways:

  • How to navigate changes and trends in the current digital and social media marketing landscape - what nonprofits must know and what is just hype
  • The 2 content pillars of an effective and engaging nonprofit communications strategy
  • How to build your nonprofit communications plan for the next 3 months
  • Several free and low-cost digital tools to enhance your nonprofit marketing
  • Real-world examples from small nonprofits and libraries who are getting it right

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Webinar: Social Media 102
Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 2 - 3 p.m. (free)

You’ve adopted social media as a legit way to connect with your target audiences, but now you want to use it to stand out from the crowd. It’s time to learn a few advanced social media tips and tricks, elevate your social media presence through micro strategies, and activate your advocates.
Learn how to:

  • Use social media to connect with constituents
  • Monitor conversations to stay ahead of the curve
  • Get people to advocate on your behalf
  • Navigate social media advertising and understand when to use it

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Webinar: Introduction to Proposal Writing
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, 2 - 3 p.m. (free)

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you don't want to miss this webinar from Grantspace by Candid. This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. It will include:

  • The basic elements of a proposal
  • The "do's" and "don'ts" of writing and submitting a proposal
  • How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no

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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.