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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 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: Make the Case for Marketing Investment

Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 2 - 3:15 p.m. (free)

Many nonprofits do not invest enough money in marketing and it’s time to change the conversation. Hear about the importance of securing a healthy marketing budget for your nonprofit and learn how to advocate for the marketing investment you need.

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Webinar: Social Media 101 for Nonprofits

Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. (free)

Get practical tips and tools for sharing your cause and mission on social media. This webinar will cover the basics of using social media for your nonprofit organization on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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Webinar: 10 Tips and Tricks for a Successful Grant Seeking Strategy

Thursday, June 6, 2019, 1 - 1:45 p.m. (free)

Learn some "insider" tips and tricks from the funder’s perspective. Specific examples will be reviewed. Use the tips discussed in this webinar to ensure that you are putting together highly competitive grant applications and ultimately achieving your desired grant funding success.

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Conference: Fundraising Day in Maryland

Monday, June 10, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
BWI Airport Marriott

Fundraising Day in Maryland offers workshops and networking opportunities for fundraisers at all levels of experience and in all types of organizations. This annual event provides professional development with educational tracks including:

  • Fundraising Strategy & Leadership Development
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Development
  • Special Topics
  • Fundamentals of Fundraising

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Webinar: So You’re Thinking of Planning a Capital Campaign? An Introduction to the First Steps

Monday, June 10, 2019, 2 - 2:45 p.m. (free)

Many nonprofits would like to consider a capital campaign, but don’t know where to begin. This webinar will discuss the importance of a feasibility study, setting an appropriate campaign dollar goal, building a gift chart, and determining a timeline that will work best for your organization.

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Webinar: 10 Emerging Trends in Social Media for Small Nonprofits

Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 1 - 2 p.m. (free)

Social media is in a constant state of change and without regular education in emerging trends, your nonprofit could be wasting valuable time and resources. This webinar will focus on what’s new and next in social media so that your nonprofit can embrace being an early adopter to achieve maximum return-on-investment (ROI). Customized for small nonprofits on a limited budget.

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Webinar: Team Care, not Self-Care: Surviving in an Era of Burnout

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 12 - 1 p.m. (free)

This session aims to help your organization build more effective work-teams. Examine your self-care strategies, turn them into "team-care" and juice up your team's productivity.

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Webinar: Introduction to Proposal Writing

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 2 - 3 p.m. (free)

New to proposal writing or looking for a quick refresher? This webinar will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. Learn the basic elements of a proposal, the "do's" and "don'ts" of writing and submitting a proposal, and how to follow up whether the answer is yes or no.

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Webinar: Smart Strategies to Build Corporate Partnerships

Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 3 - 4 p.m. (free)

Discover how to prospect companies for partnership, build corporate relationships, and create and pitch partnerships that meet the needs and interests of all parties.

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Webinar: Developing a Case for Support: The Cornerstone of Successful Grant Writing

Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 2 p.m. (free)

A well written, organized, and compelling case for support can help prepare you to answer any question from a potential funder with responses that inspire long-term support and impactful contributions.

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Conference: Innovative Approaches to Fundraising for Nonprofits (free)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Howard University School of Business
Auditorium 2nd Floor
2600 6th St. NW
Washington, DC 20059

Hosted by the Howard University School of Business and the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy, this free regional conference will focus on best practices used by nonprofits to successfully manage relationship-driven fundraising campaigns. It will feature special guests from the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy in San Diego, California.

Learn about the innovative model "Cause Selling" developed by Sanford to teach best practices used by nonprofit fundraising professionals to identify, cultivate, solicit, and sustain long-term relationships and support from donors.

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Webinar: Google Ad Grants 101

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 1 p.m. (free)

You may have heard of Google’s Ad Grant program, where they give $10,000 a month in free advertising to nonprofits. This webinar is a crash course on how Google Ad Grants can benefit your nonprofit.

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Webinar: Introduction to Project Budgets

Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 2 - 3 p.m. (free)

Learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget. This webinar offers step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal.

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Webinar: Tour the GrantStation Website

Tuesday, June 25, 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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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.