Nonprofit Institute

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Helping the area's nonprofit organizations build a brighter future.


our Mission

The Nonprofit Institute at CSM serves as the premier source of nonprofit professional development and capacity-building for the diverse array of nonprofits serving the Southern Maryland region.

COVID-19 Status & Information

 

Nonprofit Institute staff is available for consultation. Please reach out via e-mail: nonprofit@csmd.edu or phone: 301-934-7544.

Visit our COVID-19 Resources for Southern Maryland Nonprofits webpage for immediate, nonprofit specific assistance and information.

How the Nonprofit Institute Can Help:

The Nonprofit Institute provides many programs designed to meet an organization’s interests and needs. These programs include:  

  • Monthly Executive Director Network Meetings bring leadership together to meet and discuss operational concerns and share lessons learned. 
  • Monthly Nonprofit Community Calls foster collaboration, information sharing, and support. 
  • Affinity Groups provide for networking and sharing of ideas centered on volunteer coordination, fundraising, and marketing/public relations/communications.
  • Professional development classes cover key areas of nonprofit leadership/management, strategic planning, fundraising, marketing/communications, governance, and operations.
  • An annual conference with a keynote speaker and breakout sessions encourage learning, sharing, and networking.
  • Regular communications via a resource-rich monthly e-newsletter
  • Operational advice and insight in areas of fundraising, leadership/management, marketing/communications, governance, and operations. 
  • Connections and referrals to grant writers, attorneys, accountants, and insurance professionals, some of whom offer services to nonprofits on a pro bono basis or for a reduced rate.

Involvement in the Nonprofit Institute offers your organization opportunities that can lead to the following outcomes:

  • Stronger boards
  • More effective outreach
  • Financial growth and stability
  • An active pool of volunteers
  • More effective management practices
  • Engagement and support of colleagues
  • Achievement of educational goals
  • Effective staff

 

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Nonprofit Institute
nonprofit@csmd.edu
College of Southern Maryland
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
301-934-7544

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