Upcoming Training




Putting Polish into your Marketing Program
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.


Effective marketing depends on setting clear goals for getting your organization’s story out to the public. Once you have identified the goals, you still need to know how to adopt and use the right techniques and tools to get the job done. This course will provide practical information about the many avenues available to you, ranging from news releases and newsletters to annual reports and social media. Learn insider tips that gain the attention of editors and opinion-makers. Besides covering smart use of the written word, the course will also engage you in identifying often overlooked but powerful ways of using personal contact to win needed community attention. 






All Hands on Deck: The Apra Maryland Fall Conference
Nov. 8 – 10
Join Apra Maryland for the leading educational gathering of fundraising professionals who harness information and data to drive philanthropy in Maryland.

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Additional Training 


Intro to Proposal Writing
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m.

Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. This virtual class is hosted by the Charles County Public Library.

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Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You?
Tuesday, Dec. 14, 6 p.m.

Starting a nonprofit can seem terrifically complicated--is it worth it? This class can help you decide. In this session, you’ll learn the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit. You’ll also learn about possible alternatives to starting your own nonprofit that you may not have considered. Finally, you’ll be introduced to a tool that will help you assess your own readiness to move forward. This virtual class is hosted by the Charles County Public Library.

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The Southern Maryland Small Business Development Center, the Charles County Public Library, the St. Mary's County Library, and the Calvert Library offer additional training opportunities of interest to nonprofits. 

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Nonprofit Institute
College of Southern Maryland
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910

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