Upcoming events

    • 01 Jun 2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual

    Keep Pushing for Change: How Nonprofits Can Thrive During an Election Year

    Free Virtual Lunch & Learn

    It’s an election year, and even though nonprofit organizations are unable to support or oppose candidates, they can still do much to advance their issues. How can nonprofits navigate election year challenges?

    In partnership with the Horizon Foundation and the Local Health Improvement Coalition, join us on Wednesday, June 1 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM for a virtual lunch and learn to have your questions answered! Nonprofit legal expert, Allen Mattison, will provide attendees the do’s and don’ts of election year advocacy, so we can keep pushing for policy change, bolstering democracy and strengthening our communities. Register now!

    We will cover important topics, such as:

    • What kinds of candidate questionnaires are OK?

    • Can nonprofit staff volunteer for campaigns?

    • Is it OK for legislators to speak at our fundraising gala?

    • Can we praise a legislator’s vote on a budget bill without crossing the nonprofit prohibition on supporting candidates?

    • What can we say when encouraging people to vote?

    Register today to reserve your spot!

    • 08 Jun 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Nonprofit Collaborative of Howard County
    Register


    Cordially Invites You to the 2022


    A Great Mosaic

    Celebrating Howard County Nonprofits

    Social Hour with Food & Beverages

    Entertainment      Virtual Mosaic

    June 8, 2022 | 5:30-7:30pm

    Howard County NonProfit Collaborative

    9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046


    TICKETS:  $65


    After a two-year hiatus, ACS' Humanitarian Awards is back!! This (usually) annual event has been re-tooled and reimagined for 2022. This year, with the theme of "A Great Mosaic," we are celebrating the strength and resiliency of ALL of our members instead of a select few and the way their many  talents and innovative programs created a mosaic of good works during the challenges of the past two years.  

    We are happy to say that this ACS fundraiser will be held in person and will have lots of food, drink and activities to promote connecting and reconnecting with nonprofit members and those who support them throughout the community!  

    This event promises lots of fun and great company! Located on the indoor/outdoor grounds of the NonProfit Collaborative, "A Great Mosaic" will feature: 

      • Food Stations from popular local food trucks 
      • Bourbon and Rum Tastings from Lost Ark Distillery and other Beverages
      • Cornhole Game
      • Fun Photo Opportunities 
      • Mosaic Making 
      • Door Prize 
      • Debut of the dynamic digital "Great Mosaic" that will be featured on the ACS Website for the coming year

    TICKETS:  $65

    Can't make it to the Humanitarian awards event?

      You can still support ACS here.


    Special Thanks to the Following Sponsors!




                   

    Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors          

                 2700 Turf Valley Road,, Ellicott City Maryland 

         

    Anonymous * Jackie Eng * Bruce Fulton * Grace Kubofcik * Tracey Novak *

    Priscilla Reaver * Laurie Reuben * Laura & Bill Salganik *

    Minah Woo * David Woodruff   



    In-Kind

       Columbia Association     

         


    Laurie & Steven Diener


    Click here for more information about sponsoring this event.

    • 08 Jun 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Nonprofit Collaborative of Howard County

    ACS Humanitarian Awards



    A Great Mosaic

    Celebrating Howard County Nonprofits

    Social Hour with Food & Beverages

    Entertainment      Virtual Mosaic

    June 8, 2022 | 5:30-7:30pm

    Howard County NonProfit Collaborative

    9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046


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    Click here for more information about sponsoring this event.


    Click here for the Online Store for sponsorships.


    For nearly fifty years, the Association of Community Services (ACS) has recognized the good works of a select number of Howard County nonprofits, both large and small, and their volunteers through our popular annual Humanitarian Awards event, which also serves as ACS's primary fundraising event.

    This year, however, we will honor all ACS members, instead of a select few, with a celebratory in-person event on June 8, 2022! It will be a great opportunity to reconnect with one another and show appreciation for the many contributions made by our ACS members.

    For the past two years, our nonprofit community has been called upon as never before to support residents, providing everything from emergency funding to shelter to groceries. Local nonprofits stretched their staffs and resources to the brink so that individuals and families could be safe and secure. We hope you will join us in acknowledging the outstanding contributions made by our nonprofits and volunteers.

    We invite you to help us honor our members' great work in the community by sponsoring this fun and festive event. After two years of virtual celebrations, we anticipate a great turnout at this exciting in-person event, one where you will surely want your organization or name to be prominently featured as a sponsor to show your support.

    The event will feature a new new indoor/outdoor venue at our NonProfit Collaborative on Patuxent Woods Drive, where guests will enjoy food trucks, fun and games, Lost Ark Distillery beverages, including an ACS Signature Cocktail, and some surprising entertainment by ACS member organizations!

    Highlighting the evening will be the debut presentation of our dynamic digital Member Mosaic that will be prominently featured on the ACS website for the entire year, with links to each and every one of our member nonprofits, community advocates, and qualifying sponsors.


    Click here for more information about sponsoring this event.


    Special Thanks to the Following Sponsors!


                   

    Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors          

                2700 Turf Valley Road,, Ellicott City Maryland 

         

    Anonymous * Jackie Eng * Bruce Fulton * Grace Kubofcik * Tracey Novak *

    Priscilla Reaver * Laurie Reuben * Laura & Bill Salganik *

    Minah Woo * David Woodruff   


    In-Kind

       Columbia Association     

               

    • 14 Jun 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Hybrid
    Register

    Lunch and Learn

    The Transition Process - The Great Resignation

    Panel 2 Discussion


    Join us to hear more about the transition process itself.  Laurie Reuben from Cheshire Consulting Group will provide an overview of the process she is using with ACS in our search for a new ED as well as some other processes she has seen work well for other organizations.  Bruce Fulton, ACS president, will explain why ACS chose this process and what has worked well so far, and what could be improved.  And Dana Davenport, ACS Policy Associate will talk about why many potential in-house candidates may choose not to apply for open ED positions within their organizations.


    We hope you will attend this event in person; however, if you cannot, you may join virtually using the link provided in your registration confirmation email.  Please be sure to let ACS know you will be joining virtually so we can plan the room set up accordingly.  Please text 410-615-9606 with your name, org name and the words "Transition Process Zoom"  if you plan to join virtually.  Thank you.

    • 22 Jun 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Nonprofit Collaborative Training Room, 9770 Patuxent Woods Dr, Columbia, MD 21046 and Zoom
    Register

    Join us for the ACS annual meeting for a review of last year’s highlights and to elect new Board members and officers.  Following the business meeting we will continue to determine the future we want for nonprofits in Howard County.  Attendees will work in breakout groups to develop specific strategies to advocate for our nonprofit members around issues previously identified at the May General Membership meeting.  

    Stay for lunch and continue the conversation.

    We are also offering a hybrid option for this meeting if you need to join us virtually.  Zoom link will be provided in your registration confirmation email.


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