Upcoming events

    • 26 Jan 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Zoom - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81185510266
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    In December 2019, County Executive Calvin Ball and the Howard County Department of Aging announced the launch of Age-Friendly Howard County, an initiative to join the AARP network of age-friendly states and communities, an affiliate of the World Health Organization (WHO), that will improve the quality of life for all residents that want to live, work, play and age in our County. 

    Currently, 21 percent of Howard County residents are over 60 years old and in 25 years, this number will increase to nearly 30 percent,” said Ball. “Building an Age-Friendly Howard County is a long-term effort which will require a new way of working together: collaboration among citizens of all ages, with a great deal of input from older adults; and, businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, civic organizations, faith-based communities and philanthropic groups.”  

    Join us virtually to learn more about the details of the County's 3-5 year Age Friendly action plan, followed by a panel discussion on aging issues and resources unique to our County. 


    • 09 Feb 2022
    • 9:30 AM
    • 06 Apr 2022
    • 12:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Learn the basics of what it takes to operate, sustain, and grow your nonprofit organization during this six-part interactive virtual workshop series!

    Based on Maryland Nonprofits’ best practices model, the Standards for Excellence, this multi-part course will cover topics including:

    • Budgeting
    • Fundraising readiness and regulations
    • Evaluating your programs
    • Human resource and risk management policies and practices
    • The role of the board of directors
    • Financial oversight
    • Advocacy best practices

    As a participant in the Nonprofit Basics Series you will receive:

    • Access for 2 people from your organization to attend each training session
    • A comprehensive self-assessment of your organization’s governance, management, and operations
    • Dedicated time for reflection and planning on your organization’s programs and strategies
    • A proven framework for policy and procedure to formalize practices, including tools, customizable templates, and sample policies
    • Opportunities to learn from other leaders of small, young nonprofit organizations
    • A 30-day progress check with opportunities for additional technical assistance or coaching
    • A 60-day NDC Basics “virtual meet-up”
    • Access to an online community to continue conversations and resource-sharing

    Due to the interactive nature of this series, sessions will not be recorded. If you register and find you cannot attend, please email learning@mdnonprofit.org at least three days prior to the start of the series to request a credit voucher that may be applied to a future Maryland Nonprofits program.


    Session 1: Mission, Program Outcomes (February 9, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM EST)

    Donors, grantmakers, and government agencies recognize the importance of a defined mission and clear program outcomes in determining whether to fund an organization. Nonprofit Basics Session 1 will help you align your mission statement, program, activities, and outcomes and move you closer to becoming “grant ready.”

    Trainers:  Amy Coates Madsen, Vice President of Programs, Maryland Nonprofits; Angineeki Jones, Director of Learning, Maryland Nonprofits


    Session 2: Financial Management, and Fundraising Essentials (February 16, 9:30 AM - 2:45 PM EST)

    Funders often take a very close look at the strength and sustainability of your organization's leaders and finances. Learn about budgeting basics, financial oversight, managing organizational risk. Review the variety of sources of nonprofit income and receive a framework for creating a resource development plan that suits their organization. Leave with a better understanding of how to raise money for general operating support and ideas for growing your donor pool.

    Trainers:  Justin Pollock, Orgforward; Michelle Nusum Smith, Owner & Principal Consultant, The World Woman LLC


    Session 3: Leadership, Board of Directors (March 2, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST)

    This session covers the best policies and practices your board should have in place and follow to ensure strong board governance, the many roles a board member may play, and how the distinction between Governance and Management affects how the board and board members work with the Executive Director and staff.

    Trainer: Mara Winters, Board Governance Advisor, Maryland Nonprofits


    Session 4: Leadership, Employees & Volunteers (March 16, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST)

    Session 4 covers the role of the executive and important policies and practices related to recruiting, hiring, and recognizing staff and volunteers.

    Trainer: Erin Donovan, rootED LLC


    Session 5: Fundraising Regulations Part 1 (March 30, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST)

    Make sure you can check all the boxes on legal compliance and ethical practices that donors will be asking about. Nonprofit Basics Session 5 will cover legal compliance and ethics, conflicts of interest, disclosure laws, donor respect, and confidentiality. Get a deep dive into the laws and regulations that govern all kinds of fundraising.

    Trainers: Amy Coates Madsen, Vice President of Programs, Maryland Nonprofits; Ron Barrett, Cogency Global


    Session 6: Fundraising Regulations Part 2 (April 6, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST)

    Make sure you can check all the boxes on legal compliance and ethical practices that donors will be asking about. Nonprofit Basics Session 6 will cover legal compliance and ethics, conflicts of interest, disclosure laws, donor respect, and confidentiality. Get a deep dive into the laws and regulations that govern all kinds of fundraising.

    Trainer: Amy Coates Madsen, Vice President of Programs, Maryland Nonprofits

    REGISTER HERE

    Experiencing issues while registering?

    Please contact the MD NonProfits office at 410.727.6367.  


    Non-Member Ticket: $279

    Member Ticket: $179

    Association of Community Services Member Ticket: $179

    (Text ACS staff at 410-615-9606 to request discount code.  Please provide your name and the name of your organization. Check out as a guest and add the discount code at the end of the checkout process.)


    Nonprofit Development Center Ticket: $0


    Amy Coates Madsen

    Maryland Nonprofits|Vice President of Programs

    Angineeki Jones

    Maryland Nonprofits|Director of Learning


    • 16 Feb 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Zoom Meeting
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    Last year we added a Conversation with the County's Law Enforcement Leaders to our Conversation series, and it was so well received we decided to make it a permanent addition to the annual series. This year new Howard County Police Chief, Gregory Der, will be joining us, along with Howard County Sheriff, Marcus Harris, and States Attorney, Richard Gibson.

    The Howard County Police Department website currently lists the following topics as some of the most prominent issues that face police and the community in this yearBody Worn CamerasSchool Resource OfficersMental HealthDronesLaw Enforcement Assisted Diversion ProgramHate-Bias Incidents and Hate CrimesUse of Force, Accountability, Training and Outreach.

    With growing concerns about these and other complex issues such as evictions, sex trafficking, cyber crimes, and potential legislation about police reform and community relationships, we have designed this event to provide a forum for our members to learn more about the respective roles of each department and have an open respectful conversation with Howard County’s law enforcement leaders in search of positive solutions.

    MEMBERS ONLY EVENT

    ACS Members - Free 



    • 17 Feb 2022
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Zoom

    This Maryland Nonprofits session is your guide to become more successful government grant applicants. Rachel Werner and Lauren Schultz at RBW Strategy have supported many clients to successfully apply for, receive and manage millions of dollars in federal, state, and local government funding. The application process can seem daunting, and many do not know where to start. You’ll come away from this session with some useful tools, tips, and guidance so you can approach your next grant writing effort with greater ease. 

    Learning Objectives: 

    1. Determine the preparation needed to submit grants and identify the right funding opportunities.
    2. Review the step-by-step process for reviewing a funding opportunity announcement and how to prepare a responsive application.
    3. Learn best practices to enhance your organization’s capacity and infrastructure to respond to different opportunities.
    4. Participate in hands-on exercises to put these concepts and processes into practice.


    Non Member Rate:  $99

    ACS Member Rate:  $49 with discount code.


    Please text 410-615-9606 with your name and organization name and request ACS Member Discount Code.  Then register as a guest and enter discount code at end of check out.  


    REGISTER

    Experiencing issues while registering?

    Please contact the MD NonProfits office at 410.727.6367.