Upcoming events

    • 14 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • 15 Oct 2020
    • 3:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Event

    ACS members receive a 10% discount on registration for this virtual event. Text 410-615-9606 with your name and organization name to request the registration discount coupon code.

    Click here for more information or to register.

    The 2020 Maryland Nonprofits & MARFY Annual Conference is an exciting, fully virtual two-day convening of hundreds of nonprofit leaders who are Rising to the Challenge to show up and make great things happen despite difficult times. Every member of your staff and board will find interesting sessions that are relevant to their role in your organization. View our detailed agenda here. We can't wait to see you there! 

    Maryland Nonprofits will award a limited number of full and partial scholarships to nonprofit leaders who would like to experience #MANOAC20 but cannot afford to attend. View information on our scholarships here, made possible by the help of Chesapeake Employers Insurance Company.

    Click here for more information or to register.
    • 14 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • Zoom Meeting

    ACS hosts this free forum quarterly only for Executive Directors from member organizations to share and learn from each other.   

    Discussion Topic:  TBD

    Don't miss this opportunity to meet with your peers to discuss items, issues, and best practices that all Non-profit Executive Directors share.

    Please remember this forum is for Executive Directors only.  If you cannot attend please do not send anyone in your place.

    Thank you!

    • 21 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    Chances are your organization’s volunteer program has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Some organizations have had to reduce volunteer opportunities, limit volunteer hours, or put programs on hold completely.  If your organization falls into this category, we understand how devastating, to both your mission and the community, reducing or putting your volunteer program on hold can be.  

    With the COVID-19 pandemic continually evolving, many nonprofits are now trying to navigate the current situation and leverage their organization and volunteer program to provide increased community support. 

    At the ACS October General Membership Meeting Nicki Fiocco, Director of the Maryland Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism, will join us to offer insight on how to position, adapt, and optimize your volunteer program to be the most effective in times of uncertainty.


    Nicki Fiocco
    Director, Maryland Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism

    Nicki Fiocco was appointed as Director of the Maryland State Service Commission in December 2019.  With a decade of service-based career Nicki establishes strategic partnerships and spearheads outreach campaigns that increase the awareness of AmeriCorps across the state.  As director, Nicki has the opportunity to work closely with local and statewide community leaders, national service advocacy groups, and nonprofit organizations who are engaged in addressing our communities most pressing needs. Nicki believes volunteer coordination is all about finding the right person to do the right job.  Her personal mission statement is “My superpower is connecting people, my purpose is to bring the right people together so we can gain the knowledge and tools to make the world a better place”. 

    • 18 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EST)

    Join us for a conversation with Dr.Michael J. Martirano, HCPSS Superintendent, to hear what the school system has been doing to ensure students have continued access to a robust instructional program during the coronavirus pandemic and to learn more about what is contemplated for the second semester.

    All fall planning for the 2020-2021 academic year was grounded in the equity that embodies the HCPSS Strategic Call to Action, and was guided by three primary priorities: safety and well-being of students and staff members; high-quality instruction for all students, including those most vulnerable; and resource availability, including funding.

    We will discuss how well the HCPSS plan is succeeding and what the nonprofit community can contribute to the success of those initiatives. 

    Please Note:  This is an ACS Members Only Event.

    Members: Free

    Full details of the HCPSS Reopening Plan are available online—including schedule information, resources for students and families, and answers to frequently asked questions. The HCPSS Reopening Plan and website is continually updated as new information becomes available.

    • 15 Dec 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (EST)
    • Zoom Webinar

    On Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 at 9:00 am, ACS will host its annual MEMBERS ONLY conversation virtually with Howard County's representatives to the Maryland State Senate and the Maryland House of Delegates as they prepare for the 2021General Assembly. 

    Each year ACS offers its members this opportunity to ask questions about the policy discussions and potential legislation that delegates anticipate will impact the nonprofit and human services community and its capacity to deliver services.

    Your participation will help demonstrate our commitment to advocating on behalf of those in need in Howard County. Come prepared with questions.

    Webinar will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m.

    Please Note:  This is an ACS Members Only Event.

    ACS Members: Free