Upcoming events

    • 15 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • ZOOM


    Topic:  ACS Exec to Exec Forum-Covid 19: Nonprofits Response,  Recovery and Sustainability

    When: Apr 15, 2020 09:00 AM - 10:30 am Eastern Time (US and Canada)


    Due to the urgency of the Covid 19 crisis, ACS is moving the next EXEC to EXEC Forum to April 15 from the previously scheduled May 13. As we all struggle to respond to this crisis and find a path forward for our organizations, it is essential that we share our experiences and support each other. Please be sure to note this change on your calendars.

    Also, joining us for part of the meeting will be Patrick Shurney, MBA & Founder of 3P Consulting. Patrick has 30 years of experience in the Banking/Finance industry, and is generously offering his expertise during this meeting to help our members navigate the various Stimulus programs offered in response to Covid 19.

    Please remember this forum is for Executive Directors only. If you cannot participate please do not ask anyone else to participate in your place.

    Thank you!


    Register in advance for this meeting:


    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    • 15 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • NDC Training Room, 9770 Patuxent Woods Dr., Columbia, MD 21046
    • 19

    ACS invites you to our Annual Conversation with the County Executive. Join us as Dr. Ball shares his  plans and priorities for Howard County.  Bring your questions and share your perspectives with our County Executive as he shapes the future direction of our county.

    8:30 a.m. Registration and Networking
    9:00 a.m. Conversation with the Howard County Executive

    Members are welcome to bring promotional materials to put on our resource table.

    ACS Members: Free
    Non-Members: $35

    • 22 Apr 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • NonProfit Collaborative Howard County, 9770 Patuxent Woods Dr, Columbia, MD 21046

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    Nonprofits provide valuable programs and services in the community and have a responsibility to measure and report the outcomes of their programs.   In this course, participants will articulate the desired impact of their mission, learn about the fundamentals of evaluation and learn techniques to identify and measure programmatic success.  Participants should come prepared with a program that is in need of evaluation to create a more practical, usable experience.  Work firsthand with an experienced program development/evaluation consultant to determine the degree to which you are creating change for the individuals who attend your programs. 

    Participants who complete this program will be able to: 

    • Recognize the catalog of evaluation approaches to be used during program planning
    • Create evaluation strategies that match their program's goals
    • Identify the components of a logic model 
    • Use a logic model to articulate a program's theory of change
    • Initiate the development of an evaluation plan which matches the program's intent 


    • ACS Active Members:  $35 with Member Discount Code
    (Text your name and organization name to 410-615-9606 and request the ACS member discount code before registering.)
    • MD Nonprofits Members: $35
    • Non-Members: $70

    Click Here to Register

    • 29 Apr 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • NPC Training Room, 9770 Patuxent Woods Dr, Columbia, MD 21046

    Search Engine Optimization. You know it's important, but how do you get started? Join us for a discussion that will provide the tools you need to take on Google Ads and enhance your web presence.


    Lori Fuchs, Leadership Essentials Program Manager

    Leadership Essentials Team Members

    Josh Bennett - Columbia Association

    Syd Garrott - Howard County Government

    Colleen Monagan - Fulton Bank

    Chrissy Willis - Enterprise Community Partners

    Colleen Konstanzer - Marketing Coordinator, Winter Growth

    April Lerner - Gifted and Talented Research Teacher, Hammond High School

    Avery Moe - Student Intern, Hammond High School

    • 24 Sep 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • The Great Room at Historic Savage Mill - 8600 Foundry St, Savage, MD 20763
    • 259

    Since 1975 the Association of Community Services has recognized volunteers and nonprofit organizations for their extraordinary service to the Howard County community. It is one of Howard County’s longest standing and most prestigious awards. More than 250 leading businesses, civic, and nonprofit professionals as well as government officials, and residents come together to recognize these unsung heroes of our community.
    We invite you to celebrate their accomplishments with our community!