Connecting the Nonprofit Community

Howard County nonprofit organizations employed 11,640 people, representing 8% of the county's workforce and paid $203 million in wages, representing 9% of total county wages.
Howard County profits from its nonprofits!
(Data from Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations 2011)

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Nonprofit Center Planning
Bringing services together to build stronger individuals, stronger families and a stronger community
This is the purpose proposed for a nonprofit center in Howard County. The results of the feasibility study indicated there is strong interest in a center that reduces barriers for low-income and foreign-born families,  where organizations can operate more collaboratively and efficiently, and which promotes the health and wellness of all Howard County residents.
Planning is moving forward. Over the next several months we will be collecting letters of intent, assessing the needs of those who would like to be part of the nonprofit center, and developing the business plan. ACS will be connecting with those organizations who expressed a high level of interest in being part of the center. If you would like more information, please contact Joan Driessen at

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Please email a 1-2 sentence description of your fundraiser to along with a flier if you have one. Looking for a fundraiser to promote, attend or support, find them on the ACS website.

Looking for Board Members? Make Board Connection Your Next Step. Board Connection (formerly known as "Board Bank") is a program that connects community members who wish to serve on local boards, committees or commissions with nonprofit & governmental agencies seeking board, committee or commission members. If you are part of an organization that is searching for qualified board members, or a community member looking for opportunities to serve, become connected by registering your needs and interests at, by emailing, or by calling 410-715-3172. Board Connection is a partnership of the Association of Community Services of Howard County, Leadership Howard County and the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County

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10480 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 920
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Phone 410-715-9545

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