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    • 08 Jun 2017
    • 25 Sep 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • ACS

    The 2018 Guide to Community Services in Howard County is a resource guide for services in the county. 20,000 copies of the guide are widely distributed throughout the county by our member organizations and other prominent locations and is read by more than 500,000 people. 

    This essential guide is used year-round by government agencies, businesses, non-profits, faith-based organizations, front desk staff, crisis centers, re-location centers and Howard County Citizens in general.

    • 18 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • NonProfit Collaborative, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21044

    Develop a Story that Resonates

    Telling a compelling story is critical to garnering the support - financial, volunteer, community – that every organizations needs to succeed. Come to this special membership meeting to work on developing and fine-tuning your story to resonate with the audiences that you need to engage.
    Members: Free
    Non members: $20

    We will be collecting School Supplies and Food Pantry items to be distributed to various local nonprofit organizations. Please consider bringing the following donations to the meeting.


    • 25 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 25 Apr 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046

    2018 BEST PRACTICES SERIES
    Save 20% when you register by October 2!

    Three or more individuals from your organization can learn from experts on topics that will help you strengthen your organization and achieve your goals. Full series registration deadline is October 20.  All workshops are from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at The Nonprofit Collaborative

    Planning in Turbulent Times
    Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    How can any organization, nonprofit or for-profit, plan effectively in this time of uncertainty? Changing government spending priorities and tax code tinkering will likely impact nonprofit revenues. New health care mandates, paid sick leave laws, and other changes in personnel regulations can increase expenses. The traditional three to five-year strategic plan doesn’t work in today’s environment. This workshop will help Executive Directors and Board Members turn their organization into a proactive planning machine. Key planning concepts such as “Thinking in Time” and “Acting Like a Scientist” will be explained.
    Presenters: Nancy Hall and Deb Jung, 501(c)Solutions 
    Conflict Prevention and Resolution - A Communications Guide
    Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    (snow date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018) 
    Stress, anxiety, and differences of opinion can all lead to conflict. In this interactive workshop, you will learn proactive techniques to diffuse these emotions, and effective communication strategies to resolve conflicts that arise with clients, volunteers and staff members. Presenters: Bunny Egerton and Lacey Tsonis, Raising Munchkin LLC
    Should Nonprofits Be More Like For-profits?

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Most for-profit businesses are fair to mediocre. To simply copy any for-profit business is not going to ensure success. First and foremost, nonprofits need to know what success is and identify those organizations, both for-profit and nonprofit, that are the best in the breed. Using the framework from the business classic, Good to Great and the Social Sectors, participants will learn how to define and measure “Great”, get the right people on the bus, create a culture of discipline, and build a sustainable organization.
    Presenters: Nancy Hall and Deb Jung, 501(c)Solutions

    This series is made affordable through support from:

     

    • 15 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Nonprofit Collaborative, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046

    Howard County Public School System Interim Superintendent, Dr. Michael J. Martirano, will join us to discuss efforts to ensure equity and well-being for students and to close the opportunity gap. We will discuss what HCPSS is doing and how the nonprofit community can contribute to the success of those initiatives. Please come prepared with questions for Dr. Martirano and don't forget that members can bring promotional materials to put on our resource table.
    Members: Free
    Non-members: $20
    We will be collecting School Supplies and Food Pantry items to be distributed to various local nonprofit organizations. Please consider bringing the following donations to the meeting.

    • 13 Dec 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Nonprofit Collaborative, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046

    Please plan to join the Association of Community Services for this conversation with the Maryland State Senate and the Maryland House of Delegates as they begin the 2018 General 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 human services community and its capacity to deliver services.

    Your attendance and participation will help demonstrate our commitment to advocating on behalf of those in need in Howard County. 

    Come prepared with questions and don't forget that members can bring promotional materials to put on our resource table.

    8:45 am: Networking/Registration
    9:00 am:
    Conversation with State Delegation

    Registration is requested.





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