BENEFITS

Connect

FREE admission to Member Meetings.
Connect with the leading non-profit organizations in Howard County.
Our Nonprofit Collaborative provides a special place to get time-sensitive information, secure vital knowledge, and develop meaningful relationships.

Marketing /PR

Leverage your listing in the ACS Guide to Community Services: the “go to” resource for Howard County human services providers. Circulation of 20,000.
Share information about your organization and events at member meetings.
Submit announcements and articles for the monthly ACS e-newsletter, reaching 2,200 Howard County community leaders.
Maximize your online presence with a direct link from the ACS website to your organization.
Highlight your fundraiser and other signature events on the community calendar.

Staff and Leadership Development

Quality training and professional development opportunities for your staff at low or no cost.
Connect with other county non-profit executives at monthly meetings.

Advocacy

Take part in ACS advocacy priority planning. In the past, ACS has advocated on behalf of its members for issues around issues such as affordable housing, development of downtown Columbia, and access to affordable childcare.
Access ACS's legislative updates throughout state and county legislative sessions.
Connect with elected officials at meetings with state and county officials throughout the year.

Other Benefits

Take advantage of favorable rates in the Unemployment Services Trust (UST) insurance program
Learn about new grant opportunities relevant to your organization.
ACS members receive a 20% discount on meeting room rentals at the NonProfit Collaborative. See our Resources page for more information about meeting rooms and other rental opportunities for nonprofits at the NPC.