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Share the Stories Behind the Data
This session has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later time. Join us for the release of the 2017 Self-Sufficiency Indicators Report. We will share the latest Howard County data on income, housing, childcare, food insecurity and health. We would like to hear your stories about the people behind the data so that we can all better advocate for our residents and the impact of our nonprofit community. 

Best Practices Series: Conflict Prevention and Resolution - A Communications Guide
Join us Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Stress, anxiety, and differences of opinion can all lead to conflict. In this highly 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.
Register here.
ACS Mentoring Program

(For ACS Members Only)
This ACS Mentoring Program pairs new and experienced nonprofit leaders in mentor-protégé relationships. The goal is to develop trusted relationships where challenges can be discussed and opportunities explored. The new mentoring program will kick off in January 2018.
This program help our members increase their professional development.
Registration is required. Click here for the benefits of participating this program for both mentors and protegees. 

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)

hr360 is a free Human Resources tool provided to ACS Members for guidance on HR decisions. Log in with your Email and use the password - password. Contact for more information.

ACS Member Events

NonProfit Collaborative

Learn more about the NonProfit Collaborative of Howard County.

9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21045

 Athelas Institute


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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. Howard County Board Connection 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 Board Connect, 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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9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 301
Columbia, MD 21046

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