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Should Nonprofits Be More Like

Join us for the final session of our 2018 Best Practices Series on Wednesday, April 25 from 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. Register here.

Howard County Funders Forum
On Wednesday, May 16th come hear from representatives of the Howard County Department of Community Resources and Services, the Horizon Foundation, The Community Foundation of Howard County, and United Way as they share their latest funding priorities and grants criteria. Following a brief panel presentation, the funders' representatives will be available for round table discussions to answer individual questions and to provide guidance on grant eligibility and how to write a successful grant proposal for their respective organizations. Registration is required. 

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 Collaborative

Learn more about the NonProfit Collaborative of Howard County.

9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046

 Athelas Institute


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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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