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    • 26 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • NPC Training Room, 9770 Patuxent Woods Dr., Columbia, MD 21046

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    Feb. 26, 2019; 9:00 am - Noon

    Nonprofits provide valuable programs and services in the community and have a responsibility to measure and report the outcomes of their programs.   In this course, participants will articulate the desired impact of their mission, learn about the fundamentals of evaluation and learn techniques to identify and measure programmatic success. Work first hand with an experienced program development/evaluation consultant to determine the degree to which you are creating change in the community.

    Participants will:

    • Create evaluation strategies that match their program’s goals
    • Understand the components of a logic model
    • Recognize the catalog of evaluation approaches to be used during program planning
    • Initiate the development evaluation plans which match their mission and programs

    ACS Members: $35   ACS Members email profdev@acshoco.org for discount code
    Members: $70

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    If you have any problems registering or have questions regarding course content, please contact Angineeki Jones at MD Nonprofits at ajones@mdnonprofit.org or call  443-438-2327.

    ABOUT THE TRAINER:

    Wendy Wolff, Director of Maryland Nonprofits Consulting Group

    Activating and coordinating community responses to the HIV/AIDS epidemic was how Wendy Wolff began her career in the nonprofit sector. Her early career helped her to build a strong understanding about the value and role of the community in program planning and policy development.  She brings nearly 25 years of  diverse  consulting  experiences  to  her  role  as  Director  of  Consulting  and  Strategic  Engagement  for Maryland  Nonprofits.    Wendy  has  collaborated  with  government  agencies;  universities;  non-profit organizations;  and  faith-based  organizations  to  enhance  the  quality  of  life  within  many  communities throughout the United States. She uses her strategic thinking skills to help clients synthesize information from  wide-ranging  sources,  reframe  problems  while  uncovering  root  causes to  find  refreshing,  creative and effective solutions.  Over  the  past  two  decades,  Wendy  has  helped  thousands  of  organizations  and  their  people  to  create brighter futures for the communities in which they serve.  Her excitement in working with the members of Maryland Nonprofit’s is infectious.  She values the genius that each and every person brings to their role in the sector and works diligently to elevate any person that she engages with. Ms. Wolff holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from New York University. She has resided as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver and as an Associate Faculty Member at Indian River State College.  Wendy is a licensed consultant with the Standards for Excellence® Institute. Ms. Wolff’s first book,  The  Letter  Writing  Project  (Blooming  Twig  Books),  was  published in August  2014  and her  second book is due to be released in December 2018.


    • 26 Feb 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Nonprofit Collaborative Training Room, 9770 Patuxent Woods Dr, Columbia, MD 21046

    SOLD OUT - another class will be offered in June, date TBD

    Wait list for this workshop:  learning@mdnonprofit.org

    Board Excellence Workshop-
    Feb. 26, 2019, 4:30-7:30 pm(This program is presented by ACS in partnership with Maryland NonProfits) 

    Board Excellence is suitable for organizations big and small, regardless of mission focus. This program is most appropriate for organizations with paid staff. To get the maximum benefit, we strongly encourage at least two board members and one senior-level staff member register to participate. Staff members are discouraged from attending without a board member.   

    ACS Members $35   (email profdev@acshoco.org for member discount code)


    REGISTER HERE
         

    Event Details:

    This Board Excellence Workshop is an interactive program that covers the most important aspects of boards. Participants will leave with clarity about the roles and responsibilities of the board of directors as a governing body and the roles of staff members versus board members.

     Participants will explore:


    ·         What it means to be legal and socially accountable

    ·         Principles of sound financial oversight

    ·         The board’s role in fundraising

    ·         The role of the board as "employer”  

    ·         Board conduct and how to develop a well-rounded, effective board of
      directors


    Each participant will receive Maryland Nonprofits’ Board Excellence Handbook (a $25 value).



    Trainer Bio:  Mara Winters provides training, technical assistance, and consulting in the areas of board governance, nonprofit management, organizational development, board development and engaging boards in fundraising. She has provided board training and consulting services to hundreds of  nonprofit organizations. Thousands of individuals have attended her trainings through local and national conference sessions as well as both the Maryland Nonprofits and BVU Maryland ongoing training programs. She has a high energy, entertaining and engaging training style.  Prior to joining the staff of Maryland Nonprofits, Ms. Winters worked for several nonprofits in Buffalo, New York including the Greater Buffalo Development Corporation and the World University Games. She has served on numerous boards and committees throughout her career. She holds a BA in Urban Planning, an MS in Applied Public Affairs, and a Masters of Urban Planning from the State University of New York at Buffalo.






    • 06 Mar 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • NonProfit Collaborative, 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
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    Join this coalition of community members formed to achieve community understanding, policy-making and regulatory decisions that will lead to equitable access and an increase in housing affordability in Howard County.

    Kelly Cimino, Director of the Howard County Department of Housing and Community Development, will present information on the county's Moderate Income Housing Unit (MIHU) program.  There will also be a discussion of the priorities expressed in the HAC survey and next steps for this coalition.

    • 18 Mar 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • NPC Training Room, 9770 Patuxent Woods Dr., Columbia, MD 21046
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    Meet members of the Howard County Council to talk about priority issues including the impact of budget planning on human service delivery. Bring your comments and perspective and share in the conversation.

    9:30 am: Networking/Registration
    10:00 am - 11:30  Conversation with the County Council

    Members are welcome to bring promotional materials to put on our resource table. 

    Members: Free
    Non-Members: Free



    • 10 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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    ACS hosts this free forum quarterly only for Executive Directors from member organizations to share and learn from each other.   

    Our next meeting will be held on April 10, 2019 at 9:00 am in the NonProfit Collaborative Training Room. 

    Discussion Topic:  Nonprofit Technology - Bring your laptop!

    Don't miss this opportunity to meet with your peers to discuss items, issues, and best practices that all Non-profit Executive Directors share.

    Please remember this forum is for Executive Directors only.  If you cannot attend please do not send anyone in your place.

    Thank you!



    • 18 Apr 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • NonProfit Collaborative Training Room, 9770 Patuxent Woods Dr., Columbia, MD 21046
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    ACS invites you to our Annual Conversation with the County Executive. Join us as Dr. Ball. shares his  plans and priorities for Howard County.  Bring your questions and share your perspectives with our new County Executive as he shapes the future direction of our county.

    9:00 a.m. Registration and Networking
    9:30 a.m. Conversation with the Howard County Executive

    Members are welcome to bring promotional materials to put on our resource table.

    Members: Free
    Non-Members: $35


    • 02 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • The Great Room at Historic Savage Mill - 8600 Foundry St, Savage, MD 20763
    • 220
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    The ACS Humanitarian Awards honors ordinary, yet extraordinary people and groups whose efforts and legacies have transformed Howard County residents’ lives. The 2019 awards will be the 45th year the awards have been presented.


    • 02 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • The Great Room at Historic Savage Mill - 8600 Foundry St. Savage MD 20763
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    The ACS Humanitarian Awards luncheon honors ordinary, yet extraordinary people and groups whose efforts and legacies have transformed Howard County residents’ lives. The 2019 luncheon will be the 45th year the awards have been presented.

    • 02 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • The Great Room at Historic Savage Mill, 8600 Foundry Street, Savage, MD 20763
    Registration is closed
    The Audrey Robbins Humanitarian Awards luncheon honors ordinary, yet extraordinary people and groups whose efforts and legacies have transformed Howard County residents’ lives. The 2019 luncheon will be the 45th year the awards have been presented.







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