Created in July 2023, the Nonprofit Center is an initiative of County Executive Steuart Pittman. He recognizes that nonprofit organizations provide services to Anne Arundel County residents on a daily basis to help meet the needs in our communities.
HOW WE GOT HERE
It started with COVID. Nonprofit organizations have always done great work, but the crisis really highlighted the importance of their work in the county.
Anne Arundel County was able to provide emergency funding to local nonprofits during the pandemic thanks to an influx of federal funds. When those funds were depleted, the county had to decide how to best address ongoing needs. The answer was to invest in the nonprofit organizations that fill those needs, through continuation of the Community Support Grant program, and the creation of the Nonprofit Center.
The Nonprofit Center will offer professional development opportunities and other resources while its physical space on the Crownsville campus is renovated.
Nonprofit Interest Survey - closed
The Nonprofit Center will only be successful if it is built around community needs and the needs of our nonprofits. A huge thank you goes out to the 99 nonprofit organizations that completed the interest survey. The Center's programming and facility will be based on the feedback we received. A summary of the results will be posted here soon.
If your organization did not complete the survey and is interested in providing input, please email Jennifer at email@example.com.
Internship Opportunity - Filled for fall 2023
The Nonprofit Center is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented, college-level student who is interested in nonprofit management, civic engagement, or government. This is an opportunity to develop program planning and evaluation skills, work with a group of civic leaders, and be part of something new.
Applications for the spring semester will be available in late fall.
Professional Development Programs
While the physical building is being renovated to create shared work space, the Nonprofit Center is tentatively scheduling the following programs. Details will be available soon.
- Fundraising and Sustainability Cohort
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 14
- Starting a Nonprofit Workshop
- Grant Writing & Outcomes Cohort
- Starting a Capital Campaign Cohort