IDEAS & INFO Luncheon/September
Program Evaluation
Are you curious about program evaluation? Maybe you have to conduct an evaluation as part of a grant you received? Perhaps your board of directors has been asking questions about outcomes, or your staff is starting to wonder how effective a particular program is? 

Whether you're thinking about evaluation because of internal requirements, outside pressures, or you're just interested in learning more about how well your organization is doing, assessing your activities can help you get the most impact out of every dollar you spend.

Date:  Wednesday, September 11
Time:   12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location:  Nonprofit Prince George's County, Bowie
Facilitator:   Kirk Knestis, PhD, Inciter (Baltimore, MD)

*Join or renew your Nonprofit Prince George's County membership through Friday, Sept. 6, and receive a free ticket for this event ($25 value)!
IDEAS & INFO Luncheon/October
Strategic Planning -- A Compass, Not An Anchor
Setting strategies for the future of your organization is a critical best practice. However, many organizations put resources into the plan and less into planning practices. Eisenhower said, “Plans are useless; planning is critical.” We couldn’t agree more! Learn how to engage in an effective strategic planning process that provides guidance for the use of resources, delivers a compelling vision, and leaves you positioned to be innovative and agile in a rapidly changing workplace. By attending this workshop, you will develop a purposeful approach that includes multiple stakeholders and adds value to your organization, allowing time for critical thinking and strategic visioning. You will leave with the tools necessary to address unanticipated shifts without veering off-course.

Date: Wednesday, October 9
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST
Location: Nonprofit Prince George's County, Bowie
Facilitator: Liz Scott, PhD, Brighter Strategies
Upcoming Partner Opportunity
Senator Chris Van Hollen Invites Nonprofits to Free Forum
We are thrilled so share an exciting opportunity with you. Senator Chris Van Hollen will be connecting with local nonprofits on September 19. Heather Iliff, Executive Director of Maryland Nonprofits , shares more:

"This members-only event is presented in partnership with the City of Hyattsville, Maryland Philanthropy Network, Nonprofit Montgomery, and Nonprofit Prince George's County . We will be discussing pending key issues for the sector and will engage in a high-level dialogue on issues such as threats to the Affordable Care Act; the future of immigration reform; the impact of the 2017 Tax Act on charitable giving; the ongoing threat to the 'Johnson Amendment'; and what can be done to support Census 2020. Space is limited, so sign-up today - we can't wait to see you there!"
Date:  Thursday, September 19
Time: Registration from 5:30 - 6:00 pm
Nonprofit Forum: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m
Location:  Hyattsville Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville, MD 20781
Presenter: Senator Chris Van Hollen, U.S. Senator
Upcoming Opportunities
More Fall Trainings
We have a great fall planned! In addition to the above mentioned activities, please make sure to mark your calendars for more capacity building opportunities.

Nonprofit Showcase
Join the resource fair showcasing the great work of 12 Nonprofit Prince George's County members! This will kick off Prince George's County's 8th Annual Nonprofit Awareness Week (#NAW19). More details on Nonprofit Awareness Week and how you and your organization can get involved will be shared in an upcoming email.
Date: Saturday, October 12
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m 
Location: The Mall at Prince Georges, Center Court  
Connect with Hillary Lindeman to learn about eligibility and availability.


Best Practices in Managing Nonprofit Finances
Join us for this deep-dive training provided by Candid (formerly the Foundation Center). We will discuss the challenges in managing finances in a nonprofit, developing a project budget, and review best practices for addressing those issues. Key financial principles and a comprehensive financial management process model will be discussed.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 20
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Nonprofit Prince George's County
Registration will open soon.


Executive Roundtable
The Nonprofit Executive Director Roundtable offered in partnership with Maryland Nonprofits and Nonprofit Prince George's County is a supportive space for leaders to share their challenges in a confidential setting. Being a nonprofit executive director or CEO can be one of the most rewarding, yet stressful jobs. Providing leadership for the board and for the staff can leave the executive director without peers within an organization, which can be isolating. This training is free for Nonprofit Prince George's County members.

Date: Thursday, Dec. 5
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Nonprofit Prince George's County
Join A Q&A with The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
Representatives from nonprofits that are considering submitting an application for the next grant cycle (due Nov. 1) are invited to meet in advance with a member of the staff on Oct. 8, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Attendees will have the chance to learn about the Foundation’s interests and giving priorities and to ask questions about the proposal and review processes. Learn more.

Free Legal Clinic Advice
Do you need advice about a civil legal matter governed by D.C. law? The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center 's Advice & Referral Clinic will give you the chance to meet in private with an attorney to discuss your legal problem.  Click here for more information .

Proposal Writing Boot Camp Offered in DC
This three-day project-based immersion course offered by Candid on Sept. 18-20 focuses on the essential knowledge and skills fundraisers need to develop effective foundation proposals. Participants will become familiar with the key components of a competitive grant proposal to a foundation and learn best practices for developing a well-organized budget and a targeted list of foundation funding prospects. Access details.

Interesting Reads
Why fundraisers leave, and how to keep them . The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Aug. 4, 2019.
Nonprofit capacity building: A multiple-capitals approach . Nonprofit Quarterly, Jul. 16, 2019.
Photo of the Month
Back-to-School Block Party Distributes 9,000 Backpacks
School is starting or just around the corner for many in our county. More than 9,000 backpacks were distributed to local youth during the ninth annual Back-to-School Block Party in Landover on Aug. 17. Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, Prince George's County Public Schools CEO Dr. Monica Goldson and County Executive Angela Alsobrooks - among others - cut the ribbon during the event (Photo by Chris Thompkins/Prince Georges Sentinel). Read more.
Need professional office space? Nonprofit Prince George's County has space for a nonprofit in our office suite. The rate is quite reasonable and includes WIFI, shared kitchen, conference room access, and ample parking. Contact Hillary Lindeman for more information.

Join The Community Foundation in Prince George’s County for a free networking breakfast and symposium on Sept. 12, as they introduce the nominees for the 2019 Civic Leadership Awards Nonprofit Leader of the Year. You may see some familiar faces in this year's nominee list! RSVP soon as space is limited.

Central Kenilworth Avenue Revitalization Community Development Corporation (CKAR CDC) is hosting a free ESOL for work class starting Sept. 23. Access more details.