Professional Development

Most new skills are gained through a combination of on-the-job learning, interactions with others, and formal training. Whether you are investing in your own career or are looking to develop your staff, volunteers or board, your Maryland Nonprofits membership opens the door to a world of learning opportunities. Check out our Events Calendar for upcoming programs.

PEER TO PEER LEARNING – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR ROUNDTABLES

Executive Directors and CEOs of any length of tenure and of any size organization gather to share their true challenges in a confidential, supportive setting with peers. Executive Director roundtables provide a space to collaborate, refresh and innovate. Find an upcoming Roundtable near you.

CLASSROOM LEARNING

Classroom-style courses and customized workshops let you engage with Maryland’s top experts in nonprofit management and governance. Attend a highly interactive full-day or half-day or course and leave with a new network of colleagues and practical resources that you can use immediately. Visit the Events Calendar to find your next classroom course. Or request a customized training tailored to your organization.

LEARN ONLINE

Learn at your own pace, anytime and anywhere. Our learning partners offer 300+ discounted online classes on a variety of topics. From short webinars on business writing to six-week intensive courses on Excel or PowerPoint, our members take advantage of a wide array of learning opportunities online.

NONPROFIT LEARNING LIBRARY

Find reference materials on a range of topics that are critical to operating and leading a healthy nonprofit organization. All 27 of the Standards for Excellence® educational resources and 16 Board Room Quick Tips can be found in the searchable library containing hundreds of educational resources, sample documents, customizable templates document downloads that are free for members.

EARN CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)

Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth (MARFY) can earn continuing education units (CEUs) through our online partners and at the Maryland Nonprofits and MARFY Annual Conference.

MARYLAND NONPROFITS AND MARFY ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Maryland Nonprofits and MARFY’s Annual Conference is your best opportunity to connect with thought leaders throughout the nonprofit, public and private sectors. Brought to you in partnership with Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers (ABAG), the conference attracts 350+ professionals and you are guaranteed to walk away energized with new ideas to put towards leading your organization. Visit the Conference Archive.

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