Member Highlight: The Village Center

The Nonprofit Village was the first multi-tenant nonprofit center in Maryland. Our mission is to strengthen the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by providing educational and development programs, essential capacity building services, back-office operations,and opportunities for collaboration. We do this all within an affordable shared office space, where we house 37 nonprofit organizations and serve more than 300 others through development programs. The benefits and services provided to members help them reduce essential operating and administrative costs, allowing these important groups to focus more keenly on their mission of providing vital services to our community. We have become a first-stop shop for a variety of nonprofits and associations that need to know the resources available and be connected to the expertise that is critical to expanding their operations. With options for coworking and offices leases, we can meet the needs of nonprofits at every point of their life-cycle.

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The Nonprofit Village has compiled several critical training elements on nonprofit management into a cohort program that provides essential training, consultation and milestones into a six-month incubator program called SOAR. Over the course of the program, nonprofit professionals work within the cohort on marketing, fundraising, human resources, strategic planning, financial management, and program management/evaluation. Several foundations have invested in the program and our corporate partners sign on to co-teach some of the curriculum.

What are your favorite resources that you would recommend to others?

CANDID resources on starting a nonprofit

Foundation Directory Online

Maryland Nonprofits checklist on starting a nonprofit

Nonprofit Centers Network

Third Sector New England

Center Name: The Nonprofit Village

Location: Rockville, MD


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