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Seeking Spanish Speaking Presenters

December 8th, 2017|Job Opportunities, Nonprofit Resources, Uncategorized|

PEP is partnering with Linkages to Learning to provide Spanish language parenting classes in five Montgomery County Public Schools this year. We are currently seeking bilingual parents who are interested in working with PEP on a contractual basis to deliver parenting workshops in locations throughout Montgomery County. If you are bilingual, have transportation, and either have presentation skills or an interest in developing presentation skills, please contact Elizabeth Gelfeld at

Nonprofit Montgomery’s Nonprofit Impact Series

December 7th, 2017|Events, Training Opportunities|

Introducing The Nonprofit Impact Series
A new series of programs that build on and support the learnings from FIRM and MORE
Many nonprofits have benefited from taking FIRM, our signature program. The FIRM intensive program focuses on financial leadership and sustainability and on improving financial decision making and communication with the board.

Last year we piloted MORE: Metrics and Outcomes for Responsible Evaluation, a training paired with an individual consultation that focuses on evaluation of program outcomes.

We are pleased to announce the creation of the Nonprofit Impact Series, which builds on and continues the learning from FIRM and MORE. The series of workshops provides insights and hands-on tools that encourage nonprofit accountability, sustainability and program excellence. While most nonprofits might get started by enrolling in either FIRM or MORE, the series provides flexibility to attend the sessions that are relevant and timely. Sessions are open to staff and board members from all nonprofits working in Montgomery County.

In addition to the series of workshops listed below, two new versions of FIRM will be offered. FIRM for Program Directors (February 1, 2018) is a day-long workshop that introduces program directors to important financial concepts, such as understanding how a budget is created and understanding indirect costs. It prepares program directors to make informed contributions to the nonprofit budgeting process and provides future leaders with a basic understanding of nonprofit accountability and sustainability.

FIRM for Emerging Nonprofits (April 19, 2018) is designed for nonprofits that are just starting up and small nonprofits (budgets under $400,000). The training introduces nonprofit leaders and board members to financial best practices for greater accountability and sustainability.This is a full day training for up to four staff and board members from each nonprofit, plus an individual consultation with a nonprofit financial expert.

Other offerings in the series include:
  • FIRM Financial Consultations, December 15: one hour consultation with FIRM faculty Justin Pollack for nonprofits that have attended FIRM recently
  • Matrix Map Mix and Mingle, December 19 (see below for details)
  • Making your Data Make Sense with TechImpact, February 13, 2018
  • Metrics and Outcomes for Responsible Evaluation (MORE) intensive, March 15 and 16, 2018
Please contact Lesley for questions about any of our programs.

County Grants and Funding Opportunities

December 5th, 2017|Events, Grants & Funding|

Montgomery County Government Grant Deadlines and Dates 
December 1, 2017: Registration Open & FY 19 Applications Available
January 11, 2018: Applications Due
Late February through March: Council Applicant Meetings
March 15, 2018: County Executive Recommendations
Late April: Council Grants Advisory Group Issues Report
Late May: County Council Approves Operating Budget (including final grant awards)

This year the County will hold two workshops to provide information for Community Grant Applicants. The content of each workshop will be the same and will last 1.5-2 hours. No registration is required.

FY19 Montgomery County Grants Workshops 
December 5, 1:30pm – White Oak Community Recreation Center, Social Hall B
December 7, 10am – Sydney Kramer UpCounty Regional Services Center, Meeting Room A
December 11, 7pm – Council Office Building, 3rd floor hearing room

Executive’s Community Collaboration Grants Office of the County Executive
Application deadline: FY19 Applications due Thursday, January 11, 2018.
Contact Person(s): Joshua Watters
Contact Email:

2019 Community Services Grants Program
The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for the FY19 Community Services Grants Program. The submission deadline Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 3pm.

Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County Grant Deadlines 
The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County released deadlines for the FY19 grant cycle.

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