LEONARDTOWN, Md. – January 31. 2019: As part of the Leadership Southern Maryland (LSM) Connections program, five members of LSM’s Class of 2018 were asked to create a board development plan for the Tri-County Youth Services Bureau. The project team produced a number of deliverables for the nonprofit they were working with. At the project’s conclusion, the team also established the Professional Services Hub. The hub, run through the Nonprofit Institute at College of Southern Maryland (CSM), offers a solution to the scarcity of board members who have expertise in specific areas. Rather than every nonprofit board seeking out a member who can provide legal advice, accounting knowledge, or insurance know-how, nonprofit organizations can contact the Professional Services Hub for counsel. This pro-bono program is made possible through the partnership between CSM and LSM grads who volunteer their time and are well-versed in the aforementioned subjects.
To find out more about the Professional Services Hub at the Nonprofit Institute at CSM, go to https://www.csmd.edu/community/institutes/nonprofit-institute/resources/ or meet with hub representatives at the Ninth Annual Nonprofit Institute Conference on February 21 at College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus.