• Nonprofit Professional Development Event to Return in June

    —United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore and Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) will present the Lower Shore Nonprofit Summit: Together Again on Friday, June 10 at the Wicomico Civic Center. The professional development event for nonprofit employees and volunteers will include a full day of networking and presentations on topics of importance to the nonprofit sector. This year’s event represents an expansion of previous half-day Summits held prior to the pandemic.

    “We are excited to gather our nonprofit professional community for the Nonprofit Summit. Despite the challenges of the last two years, the sector has shown resilience. Coming together to share our knowledge and ideas with one another is key to building the sector’s strength,” said Erica Joseph, President of CFES.

    Dr. Paula Morris, Professor Emeritus at Salisbury University, will present the keynote address. Morris taught marketing at Salisbury University’s Perdue School of Business for many years and is a recipient of the President’s Call to Service Award for her work in the community.

    Breakout sessions will follow on topics including Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, major gifts fundraising, collaborate partnerships, restorative practices, cybersecurity, and customer service.

    The fee for registration is $35 and includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks. A reduced fee of $25 is offered to subsequent registrants from the same organization by using the promo code “multiple.” To register visit cfes.org/events.

    A vendor expo, networking opportunities, and mindfulness activities will also be offered. Vendors interested in promoting their services to local nonprofits are sought to participate in the vendor expo. The fee for vendors is $25. To enquire about vendor opportunities, contact Heather Mahler at hmahler@cfes.org.

    The Lower Shore Nonprofit Summit: Together Again is generously sponsored by CareFirst and The Campbell Foundation.


    About Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore:

    As leaders, grant makers, and stewards of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore connects people who care to causes that matter for the common good of the Lower Eastern Shore. We are a 501c3 nonprofit with an inspiring history of fostering charitable endeavors, and have provided $94 million in grants and scholarships to the local community since 1984. We collaborate with individuals, families, and businesses to match their charitable interests with community needs and strengthen local nonprofits through grants and resources. We are devoted to improving our regional community and believe in the power of philanthropy.

    About United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore:

    United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore (UWLES), now in its 77th year of local service, harnesses the power of our community to advance health, education and financial stability for all neighbors in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. UWLES helps empower Lower Shore residents to achieve better health by addressing barriers to care, educational success by reducing the achievement gap between low- and middle-income students, and financial stability by advancing the economic security of families and individuals. UWLES provides direct services, collaborates with local stakeholders, and supports 41 local nonprofits to strengthen the entire community, impacting 1 in every 3 neighbors annually. Through the Get Connected Volunteer Center, UWLES connects over 140 nonprofits with community members who want to get involved. For more information on United Way or to help make a difference visit: www.uwles.org, www.ShoreGetConnected.org, Facebook@uwles, Instagram@unitedwayles, LinkedIN@uwles or Twitter@UNITEDWAY_LES.