• Registration Open for 2024 Lower Shore Nonprofit Summit: Together for Good

    March 18, 2024—Salisbury, MD—Registration is now open for the Lower Shore Nonprofit Summit - the region's largest professional development opportunity for the nonprofit sector. Nonprofit professionals from across the Lower Shore will gather for a professional development opportunity on April 25 & 26. The event is presented by Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES), United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore (UWLES), and the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE) at Salisbury University. It will take place on the Salisbury University campus.

    Friday’s full day of breakout sessions will cover subjects including collaboration, volunteer management, fundraising, marketing, and organizational culture. The PACE Showcase, highlighting community partnerships, will be offered on Thursday afternoon, followed by nonprofit networking in the evening.

    This year is the third annual Lower Shore Nonprofit Summit and represents the host organizations’ commitments to supporting capacity building, sustainability, and skills development for the nonprofit sector.
    Registration and additional information--including detailed session descriptions and presenter bios--are online at www.cfes.org/npsummit. The deadline to register is April 22.

    The 2024 Lower Shore Nonprofit Summit is generously sponsored by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.


    About United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore:
    United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore (UWLES), now in its 79th 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 and their community partners help empower Lower Shore residents by addressing barriers for better health, supporting educational success for learners of all ages, and strengthening economic security for local households. UWLES provides direct services, collaborates with stakeholders, and supports dozens of 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.

    About the Community Foundation:
    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 $100 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 the Institute for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE) at Salisbury University:
    Founded in 1999, PACE is a resource center where the SU community, local government, nonprofit and public groups can access knowledge and information. PACE hosts a range of flexible, impactful programs including ShoreCorps, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, Presidential Citizen Scholars, and the Democracy Across the Disciplines lecture series. PACE draws on the interdisciplinary expertise of SU faculty, students, staff, and community partners to cultivate a more informed, democratic society. For more information on PACE, existing programs, and how we can partner to make a difference in our communities, visit www.salisbury.edu/pace.