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Cecil County Public Library Databases

  • Demographics Now - Fast and easy access to detailed demographic information for Maryland state, counties, and towns with customizable searches.
  • Maryland Community Services Locator - Search for a variety of community information, such as services, program information, maps, and databases.

Gale Courses

  • Starting a Nonprofit
    Learn how to incorporate, select a board of directors, write bylaws, craft a mission statement, obtain tax-exempt status, develop a budget, create a marketing plan, explore fundraising options, and more.
  • Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials
    Delve into every area of nonprofit fundraising, including annual funds, special events, corporate relations, foundation relations, major gifts, and planned giving. You'll also learn about capital campaigns and find out why they're a crucial element of nonprofit fundraising.
  • Introduction to Nonprofit Management
    Learn how to transform your good intentions into a professional plan of action and understand the unique characteristics of nonprofit organizations while mastering the core knowledge necessary to become an effective leader in the nonprofit arena. Learn the role of the executive director, board of directors, special event and meeting management, and public relation strategies.
  • Marketing Your Nonprofit
    Learn how to use powerful marketing techniques to compete more effectively for customers, donors, members, and volunteers. You'll also learn how to persuade the media to communicate your organization's message and further its ideals and goals.
  • A to Z Grant Writing
    Learn how to raise needed funds by discovering how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization. You'll also learn how to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant-writing campaign, and how to put together a complete proposal package. This course speaks mainly to nonprofit organizations, schools, religious institutions, and municipalities seeking grants from foundation, corporate, government, and individual donors.

Book List

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Cecil Business Resource Partners

A group of community organizations that exist to support local small businesses and nonprofits.