Resources for Organizations

Watch for our weekly "Hotlink" email that lists donations of office and household items, along with information on trainings, grant funding and more.

See Best Practices for Volunteer Screening

Track Volunteer Hours: Consider tracking your volunteer hours using our website. See a quick fact sheet here, and more details in the help section on the website. 

Check out these great resources for nonprofits! 

Link to website Highlighted Resource
Baltimore Community ToolBank Nonprofits may borrow tools for charitable intent. (Minimal Tool Handling Fee)
BoardSource Focuses on good governance practices for nonprofit boards of directors, chief executives, and funders.
Center for Nonprofit Advancement Membership organization - greater DC area
Community Forklift Nonprofit building materials reuse center
Energize, Inc. Volunteer Management Information and Resources Resource on home remodeling for people with disabilities including grants and more. 
Foundation Center Connects nonprofits to grant funding and other resources
GuideStar Gather and disseminate information on IRS-registered nonprofit organizations Find federal grants
Home Depot Community Impact Grants Grants for improving physical health of community Post volunteer opportunities - recruit volunteers
Maryland Council of Directors of Volunteer Services (MCDVS) Association for Volunteer Managers. Workshops on volunteer management held mostly around Baltimore. 
Maryland Governor's Office on Service & Volunteerism AmeriCorps Fundng, links to Volunteer Centers statewide.
Maryland Nonprofits Information about how to start your nonprofit and lot of other great resources
Nonprofit Montgomery Membership organization with great trainings and other resources, advocates for nonprofits.
Nonprofit Risk Management Center Provide trainings and consulting help with risk management issues
Phoenix Computers Low cost computers for clients and nonprofits
Points of Light  Resources on service and volunteerism
The Nonprofit Village Virtual office space available
VolunteerMatch A national website where you can register and post volunteer opportunities
Youth Service America Grants for Youth Service Programs



Nominate Your Extraordinary Volunteers!  Check out these local and national awards.  These dates don't always remain the same.  Please check their websites for up to date information.
Award Brief Description Approx. Nomination Deadline
Montgomery Serves Awards 
Montgomery County Volunteer Center
For outstanding service for in previous year
in 4 categories:
Youth, Business, Individual, Group
Neal Potter Path of Achievement Awards
Montgomery County Volunteer Center
For volunteers 60+ years for a lifetime of service February
Maryland Seniors Citizen Hall of Fame For residents age 65 or over, who are active volunteers, and have made an outstanding contribution to improve the lives of others in their community April
GOSV Awards
Maryland Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism
Honors those individuals, groups, and businesses that have demonstrated volunteer commitment; engaged in meaningful service; represented extraordinary acts of kindness and generosity; and had an impact on greater community June
Daily Point of Light Award Recognizes exceptional volunteers (individuals, groups, and organizations) that are working to spark change and improve the world  Ongoing
City of Rockville
Good Neighbor Award
Recognizes the ongoing efforts of Rockville residents who are making exceptional contributions to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. October