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Duck Pond: A "Shark Tank" Style Event

Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:00am-3:30pm EST
In-person | Rockville , MD

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Duck Pond panelists

Who is eligible to apply to the Duck Pond?

Individuals with a concept for a new nonprofit organization as well as startup nonprofits that want more guidance on establishing sound business practices.

What is the Duck Pond?

Nonprofit Village and Montgomery College have partnered to provide a "Shark Tank" style event. Participants will outline their nonprofit concept to a panel that includes experts in nonprofit program development, fundraising, marketing, finance and law. Duck Pond participants will learn how to define their mission better, generate operating strategies, identify partners and formulate the foundation for their organization's compliance program.

This personal team of consultants will share best practices and recommendations to create an action strategy. Participants will receive resource development materials and additional nonprofit experts to contact. A technical assistance workshop on nonprofit compliance will be scheduled for the group at a convenient time in the spring. 

Who is on the panel?

When can I apply?

Apply today by clicking HERE! Applications close March 10, 2017, and the Duck Pond takes place March 23, 2017 at Hilton Rockville,1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852.

How much does it cost to enter the Duck Pond?

Thanks to the support of our sponsor, Aflac, the cost for those selected is $65 and it is free to fill out an application. 

Presented to you by: Nonprofit Village and Montgomery College

Complete the application by March 10, 2017. To see last year's Duck Pond, click this link:


Sponsored by: Aflac 

Hosted by: Hilton Rockville

This event is led by a Funding Information Network partner.

Registration Information:

Registration is required.
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 10, 2017
Limit on number of participants: 6

Contact Information:



1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville , MD 20852

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