In 2014, I had the pleasure of working with the Nonprofit Centers Network to complete a feasibility assessment to assist the Association of Community Services of Howard County in considering the potential to develop a human services center. Information about the demand for a nonprofit center was collected through a detailed survey, focus groups, individual interviews, and analysis of the local market for real estate. Recommendations were drafted for the proposed center’s mission and goals, identification of potential tenant organizations, and operating models. Presentations were made during a public “Town Hall” and several Advisory Committee meetings. In 2017y, I was pleased to read that the Association succeeded and will open the doors to a new center serving the local community. Read more about the project here.