Maryland Nonprofits Back Office Legal Services Now Available!
Maryland Nonprofits
by Susana Hernandez Martin
3w ago
Maryland Nonprofits’ legal team is excited to offer an exclusive series of new services designed to help you run your nonprofit with confidence, knowing you are complying with state and federal requirements as well as best practices in governing and managing your organization. Our affordably priced services are intended to help our clients and the greater nonprofit community tackle the important legal tasks that can distract you from your mission-related activities. We meet your organization where you are with strategic guidance that aligns with your immediate needs! Maryland Nonprofits Back ..read more
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Maryland Nonprofits Elects New Board Members and Officers 
Maryland Nonprofits
by Susana Hernandez Martin
1M ago
Media Contact: Imany Dye, Communications & Marketing Coordinator Iadye@mdnonprofit.org | (443) 238 2336  Baltimore, Maryland – Maryland Nonprofits, the sole association representing the 40,000 nonprofit organizations in Maryland, is pleased to announce the election of new board members and officers to terms beginning January 1, 2024. The 2024 Maryland Nonprofits Board of Directors will play a pivotal role in advancing the organization’s mission of strengthening organizations for a greater quality of life and equity.  The newly elected members of the Maryland Nonprofits Board of ..read more
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RELEASE – Embrace 25 Years of the Standards for Excellence Institute this Giving Tuesday
Maryland Nonprofits
by Heather Iliff
3M ago
Embrace 25 Years of the Standards for Excellence Institute this Giving Tuesday FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Baltimore, MD [November 21, 2023] – With Giving Tuesday just one week away, Maryland Nonprofits celebrates the monumental 25th Anniversary of its Standards for Excellence Institute. This initiative has redefined ethical standards and operational efficacy in the nonprofit sector. The Standards for Excellence program began 25 years ago in response to crucial questions about ethics and public trust in the nonprofit sector. The Institute developed a rigorous accreditation process, signaling a nonp ..read more
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A Big Blog on Equity and Leadership!
Maryland Nonprofits
by Imany Dye
4M ago
“Not enough people are imagining utopian scenarios surrounding AI.” That statement from our President & CEO Heather Iliff would be the first of many big conversations that came from MANOAC23! This year, the theme of our annual conference was ‘Big Conversations on Equity and Leadership’, and the first virtual conference day did not disappoint! From lessons in targeted community engagement to generative AI grant writing, the abundance of dialogue among attendees and presenters made way for the birth of revolutionary ideas and new perspectives. We started Tuesday’s sessions with a presentatio ..read more
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Standards for Excellence® Institute partners with Social Venture Partners Dallas to assist nonprofits achieve the highest governance and management standards
Maryland Nonprofits
by Imany Dye
6M ago
For Immediate Release August 30, 2023 Contact: Amy Coates Madsen, Director, Standards for Excellence Institute Phone: 443-438-2314   Email: acmadsen@standardsforexcellence.org Baltimore, MD ̶  The Standards for Excellence® Institute, a nation-wide initiative dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethics and accountability in nonprofit governance, management, and operations, today announces a partnership with Social Venture Partners (SVP) Dallas, part of a global network of philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and changemakers dedicated to building their communities ..read more
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Gov. Miller, Senator Kagan, 200+ nonprofit advocates join 2023 Advocacy Recharge
Maryland Nonprofits
by Susana Hernandez Martin
9M ago
JUNE 14, 2023 |  BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – On Monday, June 12, 2023, Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller and Senator Cheryl Kagan joined over 200 nonprofit sector advocates for the 2023 Advocacy Recharge, an opportunity for nonprofit sector advocates to reflect on the 2023 Maryland General Assembly session and organize for 2024. The event was convened by Maryland Nonprofits in partnership with Maryland Philanthropy Network (MPN) and was co-presented by the Maryland Association of Resources for Families & Youth (MARFY) and Maryland Latinos Unidos (MLU). “We need ..read more
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HB 1226 – How A Bill Doesn’t Become a Law (At Least For Now)
Maryland Nonprofits
by Susana Hernandez Martin
11M ago
By Neil Bergsman If you are my age, you remember School House Rock and “I’m just a bill on Capitol Hill.” Bill was sitting on the steps of the capitol building, hoping to one day become a law. And that’s where the Nonprofit Sustainability Fund is (except in the State House Complex, not on Capitol Hill). That bill will not become law this year. In a typical year in Annapolis, legislators introduce about 2,500 to 3,000 bills for consideration. About 700 to 800 become laws. So for most bills the odds of passage are low. Big changes usually take more than one session – especially if they involve a ..read more
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Women in the nonprofit sector: Leading the change!
Maryland Nonprofits
by Imany Dye
11M ago
Contrary to popular belief, research shows that women hold the majority of executive director positions in nonprofit organizations, with our recent survey showing as high as 70%. At Maryland Nonprofits, we have the luxury of having an abundance of women leaders! In addition to our President and CEO Heather Iliff, the Maryland Association of Resources for Family and Youth (MARFY) and Maryland Latinos Unidos (MLU) are all led by women! Before we close out Women’s History Month, it is only right that we honor their fantastic leadership and take a dive into their experience.    Keron R ..read more
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Nonprofit advocates testify in support of $100 million Nonprofit Sustainability Fund
Maryland Nonprofits
by Susana Hernandez Martin
1y ago
PRESS RELEASE  Media Contact: Imany Dye, Communications & Marketing Coordinator, Iadye@mdnonprofit.org | (443) 238 2336   March 10, 2023 / ANNAPOLIS, MD – During the Maryland House of Delegates Appropriations Committee hearing yesterday, nonprofit advocates presented in-person, virtual, and written testimony in support of House Bill 1226. Sponsored by Delegate Anne Healey (D-22), House Bill 1226 would establish a Nonprofit Sustainability Fund within the Maryland Department of Commerce funded at $100 million annually, to benefit small and mid-sized 501(c)(3), (4), and (6 ..read more
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Your advocacy is effective! – Nonprofit Sustainability Fund (HB 1226)
Maryland Nonprofits
by Susana Hernandez Martin
1y ago
Sign the letter today to strengthen our collective support of HB 1226 It’s been more than a month since Maryland Nonprofits released our open letter to Governor Wes Moore, Speaker Adrienne Jones, and Senate President Bill Ferguson calling for the establishment of a $100 million state-funded general operating nonprofit grant fund. The response to the letter has been strong, with more than 600 organizations and individuals signing on in support, and more joining each day. “With an unprecedented projected budget surplus in 2023,” the letter reads, “now is the time for Maryland to make good on its ..read more
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