Start a Nonprofit

Let our expert consultants assist you, or learn how to do it yourself.

Nonprofits: Get Help

Resources to help your organization grow, connect, and advocate.

Support Nonprofits

Make a donation, volunteer your time, provide services, or work in the sector.

Our Impact

See how our programs are making a difference in Maryland.

Build the strong foundation your nonprofit needs to effectively serve your community. Strengthen your management, operations, and governance. Stretch your dollars and maximize your budget. Advocate for your mission. Make connections and collaborate.

Latest News

52 Tips in 52 Weeks: Keeping the Mission Statement Front and Center

While preparing for an upcoming virtual seminar, I remembered how much I like using table tents during meetings. For years, I have encouraged nonprofit boards to use these low-tech tools (just a piece of cardstock paper folded in half) to help for...

Charge-Up Collaborative Statement on Election Day

Change requires not only ideas but also tangible action. To better live up to their commitment to racial equity and social justice, many of the organizations in the Charge-Up Collaborative are adding Election Day as a paid day off for their teams. The right to vote should never be taken for granted and it is our responsibility as leaders to give our team the space to participate in this critical civic activity. Click the title to read more.

52 Tips in 52 Weeks: Charitable Giving

Good news! Charitable Giving is up in the First Half of 2020 – How will nonprofits respond to welcoming new donors? A recent report in the Chronicle of Philanthropy showed that charitable giving was up 7.5 percent in the first half of 2020 over the...

52 Tips in 52 Weeks: Sustainability Planning

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Civil Society Studies recently released the 2020 Nonprofit Employment Report. In this timely report by Lester Salamon and Chelsea L. Newhouse, with the technical assistance of S. Wojciech Sokolowski, we learn...

52 Tips in 52 Weeks: It’s Time to Review Your Organization’s Advocacy Policy

Advocacy efforts are front and center in these challenging times. For my colleagues who focus on advocacy efforts, 2020 has been a year with literally no downtime.  I am grateful to have the opportunity to work in the midst of folks that are...

Nonprofits in Maryland: By the Numbers

Nonprofits in Maryland

workers in Maryland employed by a nonprofit


of Marylanders volunteer

billion dollars given by Maryland residents to charity annually

Sign Up For Updates

Sign Up for Updates

A-Z resource on nonprofit best practices

Advocating for the interests of families and youth

Promoting a thriving and effective nonprofit sector

Nonpartisan initiative promoting investment in MD’s communities