History

1991

Incorporated by members of the Partners for Giving

1992

  • Founded with 139 charter members
  • Peter Berns, CEO

1995

First Nonprofit Day in Annapolis

1996

  • Membership surpasses 500 organizations with a total of 611 at year’s end
  • Legislation created the MD Gives! Task Force on Charitable Giving

1998

A year of launches:

  • Standards for Excellence program
  • Maryland Budget & Tax Policy Institute (MBTPI)
  • Our first website

1999

Silver Spring office opened

2000

Peter Berns recognized as a Nonprofit Times Power and Influence Top 50. (He would go on to earn this recognition five times during his tenure.)

2001

  • Membership surpasses 1000 organizations
  • Advocacy Leaders Program established

2003

Collaboration with Volunteer Central results in creation of Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU, now BVM)

2004

Standards for Excellence Institute launches

2005

Maryland Nonprofits’ Consulting Group established

2006

First Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant training

2008

  • Darryl Jones becomes CEO
  • Legislation passes creating the Nonprofit Development Program

2011

Baltimore office moves to Union Mill in Hampden neighborhood

2012

Greg Cantori becomes CEO; established the Council on State Procurement of Health Education and Social Services

2012

  • Greg Cantori becomes CEO
  • Our advocacy efforts helped establish the Council on State Procurement of Health Education and Social Services

2013

MBTPI established as separate 501 (c) (3), renamed the Maryland Center for Economic Policy (MDCEP)

2014

  • Heather Iliff becomes CEO
  • Standards for Excellence 2.0 released
  • Seal of Excellence displayed on Guidestar.org
  • Silver Spring office moves to the Nonprofit Village in Rockville

2016

  • Over 1,250 members
  • MARFY becomes a program of Maryland Nonprofits

2017

The 25th anniversary of our incorporation as a nonprofit

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