By Henry Bogden, Public Policy Director, Maryland Nonprofits Charitable giving through donor advised funds (“DAFs”) is on the rise in America, accounting for an increasing share of all charitable giving. Community foundations across the country pioneered donor advised funds as a way to engage donors in supporting local charities over the long-term. United Ways and […]
By Neil Bergsman, Senior Policy Analyst, Maryland Nonprofits Andrew Schaufele, the State’s chief revenue estimator, just presented the most upbeat briefing I have ever heard from a reputable economist. The close-out results of the fiscal year that ended in June, plus new revenue estimates for the current and upcoming years add up to $4 billion […]
The Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations (Maryland Nonprofits) is one of the largest and most successful state associations of nonprofits with over 1,200+ organizational members and 20 staff to serve them. Maryland Nonprofits mission is to strengthen organizations and networks for greater quality of life and equity. Maryland Nonprofits is the primary resource for […]
With so many efforts emerging to support the creation of inclusive workspaces, it can be hard to determine where to begin. The reality is that organizations are in many different places on their journey, and this can leave individuals wondering what is my work to do in this moment. To that end, when was the last time you asked yourself, “In what ways have I worked to make my organization, department, or team more inclusive?”
Maryland Nonprofits, like so many organizations in our sector, has been working on high-alert for the last 18 months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. To gather our strength, we decided to close our office for a full week, for the first time in our history. Our office will therefore be closed from August 30, 2021 to September 6, 2021.
Kelly Umaña is the Health Program Manager at the Community Health and Empowerment through Education and Research (CHEER). CHEER is a community-based organization dedicated to organizing, advocating for, and expanding opportunities for Latinx and immigrant communities in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County, Maryland. Ms. Umaña’s and CHEER’s contributions to the Latinx community give hope and motivation to helping get Latinos vaccinated and protect them against COVID-19.
The Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth (MARFY) remains the core association that exclusively represents providers who serve youth and families. Following an executive search process, Maryland Nonprofits leadership proudly selected Keron R. Sadler as MARFY’s Executive Director. She was elated to begin her tenure as an advocate of children and families by […]
It’s About Time BLK ED Network Launches to Color in the Gap with Black Nonprofit Executives. BALTIMORE, MD – June 9, 2021, marks the Black Executive Director’s Network (BLK ED) launch, the first national membership-based community designed to address the systemic issues and inequities faced by Black executive directors in the nonprofit sector. Only 10% out of […]
The WORK NOW Act (S. 740 and H.R. 1987) is a temporary grants program that would inject $50 billion into public-serving nonprofits to enable them to pay the wages, salaries, and benefits of either existing employees or new employees. Most of the funds would be allocated through state, Tribal, and local governments. This legislation is a priority of the […]
The Maryland Nonprofits 2021 Annual Conference (#MANOAC21) will be presented virtually on October 20-21, 2021. The conference is presented in partnership with Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth (MARFY), Maryland Latinos Unidos (MLU), Maryland Philanthropy Network, and the Governor’s Grants Office. This year’s conference theme, “Preparing for Growth” encourages nonprofit leaders to be […]