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By Amy Coates Madsen and Henry Bogdan The “Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security” (or “CARES”) Act established what is called an “above the line” charitable deduction of $300 to stimulate charitable giving in response to the pandemic.[1] Reductions to income taken “above the line” benefit taxpayers using the standard deduction. The 2017 tax bill […]

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  As our communities continue to meet benchmarks required for reopening, such as declining COVID-19-related hospitalization rates and a decrease in COVID-19 deaths, Maryland State is following the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery plan. Local jurisdictions are empowered to make decisions regarding the pace of their reopenings. As of today, June 22, 2020, all of […]

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  The Maryland Nonprofits office will be closed on Friday, June 19, 2020, in observation of Juneteenth. The Juneteenth holiday celebrates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. On June 19, 1865 – two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the emancipation of enslaved people would become effective – African Americans […]

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Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth (MARFY) has elected new officers for 2020-2021! Chair Chloe Perez Hearts and Homes for Youth Vice Chair Simone Bramble KidsPeace Secretary Nicole Smith Board of Child Care Policy Chair Damon Thompson Building Families for Children Treatment Foster Care Coalition Chair: Rob Basler, Arrow Child and Family Ministries […]

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News headlines in the recent past have been filled with stories of candidates for political office using nonprofit organizations as backdrops for their campaigning efforts without asking for permission and in some cases, while harming people in the process. To many, these graphics are disturbing. To others, the graphics are sickening, grotesque, or worse.  What […]

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  We Call on Maryland’s Leaders to Take Action Addressing Racial Injustice Maryland Nonprofits is committed to promoting racial and social justice among the nonprofit community and in all public policies. We are outraged over recent – and chronic – police killings, and add our voice to the public outcry motivating massive demonstrations across the […]

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As we discussed in last week’s 52 Tips blog post, nonprofit board members are needed now more than ever.  Organizations are stretched and need strong support from their governing bodies. The Standards for Excellence code offers the important tenet that “Board members are in a position of trust to ensure that resources are used to […]

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Last week – the final week of May 2020 – was full of policy decisions and developments, setting the stage for more to come. 

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Maryland Nonprofit’s webinar Pivoting for the Future: Reimagining your Nonprofit Strategy provided some ideas about thoughtful and deliberate decision-making during a volatile and uncertain time beyond crisis management. Several common themes emerged throughout the webinar with nonprofits thirsty for that one answer that will fuel them through the unknown. But the trick is that there […]

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In celebration of our amazing volunteers at Maryland, we sat down (virtually!) with long time Maryland Nonprofits Standards for Excellence volunteer peer reviewer, Leslie Petak on May 1, 2020. Thank you, Leslie, for sharing your story and for your service to nonprofits throughout the country. How long have you been involved? Leslie began her work […]

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