Many of our organizations are making statements regarding George Floyd’s murder. Pushback on our statements is inevitable as our entire society enters into a new level of dialogue about systemic racism. Here’s how we replied to pushback about a recent article.
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 […]
The horrific killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis seen on video worldwide has laid bare the state of systemic white violence and oppression toward Black and Brown people in America. In not looking away, we open ourselves to taking action at a time when little things don’t seem like enough, but every step we take counts.
Economically speaking the most important thing all of us can do RIGHT NOW is spread the word about the Paycheck Protection Program. Starting today, it is now open to independent contractors as well as nonprofits, small businesses, and the self-employed. We are doing everything we can to spread the word among nonprofits, AND I am calling my friends and neighbors and explaining the program to them. So far, no one I talked to was already aware of it or was planning on applying.
The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) was the subject of an extensive expose by the Baltimore Sun detailing issues related to a reported 9 board members having contracts with the hospital system, including the Mayor of Baltimore. UMMS’ troubles are an important reminder for all boards of directors of nonprofits about the importance of strong ethical and oversight practices.