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.
There were numerous positive outcomes and achievements in this year‘s legislative session, and the 2019 General Assembly saw major successes on several of our policy priorities. For many, the lasting memory of the 2019 General Assembly will be sorrowful, because of the passing of Speaker Michael Busch one day before Sine Die.
It’s human nature to grow overwhelmed and stressed during a busy period at work. Instead of rushing to dive into a project unprepared, try taking the time to think strategically about your goals and how you will achieve them. This approach may take more time initially but can save you hours down the road!
Maryland Nonprofits member “Alliance for Career and Education” (ACE) is embarking on a student-fueled digitization project to ensure their important college and career readiness textbooks and resources continue to reach young adults.
There is more to running an ethical, accountable, and transparent nonprofit than just legal and accounting requirements. Boards of directors can set the tone for the organization by conducting regular reviews of core governing and operating policies and procedures. Check out these four things your board of directors can do to embrace ethical, accountable, and transparent values in the new year.
As an undergraduate student at Johns Hopkins, I am still new to the world of nonprofits, and the Legislative Preview was very eye-opening to me. I enjoyed hearing about the various policy issues brought up by the speakers, including the Kirwan Commission’s educational reforms presented by Mr. William E. Kirwan himself, and the campaign to […]