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Senate Bill 376, introduced by Senator Cheryl Kagan, will be heard next Tuesday, Feb. 2, in the Senate Budget and Tax Committee.  This bill will provide funding for the “NIMBL” Program  – the Nonprofit, Interest-Free, Micro Bridge Loan (NIMBL) that allows no-interest loans up to $25,000 to nonprofits with state or local government contracts or grants, […]

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Maryland Nonprofits condemns the violent breach of the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021 and the systemic conditions that made such a horrific and dangerous event possible. Together, we double our efforts to support democracy, oppose racism in all its forms, defend and advance voting rights, and advocate for equity and systems change at national and state levels.

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This has certainly been an interesting year, filled with all kinds of challenges and issues that we never thought possible at the start of the year in January 2020.  One thing that I’ve held onto is this idea that the Standards for Excellence Institute would create a series of 52 Tips over each of the […]

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During 2020, my family and I have taken some extra time to sit down in our home to watch movies.  One of the movies I enjoyed most in this year was the 2019 movie A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood starring Tom Hanks. I just loved this movie – just as I adored watching Mr. […]

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Contact: Kat LaTour Marketing and Communications Assistant, Standards for Excellence Institute® klatour@standardsforexcellence.org Baltimore, MD – December 18, 2020 The Standards for Excellence Institute, an initiative designed to help nonprofit organizations operate more ethically and accountably, announces its 2020 Class of Licensed Consultants. Twenty-nine class members hailing from various regions of the country completed the intensive, […]

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Last night I sat on my couch with my laptop considering my year-end charitable giving. Where to give this year?  Should I stick with those I gave to last year or give to organizations I haven’t supported in the past? Can I make all of my gifts online? Or will I have to find my […]

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