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The new year also came with the election of three new members to the Maryland Nonprofits board. We are so excited to see how their experience contributes to Maryland Nonprofits.

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Your board composition influences how your organization is represented to the public and will make all the difference in how effective you can be at creating the change for your communities. Building board diversity doesn’t have to be an urgent task “fill in the gaps.” Instead, if you approach the process with thoughtful intention with an eye toward embedding equity, inclusion and diversity values into the board’s work, over time, you can shift your board composition and achieve the appropriate mix of talent, diversity, and connections that advance the organization’s mission delivers service to the community equitably.

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  Maryland Nonprofits will be hosting two important discussion sessions on possible state grant reforms in the next few weeks.  Legislation will be proposed in the 2020 Legislative Session to begin a streamlining and standardization of state grants procedures across a number of human service agencies. The proposal is still being finalized, and we need […]

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The Standards for Excellence Institute, an initiative designed to help nonprofit organizations operate more ethically and accountably, announces its 2019 Class of Licensed Consultants. Twenty-nine class members hailing from nine states recently completed the intensive, three-day training seminar and can assist nonprofits nationwide.

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Last Wednesday, the annual Department of Legislative Services (DLS) briefing to the Spending Affordability Committee and the fiscal committees took place in Annapolis. This event is viewed by many as the real start of the legislative season.

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The USDA has proposed changes to the way people become eligible for SNAP assistance. Make your voice heard before the comment period is over.

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