There were numerous positive outcomes and achievements during the 2019 Legislative Session. One lasting memory of the 2019 General Assembly will be sorrowful: the passing of Speaker Michael Busch just one day before Sine Die. The mood at Sine Die’s adjournment was somber, not celebratory. In contrast, on May 1, Delegate Adrienne Jones of Baltimore […]
Effective October 1st, the major reforms adopted two years ago for state procurements will finally go into effect. Professional procurement positions are being updated and some upgraded, higher level procurement staff will come under the Department of General Services, even if ‘embedded’ in line state agencies. A new Chief Procurement Officer will take over […]
Without some intervening event, Congress will likely do nothing to fix tax problems this year. We need to make Senators and Representatives care that, due to their inaction, money is being diverted from missions in their communities to pay the unfair and unjustifiable tax on nonprofit transportation benefits.
As springtime winds to a close, we are spending our final days with many of our interns. One of them, Katherine Latour, wrote about her experience at Maryland Nonprofits this past semester. To Katherine and the rest of our interns who have dedicated time to working at Maryland Nonprofits – thank you. The work […]
In the April 2019 edition of its magazine, Nonprofit Quarterly takes the unusual and unsolicited action of endorsing the nonprofit network to which the Maryland Nonprofits is a contributing member. The editors, expressing concern about the lack of resources devoted to nonprofit advocacy, identified those of us active in the National Council of Nonprofits […]
Late last year, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) circulated a proposed new rule on Overtime Pay. We believe the existing standard is outdated and must be adjusted, but Maryland Nonprofits needs to know if you feel the proposed rule would have negative effects on nonprofits.