Engagement and Advocacy

Important Health Care Update

By Henry Bogdan, Director of Public Policy, Maryland Nonprofits Small Employer Health Coverage —  As of this week (April 1), small employers (50 full-time equivalent employees, or under) are able to purchase employee coverage on the Maryland exchange directly...

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If You Can’t Beat ’em, Eat ’em by Jeff Holland

Guest Song by Jeff Holland,  West Rhode Riverkeeper, Inc. Last week, Maryland Nonprofits convened with the Chesapeake Institute for Grassroots Organizing and with clean water organizations from the 5-state watershed. We would like to share with you a song written by...

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Choosing Type: Voices, Contrast and Family, Guest Blog by Shala Graham

As you can see, not all scripts or sans serifs have the same voice. Guest Blog by Shala Graham, Principal and Creative Director, SW Creatives As a designer, my love for typefaces has grown over the years. I find myself watching movie titles or credits and thinking,...

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Building Cathedrals, Guest Blog by Rob Sheehan

Guest Blog by Rob Sheehan, Principal, Sheehan Nonprofit Consulting What are your dreams? If you could have it any way you wanted it, what would your organization be like – so that you could make the greatest Mission Impact possible? Dream and dream big.  It was...

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Taking Nonprofit Branding Beyond Logos and Visual Identities, Guest Blog by Shala Graham

Nearly half of all nonprofits are expected to add jobs this year… Post your resume on Maryland Nonprofits’ Career Center   Guest Blog by Shala Graham, Principal and Creative Director, SW Creatives Ask the average executive (either from the business...

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Compelling ROI stories are rooted in your financials, Guest Blog by Erica McGeachy Crenshaw

Guest blog by Erica McGeachy Crenshaw, CEO, Execute Now! Access to information and technology has not only compressed our timelines at work, it has cast a laser focus on nonprofits’ obligation to demonstrate a return on investment (ROI) for funders. The social...

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Do Nonprofits Have an Edge in Social Media Marketing? Guest Blog by Tiffany Jones

Guest Blog by Tiffany Jones, Production Manager, SW Creatives While a lot of businesses are struggling to find the best ways to take advantage of sites like Facebook and Twitter, nonprofits have a decided advantage in social media marketing. In fact, the most savvy...

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Elections and 501(c)(3) Organizations

By Henry Bogdan, Director of Public Policy, Maryland Nonprofits Maryland’s primary elections are heating up, more media, more outreach efforts, and more fundraising. An IRS  notice for charities, updated on March 5, re-states the basic rule prohibiting any partisan...

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31 Days and Counting

By Henry Bogdan, Director of Public Policy, Maryland Nonprofits With about a month left in the Maryland General Assembly session, here are Calls to Action and updates on several major issues: Protecting programs and services – the March ‘revenue estimate’ Grinch has...

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“Spotlight on Members”: International Women’s Day

Saturday, March 8th is International Women’s Day! Is your nonprofit going to celebrate? Send us pics of your celebrations and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+! Be sure to use the hashtag #IWD2014! We’re celebrating by...

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