Nonprofit leaders have an important role to play in supporting our communities through times of uncertainty, advocating for voters, for peace, and for democratic institutions. Now is the time for nonprofit organizations to demonstrate the power of nonpartisanship, the power of bridging divides, and the power of caring for one another.
By Amy Coates Madsen and Henry Bogdan The “Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security” (or “CARES”) Act established what is called an “above the line” charitable deduction of $300 to stimulate charitable giving in response to the pandemic. Reductions to income taken “above the line” benefit taxpayers using the standard deduction. The 2017 tax bill […]
As our communities continue to meet benchmarks required for reopening, such as declining COVID-19-related hospitalization rates and a decrease in COVID-19 deaths, Maryland State is following the Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery plan. Local jurisdictions are empowered to make decisions regarding the pace of their reopenings. As of today, June 22, 2020, all of […]
The Maryland Nonprofits office will be closed on Friday, June 19, 2020, in observation of Juneteenth. The Juneteenth holiday celebrates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. On June 19, 1865 – two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the emancipation of enslaved people would become effective – African Americans […]
Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth (MARFY) has elected new officers for 2020-2021! Chair Chloe Perez Hearts and Homes for Youth Vice Chair Simone Bramble KidsPeace Secretary Nicole Smith Board of Child Care Policy Chair Damon Thompson Building Families for Children Treatment Foster Care Coalition Chair: Rob Basler, Arrow Child and Family Ministries […]
News headlines in the recent past have been filled with stories of candidates for political office using nonprofit organizations as backdrops for their campaigning efforts without asking for permission and in some cases, while harming people in the process. To many, these graphics are disturbing. To others, the graphics are sickening, grotesque, or worse. What […]