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Standards for Excellence

By Melissa Sines, Learning & Accreditation Director, Maryland Nonprofits You just received your 501(c)(3) determination letter and you’re excited and ready to go!  Organizations at the start-up phase are working on some very foundational issues, such as: Developing a mission statement Developing a brand and message to help raise awareness for your cause Defining success […]

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By Allison Albert, Director of Marketing and Membership, Maryland Nonprofits Members often ask whether something that’s happening at their organization is ‘normal’… Thankfully the answer is almost always YES, most organizations move through predictable stages of development – commonly referred to as Nonprofit Lifecycles. Just as people grow-up, organizations “Start-Up” and go through a “Growth” […]

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Dear Members, I have had the great honor to serve Maryland Nonprofits as President and CEO since November of 2014, starting out in an acting position and then appointed permanent CEO in December. I would like to thank our board of directors, staff and members for the warm and engaging welcome in this new role. […]

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By Rachel Sorra, Nonprofit Management and Governance Intern, Maryland Nonprofits Rachel currently resides in the Baltimore area and continues to build upon her double-major in Psychology and Sociology & Anthropology. Rachel is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree at the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work. She hopes to put her education and work experience […]

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By Susan Detwiler, Licensed Consultant, Standards for Excellence Institute Read the original blog here.  For more about strategic planning and facilitating retreats, please contact Susan Detwiler at www.detwiler.com. Join Standards for Excellence for their 9th Licensed Consultant Workshop, to be held October 26, 27 and 28 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Licensed Consultant Training is an exclusive, professional […]

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By Debra Thompson, Strategy Solutions, Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant Read the original blog here.  Join Standards for Excellence for their 9th Licensed Consultant Workshop, to be held October 26, 27 and 28 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Licensed Consultant Training is an exclusive, professional development initiative that gives independent consultants the knowledge, skills, and tools […]

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