Maryland Nonprofits partners with Black Executive Directors Network for new member benefit

Maryland Nonprofits partners with Black Executive Directors Network for new member benefit

For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Imany Dye, Communications & Marketing Coordinator | (443) 238 2336

In a recent partnership with The Black Executive Directors Network (BLK ED Network), we are pleased to announce a new benefit for our Maryland Nonprofits members.

With a mission to empower Black Executive Directors as they navigate the systemic challenges in the nonprofit sector, BLK ED Network focuses on three core areas: community, capital, and capacity building. If you are not already a member of BLK ED Network, you now have an opportunity to access a FREE membership with BLK ED Network.

Membership benefits include monthly programming, leadership Pods, one-on-one mentoring, an online e-learning platform (to be launched March 2023), quarterly networking events, an annual conference, opportunities to guest author blog posts in the private FB community, and a membership portal. The membership benefits apply to Executive Directors who identify as members of the BIPOC community only.

To activate your free membership, complete the online membership form and select “YES” for “Are you a member of Maryland Nonprofits?”. Your membership will be active through June 30, 2023, and will automatically renew if your Maryland Nonprofits membership remains current.

Note: This promotion applies to new members of BLK ED Network only; it does not apply to current members of BLK ED Network.

If you have questions about membership with BLK ED Network, please email or call 410-307-9439.

 About Maryland Nonprofits

 For 30 years, Maryland Nonprofits has worked to promote a thriving and effective nonprofit sector in Maryland and nationally through our Standards for Excellence Institute. With our 1,500 members, we coordinate advocacy with nonprofit leaders to advance equity and public policy that supports vibrant community organizations and civil society. Maryland Nonprofits capacity-building services include the state’s largest nonprofit consulting group, training, an annual conference, and accreditation through the Standards for Excellence® program. We are the home of the Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth (MARFY), Maryland Latinos Unidos, and the Charge-Up Collaborative. Maryland Nonprofits is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, non-partisan organization with a mission to strengthen organizations and networks for greater quality of life and equity. Visit for more information.

Jade Nicole Neverdon Merritt is the Founder and Executive Director of the BLK ED Network