Nonprofit Member Benefits


Grant Watch

Grantwatch is a subscription-based website that will let you know what government and foundation grants are currently available through our user-friendly grant search and grant 
summaries. Subscribing to Foundation Directory can be expensive so Maryland Nonprofits maintains the subscription for you! To access the database, make an appointment (M-F, 9-5) by clicking here or calling our helpline at 410-727-6367.

Donor Search (Donor Prospecting)

Donor Search LogoFind individual giving prospects with DonorSearch’s powerful research algorithms. DonorSearch searches and analyzes wealth and philanthropy databases, and can predict both capacity and propensity to give. Subscribing to Donor Search can be expensive so Maryland Nonprofits maintains the subscription for you! To access the database, make an appointment (M-F, 9-5) by clicking here or calling our helpline at 410-727-6367.

The Maryland Philanthropy Network Directory

Maryland Philanthropy Network LogoThe Maryland Philanthropy Network – formerly The Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers – Member Directory is your local resource to the specific interests and contacts at private foundations and corporate giving programs in central Maryland – including private foundations that do not review proposals.



Instrumentl is an all-in-one grant management platform that simplifies the entire grant lifecycle, from prospecting to tracking and managing grants. Your nonprofit can find, apply for, and manage grants by accessing the most comprehensive database of open grant opportunities. Discovering the right grants and staying organized has never been easier.

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Maryland Nonprofits’ regularly scheduled webinars and events are FREE or discounted to be low-cost for members. Special events like our annual conference are also offered at deeply discounted rates. View our Upcoming Events page to learn more.

Online Continuing Education

We’ve partnered with the best in the business to bring you online learning options related to technology, nonprofit finance, nonprofit management, and more all at discounted rates for members. Learn more.

Customized Training

Our consultants offer a variety of on-site, customizable trainings for your board, staff, and volunteers. These trainings are based on your unique needs and contracted at discounted member rates. Learn More.


Member Assistance

Our expert staff will connect you with advice, helpful documents and reference materials, customizable templates, and more! Call us for assistance – or login to the Member Portal and submit your question – today!

Resources on Nonprofit Best Practices

Standards for Excellence LogoAccess a compendium of educational resources on nonprofit best practices! Resources cover a range of nonprofit management and governance subjects like board governance, fundraising, program evaluation, leadership development, etc.  Included are model procedures, sample policies, customizable templates, memos from experts, and more. Members, login to view the Document Library. Non-members, view free document downloads.


The Maryland Nonprofits Consulting Group offers creative and practical problem-solving expertise to address the complex challenges faced by your nonprofit. Contact us to discuss Strategic Planning, Board Governance, legal services, and more. Consulting services are always offered at discounted rates for members. Learn more.


Online Community

Visit the Member Community to find resources, share content and events, ask questions,  and connect with service providers and each other. Manage your membership account, too. Login to the Member Portal.

Member Appreciation Events

Get together with your friends and colleagues to celebrate being part of an awesome community that’s working diligently to make our state a better place to live and work. Appreciation events are typically scheduled in the summertime and before the end-of-year holidays. View Upcoming Events.

Round Tables

Share ideas, advice, and experiences with peers in a small group setting. Offered for a variety of job roles and experience levels around the state on a regular schedule. Round Tables are for members only and are facilitated by Maryland Nonprofits staff. View Upcoming Events.

Weekly Member Update

Keep up-to-date with what’s going on in Maryland’s nonprofit sector. Joining adds you to the distribution list. Included are grant opportunities, important news and policy alerts, award nominations and announcements, upcoming events, and more! Members are encouraged to submit content, as well! Join now!


Background Checks

Coeus Global LogoCareful screening of paid staff and volunteers is required to protect your organization’s people, programs, and goodwill in the community. The customized services provided by Coeus Global will allow your nonprofit to effectively conduct background checks, and make the best decisions about who to hire/engage. Standard volunteer and employment checks as low as $6.95 and $20.95, respectively. Learn more.

Charitable Registration

COGENCY GLOBAL LogoKeeping up with fundraising and corporate compliance requirements can be an administrative burden. Let COGENCY GLOBAL do the legwork for you. Member-exclusive discounts on a range of services. Learn more. 

CPA Services

Goldin Group LogoOutsourcing your CFO and bookkeeping services can free up valuable time that you can devote to mission delivery. The Goldin Group is an industry leader in the use of cloud technology to manage your accounting. Discounted monthly rates for members. Learn more.


Topline, a new program from Goldin Group, specializes in providing back-office solutions and financial ecosystems for start-up and small nonprofits. Topline’s team of experts specialize in financial services for nonprofits and the industry’s best practices. Whether your organization is just starting up or needs the expertise to achieve further process and reporting optimization, Topline’s CPAs and advisors are ready to help. Learn more.


Office Equipment

Three diagonally stacked red squares with white outlines. White letter A inside top square. The word "Advance" is next to the squares.Dependable, state-of-the-art copier and multi-functional print solutions that fit your nonprofit’s needs coupled with dependable service and discounted equipment offerings. Members who work with Advance can expect 20-25% discounts on new machines and 40-50% off of refurbished equipment! Learn more.

Office Supplies

Anything and everything needed to run an office supplied by ODP Business Solutions. Super discounted rates leveraged through a national purchasing contract. Simple online portal to place orders. Learn more. 

Program Evaluation and Human Resources

Since 1983, UST has been helping nonprofits better manage their unemployment claims, ensure HR compliance and streamline day-to-day operations. Whether your primary focus is to protect your assets, to ensure compliance with the latest state regulations, to reduce unemployment costs, or to simply allocate more time and money to your key mission initiatives, UST has a solution for you. Learn more.

Energy Consulting - Electricity Rates

Reduce overhead expenses and gain budget certainty by locking in energy rates through a competitive bidding process. APPI Energy will do the legwork for you with no risk or upfront costs. Learn more.


Career Center

The #1 destination for nonprofit employment in Maryland! Employers, post your career opportunities and job openings (No cost for members with coupon code. To find the job board coupon code, login to the Member Portal and click the Discounts icon). Not-yet members, $200/post). Job seekers, post your resume and easily apply for positions (at no cost). Visit the Career Center.

Dental & Vision Insurance

Gorges and Company LogoProtect your employees’ eyes and smiles by offering vision and dental insurance, some of the most sought-after employee benefits. Learn more.

Employee Assistance Program

Business Health Services Logo24/7 confidential assistance to help your employees with personal or professional problems that may interfere with work or family responsibilities and obligations. Provided by Business Heath Services (BHS), the EAP is available to members at the extremely low cost of $1.76 per employee per month. Learn more. 

Long Term Disability Insurance

Gorges and Company LogoHave you ever had an employee with an extended illness who has exhausted all medical, holiday, and personal leave? How to help someone in this situation can be the most difficult decision an executive or a board ever has to make. Long Term Disability Insurance can take the stress out of this situation. Learn more.

Model Employee Handbook

Model Employee Handbook CoverAn employee handbook establishes important workplace policies, and protects the rights of employers and employees. Having one is a best practice recommended by the Standards for Excellence code. Creating a handbook for your nonprofit can be an expensive and time consuming project, however… Members, we’ve done the work for you! Login to the Member Portal and search “Model Employee Handbook” to download and customize for your nonprofit.

Retirement Plans

Setting up an employee retirement plan can be a smart way to provide for one of your key assets – your people – as well as benefiting you and your nonprofit. A quality retirement plan can help attract and retain valuable employees, and benefit them by helping them save for their future. Members can access retirement planning services offered by Mutual of America with no setup fees! Learn more. 

Salary Survey

Salary Survey CoverA comprehensive study of salary and compensation in Maryland’s Nonprofit sector. Benchmarks for 34 common nonprofit positions, including executive, development, administrative/finance, marketing, and more. This is a member-exclusive benefit! Members, login to the Member Portal and search “Salary Survey” to download.

Term Life Insurance

Gorges and Company LogoProvide reassurance to your employees through supplemental group term life insurance coverage that better ensures their physical, mental, and financial health. No medical underwriting necessary – if you are a Maryland Nonprofits member, then your employees are eligible! Learn more. 

Health Insurance

Nothing about health care is simple – from navigating the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to shuffling budget dollars to mitigate rising costs. Learn more.

Unemployment Insurance

UST Workforce Solution for Nonprofits

Since 1983, UST has been helping nonprofits better manage their unemployment claims, ensure HR compliance and streamline day-to-day operations. Whether your primary focus is to protect your assets, ensure compliance with the latest state regulations, reduce unemployment costs, or simply allocate more time and money to your key mission initiatives, UST has a solution for you. Learn more.


Workers' Compensation Insurance

Chesapeake Employers Insurance LogoProtect your nonprofit, your employees, your future with Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company, providing workers’ compensation coverage to Maryland employers for more than 100 years. Maryland Nonprofits and Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company proudly offer qualifying Maryland Nonprofits members an exclusive workers’ compensation insurance program featuring program discounts and expert safety services to help reduce workplace accidents. Maryland Nonprofits members could save 10-15% off Chesapeake Employers’ eligible tiers. Click here to learn more about this exclusive member benefit. Click here to get a quote.  Explore the basics of workers’ compensation insurance here.

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Directors and Officers’ (D and O) Liability

Gorges and Company LogoCover the defense costs, settlements, and judgments arising out of lawsuits and wrongful act allegations brought against your nonprofit organization. Members get special discounts. Standards for Excellence accredited organizations receive an additional 10% discount. Learn more.

Fidelity Bonds

Gorges and Company LogoProtect your organization against losses – either monetary or physical – caused by employees’ fraudulent or dishonest actions. Pricing determined by the number of employees and types of services offered. Learn more. 

Cyber Liability

Data breaches are very common across organizations of all sizes. Hackers are getting more skilled and aggressive in threatening to release data if an organization fails to pay the ransom. 2020 was one of the worst years yet for hacking and data breaches, with remote working being only one of the factors. Even if you have a strong IT team with firewalls and scans, human error is still the number 1 cause of problems. Gorges & Co.’s Cyber Liability team will give your organization the tools to detect and prevent hacking. Contact Rob Cannon from Gorges and Company for a quote or additional information here. 

Nonprofit Risk Management

Nonprofit Risk Management Center LogoBecome a risk-aware nonprofit leader by leveraging a free, affiliate membership with the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. The center specializes in reliable counsel on risk issues ranging from employment practices, to risk oversight and governance, enterprise risk management, fraud prevention, financial risk management, and youth protection. Members can access the center’s resources free of charge – login to the Member Portal and click “Discounts” to learn how to create your account.