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Nonprofit Start-up Package: Starting a nonprofit, like starting a business, is a complex and time-consuming endeavor requiring a collection of resources ranging from time and effort to financial support. The IRS estimates it takes a novice well over 100 hours to complete the 1023 Application for Recognition of Exemption exempting you from paying federal income tax. Let our attorneys guide you through the steps to becoming an independent and successful organization, including incorporation, governing documents, 1023 application, charitable solicitation registration, and other state compliance filings.

DIY Nonprofit Start-up Checklist: Want to handle your 1023 application yourself? This checklist outlines the phases to launching your nonprofit and provides helpful links and resources.

Sample Bylaws: Bylaws are your organization’s rules for internal governance, and dictate the specifics regarding how the board of directors functions and how important decisions are made and carried out. Bylaws should be signed by at least two officers and must be attached to the federal tax-exemption application.

Take advantage of discounted Directors and Officers Liability Insurance.

Standards for Excellence educational resource packet: Legal Requirements Checklist. Members, login to the Member Portal and search “Legal Requirements Checklist.”

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CEO Roundtables: Come together with other nonprofit CEOs to share and support each other in a confidential setting. Build connections with other leaders for greater collaboration and even serve as a mentor and guide to others.

Maryland Nonprofits Annual Conference: Attend workshops on fundraising, leadership development, and make connections.

Standards for Excellence educational resource packet: Financial Budgeting, Reporting and Monitoring. Members, login to the Member Portal and search “Financial Budgeting.”

Standards for Excellence educational resource packet: Financial Policies and Internal Controls. Members, login to the Member Portal and search “Financial Policies.”

It’s common for the programs you offer to grow faster than your organizational infrastructure can handle. Focusing on legal compliance, finance and operations is vital at this time, as the risk for neglecting these areas can grow. Insurance, personnel policies, financial controls and legal compliance are top priorities. Taking advantage of Maryland Nonprofits resources and discounts can be a big help to you at this time!

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Standards for Excellence educational resource packet: Legal Requirements Checklist. Members, login to the Member Portal and search “Legal Requirements Checklist.”

Standards for Excellence educational resource packet: Risk Management and Insurance. Members, login to the Member Portal and search “Risk Management and Insurance.”

Standards for Excellence educational resource packet: Personnel Policies, Employee Orientation, Compensation and Evaluation. Members, login to the Member Portal and search “Personnel Policies.”

Take advantage of member benefits like discounted insurance; an affordable Employee Assistance Program, and discounted Employee Background Checks.

CFO Services

CEO Roundtables: Come together with other nonprofit CEOs to share and support each other in a confidential setting. Build connections with other leaders for greater collaboration and even serve as a mentor and guide to others.

Customized Organizational Infrastructure Trainings: Work with us to provide professional development for your staff and board. Our team of expert facilitators can present on, “Evaluation and Outcomes Management,” Building Trust and Team Spirit,” “Effective Leadership with DiSC,” “Talent Assessment & Leadership Development,” and more. Available to both members and non-members - members at discounted rates! View our available organizational infrastructure trainings.

Maryland Nonprofits Annual Conference: Attend workshops on fundraising, leadership development, and make connections.

Standards for Excellence educational resource packet: Administrative Policies. Members, login to the Member Portal and search “Administrative Policies.”

Standards for Excellence educational resource packet: Financial Budgeting, Reporting and Monitoring. Members, login to the Member Portal and search “Financial Budgeting.”

Standards for Excellence educational resource packet: Financial Policies and Internal Controls. Members, login to the Member Portal and search “Financial Policies.”

Your nonprofit has a strong administrative, human resources and financial infrastructure. Policies and procedures are in place for internal controls, financial management, legal compliance, volunteer management, and employee policies. Your organization is positioned to submit a successful application for Standards for Excellence and/or other relevant accreditation and be recognized for your exemplary practices. You have appropriate insurance coverage for liability and a benefits package for employees.

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Consulting: Ultimate Impact and Outcomes, Strategic Planning, Sustainability Planning

Customized Organizational Infrastructure Trainings: Work with us to provide professional development for your staff and board. Our team of expert facilitators can present on, “The Culture of Civility,” “Valuing Differences (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion),” “Managing for Mutual Success,” “From Good to Great Organizations,” and more. Available to both members and non-members - members at discounted rates! View our available organizational infrastructure trainings.

Standards for Excellence educational resource packet: Legal Requirements Checklist. Members, login to the Member Portal and search “Legal Requirements Checklist.”

Standards for Excellence educational resource packet: Developing a Code of Ethics. Members, login to the Member Portal and search “Developing a Code of Ethics.”

Standards for Excellence educational resource packet: Risk Management and Insurance. Members, login to the Member Portal and search “Risk Management and Insurance.”

Standards for Excellence educational resource packet: Personnel Policies, Employee Orientation, Compensation and Evaluation. Members, login to the Member Portal and search “Personnel Policies.”

Take advantage of member benefits like discounted insurance; an affordable Employee Assistance Program, and discounted Employee Background Checks.

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CFO Services

CEO Roundtables: Come together with other nonprofit CEOs to share and support each other in a confidential setting. Build connections with other leaders for greater collaboration and even serve as a mentor and guide to others.

Maryland Nonprofits Annual Conference: Attend workshops on fundraising, leadership development, and make connections.

Standards for Excellence educational resource packet: Administrative Policies. Members, login to the Member Portal and search “Administrative Policies.”

Standards for Excellence educational resource packet: Financial Budgeting, Reporting and Monitoring. Members, login to the Member Portal and search “Financial Budgeting, Reporting and Monitoring.”

Standards for Excellence educational resource packet: Financial Policies and Internal Controls. Members, login to the Member Portal and search “Financial Policies.”

Organizational infrastructure questions may vary depending on the nature of your crisis. Ensuring accurate and timely financial information is critical for the board and leadership to make key decisions. Legal troubles may arise at this stage, and you might need to hire outside counsel. Your organization may reference foundational documents (bylaws, articles of incorporation) and other policy documents such as whistleblower and financial policies.

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CFO Services

Standards for Excellence educational resource packet: Risk Management and Insurance. Members, login to the Member Portal and search “Risk Management.”

Consulting: Change Management, Risk Management, Organizational Assessment

Contract Training: Managing Stress, Unproductive Behaviors & Habits, Decision-making & Problem Solving, Transforming the Workplace

Take advantage of member benefits like discounted insurance; an affordable Employee Assistance Program, and discounted Employee Background Checks.

Your organization is ready to refresh and renew your operational policies to make sure they are up to date and in keeping with the mission and values of the organization. Involving staff and board members in the process can be a good way to get people engaged in doing things right for a “new day”, such as focusing on developing a code of ethics.

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Standards for Excellence educational resource packet: Developing a Code of Ethics. Members, login to the Member Portal and search “Developing a Code of Ethics.”

Standards for Excellence educational resource packet: Risk Management and Insurance. Members, login to the Member Portal and search “Risk Management.”

Standards for Excellence educational resource packet: Personnel Policies, Employee Orientation, Compensation and Evaluation Members, login to the Member Portal and search “Personnel Policies.”

Take advantage of member benefits like discounted insurance; an affordable Employee Assistance Program, and discounted Employee Background Checks.

Contract Training: Program Evaluation, Performance Review: The Feedback Loop

Consulting: Strategic Planning, Sustainability Planning, Resource Development Planning

CFO Services

CEO Roundtables: Come together with other nonprofit CEOs to share and support each other in a confidential setting. Build connections with other leaders for greater collaboration and even serve as a mentor and guide to others.

Maryland Nonprofits Annual Conference: Attend workshops on fundraising, leadership development, and make connections.

Standards for Excellence educational resource packet: Administrative Policies. Members, login to the Member Portal and search “Administrative Policies.”

Standards for Excellence educational resource packet: Financial Budgeting, Reporting and Monitoring. Members, login to the Member Portal and search “Financial Budgeting.”

Standards for Excellence educational resource packet: Financial Policies and Internal Controls. Members, login to the Member Portal and search “Financial Policies.”

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