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Public Awareness, Engagement and Advocacy

The Maryland Environmental Health Network and Maryland Nonprofits assembled a brainstorming forum on public health advocacy. This doc is an overview of presentations and discussion points from the forum. Topics covered include the social detriments of health, combatting childhood obesity, impacts of the alcohol and tobacco tax, and the importance of health equity.  

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Offers insights on what types of nonprofits can lobby, and the rules and regulations of doing so.    

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Maryland Nonprofits and Maryland Environmental Health Network held a meeting with a variety of public health advocates to discuss ways of establishing “health in all policies” in Maryland. This document details survey results on current activities in public health equity policy work from 16 organization participants.    

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A nonprofit should have written, board approved administrative policies that are periodically reviewed by the board. At a minimum, these policies should address issues such as crisis and disaster planning, information, communications, and social media. Proper communications, marketing, and social media techniques are important for an organization to gain traction and notoriety. These documents offer sample style […]

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MEMBER EXCLUSIVE RESOURCE Many nonprofit leaders are unsure about the legality of advocacy and lobbying efforts in which their organizations can engage. This resource packet outlines the basics of advocacy and lobbying, what is allowable lobbying activity on the State and Federal level, and how to develop a public policy/advocacy policy for your organization. Attached […]

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A-Z resource on nonprofit best practices

Advocating for the interests of families and youth

Promoting a thriving and effective nonprofit sector

Nonpartisan initiative promoting investment in MD’s communities