Membership

“As an entrepreneur, I appreciate the exposure and professional learning available through my membership.”

—Karen Cheeks
Cheeks Communications

“Maryland Nonprofits has been instrumental in our organization’s success…”

—Wendy Jeffries, Executive Director
Taste Wise Kids

“From free and discounted training to best practice resources, our membership has benefited our organization in so many ways.”

—Leah Paley, Executive Director
Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services

“Maryland Nonprofits has been key to our organizational improvement. … It’s hard to imagine how we would exist without them.”

—Joe Murchison, Executive Director
Side by Side

Be part of a vibrant community that collaborates, discovers, shares ideas and practices, and works together to improve the quality of life in Maryland! Membership connects you to a network that spans sectors and missions across the state.

NONPROFITS WILL:

(ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE ANY 501 (C) STATUS FROM THE IRS)

Raise More Money: Access grant research databases, attend fundraising trainings, and learn about funding opportunities.

Learn: Webinars, workshops, and roundtables are low-cost or free for members! Special events are offered at deeply discounted rates.

Get Answers: Our expert staff will connect you with advice, helpful documents and reference materials, customizable templates, and more!

Amplify Your Voice: Join a network dedicated to advancing the common interests of all nonprofits in Maryland. We are more powerful together than apart.

Build Relationships: Have discussions, make connections, and share your expertise with fellow nonprofit professionals at events and in our online community.

Save Money: Reduce costs by taking advantage of free and discounted resources, like grant and donor prospect research, insurance, accounting services, and more!

ASSOCIATES WILL:

(CONSULTANTS, BUSINESSES & GOVERNMENT)

Expand Your Relationships: Tap into our extensive member network. Make new business contacts and meet potential clients.

Get Visibility: Post free ads on our popular Career Center and promote your complimentary events in our member newsletter.

Learn: Workshops and webinars are free for members. Get the latest information from experts in the field and better serve your clients

Save Money: Membership includes discounts on consulting services, office supplies, and more. Have the best tools on hand to help your clients with free access to fundraising databases and educational resources.

Get Referrals: Associate Members are included in our exclusive Service Provider Directory online, referenced by nonprofits across the state.

I’m Interested in…

Nonprofit Membership

Joining is easy! Start your online membership application now, or give us a call at 410.727.6367.

 

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

See a comprehensive list of Nonprofit Member benefits.

WHO CAN JOIN

Organizations that have any 501(c) status from the IRS, including (c)3’s, (c)4’s, and (c)6’s.

COST TO JOIN

Membership dues are based on your normal operating budget (exclusive of extraordinary grants and donations).

NONPROFIT MEMBERSHIP
Budget Size Annual Membership Fee
$1 – $24,999 $100
$25,000 – $99,999 $150
$100,000 – $399,999 $400
$400,000 – $999,999 $700
$1 mil – $3.9 mil $1,000
$4 mil – $6.9 mil $1,350
$7 mil – $10.9 mil $1,800
$11 mil – $16.9 mil $2,300
$16 mil+ $3,000

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Darryus Johnson, Member Relations Manager.

Associate Membership

Joining is easy whether you’re an individual or a business. Start your online membership application now, or give us a call at 410.727.6367.

 

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

See Associate Member Benefits >>

WHO CAN JOIN

For-profit companies, individuals, consultants, and government agencies looking to build relationships with the nonprofit sector.

COST TO JOIN

Membership dues are based on your category of membership and the benefits level you choose.

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP (Sole proprietors or individual consultants)
Individual Membership Level Annual Membership Fee
Student $40
Affiliate $150

 

BUSINESS/AGENCY MEMBERSHIP (Businesses or government agencies with two or more employees)
Associate Membership Level Annual Membership Fee
Contributor $350
Benefactor $700
Sustainer $1500

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact Darryus Johnson, Member Relations Manager.

Starting a Nonprofit

Starting a nonprofit organization is a complex and time-consuming endeavor. A nonprofit is a business and, just like a for-profit, it requires a collection of resources ranging from time and effort to financial support. If you are considering starting a nonprofit but are worried the process is too complicated or expensive, our experienced nonprofit startup consultants are here to help. Our Nonprofit Startup Package will guide you through the steps to becoming an independent, successful organization, including incorporation, governing documents, 1023 application, charitable solicitation registration, and other state compliance filings in Maryland. Follow these phases to launch your nonprofit organization and maintain your nonprofit status.

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