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).  Depending on your budget size, you may be eligible to pay your annual dues in monthly, quarterly, or biannual installments.

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 – $15.9 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.

Maryland Latinos Unidos (MLU)

In response to the Coronavirus emergency and its disparate impact on Maryland’s Latino community, Maryland Latinos Unidos (MLU) was established in 2020 to unify efforts across the state to support all Latino and immigrant populations. Although the establishment of this organization was rooted in addressing emergency needs, our intention is to operate to reduce the various disparities and barriers affecting these communities. Maryland Latinos Unidos has entered into an agreement with Maryland Nonprofits and will operate as one of the association’s programs.

To address the complex needs of Latino and immigrant communities across Maryland, MLU is determined and ready to serve. With help from partners of all industries and backgrounds, MLU will make the difference required for the well-being of our communities.  

Maryland Latinos Unidos membership is open to all members of Maryland Nonprofits. If you are not already a member of Maryland Nonprofits, join here and opt-in to Maryland Latinos Unidos membership without additional cost during the join process. If you are already a member of Maryland Nonprofits, email Heather Iliff to become a part of MLU.


En respuesta a la emergencia creada por el Coronavirus y su impacto desigual en la comunidad de latinos de Maryland, se fundó Maryland Latinos Unidos, con el propósito de unificar los esfuerzos a través del estado para apoyar a toda la comunidad de latinos e inmigrantes. Aunque el establecimiento de esta organización se sustenta en la atención a las necesidades de emergencia, nuestra intención es trabajar para reducir las diversas disparidades y barreras que afectan a estas comunidades. MLU ha firmado un acuerdo con la Asociación sin fines de lucro de Maryland y operará como uno de los programas de la Asociación.

Para abordar las complejas necesidades de las comunidades latinas e inmigrantes en Maryland, MLU está decidida y lista para servir. Con la ayuda de socios de todas las industrias y orígenes, MLU marcará la diferencia que se necesita para alcanzar el bienestar de nuestras comunidades.

La membresía de Maryland Latinos Unidos está abierta a todos los miembros de Maryland Nonprofits. Si aún no es miembro de Maryland Nonprofits, únase aquí y suscríbase como miembro de Maryland Latinos Unidos sin costo adicional durante el proceso de inscripción. Si ya es miembro de Maryland Nonprofits, envíe un correo a Heather Iliff para formar parte de MLU.

Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth (MARFY)

Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth (MARFY) is the core association that exclusively represents providers who serve youth and families. MARFY membership includes full membership in Maryland Nonprofits with all concurrent benefits. 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  MARFY Member benefits.

WHO CAN JOIN

MARFY is an association of private child caring organizations providing foster care, group homes, and other services through more than 200 programs across Maryland.

COST TO JOIN

The rates for Maryland Association of Resources for Families and Youth varies on each organization’s operating budget and are listed below.

Operating Budget Dues
$1 -$24,999 $200
$25,000 -$99,999 $300
$100,000 -$399,999 $800
$400,000 -$999,999 $1,400
$1 mil -$3.9 mil $2,000
$4 mil -$6.9 mil $2,700
$7 mil -$10.9 mil $3,600
$11 mil -$15.9 mil $4,600
$16+ mil $6,000

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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Unifying efforts across Maryland to support all Latino and immigrant populations.

Promoting a thriving and effective nonprofit sector