Nonprofit Member Benefits

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Foundation Directory Online (Grant Research)
Foundation Directory Logo Find funders who support nonprofits like yours with Foundation Directory Online. It contains information on over 90,000 private, public, and corporate foundations. 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) with Janice Foreman, Administrative Coordinator.
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) with Janice Foreman, Administrative Coordinator.
ABAG Grantmakers Directory
ABAG LogoThe ABAG 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. A new online directory will launch in December 2018 – stay tuned for details on how to access it at a discounted member rate!

LEARN

Events
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.

GET ANSWERS/ASSISTANCE

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.

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!

Consulting

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.

CONNECT AND NETWORK

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.

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.
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!

SAVE MONEY/SUPPORT OPERATIONS

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. 

Credit Card Processing

US Transacations LogoGuaranteed lower credit card processing fees so you have more resources for your mission! US Transactions works primarily with Fortune 500 companies and other, highly credit-worthy entities, leveraging lower rates than the average processor. Members get started with a free fee savings analysis. 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.

Energy Consulting - Electricity Rates

APPI Energy LogoReduce 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.

Office Equipment

Advance LogoDependable, 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

Office Depot LogoAnything and everything needed to run an office supplied by Office Depot. Super discounted rates leveraged through a national purchasing contract. Simple online portal to place orders. Learn more. 

Unemployment Tax Savings

Unemployment Services Trust LogoInstead of paying the state unemployment tax, nonprofits can opt out and elect to reimburse the state (become a reimbursable entity) for validated claims paid to former employees. This often translates to savings of 40% to 60% of unemployment costs. Provided by the Unemployment Services Trust. Learn more.

ATTRACT AND RETAIN GREAT EMPLOYEES

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 Insurance

Gorges and Company LogoProtect your employees’ smiles by offering dental insurance, one of the most sought-after employee benefits. Select from four plan options from two providers with a vast network of participating dentists. 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. 

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. Our health insurance programs are designed to help your organization navigate this maze and to select the plan option that provides the most value for your staff. 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. Through Lincoln Financial Group, we offer a group long-term disability plan as part of our total employee benefits package. This benefit is available to groups as small as two. 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

Mutual of America LogoSetting 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 Protal 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. 

PROTECT YOUR NONPROFIT & STAFF

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. Provided by CHUBB and available to members for only $750 annually. 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. Provided by Travelers. Learn more. 

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.

Workers' Compensation Insurance

Chesapeake Employers Insurance LogoWorkers’ Compensation provides medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs to employees who are injured or become ill “in the course and scope” of their job.  It also pays death benefits to families of employees who are killed on the job. Through a partnership with Chesapeake Employers Insurance, eligible members may receive up to 15% off Workers’ Compensation Insurance. Around your policy renewal date, ask your broker to request a quote with the “MANO Member discount.” Learn more. 

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