how we advocate for nonprofits

Nonprofit Montgomery works year-round to inform nonprofits about issues that affect them as businesses, and that affect the people they serve.

We speak for the sector during important budget and policy debates. We communicate regularly with local elected officials and their staff to make sure they understand the needs of nonprofits. We also work behind the scenes with county departments to improve relations and work through policy and procedural issues.

Finally, we provide our members opportunities to interact with key elected and government leaders.

Nonprofit Montgomery members’ input on budget and legislative issues is vital as we prepare platforms and briefs. We welcome your feedback, stories, and concerns.

recent advocacy news

Maryland Nonprofits: 2018 Legislative Preview

Join Maryland Nonprofits on January 8 at the Loews Hotel in Annapolis to discuss major issues of importance to nonprofits and communities, developments at the federal level; the upcoming release of the Kirwan Commission report on education; and major considerations in Maryland’s budget. Click here to register.

County Council Work Sessions of Interest

Represent our sector and learn more at County Council committee sessions. Click here for the current committee schedule. Government Operations & Fiscal Policy/Education: November 30, 10am     Student Loan Refinancing Authority Education: December 4, 2pm    Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL) Update on Montgomery College Workforce Development

JCRC’s Schmooze and Nosh Legislative Breakfast, November 30

The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington invites the entire community for breakfast and discussion about legislative priorities and advocacy efforts with our Federal, State and Local Maryland elected officials. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

County Council Work Sessions of Interest

Represent our sector and learn more at County Council committee sessions. Click here for the current committee schedule. HHS/Planning, Housing, and Economic Development - October 30, 9:30am OLO Report 2017-13, Housing for Adults with Developmental Disabilities HHS/Planning, Housing, and Economic Development, November 2, 2pm WorkSource Montgomery Pop-up jobs center in the East County Expansion [...]

County Council Work Sessions of Interest

Represent our sector and learn more at County Council committee sessions. Click here for the current committee schedule. Education/Health and Human Services - October 19, 2pm Substance abuse prevention efforts in schools HHS/Planning, Housing, and Economic Development - October 30, 9:30am OLO Report 2017-13, Housing for Adults with Developmental Disabilities HHS/Planning, Housing, and Economic [...]

Montgomery County Charter Review Commission Public Hearing

The Montgomery County Charter Review Commission will hold a public hearing on October 18 at 7pm at the Council Office Building to receive feedback from residents about possible amendments to the Montgomery County Charter. The Charter is the constitutional framework for County government. To sign up to speak at the public hearing, [...]

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