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

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, [...]

Open Call for Comments: Montgomery County Public Schools 2017-2018 Calendar

MCPS released five proposed calendars for the 2017-2018 school year and is accepting comments about the proposed calendars on the MCPS website now. The community is invited to give feedback on the development of next year's calendar.

County Council Work Sessions of Interest

Help represent our sector and learn more at County Council committee sessions. Click here for the current committee schedule. Planning, Housing, and Economic Development October 5, 2pm Discussion - options for updating County’s business incentives Update - MCEDC Special appropriation - $90,000 for WorkSource Montgomery NDA Health and Human Services October 9, [...]

Dialogue Between Nonprofit Leaders and County Government Department Directors

Nonprofit Montgomery’s 8th Annual Directors Dialogue is a community conversation for executives in the nonprofit community with the Directors of Montgomery County's Departments. Confirmed speakers:  Uma Ahluwalia, Department of Health and Human Services Gabe Albornoz, Department of Recreation Cherri Branson, Department of Procurement Clarence J. Snuggs, Department of Housing and [...]

2018 Early Voting Centers Under Review

Early Voting Site recommendations for the 2018 Gubernatorial Elections Board of Elections is accepting comments for the proposed 2018 Early Voting Centers for the 2018 election. Suggestions of new sites not appearing on the list should be emailed to the Board. Comments about the listed recommendations should be submitted in [...]

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