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. PHED - February 12, 2:30pm Capital Improvements Program Parks Recreation General Government - Economic Development projects Housing Opportunities Commission Housing and Community Affairs Education - February 26, 2pm      Capital Improvements Program Montgomery [...]

Nonprofit Montgomery Advocacy Alert

Stay up to date on the Council's progress on the FY18 Savings Plan and their preparation for the FY19 Operating Budget. Here is the video from the January 16 Council discussion about the factors driving the cost of government, including revenue pressures, the impact of fiscal policy choices, and costs both [...]

County Executive FY19 Budget Forums

Nonprofit leaders and staff, board members, and volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend these public forums on the county's operating budget to share insight into community needs, and to hear the County Executive’s priorities. The County Executive will release his Recommended Operating Budget on March 15, 2017 for the fiscal year that [...]

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 - January 17, 1:30pm   FY18 Budget Savings Plan Government Operations & Fiscal Policy - January 18, 9:30am  Taxation - Development Impact Tax - Exemptions Taxation - Development Impact Tax for Transportation and Public School [...]

Fourth Annual Education (MCPS and Montgomery College) Budget Meetings

Councilmember Rice, MCPS Superintendent Dr. Smith, and Montgomery College President Dr. Pollard will be answering questions such as: How are budget decisions made? What is the county doing today to get ready for FY19 and beyond What opportunities do residents have to influence budget decisions? All meetings will be from [...]

Fourth Annual Education (MCPS and Montgomery College) Budget Meetings

Councilmember Rice, MCPS Superintendent Dr. Smith, and Montgomery College President Dr. Pollard will be answering questions such as: How are budget decisions made? What is the county doing today to get ready for FY19 and beyond What opportunities do residents have to influence budget decisions? All meetings will be from [...]

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