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

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 [...]

County Grants Forum

Joan Schaffer, Council Grants Manager and Jed Millard, Management & Budget Specialist at Montgomery County Office of Management and Budget want to hear your candid feedback on the County Executive and County Council Grants Process. When: August 1, 2 to 4pm Where: Jewish Social Service Agency, 200 Wood Hill Rd., Rockville [...]

Advocacy Updates – Minimum Wage Legislation & Survey Opportunity

Please take this opportunity to share your perspective about upcoming minimum wage legislation. Nonprofit Montgomery is sharing this survey that is being administered by PFM, a local government consulting and financial advisory firm. Please read this information below: In January 2017, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett vetoed legislation which would [...]

County Council Work Sessions Regarding FY18 Budget

Between now and mid-May, the County Council will be holding the following work sessions to delve into budget issues. Click here for the current committee schedule. Health and Human Services Apr 24, 9:30 am FY18 Operating Budget and CIP Amendments Health and Human Services • Children, Youth, and Family Services [...]

Nonprofit Montgomery Offers Testimony on County’s FY18 Budget

On April 5, Nonprofit  Montgomery Executive Director Brigid Howe delivered budget testimony asking the council to restore the 1% cut to HHS contracts and institute a 3% budget increase to all nonprofit contracts. You can download a PDF of our testimony, or click on the video below to watch our [...]

April 24 Rally to Preserve Our Social Safety Net

Bring clients, board members and staff to the Council Office Building at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, April 24 for a rally to preserve our social safety net! This is located at 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850. We will be gathering at the Maryland Avenue entrance of the building. Rain [...]

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