Please login using Chrome or Firefox, not Internet Explorer.
Maryland Nonprofit Development Center

Free resources and Maryland Nonprofits Membership for eligible nonprofits!

Eligibility Requirements:
• 501(c)(3), (4), or (6) status
• Less than 10 years old
• Less than $750,000 in revenue
• Located in Maryland

This unique program offers resources, training, consulting, development assistance, and a network of supportive peers to help.

This program is sponsored by the State of Maryland.

Learn More and Apply >>

Download Resources

Find helpful documents, customizable templates, and reference materials on a range of topics that are critical to operating, leading, and evaluating a healthy nonprofit organization.

Click here for a detailed overview of resources available to Maryland Nonprofits Members.

Check out our online store to purchase useful handbooks to improve your operations.

login to the Member Portal to download resources from the Document Library.

Non-Members, enjoy these complimentary resources!
• Sample Bylaws
• Sample Articles of Incorporation 
• "Disclose It" Guide to Disclosure

Professional Content

Your membership opens the door to dozens of learning opportunities! Check out our Events Calendar for webinars, conferences, roundtables, affinity groups and more.

Members get discounted rates from our Online Learning Partners. Earn a certificate in nonprofit management and CFRE continuing education credits online, take a six-week online course on almost any topic, or take advantage of hundreds of online webinars and on-demand learning resources!

Bring our expert trainers to your staff or board for an on-site, on-demand training focused on your specific needs. Learn more. 

Hire a Consultant

The Maryland Nonprofits Consulting Group works with nonprofits, grantmakers and governmental organizations across the state of Maryland. Bring our expert trainers to your staff or board for an on-site, on-demand training focused on your specific needs.

Our consultants have specialized expertise in:

• Board Governance
• Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
• Strategic Planning
• Fundraising
• Leadership Development
• Human Resources
• Legal Services
• Collaborations and Mergers
• Financial Management

Learn more and contact Wendy Wolff at or (443) 438-2341 to discuss your needs.

Starting a Nonprofit

Starting a nonprofit organization is a complex and time-consuming endeavor. A nonprofit is a business and, just like a for-profit, it requires a collection of resources ranging from time and effort to financial support.

If you are considering starting a nonprofit but are worried the process is too complicated or expensive, our experienced nonprofit startup consultants are here to help. Our Nonprofit Startup Package will guide you through the steps to becoming an independent, successful organization, 
including incorporation, governing documents, 1023 application, charitable solicitation registration, and other state compliance filings in Maryland.

Follow these phases to launch your nonprofit organization and maintain your nonprofit status.


Learn to influence legislation and interact effectively with government agencies. By working together, nonprofits in Maryland will advance and protect the public interest of the people and communities we serve.

Nonprofit Lobbying Rules >>

Principles for Public Policy Action >>

Ask Us a Question

We're here for our Members! Ask our expert staff for guidance and advice about your organization's specific circumstances.

Members, login to the Member Portal and click "Ask a Question." One of our staff will be in touch soon via the Portal! Or, give us a call at (410) 727-6367.


Be part of a vibrant statewide nonprofit community!

     Red button with Join written in white text
Maryland Nonprofits
1500 Union Ave, Suite 2500
Baltimore, MD 21211
Copyright 2018 by Maryland Nonprofits |Terms Of Use |Privacy Statement