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Federal grants will require more scrutiny

State agencies and Maryland nonprofits receiving federal grants will face even more requirements for transparency and accountability under a new board created by President Barack Obama, the controller of the Office of Management and Budget told a grants conference in ...

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Betsy Nelson: Nonprofit groups should embrace evaluation

All donors want to know that their investment is making a difference. And we certainly should be channeling more of our scarce charitable resources into what we know gets better results. Several high-profile federal initiatives, such as the Social Innovation ...

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Gov. O’Malley announces $4.8M in AmeriCorps grants

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley says Maryland nonprofits will receive more than $4.8 million in federal AmeriCorps grants. A news release from the governor’s office says the grants will help students learn to read, improve urban vacant lots, help clean ...

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Times tough for Maryland’s nonprofits, but industry has persevered

The past few years have not been overly kind to Maryland’s nonprofit industry, which has had to deal with declines in giving, drops in government funding and market erosion of assets. The health of the nonprofit industry is vital for ...

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Betsy Nelson: Nonprofits must speak up and get their message out

Nonprofits and foundations must share stories of their successful strategies to address community needs. This is the message Mark Sedway delivered to members of the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers at our recent annual meeting. Mark leads the Philanthropy Awareness ...

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Report: Maryland among best at assessing transportation needs

Maryland is one of the best states in the country at measuring the performance of its transportation network, according to a report to be released Wednesday by The Pew Center on the States and The Rockefeller Foundation. The data collected ...

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Betsy Nelson: Nonprofits should share tales of generosity

In my previous column, I outlined the public policy challenges ahead for nonprofits and philanthropy in 2011. One of my colleagues, Adam Donaldson, member services director at the Association of Baltimore Area Grantmakers, makes the point that now, as Congress ...

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