Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Maryland Non-Profits Show Promising Numbers

By Mitchell Schmale

A study released this week unveiled some promising numbers for Maryland-based nonprofits. A report by Maryland Nonprofits showed that the state added more than 22,200 nonprofit jobs from 2004 – 2009. Even more promising, numbers revealed that Maryland nonprofits grew employment by 2% in 2009, which was just slightly lower than the year before.

The study was good news for not only the State of Maryland, but for the nonprofit sector, which was able to show growth during a very difficult economic time – even if it was modest growth. Our team at Maroon PR is proud to work with a wide variety of recognized and well respected local and national nonprofits serving various constituents. We do our best on a daily basis to help share their message through the media, showcase their ongoing efforts to serve and help others, and ultimately help in their fundraising efforts by growing awareness around each nonprofit’s work and mission.

It’s good to see that nonprofits of all sizes continue be an important part of our economy, both nationally and right here in our backyard in Maryland. The report showed that nonprofits in Maryland employ more than 255,400 people. Hopefully, that number will continue to rise as the entire sector rebounds from the economic downturn and works harder than ever for corporate and public financial support. In the meantime, our team at Maroon PR looks forward to working harder than ever to help drive growth for our nonprofit clients.

Mitchell Schmale is Vice President at Maroon PR. Contact him at

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