During its four-year tenure at Nonprofit Village, Girls on the Run made the following gains:
- Budget increased from $101,000 to $750,000;
- Staff size started at one and grew to five full time and one part-time;
- Number of girls served each year multiplied from 1,800 to 4,400;
- Scholarships soared from $50,000 to $120,000 annually.
Elizabeth McGlynn, the Executive Director said, “Before we got to the Village, our office was in my house. Entertaining clients and board meetings while my children were running around and having my garage filled with water bottles was becoming difficult. It’s much nicer to have professioal meeting space, and not my dining room table.”
Shared equipment, a resource library, subscriptions to trade periodicals, and meeting rooms allowed GOTR to focus on programming and growth rather than operations. Workshops in fundraising, board management, and an array of professional development offered by Nonprofit Village led to Girls on the Run being accepted into the Catalogue for Philathropy. The visibility that each organization receives from being in the Village in unmatched.
The Maryland Black Chamber of Commerce (MBCC) was founded in 2016 and joined the Nonprofit Village in 2017. Since that time the organization has taken advantage of many Nonprofit Village programs such as our Learn@Lunch series, Board Development program, back-office service discounts, and networking events.
Working together, the Board and staff hosted a record number of events for their members in 2019 which included workshops, business orientations, legislative briefings, business development events, procurement training, and social forums. Elaine Myada, a member of the MBCC Board of Directors says, “Working at Nonprofit Village with so many other wonderful organizations is amazing. The quiet workspace and amenities, such as meeting space, are crucial for the success of our organization. The ability to collaborate with other nonprofits, share ideas and resources has helped MBCC to continue to grow.”
MBCC has experienced tremendous growth and success since becoming a member of NPV including:
- Membership increased by over 50% in 2019
- Donations increased in 2018 and a Montgomery County Council Community Grant was awarded to support educational programs for Black businesses;
- Partnerships were established with the Bi-County Business Roundtable, Maryland Women’s Business Center, and Montgomery County – 4Business Initiatives;
- An Advisory Council was established with national leaders from Revere Bank, Merrill Lynch, WH Consulting, and Trust Bank