Influencing Progress Through Strategic PartnershipsNonprofit Montgomery promotes the value of nonprofit organizations so that leaders in government and business understand our impact and are influenced by the knowledge of nonprofit leaders. Our work centers on:
- Connecting nonprofit leaders to each other
- Building bridges and facilitating collective action
- Strengthening the nonprofit/local government partnership
MontgomeryDepartment of Health and Human Services Nonprofit Advisory Committee:
Nonprofit Montgomery and Montgomery County's Department of Health and Human Services have established a committee to improve the nonprofit/local government partnership and the policies, regulations and practices that impact the nonprofit community’s ability to deliver services in the most efficient, effective and innovative manner.
The Advisory Committee’s overarching goal is to improve nonprofit contracting and monitoring practices through a shared public-private improvement effort. Our objectives are:
- To provide candid input on proposed policies, regulations and practices that effect the nonprofit/government partnership and our joint ability to deliver quality health and human services on behalf of our county’s residents. To this end, MCDHHS will bring new proposals or proposed changes to existing regulations, policies or practices to the Advisory Committee for review, feedback and input. MCDHHS is committed to transparency and will provide a follow up response detailing actions related to the feedback provided by the Advisory Committee. To provide candid feedback on an annual basis on existing and new policies, regulations and practices that affect the nonprofit/government partnership in order to mitigate unintended consequences and highlight best practices.
- To suggest and facilitate methods of communication with the broad community of nonprofits that would maximize common understanding and minimize confusion and mistakes.
- Without compromising the principles of accountability, we believe Montgomery County will be best served by government policies and practices that are informed by multiple perspectives and encourage best practices. And we believe this Advisory Committee has the potential to be a model for other nonprofit/local government partnerships in the region.