Our Mission

To strengthen, promote and represent nonprofit organizations that directly impact and renew our communities, transforming the lives of those who live here.

Our Members

Our member organizations touch the lives of countless adults, children and families throughout our region, and in some cases, throughout the nation and the world.

Our members protect our environment, help the homeless, support the arts, feed the hungry, advance education, provide employment assistance, nurture the sick, champion the underserved, and so much more. Their dedication and hard work have a direct, life-changing impact on our communities.

Member Highlight: Seabury Resources for Aging

A member of the Center since 1998, Seabury Resources for Aging provides personalized, affordable services and housing options to help older adults in the greater Washington, DC area live with independence and dignity.

Serving the area’s most fragile older adults, Seabury’s programs and services include Age-In-Place, Care Management, Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Congregational Resources, Home Delivered Meals, Housing, Transportation, Ward 5 & 6 Aging Services, Events & Outreach and LGBTQ+ Programs. They also provide the reassurance and support that families need to make the most important decisions about their loved ones’ future.

Seabury values and cares for their staff with VitalHealth and training benefits through the Center.

“Seabury utilizes our Center membership to ensure that our employees have quality healthcare benefits,” Kate Lewis, Chief Advancement Officer, tells us. “We also participate in training programs to enhance our services and programs and provide opportunities for staff to learn from peers. And the Center award winners are always inspiring.”


Our Team 

Created in 1979, the Center for Nonprofit Advancement is the nation’s first state association for nonprofit organizations. For almost four decades, the Center has continued to grow and advance, thanks to the efforts of a dedicated group:

Board of Directors



Our Impact

The Center’s primary service region includes Washington, DC, Prince George's and Montgomery Counties in Maryland and the state of Virginia. However, the Center welcomes any 501(c)(3) nonprofit that wishes to join.

Identifying, monitoring and sharing new and shifting trends within the nonprofit sector, the Center works collaboratively with local experts to develop custom programs and solutions. Through our training, resources and relationships with the corporate, philanthropic and government community, we help our member nonprofits save more … do more … and succeed more—ultimately achieving a more sustainable future.

The Center serves thousands of nonprofit staff, volunteers and board members, making it easier for nonprofits to fulfill their missions by helping them:

Strengthen capacity through training opportunities

1,500+ participants a year

Reallocate more funds to programs with operational savings

10%-50% discounts through group purchasing opportunities

Gain expert insights, market exposure and cash awards through competitions

$66,000 cash grants awarded each year

Network with nonprofit colleagues, industry experts and leaders in the foundation and government sectors

Countless invaluable connections