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A Successful Nonprofit Creates Social Profit

The University of Baltimore (UB) is committed to community and regional stewardship. Through our degree programs, co-curricular initiatives, centers and institutes, UB provides important resources to enhance the capacity and success of nonprofit organizations.  As an engaged univrsity, UB actively strives to improve quality of life in Baltimore and beyond.

UB's classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as one of 62 institutions nationwide (and the only in Maryland) to achieve success in Curricular Engagement and Outreach & Partnerships recognizes our dedication to creating social profit through partnerships with nonprofits.

Please contact Kelly McPhee, Nonprofit Opportunities Coordinator at for more information.


UB & Nonprofits

Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance (BNIA) at Jacob France Institute (JFI) provides assistance to nonprofits, community groups, and foundations through data and information that supports grant applications, tracking program goals and outcomes, and program evaluation. BNIA-JFI also specializes in Geographic Information Services (GIS), providing users with accurate visual representations of community assets, data/indicators, and a variety of maps. Contact Seema Iyer, 410-837-5797,

The Career Center offers a talent pipeline to the Baltimore nonprofit community by assisting employers with the identification of students with interests in pursuing careers in this sector. Employers may post jobs on-line, participate in career fairs or interview on-campus to select students for voluntary or paid internships, and to find graduating students and alumni with the qualifications and desire to work in the nonprofit sector. Contact Barry Duncan, 410-837-5440, .

The Civil Advocacy Clinic represents low-income individuals and nonprofit neighborhood organizations in a wide range of civil legal matters. Student attorneys, working under the supervision of faculty, represent clients in courts and administrative tribunals located in Baltimore City and surrounding counties. The Clinic also partners with various nonprofit legal services providers to advocate for legislative changes intended to benefit low-income and underserved populations. Contact Michele Gilman, 410-837-5656,

The Community Development Clinic provides a wide variety of transactional legal services to historically under-served communities in Baltimore City. Clients include community associations, nonprofit organizations, and small businesses in various Baltimore neighborhoods. Second and third-year law students, acting as student attorneys under the supervision of a law professor work in teams on legal matters such as contracts, the creation of business entities, and transfer of real estate. Contact Jaime Lee, 410-837-5390,

Community Studies and Civic Engagement (CSCE) is UB’s interdisciplinary academic program offering diverse opportunities for undergraduate students interested in philanthropic and nonprofit careers. Students learn current trends and practices for initiating social and political change. Skills in resource and program development, strategic communications, organizational accountability, volunteer recruitment, human resource management and social entrepreneurship are applied through service-learning projects and internships. Contact Elizabeth Nix, 410-837-5296, For more information, visit

The Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center’s (EOC) mission is to provide direct assistance to improve the sustainable success of innovative ventures in Baltimore. The EOC offers support to nonprofit and for-profit entrepreneurs through business coaching and technical assistance. The Business Consulting Services program assists Baltimore area firms in accelerating their growth. The Center also offers educational programming and networking opportunities through Entrepreneurship Master Classes and Speaker Series. Contact Charles Rand, 410-837-5060, .

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Fellows Program, on behalf of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc., offers a leadership development program for nonprofit executive directors serving disadvantaged or underserved populations in Maryland. This year-long program, housed in the Schaefer Center for Public Policy, includes a series of four one-week residential retreats. The application deadline is the first week of November. For more information, visit the program website or contact Ann Cotten, 410-837-6188 or

The Henry and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Center for Student Involvement (CSI) coordinates numerous community service and leadership initiatives, including an annual Community Service Day that gives assistance to community-serving nonprofits throughout Baltimore. The Leadership UB Program, housed at the Rosenberg CSI, provides leadership certification and maintains a list of current nonprofit organizations within the Baltimore region for students who are interested in volunteering and also works with nonprofit organizations to offer leadership training. Contact Anthony Butler, 410-837-5419,

The Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics is a University-wide center that promotes critical discussion of contemporary ethical issues within the Baltimore area nonprofit and for-profit communities. Among the Center’s services: an annual Ethics Week; university, community college and high school ethics bowls; ethics essay contests; sponsored research in ethics; business and bio-medical ethics seminars; and on-site ethics training seminars for nonprofits. Contact: Fred Guy, 410-5322,

The Jacob France Institute (JFI) is the sponsored research unit of UB’s Merrick School of Business. Since 1989, the JFI has maintained a close working relationship with many leading City, regional and State nonprofits. Specializing in the areas of labor market and economic development analysis, policy research, the JFI offers technical and analytical support to organizations. The JFI has conducted numerous economic and community impact analyses for nonprofit institutions and evaluates the outcomes of workforce development programs implemented by nonprofits. The JFI works with and studies the role of nonprofit community development organizations and has prepared an analysis of the economic impact of the entire nonprofit sector on Baltimore City. Contact David Stevens, 410-837-4729,

Langsdale Library, Special Collections offers a range of historical and archival services and documents the making of the modern city by actively collecting and sharing the records of civic, philanthropic, and nonprofit organizations. The Special Collections is home to the archives of dozens of area nonprofit organizations; select archives are accessible electronically. Contact Tom Hollowak, 410-837-4268,

The Schaefer Center for Public Policy offers program evaluation, strategic planning, performance measurement, survey research, and professional development services for government and nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit the center’s website at or contact Ann Cotten, 410-837-6188 or

The Social Enterprise Collaborative supports nonprofits launching and sustaining earned income ventures. Each fall, nonprofit leaders are teamed with UB students to explore models for developing an earned income strategy. Course graduates have ongoing opportunities such as a bi-monthly executive roundtable, participation in the coaching program, and educational programming including a spring symposium. The Center also hosts the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Social Enterprise Alliance, a national community devoted to promoting awareness of social enterprise and providing opportunities to collaborate and network across sectors, geographies and missions. Contact JC Weiss, 410-837-4998,


UB Partner Quotes
“The partnership between UB and Maryland New Directions is an opportunity to extend MND's services with the help of energetic and witty UB students who have the desire to learn about nonprofit work.”
Grace Lee
Maryland New Directions

“Your team was highly professional, responsive, responsible, creative, and incredibly collegial. It was a pleasure to work with such a talented and committed group.”
Barbara A. Babb
Director, Center for Families, Children, and the Courts

“The University of Baltimore’s Social Enterprise Collaborative, over the past several years, has had a significant impact on the success of Vehicles for Change (VFC) and our social venture, Freedom Wheels. The Design/Business Link class provided, at no cost, a professionally designed logo, website and marketing campaign for Freedom Wheels. The roundtable discussions provide a forum for us to continually interact with other social entrepreneurs discussing topics of interest and value.
I have found the services provided by University of Baltimore to be of the highest quality and would recommend to any potential or current social enterprise to make extensive use of the University’s services offered to the nonprofit sector.”
Martin Schwartz
Vehicles for Change

Last Published 6/17/15