Charles Butler, the board president of Equality Maryland's lobbying arm, resigned today, a week after the organization admitted its dire financial instability. A new chairperson has not yet been named.
Equality Maryland also distributed a statement regarding its short-term goals as an organization. The plan, according to the release, is to increase fundraising by refocusing on individual donations, heighten the diversity of the organization's board, and involve the local LGBT community more in the overall direction of the organization.
The board of directors asserted that they were taking into consideration the community's concerns about the longevity of the organization:
As we announced last Tuesday, the financial situation of Equality Maryland is very serious. We are also hearing clearly through our Listening Tour that people in Maryland want to see significant change in how we operate. As custodians of the statewide community's equality organization, we are committed to building an Equality Maryland that takes community input into consideration and that relies on a sustainable funding model.