Maryland Philanthropy Network is pleased to host our annual training for funders, Advancing Racial Equity in Grantmaking, in partnership with ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities. This year we offer a highly interactive virtual equivalent of the typical on-site day-long racial equity training. This introductory training, derived from the Race Matters Toolkit, presents a valuable framework that has guided and informed Maryland Philanthropy Network’s work since it was first offered to our Board, Staff and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee in April 2013. ABFE’s racial equity training is centered on the drivers of poor and disparate outcomes in Black communities and other communities of color, as well as support and tools for leading community change efforts particularly in places where there has been a long history of racial inequity.
Please join the Green Funders Affinity Group to hear outcomes from this year’s legislative session to gain insight into a range of environmental legislative campaigns and understand political forces and policy debates that shape Maryland’s environment. Topics will include climate and environmental bills, the clean energy jobs and renewable portfolio standards campaigns, water quality monitoring efforts, septics and well bills, and others.
Nonprofit organizations have a critical role to play in reaching people who have barriers to vaccine access, as well as ensuring that everyone receives accurate vaccine information from trusted messengers.
Since the beginning of 2021, we’ve experienced a significant drop in participation in MPN Exchanges. Therefore, we’ve decided to cancel this Exchange and will continue to create spaces for member sharing and collaboration. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.
Join nonprofit leaders, board members, staff members, volunteers, and people interested in learning more about nonprofits at the 2021 Frederick Nonprofit Summit! Keynote speaker Vu Le is a nationally recognized blogger of NonprofitAF. His talk will stretch current practices in the nonprofit sector and explore how to move toward the future. Vu Le’s talk will stretch current practices in the nonprofit sector and explore how to move toward the future. A diverse group of panelists will take a deeper dive into equity, governance, and leadership.
Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) is an annual opportunity for grantmakers and regional associations to meet with their federal lawmakers to personally discuss their work with members of Congress. The next Foundations on the Hill will take place virtually March 16 - 18 and 23 - 25, 2021. Through a mix of virtual meetings, digital advocacy opportunities, and social media engagement, Foundations on the Hill attendees and advocates will take sector legislative priorities directly to members of Congress, sharing the vision of a courageous philanthropic sector that catalyzes a just and equitable society where all can participate and prosper.
So far this year we've heard from a number of public health experts and local leaders at the forefront of the COVID-19 vaccine efforts across the state as well as funders who have taken up advocacy efforts to support this huge undertaking during these bi-weekly calls. Join your Maryland Philanthropy Network colleagues for a chance to reflect on our recent COVID-19 programs, discuss actions you've taken, outstanding questions you may have, and to continue to process how philanthropy can best support communities in this particularly challenging time.
The Public Policy Committee serves as a clearinghouse of policy information, responsible for informing members on government policies affecting the charitable sector and member interest areas; a resource on philan
All funders interested in housing stability and homelessness are welcome to attend the meetings of Funders Together to End Homelessness – Baltimore.
The purpose of this group is to: