All grantmakers are invited to participate in this four-part professional development series taught by our region's experienced practitioners, presented by Maryland Philanthropy Network. This session will cover maximizing grant impact, managing your grant portfolio, and continuing to learn. Participants will learn to connect capacity building, advocacy, grantee engagement, and diversity/inclusion to effectiveness and identify leadership roles in philanthropy beyond delivering dollars. Participants will also discuss grant monitoring, evaluation, and closure, and discover additional resources for ongoing development.
All grantmakers are invited to participate in this four-part professional development series taught by our region's experienced practitioners, presented by Maryland Philanthropy Network. Session Three will cover understanding nonprofit financial statements with Jennifer Pedroni, Director at BDO FMA. Participants will learn how to read and understand budgets and financial statements to assess the health of an organization. They will also learn what questions to ask and understand how to interpret the numbers based on a nonprofit organization's age, mission, or funding streams.
All grantmakers are invited to participate in this four-part professional development series taught by our region's experienced practitioners, presented by Maryland Philanthropy Network. Session Two will cover funding recommendations and due diligence and legal and ethical issues. Participants will learn the art of grantmaking, balancing organizational values and goals, trustees’ interests, applicant relationships, and best practices in due diligence to better review and recommend grant proposals. Participants will also be introduced to key legal and ethical issues in grantmaking through scenarios and MPN’s Guiding Principles.
All grantmakers are invited to participate in this four-part professional development series taught by our region's experienced practitioners, presented by Maryland Philanthropy Network. Session 1 will cover the philanthropic ecosystem. Participants will get to know one another, locate their own foundation or giving program within the broader context of philanthropy, and reflect on their organizations’ areas of interests and goals, as well as ways to communicate with potential grantees and partners.
Program Officers of family foundations are invited to join Maryland Philanthropy Network for an opportunity to come together with peers who understand the unique experience of working in a family foundation.
Join PEAK Grantmaking's President and CEO, Satonya Fair, for a discussion to help grantmakers understand what we're doing that might be systematically putting certain organizations and projects at a disadvantage, without meaning to. We'll also identify how we can work proactively to level the playing field, or even improve the chances, for organizations and leaders that have been historically disenfranchised.
This workshop will help participants get specific about the types of grantmaking practices that support – or hinder – equity. During this session, we’ll work through a design-thinking exercise to help us answer the question: “If we were to design the grantmaking process to support grantseekers and grantees and contribute to a more just and equitable world, what would that look like?” If you are a grantmaker that has embraced the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, this workshop is for you.
Maryland Philanthropy Network members are invited to learn what their peers are doing (and why and how!) around requesting, collecting and reporting data from grantees. We’ll discuss how funders can drive values of equity and inclusion throughout the application process - including what we require from an organization as we make funding decisions. We’ll also discuss how well philanthropy is looking at ourselves.
The behind the scenes orchestration of managing and administering grants is often as varied as the grantmaking organizations themselves.
Maryland Philanthropy Network, in partnership with Maryland Nonprofits and Idealware, is pleased to offer a new course designed to save you time by providing you with the impartial information you need to accelerate your evaluation process of Grants Management software.