One of the greatest values of Maryland Philanthropy Network membership is the colleagues you meet and the relationships you build with them.
This one-hour webinar will offer a high-level overview of employment law trends and best practices for foundations. Attorneys from the Labor & Employment and Nonprofit & Tax-Exempt Organizations groups of Dentons, the world’s largest global law firm, will present practical tips for small- and mid-size foundations with regard to employment and workplace issues. Drawing from both national trends in the industry and the impact of the pandemic and social change, topics will include: social media policies; remote and hybrid work considerations; job descriptions and changes with hiring practices; and independent contractor agreements.
Maryland Philanthropy Network will celebrate all the administrative professionals in our network with a special morning designed just for them. Join us as we recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other office professionals for their contributions to the workplace. This will be an opportunity to meet and build relationships with colleagues. MPN will provide a light breakfast and drinks.
This one-hour webinar will offer a high-level overview of recent trends and best practices for foundation governance.
Join Maryland Philanthropy Network, Technology Association of Grantmakers (TAG) Executive Director, Chantal Foster, and TAG Survey Committee Member, Tess Hanrahan of the Hewlett Foundation, for this interactive webinar that will explore key findings and trends from TAG's 2022 State of Philanthropy Tech survey just in time for your 2023 planning. Now in its third version, this report compiles results from 277 grantmaking organizations throughout North America, the EU, and UK to better understand the technology environment, practices, and perceptions in philanthropy. The findings are fascinating!
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.