As the concept of social equity becomes a more visible focus in our policies and practices, it is critical to understand the ways inequities manifest in the environmental sector.
Are you interested in participatory grantmaking but don’t know where to start? Are you curious about giving the communities you serve decision-making power?
Please join the Maryland Philanthropy Network Rising Leaders for lunch to continue discussions about strategies that advance racial equity and support marginalized communities through Maryland grantmaking.
Join this interactive, open presentation about the terms, ideas, and findings behind “intersectional” approaches that reconnect race, class, and gender to improve life outcomes for at-risk youth. Toolkits and leave-behinds provided.
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.
Join us for a panel discussion with local fiscal sponsors and agents including, Maryland Nonprofits, Strong City Baltimore, Fusion Partners and your own Maryland Philanthropy Network. Our panelists will give an overview of the current fiscal sponsor landscape in Maryland, the purpose and difference between fiscal agency and fiscal sponsorship, and share national standards and best practices funders can look for when considering granting through a fiscal sponsor.
At the June 12 briefing about the Baltimore Children and Youth Fund (BCYF), the question was raised of how funders can align with the Fund to maximize this investment. Join us for a follow-up conversation with the leadership team of the BCYF when they return to discuss how philanthropic entities might align resources with the BCYF.
Join us on August 1st for a discussion with a leading evaluation expert Kelly Fitzsimmons, Founder of Project Evident. She will share her thoughts about the state of evaluation in our sector, results of a recent survey of nonprofits, and emerging practices.